Monthly Archives: March 2018

Sierra Leone Presidential Runoff Calm; Low Turnout Reported

Voting in Sierra Leone's presidential runoff election seemed peaceful Saturday during the Easter holiday weekend, as citizens hoped to complete a process started on March 7.The current president, Ernest Bai Koroma, is stepping down this year after serv...

Mauritania Jails Slave-Owner for 20 Years in Country’s Harshest Ruling

Two slave-owners in Mauritania face 10 and 20 years in prison after a court handed down the country's harshest anti-slavery ruling yet, activists said Friday.The West African country criminalized slavery in 2007 and this was the third-ever prosecution....

Mugabe Critic Says He’ll Run in Local Harare Election

Zimbabwean Pastor Evan Mawarire was a vocal critic of former President Robert Mugabe. Now he has decided to run in local government elections this year and possibly land the job of mayor of Zimbabwe's biggest city.From pulpit to politics. Pastor

XCMG livre une commande de 70 tombereaux articulés d’une valeur de 31,63 millions USD

XUZHOU, Chine, 28 mars 2018 /PRNewswire/ — XCMG, le fabricant mondial majeur de machines de construction, a livré 70 unités de son tombereau articulé XDA40 à des clients d’Asie centrale et d’Afrique du Sud pour une commande d’exportation s’élevant à 200 millions RMB (31,63 millions USD).

Their 15-year mission a success, UN peacekeepers depart a stable and grateful Liberia

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Liberia will formally cease operations on Friday after aiding the West African nation's transition from ravaging civil war to a hopeful era of peace.The conclusion of the 15-year operation follows a landmark e...

SIERRA LEONE PICKS NEW PRESIDENT ON SATURDAY AFTER COURT DELAY

FREETOWN- Sierra Leone chooses a new president on Saturday following a delay caused by a ruling party-backed court case over alleged electoral fraud, spiking tensions following an already fractious campaign. The West African nation's 3.1 million voters...

Pope Marks Holy Thursday’s Ritual Washing of Feet

Pope Francis told inmates of a central Rome prison Thursday that a leader must know how to serve.Just before washing their feet on Holy Thursday at Regina Coeli, just a stone's throw away from the Vatican, the pope also told

XCMG Delivers Order of 70 Articulated Dump Trucks Worth USD 31.63 Million

XUZHOU, China, March 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — XCMG, the world’s leading construction machinery manufacturer, has delivered 70 units of its XDA40 articulated dump truck to customers in Central Asia and South Africa, completing an export order that is worth 200