Category Archives: Business News

Human Rights Concerns Persist in Eritrea, Months After Peace Deals

In signing a historic peace deal with Ethiopia and cooperation agreements with Djibouti and Somalia earlier this year, long-isolated Eritrea gained fresh opportunities to re-emerge on the world stage.

Eritrea, however, now faces renewed pressure …

IMF Downgrades Outlook for World Economy to 3.7 Percent Growth

The International Monetary Fund is downgrading its outlook for the world economy, citing rising interest rates and growing tensions over trade.

The IMF said Monday that the global economy will grow 3.7 percent this year, …

IMF Downgrades Outlook for World Economy to 3.7 Percent Growth

The International Monetary Fund is downgrading its outlook for the world economy, citing rising interest rates and growing tensions over trade.

The IMF said Monday that the global economy will grow 3.7 percent this year, …

Yazidi Community Reacts to Nadia Murad’s Nobel Prize

The Yazidi community in Iraq and around the world expressed joy and hope after the Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded its 2018 Peace Prize to Nadia Murad, a Yazidi activist and survivor of sexual slavery by …

US Sets Refugee Admissions at Historic Low

The United States will cap the number of refugee admissions in the coming year at 30,000, President Donald Trump announced Thursday, an anticipated move by his administration that refugee advocates had lobbied against in recent …

Under Fire About Economy, South Africa’s Ramaphosa Eyes Jobs Plan

Under pressure over his track record on the economy, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa will convene a gathering of top officials and business leaders on Thursday to find solutions to the country's long-running unemployment crisis.…

Flake, Coons Forge Rare Bond in US Senate

Republican Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona and Democratic Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware forged their friendship in Africa, thousands of miles away from the divisiveness of Washington.

Both spent formative time there as young men …

Brazil Judge Releases Damaging Testimony Days Before Vote

A judge released fresh testimony on Monday alleging corrupt practices involving members of Brazil's leftist Workers Party (PT), whose candidate Fernando Haddad faces far-right lawmaker JairBolsonaro in this month's presidential election.

Anti-corruption judge Sergio Moro …