• January 31, 2023

South Africa will not ditch coal ‘just like that’-Ramaphosa

Coal-rich but energy-starved South Africa will not immediately abandon its fossil-fueled electricity generating plants as it transitions to cleaner forms of power, President Cyril Ramaphosa said Sunday. South Africa, one of …

US secretary of state Anthony Blinken speaks to young people in Cairo Egypt

The strategic partnership between the U.S. and Egypt is of “great consequence”, according to Secretary of State Anthony Blinken.He made the comment on Sunday in Cairo where he addressed a meeting …

DRC ready to welcome Pope Francis

In Kinshasa’s Ndolo airport everything is ready to welcome Pope Francis. The Holy Pontiff arrives on Tuesday in Kinshasa, capital of the DRC and Africa’s largest catholic country. Tomorrow I will …

Soldier kills aid worker, injures UN co-pilot at army base in Nigeria

A Nigerian soldier shot dead an aid worker, and another soldier and wounded a co-pilot of a UN helicopter in Nigeria’s jihadist-ridden northeast, the military said Thursday. On Thursday, at a …

Libya in risk of partition with the delay of the elections – UN

The UN’s new special envoy for Libya warned Tuesday that the first anniversary of the postponed elections was fast approaching and that further postponement of the polls could lead the country …

Chad pleads with UN for permanent African seats on Security Council

Chad is asking for Africa to be allowed to join the United Nations Security Council as a permanent member. Speaking to the UN on Friday Chad’s Secretary of State for Foreign …

Ten years after Benghazi anti-American attack, Libya still in chaos

A decade after the death of the U.S. ambassador to Libya in an attack in Benghazi, Washington is trying to influence a political settlement in the still-chaotic country after pulling back. …

At least one dead in latest anti-U.N. protest in DR Congo

At least one person was killed in the eastern Congolese city of Beni on Tuesday when shots were fired during another protest against the United Nations’ MONUSCO peacekeeping mission in the …

Egypt to withdraw peacekeeping troops from Mali – UN

The United Nations mission in Mali says that Egypt will withdraw its troops from the West African county by mid-August citing deadly attacks against its peacekeepers. Seven Egyptian peacekeepers have been …

Business:Somalia authorizes first foreign banks in decades

Somalia announced Sunday that it has granted banking licenses to two foreign institutions, opening the country to international investment for the first time in decades. The Egyptian bank Banque Misr and …

New UN mediation fails in Libya crisis

A UN mediation effort to help Libya’s rival camps reach an agreement on a constitutional framework for elections failed again on Monday, leaving the country’s political crisis with no end in …

Cyclones killed 214 in Madagascar this year – UN

Tropical storms and successive cyclones in Madagascar have claimed at least 214 lives and affected more than half a million people since the start of the year, the United Nations said …

UN to transfer 6,750 Ethiopians trapped in Yemen war

The U.N. migration agency on Tuesday announced plans to transfer at least 6,750 Ethiopian migrants from war-torn Yemen to their home country in the coming months. The UN agency appealed for …