South Sudan: First Paved Highway in South Sudan Constructed By USAID, Officially Opened

South Sudan: First Paved Highway in South Sudan Constructed By USAID, Officially Opened

Washington, DC — On September 12, U.S. Ambassador to South Sudan Susan D. Page and President of the Republic of South Sudan Salva Kiir Mayardit inaugurated South Sudan’s 192-kilometer-long Juba-Nimule Road, the largest infrastructure project ever built in South Sudan, and the young nation’s first paved highway. The inauguration comes one day after the two […]

Kenya: Schools and University Shut As Strike Rages On

Kenya: Schools and University Shut As Strike Rages On

By Mathews Ndanyi and Sonu Tanu, Secondary schools in some parts of the North Rift have been closed down as the teachers’ strike continues. The Chepkoilel University College in Eldoret has also been closed as lecturers continue with their strike. Kapsabet girls’ and boys’ schools are among the schools that have sent their students home […]

Some U.S. Diplomats Leave Middle East, Embassies on High Alert

Some U.S. Diplomats Leave Middle East, Embassies on High Alert

Some U.S. diplomats were leaving the Middle East, while U.S. embassies in the region remained on alert amid continued anti-U.S. protests triggered by a U.S.-made film that “insults Prophet Mohamed.” Tunisian radio reported Sunday that 128 diplomats and members of the U.S. embassy in Tunis had left for Washington, one day after the U.S. State […]

Libyan president says 50 arrested in US consulate attack

Libyan president says 50 arrested in US consulate attack

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Libyan President Mohammed Magarief said on Sunday that about 50 people have been arrested in connection with the deadly attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi last week, which he said was planned by foreigners linked to al Qaeda. The attack on Tuesday in Benghazi came amid protests over a video made […]

Guinness Nigeria full-year pre-tax profit down 19.5 pct

Guinness Nigeria full-year pre-tax profit down 19.5 pct

LAGOS (Reuters) – Nigeria’s Guinness, a unit of Diageo, said on Monday its full-year pre-tax profit to June dropped by 19.48 percent to 21.07 billion naira, from 26.17 billion naira the previous year. Sweetening the bad news, it also said shareholders will get a dividend of 8.0 naira per share or one bonus share for […]

Tunisian security besiege mosque to arrest Salafist leader

Tunisian security besiege mosque to arrest Salafist leader

TUNIS (Reuters) – More than 1,000 Tunisian security forces surrounded a mosque in the capital on Monday where a Salafist leader wanted by police over clashes at the U.S. Embassy last week was meeting hundreds of followers, a Reuters witness said. Riot police, military and elite anti-terrorism forces cordoned off the al-Fatah mosque where Saif-Allah […]

Fugitive Congo opposition figure heads to France: lawyer

Fugitive Congo opposition figure heads to France: lawyer

By Patrick Nduwimana BUJUMBURA (Reuters) – An opposition figure wanted in the Democratic Republic of Congo on treason charges has left neighbouring Burundi, where he had taken refuge, and has gone to France, his lawyer said on Sunday. Roger Lumbala, a Congolese member of parliament and former rebel, arrived at the South African Embassy in […]

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