Daily Archives: January 9, 2019

Savings But No Title Deed? Loans Help Kenyan Women Turn Idle Land into Gold

TULUROBA, KENYA For the women of Tuluroba village’s self-help group, the goal was simple: use their combined savings to buy cattle, fatten them and sell them to the beef industry for slaughter.

But there was …

Sudan’s Bashir Vows to Stay in Power as Protests Rage Nearby

KHARTOUM Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir told a rally of thousands of supporters on Wednesday he would stay in power, as protesters massed a few miles away calling for him to quit over an economic crisis.…

Ex-Israeli Minister Charged of Iran Spying to Serve 11 years

JERUSALEM A former Israeli government minister charged with spying for archenemy Iran will serve 11 years in prison as part of a plea bargain with authorities, Israel’s justice ministry said Wednesday.

The ministry said Gonen …

Zimbabwe Church, Health Ministry Launches Anti-Drug Campaign

HARARE A group of concerned Zimbabweans has started an anti-alcohol and drug campaign, targeting communities in which unemployed young people resort to drinking and using narcotics to alleviate the stress of not having work. Those …

Congo Riot Police Deploy at Electoral Commission Ahead of Vote Result

KINSHASA Riot police deployed at the electoral commission headquarters in Kinshasa on Wednesday amid fears of a disputed result in a Democratic Republic of Congo presidential election marked by accusations of vote fraud.

The tally …