S. African opposition party vows to create jobs, fight graft in manifesto

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa’s largest opposition party, the Democratic Alliance (DA), launched its manifesto for May’s general elections on Saturday with pledges to create jobs and set up an anti-corruption unit. Leader of South African opposition party, the Democratic … Continue reading S. African opposition party vows to create jobs, fight graft in manifesto

Nigerian presidential rivals cast ballots in delayed election

ABUJA/MAIDUGURI (Reuters) – President Muhammadu Buhari and his main challenger, businessman Atiku Abubakar, cast their ballots in Nigeria’s presidential election on Saturday as voting began after a week’s delay in Africa’s biggest economic power. Main opposition presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar … Continue reading Nigerian presidential rivals cast ballots in delayed election

U.S. slaps travel curbs on DR Congo election officials for abuses

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States on Friday imposed travel restrictions on five top officials from Democratic Republic of Congo, including the heads of the country’s electoral body and constitutional court, accusing them of corruption during the presidential elections. Corneille … Continue reading U.S. slaps travel curbs on DR Congo election officials for abuses

Death toll from S.African mine blast rises to 18 as 13 bodies recovered

Police vehicles are seen by an unused mine where people have been killed by a gas explosion in South Africa’s eastern province of Mpumalanga, February 7, 2019. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko – RC11443B9530/File Photo JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Rescuers have retrieved another 13 … Continue reading Death toll from S.African mine blast rises to 18 as 13 bodies recovered

Ethiopia’s reforms spark ray of hope for struggling businesses doing good

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A wave of economic reforms in Ethiopia since Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed came to office nearly a year ago has sparked hope among social businesses struggling to grow under the east African nation’s heavily regulated … Continue reading Ethiopia’s reforms spark ray of hope for struggling businesses doing good