THE drive from Ghardaia, a gateway to the Sahara, to Oran, Algeria’s second city that lies 660 kilometres (410 miles) to the north-west on the Mediterranean coast, is resplendent. The sun beats down on a rolling, pristine landscape. No factories disturb the view
PIRACY remains a concern for ships passing the Horn of Africa, even though the number of incidents has plummeted since 2011, when armed protection was beefed up on board many large vessels. The topic grips the public imagination
THE army of the Democratic Republic of Congo is not used to being feted with palm leaves.
Youssef thumbs his nose at the new lot NO SINGLE person heaped so much ridicule so effectively during Muhammad Morsi’s 12-month presidential stint as a comedian, Bassem Youssef. Week after week his television show, “The Programme”, chipped away relentlessly at Mr Morsi’s prestige.
AS IRAQ suffers its worst bloodshed since American troops led the expulsion of al-Qaeda from most of the country six years ago, Nuri al-Maliki, Iraq’s embattled prime minister, arrived in Washington on October 29th. He is demanding military assistance to prevent his security forces from being overwhelmed in a swathe of the country.
[Daily Trust]Sokoto -Cervical cancer is the second commonest female cancer worldwide with 529,000 cases and 275,000 deaths per year. Also, an estimated 25,000 new cases of cervical cancer with 480 cases per week are recorded in Nigeria yearly, Consultant Obstetrics/Gynaecologist, Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital (UDUTH), Sokoto, Dr. Nnadi Daniel disclosed.
[Zimbabwe Standard]THE slowdown of the economy characterised by lack of liquidity and collapsing industries has renewed debate over the re-introduction of the Zimbabwe dollar.
[Zimbabwe Standard]CONSERVATIONISTS have called for an independent probe into elephant poaching blamed on senior government officials but they fear that the results may be stifled like previous ones that allegedly fingered senior officers in the security forces.
[Zimbabwe Standard]PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe yesterday reportedly ordered that provincial elections be abandoned in his home province after chaos, confusion and allegations of candidate imposition marred the Zanu PF provincial executive elections.
[Zimbabwe Standard]ZIMBABWE has potential to generate over US$8 billion and create over 200 000 jobs annually, if the government introduces the concept of mineral beneficiation which would allow a percentage of its rough diamonds to be cut and polished locally, a local research organisation has said.