Daily Archives: July 15, 2019

Seychelles signs pledge to protect media freedom at global conference in UK

Seychelles has joined other nations in committing to work to protect media freedom by signing a joint declaration led by the U.K. and Canada on the sidelines of a global conference last week.

The Secretary of State of Foreign Affairs, …

DR Congo urges calm after Ebola case in key city

Authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo have appealed for calm after a preacher fell ill with Ebola in the eastern city of Goma, the first recorded case of the disease in the region’s urban hub in a nearly year-old epidemic.…

Extradition of former Mozambique Finance Minister halted by South Africa

PRETORIA, South Africa’sJustice and Correctional Services Minister Ronald Lamola has authorised his Director General Vusi Madonsela to file papers opposing former Mozambique Finance Minister Manuel Chang’s application to be extradited.

Chang was arrested at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg …

China’s Growth Cools Further as Tariff War Pressures Mount

BEIJING – China’s economic growth sank to its lowest level in at least 26 years in the quarter ending in June, adding to pressure on Chinese leaders as they fight a tariff war with Washington.

The world’s second-largest economy grew …

DRC Refugees Flooding Into Uganda to Escape Armed Conflict

SEBAGORO LANDING SITE, UGANDA – Aid workers in Uganda say armed conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has doubled the flow of refugees in past weeks, straining humanitarian funding. Many DRC refugees brave cold nights and risk big …