Daily Archives: August 9, 2019

UN: Malians Need Protection as Country Descends into Chaos

GENEVA – The U.N. refugee agency is urging countries to provide international protection and asylum to people fleeing the increasingly chaotic conditions in Mali.

The country’s 2015 peace and reconciliation agreement has all but collapsed as several rebel groups affiliated …

Dozens Dead In New Bout of Intercommunal Fighting In Chad

N’DJAMENA – At least 37 people have been killed in fresh fighting this week between rival ethnic groups in Chad, President Idriss Deby said on Friday.

The violence broke out over three days in the eastern province of Ouaddie, a …

The British student who jumped off a plane in Madagascar was depressed, according to investigators

The young Briton who died after jumping from a plane in flight last month over Madagascar had had difficulties in her studies and was suffering from depression, Malagasy investigators said.

A student at the University of Cambridge and researching the …

Mass arrest of foreigners in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG, At least 600 foreign nationals were arrested by police on Wednesday, South African media reports.

In the targeted search operation carried out in the main city, Johannesburg, police also confiscated firearms and a large consignment of counterfeit goods in …

Air Seychelles launches new Airbus A320neo, and looks forward to its second

The arrival of a second Airbus A320neo aircraft for Air Seychelles in February or March next year will greatly improve connectivity within the Indian Ocean region, the airline’s chief executive said.

Remco Althuis was speaking in Mauritius at the inaugural …