Category Archives: General

US May Remove Sudan From List of State Sponsors of Terrorism, Official Says

The United States no longer has an adversarial relationship with the Sudanese government and is working with its counterparts on the possibility of removing it from a list of state sponsors of terrorism, a senior State Department official said Friday.…

More than a dozen tornadoes recorded over past 10 years in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG, A severe thunderstorm that produced a tornado near New Hanover on Tuesday is among 17 which has ripped through parts of South Africa in the last decade.

At least two people were killed and 20 injured in the storm, …

South African Airways cancels flights ahead of strike

JOHANNESBURG, South African Airways (SAA) said it was cancelling all its flights as thousands of workers vowed to press ahead with an indefinite strike from Friday, after the troubled national carrier announced a major retrenchment plan.

Around 3,000 workers, including …

Rights Groups Defend AP Reporter Forced to Leave South Sudan

For years, Sam Mednick has covered developments in South Sudan for the Associated Press, but last month she was forced to leave the country, after the government’s media authority accused her of reporting false information and revoked her credentials.

Now, …

Desert Locusts Put Ethiopian Crops At Risk

Ethiopian agriculture officials say they are taking steps to control a major locust infestation that could threaten some of the country’s staple crops.

Swarms of the schistocerca gregaria – better known as the desert locust – arrived in Ethiopia in …

Drought Threatens Livestock in Western Zimbabwe

BULAWAYO, ZIMBABWE – Drought is taking a toll on Zimbabwe’s agricultural sector, with farmers in the western region losing their livestock at an alarming rate.

More than 4,500 cattle have died in Matabeleland South Province, a 500 percent increase over …