A senior official of the African Union said next month’s US-Africa Summit in Washington should provide Africa and the United States an opportunity to enter into a strategic partnership.
Moshe Malko, 20, is one of the 13 Golani Brigade soldiers killed early Sunday, the army announced Monday morning.
Scores Of AIDS Researchers Killed In Downing Of Malaysian Jet By Nathan James In what is being described as a “stunning loss to the international community”, officials of the 20th International AIDS Conference (IAS), being held next week in Melbourne, Australia, announced today that as many as 108 of their colleagues perished aboard the ill-fated […]
Prosecutors in Brazil have begun legal action against a leading construction company, Odebrecht, accusing it of maintaining 500 Brazilian workers in “slave-like conditions” in Angola. By Joao Fellet Prosecutors say Odebrecht committed “human trafficking” while transporting workers to a biofuel plant. They are demanding 500m reais ($220m; £130m) in compensation for workers. Odebrecht said […]
The US has imposed sanctions on Uganda for anti-gay laws it says are “counter to universal human rights”. It said Ugandans involved in human rights abuses against gay people would be banned from entering the US. The White House is also cutting funds to a number of programmes it is running with the Ugandan authorities, […]
WASHINGTON — U.S. President Barack Obama says graduating university students should be allowed to refinance their education loans in order to help free them from heavy debt. In his weekly Saturday address, Obama said he would like to see legislation passed to help the students. He supports legislation coming up for debate soon in the […]
The South African president, Jacob Zuma, has appointed the country’s first openly gay cabinet minister, thought also to be a first in Africa and a symbolic step on a continent enduring a homophobic backlash. Lynne Brown becomes the public enterprises minister in a cabinet that also includes South Africa’s first black minister of finance. By David Smith, Africa correspondent […]
On May 21st, 2014, 29 year old South African politician Zakhele Mbhele was officially sworn into office as a member of the nation’s parliament. “I know what it means as a historical milestone but I’m not walking around thinking of myself as the first openly gay black MP in Africa or singularly defining myself by […]
Thousands of protesters marched on a McDonald’s campus that houses its Hamburger University training facility, demanding higher wages for workers. The site of the planned protest was changed after McDonald’s vacated its headquarters in the US state of Illinois after consulting with police. Protesters want the fast food giant pay a minimum wage of $15 […]
The Dominican senate has unanimously approved a bill which will set up a system to grant citizenship to Dominican-born children of immigrants. The bill had already been approved by the lower house on Friday. It was proposed by the president after the country’s highest court ruled last year that the children of undocumented migrants were […]