African & Middle East News Feed


Pence’s Trip Lets Him Change the Topic, but Impeachment Intrudes

published on Fri, 24 Jan 2020 21:26:11 +0000
The vice president’s trip to Israel and Italy gave him ample opportunities to counterprogram the news back home. But impeachment is a hard topic to outrun.

34 Troops Have Brain Injuries From Iranian Missile Strike, Pentagon Says

published on Fri, 24 Jan 2020 22:42:54 +0000
A Pentagon spokesman said that eight of the affected service members returned to the United States from an American military hospital in Germany.

Protesters Mass in Baghdad, Demanding U.S. Leave Iraq

published on Fri, 24 Jan 2020 22:43:26 +0000
A national march against the presence of United States forces, organized by a populist Shiite cleric and armed groups with ties to Iran, drew a crowd estimated at 200,000 to 250,000.

Holocaust Gathering Lets Some Leaders Score Present-Day Political Points

published on Thu, 23 Jan 2020 20:45:19 +0000
Dignitaries from across the globe gathered to remember the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

Trump Invites Netanyahu to White House to Discuss Middle East Peace Plan

published on Fri, 24 Jan 2020 15:47:20 +0000
The invitation could provide a welcome distraction for President Trump, facing an impeachment trial, and for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is facing corruption charges.

The Mummy Speaks! Hear Sounds From the Voice of an Ancient Egyptian Priest

published on Fri, 24 Jan 2020 14:51:02 +0000
Scientists used a 3-D printer, a loudspeaker and computer software to recreate a part of the voice of a 3,000-year-old mummy.


Tanzania: Magufuli Okays Sale of Confiscated Gold, Copper Concentrates

published on Sat, 25 Jan 2020 06:47:14 GMT
[East African] Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Friday gave the greenlight for a consignment of 270 containers of gold and copper concentrates impounded at the port of Dar es Salaam in March 2017, to be sold.

Tanzania: Tanzania Signs New Implementation Deal With Barrick

published on Sat, 25 Jan 2020 06:19:08 GMT
[East African] Tanzania and the Canadian mining giant Barrick Gold Corp on Friday signed an agreement to kick-start their new joint venture company to oversee Barrick's future gold mining operations in the country, as a way forward following a year long impasse.

Zimbabwe: RBZ Threat to Freeze Bank Accounts of Forex Wheeler Dealers

published on Sat, 25 Jan 2020 09:57:47 GMT
[New Zimbabwe] THE Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) has threatened to freeze bank accounts belonging to individuals and corporates that continue to cause market distortions through illegal foreign currency deals.

Egypt: Orange Egypt to Build New Data Centre in Cairo

published on Sat, 25 Jan 2020 10:08:30 GMT
[The Exchange] Orange Egypt signed an agreement with the Administrative Capital for Urban Development (ACUD) to build and operate the new administrative capital's data centre and cloud computing platform.

Ethiopia: Ministry Grants Five Mineral Exploration Licenses

published on Sat, 25 Jan 2020 10:02:49 GMT
[Reporter] The Ministry of Mines and Petroleum yesterday granted five mineral exploration licenses for local and foreign mining firms.

Seychelles: Seychelles Signs Contract With UK Company to Help Students Improve Reading

published on Sat, 25 Jan 2020 09:59:07 GMT
[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles has signed a contract with Renaissance, a global leader in pre-K to 12 education technology, for a three-year programme to improve student attainment in English reading in all primary schools, said the Ministry of Education.