Daily Archives: December 30, 2017

World Cities on Alert Ahead of New Year’s Eve Festivities

Hundreds of thousands of law enforcement, military and security officials will be deployed in cities around the world to keep New Year's Eve revelers safe as they gather to welcome 2018.In the United States, New York City officials announced they

SOUTH AFRICA’S TOP COURT TO RULE ON ZUMA IMPEACHMENT MOTION FRIDAY

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa's top court will rule on Friday on a bid to compel parliament to hold President Jacob Zuma to account over a scandal related to state-funded upgrades to his private home.The Economic Freedom Fighters and other small oppositio...

Liberia President-elect Calls for Foreign Investments

MONROVIA, LIBERIA George Weah gave his first public address as Liberia's president-elect Saturday, telling potential investors that the nation is "open and ready for business'' and calling on Liberians who live abroad to come home.The former internati...

AFRICA: CHINA BAN ON IVORY SALES BEGINS SUNDAY, AIMS TO CURB ELEPHANT POACHING

HONG KONG, A ban on ivory sales in China, the world's largest importer and end user of elephant tusks, takes effect on Sunday with wildlife activists calling it a vital step to reducing the slaughter of the endangered animals.China has

DRC Orders Internet, Texting Services Cut Ahead of Anti-government Protests

GOMA, DRC The government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo on Saturday ordered telecommunications providers to cut internet and texting servicesacross the country ahead of planned anti-government demonstrations.Grass-roots Catholic activists cal...