Polls Close in Mauritania Election

NOUAKCHOTT - Mauritanian voters went to the polls Saturday in the country's first election without an incumbent presidential candidate since the 2008 coup.Polling stations closed at 7 p.m. across the Sahara Desert nation, and preliminary results are ex...

Central African Republic Facing Acute Food Shortages

GENEVA - A new report finds nearly half of all people in the Central African Republic are suffering acute food shortages. The latest assessment by the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification, a joint effort by eight U.N. and International non-gov...

Sudan Protesters Hold Night Gatherings to Rekindle Movement

KHARTOUM - As night fell, residents of a southern district in Khartoum briskly moved to set the stage for Sudanese protest leaders giving a brief on the movement's latest updates.Grappling with a power outage, blocked internet access and heightened sec...

EUROPE: Public debt held by non-residents is highest in Cyprus

The share of public debt held by non-residents in the EU last year was highest in Cyprus (76%), followed by Latvia (74%) and Lithuania (73%), according to Eurostat.In contrast, the largest proportion of debt held by the (resident) financial corporation...

CYPRUS: CSE disappointed after ministry rejects bid to operate electricity market

The Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) is deeply dissatisfied and disappointed with the approach taken by the Energy Ministry which rejected its bid to act as the country's electricity market operator.The CSE, in cooperation with the Hellenic Stock Exchange a...

CYPRUS: German tourist arrivals to see a 20% drop in 2019

Cyprus expects to suffer a 20% reduction in the tourist flow from the key German market in 2019, following recent contacts in Berlin and Vienna, the Deputy Ministry of Tourism said.Deputy Tourism Minister Savvas Perdios held contacts with senior offici...