News : Africa


Puerto Rico Expands Emergency Debt Moratorium
The governor of Puerto Rico has expanded an emergency debt moratorium on some notes issued by the U.S. territory’s infrastructure financing authority. Alejandro Garcia Padilla made the decision late Friday, saying it was necessary to protect the government’s ability to provide essential services at a time when the economic outlook is worsening. The move was needed, he said, to “ensure the public health, safety, education and well-being” of Puerto Rico's residents. Padilla enacted a... | 25-Jun-2016 23:45

EU Founders Meet as Brexit Response Pits Economics Against Political Unity
As Europe continues to digest the shock of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, foreign ministers of the EU’s six founding members — Germany, France, Italy, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands — met Saturday in Berling to formulate a response. Tthe EU has to balance economic risks against political unity. VOA's Henry Ridgwell reports. | 25-Jun-2016 23:17

8 Killed in Rebel Attack on Police Convoy in Kashmir
Eight police officers were killed Saturday during a militant ambush in Kashmir, India. The attack, which targeted a security convoy of the paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on a highway near Pampore, left 20 officers injured. Pampore is 15 kilometers from the state capital, Srinagar. Police killed two of the attackers. The wounded police officers were taken to a hospital in Srinagar. "Firsthand information after looking at the bodies is, both appear to be... | 25-Jun-2016 21:52

Somalia: Deadly al-Shabab attack on Mogadishu hotel
Somali forces have retaken a hotel stormed by Al-Shabab militants in the capital, Mogadishu, in an attack that left at least 14 dead, police say. | 25-Jun-2016 20:40

Ex Tottenham boss Martin Jol guides Al Ahly to Egyptian title
Former Tottenham manager Martin Jol pays tribute to Al Ahly's fans and players after guiding the club to Egypt's Premier League title.
BBC News | 25-Jun-2016 19:58

At least 45 People Killed in Syria by Russian and Government Planes
Russian and Syrian government airplanes killed at least 45 people, including children, Saturday in a town in eastern Syria, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The monitoring group said that the strikes hit the town of Qourieh in Deir el-Zour province, which borders Iraq and is mostly controlled by the Islamic State militant group. Meanwhile, the Syria Democratic Forces (SDF) rebel group, a coalition of Kurdish and Arab forces backed by aerial support from the... | 25-Jun-2016 18:34

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