National Times – The UK Supreme Court has ruled that over 2,000 Zambian villagers have the right to sue Vedanta Resources in the English courts in a ruling that paves way for local Zambians to seek justice against multinational companies.
The African continent has certainly faced its fair share of challenges in recent decades. But with the trend for emerging economies helping to drive progress in many parts of the world, Africa is now embracing technological change that is transforming the continent, and even leading the way with innovation.
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopian Airlines’ doomed 737 MAX jet hit excessive speed and was forced downwards by a wrongly-triggered automation system as pilots wrestled to regain control, a preliminary report into the crash that has shaken the aviation world showed on Thursday.
“In the middle of 2014, there was a world market crash and petrol which is our key natural resource was particularly affected”. He added that, this was as a result of less money to finance the economies and government programs especially in terms of infrastructure.
It is unclear if protesters will continue to demand a total change of the political system or cease with the departure of Bouteflika. The National Liberation Front (FLN) with a strong affinity to the military has a daunting task of surviving the mostly youth-dominated protest to remain in power.
Few days back, a new cabinet of 27 members was announced as part of measures to yield to the demands of protesters. The protest has remained alive despite such measure.
Nigeria’s foreign exchange reserves have increased to a six-month high of $44.14 billion, according to the data provided by the Central Bank of Nigeria on Thursday.
National Times – Ethiopian Airlines has promised to fast-track its expansion in Africa, as regional authorities comes to the airlines support after an accident that left more than 157 persons dead.
Washington (National Times) – As foreign direct investment increases in Africa’s mining sector, there is evidence that sometimes this investment is associated with a spike in violence and protests.
Geneva (National Times) – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called on the International Community to combat racism, slavery, and all the modern forms of these malice.
Six months after they went missing in the Republic of Cameroon, the fate of three Nigerian police officers is still shrouded in uncertainty, a development that has been giving members of their families sleepless nights.
In September 2017, lawmakers from Uganda’s ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM), President Yoweri Museveni’s party, introduced a bill to abolish a constitutional provision that bars anyone 75 or older from running for president.