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But for the United States’ opposition to her candidacy, Ngozi Okonjo Iweala would have been named the first African and female to lead the World Trade Organization, WTO today.  The organization’s effort to name a new leader hit a glitch after the Trump-led administration said it wouldn’t back the...
By Kate Kelly Tidjane Thiam made Credit Suisse profitable again. But the Swiss rejected him as an outsider, and a sudden scandal took him down. Last November, Urs Rohner, the chairman of the board of Credit Suisse, had a party at a Zurich restaurant to celebrate his 60th birthday. Among the scores...
Africa’s first elected female president, noble peace prize winner and recipient of the African Leadership Award, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who led Liberia for 12 years including during the outbreak of Ebola epidemic that killed over 1,500 people in her country Liberia, in 2014-17, raises her voice over the onslaught...
After two months living with draconian curbs on daily life, residents are allowed to leave Hubei from midnight Tuesday March 24 if healthy, while Wuhan city, the initial epicenter of the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, will end restrictions from Wednesday April 8. People who wish to travel in...
The fight against deadly coronavirus continues while China receives international help. Recently a South African company donated a consignment of face masks to the Chinese Ambassador in South Africa to support China’s fight against the novel coronavirus. The donated masks are set to be flown to the city of Wuhan, where...
For the first time in the history of Paris haute couture fashion week, African style makes its first appearance on the runway of the biannual event. The designs were created by a Cameroonian designer Imane Ayissi who blended European style with African flair for a catwalk collection, marking the...
The Amir of Qatar, HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, has called for a coordinated effort in tackling the issues of poverty, wars and the aggravation of asylum and immigration. The Amir made this call during his opening speech at the ongoing 19th Doha Forum with the theme: “Reimagining...
Chinese scientists have unraveled the three-dimensional structure of the African swine fever virus, laying a solid foundation for developing effective and safe vaccines against the disease, reported Xinhua News Agency, citing a research. The research, jointly conducted by scientists at the Institute of Biophysics of the Chinese Academy of...
The World Health Organization has launched a vaccination campaign in two southeastern provinces in Sudan to contain a cholera outbreak following flash floods that swept the country in late August. Friday's statement from the WHO says more than 1.6 million people, aged 1 year and above, will be vaccinated over...
Abiy was honored for his "efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation, and in particular for his decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighbouring Eritrea" Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed won the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for his peacemaking efforts with Eritrea. Ethiopia and Eritrea, longtime foes who fought a...