Pope Prays for Nicaragua, Victims in African Attacks

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis prayed on Sunday for the victims of attacks in Nigeria and Mali, and for the success of talks underway in Nicaragua aimed at solving a yearlong political crisis in the country.

“Let’s pray for the numerous …

Moroccan Teachers Stage New Demo Over Benefits

RABAT Thousands of teachers flooded the streets of the Moroccan capital on Sunday to demand better conditions after a nighttime protest dispersed by riot police left dozens wounded.

Teachers on temporary contracts have been on strike since March 3 demanding …

Blast Kills Eight Children in Sudan, Police Say

Eight children were killed on Saturday in the Sudanese city of Omdurman when an unidentified object they found exploded, a police spokesman told AFP.

Seven children were killed on the spot, while the eighth one died of wounds at a …

Press Release: CBK Hosting IMF Panel Discussion on Banking Supervision & Oversight

The Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) is hosting a high-level panel discussion organized by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Middle East Center for Economics and Finance (CEF) on banking supervision and oversight.

The event, scheduled for March 24-28, 2019, would …

South Sudan Spends Millions on Cars, Homes Instead of Peace

South Sudan’s committee overseeing the fragile transition from civil war has approved almost $185 million in spending on vehicles, food and home renovations while the country’s peace deal suffers from an alleged lack of funds, according to internal documents seen …

Peace on a bicycle: Travel between villages made easier for peacemakers in Eastern Equatoria

It is not every day that a bicycle is viewed as an important tool for building peace, but in some remote and hard-to-reach areas of South Sudan, like Lopa, Ikotos, Torit East, Kidepo Valley, Chukudum, Kimotong and Riwoto Counties in …

Tax Authority Warns it Will Name Corrupt South Sudan Officials

The South Sudan National Revenue Authority is threatening to publicly shame government and bank officials who steal tax revenue.

The Authority said it collected more than $9 million in February 2019 compared to $4.7 million dollars the month before, but …