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Libya insists talks under way

TRIPOLI— The Libyan government dismissed rebel denials that the two sides have been holding talks and hit out at Nato’s air war late on Friday as Muamar Gaddafi defiantly vowed […]

How the red ribbon conquered the world

Thirty years after the HIV virus was first documented, the red ribbon is the ubiquitous symbol of support for those living with the illness. Who thought of it and how […]

E. coli outbreak new strain, says WHO

The World Health Organisation says the E. coli outbreak in Germany is a completely new strain of the bacteria. The infection can cause the deadly complication — haemolytic-uraemic syndrome — […]

Serbia asks for permission to question Mladic

BELGRADE — Serbia’s war crimes prosecutor has asked the United Nations court in The Hague for permission to question Bosnian Serb ex-army chief Rakto Mladic about crimes committed against Serbs […]

World economy stronger: G8

DEAUVILLE, France, — The Group of Eight leaders agreed on Friday that the global economy recovery was becoming more “self-sustained”, although higher commodity prices were hampering further growth.

Sierra Leone cuts prices

FREETOWN — Sierra Leone has suspended a 10% tax on imported rice and cut the price of petroleum products in an attempt to avert civil unrest over the rising prices […]

ethiopia marks mengistu downfall

ADDIS ABABA — Tens of thousands of Ethiopians marked the 20-year anniversary yesterday of the removal of former Marxist ruler Mengistu Haile Mariam by celebrating construction of a new dam.

Egypt eases Gaza travel restrictions

RAFAH, Gaza Strip — Egypt eased travel restrictions for residents of Gaza on Saturday, eroding a blockade of the Palestinian territory imposed by Israel to isolate its Islamist Hamas rulers.

Manufacturing sector poised for growth

Bernard Mpofu ZIMBABWE’S manufacturing sector is poised for growth on the back of a firming South African Rand which is expected to subdue demand for imports despite driving year-on-year inflation, […]

Why is Portugal seeking EU financial assistance?

Portugal has asked the European Union for financial assistance. It follows Greece and the Irish Republic in needing EU bail-outs. The government has been trying to avoid asking for outside […]

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