Daily Archives: April 13, 2017

EL NINO CAN WARN ON CHOLERA OUTBREAKS IN AFRICA: STUDY

WASHINGTON, April 13 (NNN-AGENCIES) — El Nino, the cyclical climatic phenomenon in the Pacific Ocean, is linked to shifts in cholera cases in Africa, providing an early warning that could save lives, scientists said.

During the years when El Nino …

Environmental Affairs to probe recycled bag claims

Pretoria – The Department of Environmental Affairs says it will probe reports that some plastic supermarket carrier bags, which claim to be recycled, are allegedly not.

The department has noted with concern an article in the Sunday Times recently which …

R&D SPENDING IN SOUTH AFRICA SHOWS SIGNS OF RECOVERY

PRETORIA, April 13 (NNN-SA NEWS) — The South African government aims to double investment in Research and Development (R&D) from the 2014/2015 figure of 0.77 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP) to 1.5 per cent of GDP by 2020, …

Al-Shabaab Biggest Threat to Peace in Somalia, Sanctions Committee Chair Tells Security Council, as Delegates Air Differences over Sanctions

Eritrea’s Representative Says Embargo Unjustified, Denies Links to Terrorist Group

In light of the threat posed by Al-Shabaab, drought and the ongoing humanitarian crisis, the Security Council Committee on sanctions in Eritrea and Somalia announced a possible future visit to …

VOA Exclusive: Dozens More US Troops Deployed to Somalia

PENTAGON � Dozens of American soldiers have deployed to Mogadishu to train and equip Somali and AMISOM (African Union Mission in Somalia) forces fighting extremism in Somalia, U.S. military officials told VOA.

The troops’ arrival marks the first presence of …