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Argentina raises interest rates to 40%

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Argentine peso is still sliding in value Argentina’s central bank has raised interest rates for the third time in eight days as the country’s currency, the peso, continues to fall sharply. On Friday,...
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Nobel Prize for Literature delayed amid Swedish Academy ‘sex assault’ scandal

Image copyright AlfredNobel.org Image caption The academy will now announce the 2018 winner along with the 2019 winner next year The organisation that decides the Nobel Prize for Literature has said it will not announce an award this year, after...
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India dust storms: More than 125 killed as storms continue

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe storms destroyed homes and uprooted trees At least 125 people are now reported to have died in fierce dust storms in northern India, with officials warning of more bad weather to...
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German teens condemn ‘unfair’ English exam in petition

Image copyright AFP Image caption School gyms are filled with teenage angst at exam time Grappling with the Statue of Liberty and Brexit in one English exam proved too much for more than 30,000 German school students, who are protesting...
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West Africa:UN Agencies Urge Global Action As Drought Looms Over Africa’s Sahel Region

United Nations agencies have urged greater international support to stave off severe food insecurity in Africa’s western Sahel; a region reeling from the effects of conflict and now threatened by drought and rising hunger. According to estimates, about f...
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Africa:If You’ve Ever Wondered Why Africa Is So Rich Yet So Poor, Watch This Film

Africa:If You’ve Ever Wondered Why Africa Is So Rich Yet So Poor, Watch This Film

By Solomon Elusoji Onyeka Nwelue’s Agwaetiti Obiuto is a spectacular and vivid investigation into why Africa – the black man, really – appears to be reeling from a cursed narrative. The story of Africa, of course, is not what Nwelue...
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Africa:SAP Quality Awards Winners Announced

Africa:SAP Quality Awards Winners Announced

By Savious Kwinika Johannesburg — MASSTORES, Northam Platinum and Shoprite Group of Companies have emerged the main winners at the SAP Quality Awards. Held in Johannesburg, the awards recognise some of Africa’s leading enterprises who have implemented ...
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Africa:New Study Links African Conflict to Lack of Term Limits

By Salem Solomon This week, Chad’s parliament voted to introduce a new constitution that will allow two more terms for President Idriss Deby, who has led the country since 1990. On May 17, Burundians will vote on a constitutional amendment...
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‘I have come to terms with everything’ – Smith

11:15 PM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Steven Smith is back in Australia and feels it is “time to get back into it”. Smith posted a picture of himself with his fiancee Dani Willis and their dog Charlie on Instagram along with...
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Halifax set to host 2020 North American Indigenous Games

Halifax set to host 2020 North American Indigenous Games

The North American Indigenous Games are coming to Halifax — known in the language of Nova Scotia’s Mi’kmaw community as K’jipuktuk — and the province says it will be the largest multi-sporting event to ever be held in Nova Scotia....
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