Saturday, July 23, 2016
Yesterday, July 21, 2016, Robert Mugabe's biggest support group, the War Veterans, the very architects of the land redistribution program repudiated him in very clear terms. You can read their statement here. What started as a national protest from Pastor Evan Mawareri has now turned to one of the most embarrisng exits from power since the late Mobutu was chaufferred to the Airport - and yet, Mugabe faces the same fate again but albeit with a more literate population - Zimbabweans have one of the highest literacy rates in Africa. Will they allow Mugabe to leave power unaccountable?
NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than 8,300 refugees fled violence in war-torn South Sudan and crossed into neighboring Uganda in a single day this week, setting a one-day record for this year, United Nations officials said on Friday.
The refugees, nearly all women and children, were escaping stepped-up fighting between forces loyal to South Sudan's president and those loyal to its former vice president, the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees said.
Argentina's wheat production will increase in 2016-17, but not by as much as had been thought, the US Department of Agriculture bureau in Buenos Aires said, cutting to 13.7m tonnes their harvest forecast.
The downgrade, to a figure 1.3m tonnes below the official USDA forecast restated last week, reflected lower expectations for sowings, which are being held up by "unusually wet conditions" in key central Argentine growing areas, the bureau said.
"Parts of Entre Rios, Santa Fe and Cordoba provinces have suffered unusually excessive rains… which have shut down part of the road network, many dirt roads, and have worsened the problem of a high water table levels in many areas."
La préfecture du Val d'Oise a recensé un tir d'arme à plomb, un véhicule incendié et une interpellation dans la soirée du samedi 23 juillet à Beaumont-sur-Oise. La ville est sous tension pour la cinquième nuit d'affilée, conséquence de la mort lors de son arrestation d'Adama Traoré, un jeune homme de 24 ans.
A shortage of foreign exchange in Burundi caused by an ongoing political crisis is squeezing businesses, which say they are unable to replenish their stocks of imported merchandise.
The European Union suspended financial support to Burundi in March, saying President Pierre Nkurunziza had not done enough to resolve an ongoing political and economic crisis.
China installed 20 gigawatts (GW) of solar power capacity in the first half of 2016, three times as much as during the same period a year ago, state news agency Xinhua reported late on Thursday citing the country's largest solar industry lobby.
The surge in capacity extended China's lead over Germany as the top solar generator, said Wang Bohua, General Secretary of the China Photovoltaic Industry Association (CPIA), according to Xinhua.
Heavy rain in China has killed at least 87 people and forced 16 million from their homes, state media reported on Saturday.
Seventy-two people have been killed and 78 are missing in the northern province of Hebei after rain triggered floods and landslides, the Xinhua news agency reported, citing the civil affairs department.
Water levels in India's main reservoirs were at 34 percent of their storage capacity in the week to July 21, down 3 percentage points from a year earlier, government data showed.
The latest levels were higher than the last 10 years' average of 33 percent, and were 5 percentage points more compared with the previous week.