Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Turkmen officials have closed the border with Kazakhstan for five days in line with increased security measures.
"Turkmenistan has bolstered border security, which is why access of foreign citizens arriving in the republic...has been suspended for five days," said a statement by officials from Kazakhstan's western Mangistau region.
Tajik officials say the number of Tajik migrant workers who left to Russia and other countries in the first half of 2016 has dropped by nearly 7 percent compared to the same period last year.
Tajik Labor and Migration Minister Sumangul Taghoizoda said on July 22 that the majority had gone to Russia, where there are estimated to be at least 870,000 Tajiks working.
In an arid and semi-desert country such as Namibia it is often said water is more valuable than gold.
While the country is battling the worst water shortage in some 30 years in the central areas, Namibia recently made headlines with the discovery of a massive underground water source in the Ohangwena Region in northern Namibia.
This discovery is the result of a joint project that started in 2007 between the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry, NamWater and the German Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources.
Harare - Opposition MDC-T youths on Monday declared they will make sure President Robert Mugabe leaves office by August 31 this year, saying he has failed the country.
Addressing a press conference at the party's headquarters in Harare after a special executive meeting, MDC-T Youth League national chairperson, Happymore Chidziva, said they had launched #MyZimbabwe campaign to send a message to President Mugabe that he was no longer wanted.
Durban - The KwaZulu-Natal Zimbabwe Solidarity movement marched through the streets of Durban on monday to hand a petition to city officials calling for an end to police brutality, arrests and the disappearance of peaceful activists in Zimbabwe.
The group of activists, based in Durban is hoping that its protest, called "Enough is Enough", will gain sympathy among South Africa authorities and show support and solidarity with their compatriots in Zimbabwe, who they claim are victims of violence from police and state security when protesting.
The White House on July 26 issued new guidelines on how government agencies should respond to major cyberattacks.
The announcement comes amid suspicion in the U.S. government that hackers working for Russia may have engineered the leak of e-mails stolen from the Democratic National Committee in an attempt to influence the U.S. presidential election on November
So the circumstantial and forensic evidence increasingly suggests that Russia was indeed behind the hacking of the Democratic National Committee's e-mail servers.
Should this come as a surprise? Clearly not to anybody who is paying attention.
The dry blast in New Hampshire is being felt throughout the Northeast, from Maine to Pennsylvania, driven by a second year of below-average rainfall. Though not as dire as the West Coast drought of five-years running, the dry, hot weather has stressed farms and gardens, prompted water restrictions and bans in many towns and threatened to bring more wildfires than usual.
Durban - Disaster Management teams remained on high alert on Wednesday after heavy rains caused flash flooding, structural damage, mudslides and vehicle collisions in Durban and surrounds.
The search was expected to continue on Wednesday for a Sunningdale woman who went missing during the heavy rains on Monday, while driving in Glen Anil.
City authorities said the flooding on July 22 was the result of a freak rainfall, but some local media outlets and government critics, such as opposition leader Aleksei Navalny, laid the blame on city hall and its ambitious My Street program to widen sidewalks and lay new paving stones.