Category Archives: Science & Technology

South Africa Shuts Borders, Schools to Try to Slow COVID Spread

JOHANNESBURG - The rise of coronavirus cases in South Africa has prompted President Cyril Ramaphosa to announce tough measures to try to slow the virus’ spread. The respiratory illness, now a global pandemic, has infected more than 153,000 people world...

South Africa Shuts Borders, Schools to Try to Slow COVID Spread

JOHANNESBURG - The rise of coronavirus cases in South Africa has prompted President Cyril Ramaphosa to announce tough measures to try to slow the virus’ spread. The respiratory illness, now a global pandemic, has infected more than 153,000 people world...

International School Seychelles students meet author of book they’re reading in class

What would it be like to pick the brain of an author whose book you have read? A group of students at the International School Seychelles had just that opportunity.While covering 'Skirrid Hill' -- a collection of poems by author

College Teacher Convicted for Leading Al-Shabab Operations in Mogadishu

A college teacher who is the son of a senior police officer has been found guilty of leading al-Shabab's operations in Mogadishu for several years.A military court in Mogadishu sentenced Mohamed Haji Ahmed to death on Tuesday. Prosecutors wanted

Internet Society Foundation Announces $300,000 in Grants for Projects That Promote the Benefits of the Internet

GENEVA(BUSINESS WIRE)The new Internet Society Foundation has issued its first set of medium and large grants (ranging from USD$12,000 to USD $30,000 each) to 13 groundbreaking projects that seek to spread the benefits of the Internet around the world.T...

Economy in Mind, Bolsonaro Changes Tack and Cozies Up to Xi

BRASILIA, BRAZIL - What a difference a year makes.In the months before last year's presidential election in Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro described China as predatory and thumbed his nose at the Chinese government by visiting Taiwan, Beijing's archrival.Now, ...

Economy in Mind, Bolsonaro Changes Tack and Cozies Up to Xi

BRASILIA, BRAZIL - What a difference a year makes.In the months before last year's presidential election in Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro described China as predatory and thumbed his nose at the Chinese government by visiting Taiwan, Beijing's archrival.Now, ...

UN Rights Agency Welcomes Landmark Rape Conviction in Mauritania

GENEVA - The U.N. office of the high commissioner for human rights welcomes the conviction and sentencing of a man for rape by a court in Mauritania. Mauritania does not have a law to prevent gender-based violence and rape.

UN Rights Agency Welcomes Landmark Rape Conviction in Mauritania

GENEVA - The U.N. office of the high commissioner for human rights welcomes the conviction and sentencing of a man for rape by a court in Mauritania. Mauritania does not have a law to prevent gender-based violence and rape.

Ivanka Trump to Promote Women’s Prosperity in Morocco

WASHINGTON - Ivanka Trump is getting ready to promote her women's economic development program on an upcoming trip to Morocco.It will be her third overseas trip this year to promote the Women's Global Development and Prosperity Initiative , which was