Submitted by Sun Reporter2 on Mon, 2011-10-03 08:07
ABUJA - Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan told philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates on Thursday that he was determined to eradicate polio within two years after the crippling disease re-emerged earlier this year. Read more about Goodluck and Gates to tackle polio
Submitted by Sun Reporter2 on Mon, 2011-10-03 08:01
HARARE, ZIMBABWE -- The Zimbabwe government will probe about 700 foreign-owned companies that have missed a deadline to tell the government how they will transfer their majority equity to indigenous people, risking “serious consequences,” that include cancellation or suspension of their operating licenses, a government body official said Tuesday.
The deadline fell on Sunday but was moved to the following working day. Under the controversial economic empowerment law that came into force last year, foreignowned firms must give at least 51% equity to black Zimbabweans. Read more about Companies face probe over equity law
Submitted by Sun Reporter2 on Mon, 2011-10-03 08:00
HAVANA, CUBA -- Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro lashed out at U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday for demanding changes on the island in order to improve bilateral relations and referred to him as “stupid.”
On Wednesday, Obama told Hispanic journalists that he would be willing to change the country’s tough line on Cuba “when we start seeing a serious intention on the part of the Cuban government to provide liberty for its people.” On Thursday, Castro responded with sarcasm in a written essay published in Cuban state media. Read more about Castro calls Obama stupid