US to commit to ambitious new climate goals

The White House is considering a pledge to cut US greenhouse-gas emissions by 50% or more by the end of the decade, according to people familiar with the deliberations, a target that would nearly double the country’s previous commitment and require dramatic changes in...

Fuel price increase bad for farmers

Agriculture economist Dawie Maree says the latest fuel increases in South Africa come at an unfortunate time with the onset of the winter crop planting season, and summer crop farmers gearing themselves for the winter harvest.

Kenyan court temporarily blocks closure of camps

Kenya’s high court has temporarily blocked the closure of the Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps hosting more than 400,000 people. This, Al Jazeera reports after Kenyan Interior Minister Fred Matiang’i announced on March 24th that government intended to shut the camps,...

Myanmar ambassador deposed

Britain’s Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has condemned what he called the “bullying actions” of Myanmar’s regime after the military attaché locked the country’s ambassador out of the embassy in London and informed him that he was no...

South Africa secures $1b loan

South Africa is set to receive a new $1 billion (or about R14.5 billion) loan from the New Development, or so-called ‘BRICS Bank’ to support the country’s economic recovery from Covid-19. Fin24 reports that the loan is the second provided by the NDB to help the...

Prime Minister says corruption narrative is wrong

Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila believes that negative perceptions and narratives being published about the government and the Swapo party regarding corruption are not accurate reflections of the actual situation. The Namibia press agency quotes the prime...