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Senegal’s Trial of 31 Alleged Jihadists Nears Verdicts

Over the past month, many people in Senegal have been following the trial of 31 people accused of trying to set up a local jihadist network loyal to the Islamic State militant group. The verdicts in the case are expected as soon as early June.A Faceboo...

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Study: US Job Program for Foreign Students Expands

A new report says a United States government program for foreign students has been expanding in recent years.The government's Optional Practical Training, or OPT, program was set up to help foreign students graduating from American colleges and univers...

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US Aid Group: 8 Abducted Staffers Freed in South Sudan

The U.S.-based aid group World Vision says eight local staffers and a Ugandan who were abducted earlier this week in civil war-torn South Sudan have been released.They were seized Monday while driving in a convoy outside the Equatorian town of Yambio.T...

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UN Forecasting Global Economy Will Expand by Over 3 Percent

The United Nations is forecasting that the global economy will expand by more than 3 percent this year and next year � but it warns that increasing risks could trigger "a shock to investment and trade" and a sharp drop to 1.8 percent growth in 2019.The...

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Smart Campaign Reaches Milestone with 100 Certifications in Financial Consumer Protection

The certification of 100 financial service providers, collectively serving more than 42 million low-income clients worldwide, marks major achievement for financial inclusion. WASHINGTON, May 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The Smart Campaign, the leading industry voice on financial consumer protection, housed at the Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion, announced today that 100 financial service providers (FSPs) […]

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SOUTH AFRICA’S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE UNCHANGED AT 26.7 PCT IN Q1

PRETORIA-- South Africa's unemployment rate remained unchanged at 26.7 per cent in the first quarter of 2018, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) reported on Tuesday.Releasing the findings of the Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) here, Stats SA said ...

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