Daily Archives: August 9, 2016

Business confidence holds steady in Africa in the second quarter of 2016

Confidence among African business leaders stable for second consecutive quarter after steep decline in 2015 JOHANNESBURG, Aug. 09, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — YPO, the premier chief executive leadership organization in the world, announced today that economic confidence among business leaders in Africa continued its gradual recovery in the second quarter of 2016. Having dropped to […]

Urgent farming support needed amid rampant food insecurity in parts of north-east Nigeria – UN agency

As more areas previously controlled by Boko Haram become accessible to humanitarian assistance, a critical opportunity has arisen to tackle “alarming levels” of food insecurity in north-east Nigeria, the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organizatio…

Worst flooding since 1998 leaves $33 billion economic toll in China

The new Global Catastrophe Recap report, covering July 2016 disasters, reveals that much of China endured substantial seasonal “Mei-Yu” rainfall that led to a dramatic worsening of flooding along the Yangtze River Basin and in the country’s northeast. …

Militants: Ex-president is Sponsor of Nigeria Oil Attacks

A splinter group of Nigerian oil militants accuses former President Goodluck Jonathan and other politicians in the oil-rich Niger Delta of sponsoring attacks on oil installations that have slashed the West African nation’s petroleum production.Jonathan…