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Oil prices rise as supply concerns persist

New York, U.S. | Xinhua | Oil prices advanced on Friday as concerns over tighter supplies remain on the market. The West Texas Intermediate for June delivery added 4.36 U.S. dollars, or 4.1 percent, to settle at 110.49 dollars a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Brent crude for July …

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Judges sanctioned by U.S. open to being investigated

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The two judges sanctioned by the United States of America for their alleged involvement in an adoption scam have said they are open to be investigated saying the accusations against them are false. The United States Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets …

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Why US sanctioned Uganda’s ex-police boss Kayihura

  Washington, United States | AFP |  The US government announced sanctions against Uganda’s once-powerful police chief on Friday, citing evidence of corruption and human rights abuses including torture. The agencies said there was credible information that Kale Kayihura was involved in “torture and/or cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or …

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US bars entry of ousted Gambian dictator Jammeh

Washington, United States | AFP | The United States said Monday it would forbid entry into the country of former Gambian dictator Yahya Jammeh and his family over corruption during his 22-year rule. Under a US law that bans foreign officials involved in “significant” corruption or human rights abuses, the …

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S.Korea says too early to restart industrial zone with North

Washington, United States | AFP | South Korea said Thursday it would not restart an industrial zone with North Korea until its neighbor moves to give up nuclear weapons, although it voiced hope for progress. Cho Myoung-gyon, the South’s unification minister, said Seoul was abiding by international sanctions on Pyongyang …

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UN lifts sanctions on Eritrea

United Nations, United States | AFP | The UN Security Council on Wednesday lifted sanctions on Eritrea following a landmark peace deal with Ethiopia and a thaw with Djibouti that have buoyed hopes for positive change in the Horn of Africa. The council unanimously adopted a British-drafted resolution lifting the …

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UN to lift sanctions on Eritrea

United Nations, United States | AFP | The UN Security Council will on Wednesday vote to lift sanctions on Eritrea following a landmark peace deal with Ethiopia and a thaw with Djibouti that have buoyed hopes for positive change in the Horn of Africa. Diplomats say they expect the council …

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