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September 17, 2017 6:51 AM UAE expects higher non-oil growth in 2018 due to diversified economy

Abu Dhabi: The UAE expects to see higher non-oil growth next year with relatively stable growth in 2017, the country’s central bank governor Mubarak Rashid Al Mansouri said on Sunday. “We are expecting the growth of non-oil sector to reach 3.1 per cent this year and 3.5 per cent or even more next year. Despite the continuous decrease in oil prices, the national 2

September 13, 2017 7:00 PM Moz health authorities on maximum alert

Mozambican health authorities have issued a maximum health alert for threatened cholera outbreaks in that country, Medinfo reported on Friday. It said the World Health Organisation had issued a similar warning, expecting both diarrhoeal diseases such as cholera and malaria to start increasing. Medinfo said the incidence of diarrhoeal diseases were on the increase 2

September 12, 2017 10:01 AM Why didn't Hurricane Irma kill more Americans? Thank the meteorologists

During a hurricane in 1900, a storm surge rose out of the Gulf of Mexico and annihilated Galveston, Texas, killing about 8,000 men, women and children. In 1935, at least 408 people died when another cyclone slammed into the Florida Keys, many of them World War I veterans working on construction projects. And in 1957, Hurricane Audrey's storm surges crashed 6

September 11, 2017 8:18 AM Nigeria: Sokoto Loses Two Pilgrims Same Day

Makkah — Two pilgrims from Sokoto State, Hajiya Luba Usman and Musa Haruna died in Makkah on Saturday. Luba was said to have died at 7:00am while taking her breakfast while Haruna died while boarding a bus to Jeddah on their way back to Nigeria. Haruna, who was from Gada local government area, was said to have been on the queue with his son when he collapsed

September 9, 2017 7:59 PM Irma’s Fearsome Winds Reach Florida Shores, With Full Strike Yet to Come

Hurricane Irma had killed at least 25 people by the time it made landfall in Cuba Friday night as a Category 5. The hurricane was downgraded to Category 3 early Saturday, but was expected to strengthen before its eye made landfall in Florida on Sunday. Irma plowed directly through the northern coast of Cuba, where there was little word yet of how the area’s 14

September 9, 2017 9:01 AM Hurricane Irma Live Updates: Storm Strikes Cuba; Millions Told to Leave Florida

Irma was forecast to move west, approaching the center of Cuba on Saturday evening. Havana was expected to avoid the brunt of the storm, and the mood in the capital became less strained after meteorologists revised their projections. They now say Irma will cut north earlier than expected. The authorities in Havana are expecting flooding, however

September 8, 2017 10:49 PM San Francisco Bay View » Bill Clinton’s favorite African, Paul Kagame, wins re-election by 99 percent, arrests opponent

How much longer can Bill Clinton, Tony Blair, Benjamin Netanyahu, AIPAC and associated Zionist organizations cover for Rwandan President Paul Kagame? How much longer can they claim that he was Rwanda’s savior, that he stopped a genocide recalling the Holocaust, then helped Rwanda rise from the ashes? The two women brave enough to mount election challenges

September 5, 2017 5:37 AM News Daily: North Korea and Hurricane Irma

Nikki Haley, US ambassador to the UN, said her country did not want conflict but its patience was "not unlimited". Its leader, Kim Jong-un, was "begging for war", she added. North Korea's biggest ally, China, has called for dialogue, so the crisis can be "resolved peacefully". All-out war would be catastrophic in terms of lives lost. It might potentially 2

September 4, 2017 1:08 PM Babes Wodumo’s Harare gig flops

Colourful South African star Babes Wodumo’s maiden gig in Harare held at Alex Sports Club on Saturday was a big flop after only a handful of fans turned up. The Wololo hit-maker, who had performed in Bulawayo the previous day, was expected to make a spectacular debut in Harare but it was not to be. Babes Wodumo shared the stage with Alexio Kawara, Diana

August 31, 2017 7:45 AM Why the ‘100 wedding couple' will be closing their shop three months after opening it

Wilson Mutura and Anne Wambui Mutura rose to fame after holding a Ksh 100 bob wedding at Kasarani, Nairobi in January 2017. Well-to-do Kenyans who were moved by the humble gesture of the couple gave the two a number of goodies including donating money for a luxury wedding, their honeymoon, and land in Kitengela among other things. The couple is said to be expecting 4