Apr 29, 2014

Japan to pledge road-construction support in Africa

Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida will pledge Japan’s support for building a key road connecting four African countries when he joins an international conference on African development to be held in Cameroon on Sunday and Monday, a government source said Tuesday. Kishida will likely announce ...

DNA experts aim to swat dreaded tsetse fly

Apr 25, 2014

DNA experts aim to swat dreaded tsetse fly

An international team of scientists has deciphered the genetic code of the tsetse fly, the bloodsucking insect that spreads deadly African sleeping sickness, with the hope that its biological secrets can be exploited to eradicate the malady. The findings, announced Thursday, were the culmination ...

Mali's new premier in talks to form government

Apr 7, 2014

Mali's new premier in talks to form government

Mali’s new prime minister was in talks on Sunday to appoint a government to lead the West African nation’s postwar recovery after the surprise resignation of his predecessor and the entire Cabinet. Former Planning Minister Moussa Mara, 39, was promoted to the premiership on ...