Nestle pledges internships, job training for 300,000 African youths

Jun 22, 2016

Nestle pledges internships, job training for 300,000 African youths

Swiss company Nestle will offer on-the-job training for 300,000 African youths to offset high unemployment that poses “severe economic and social challenges” for the continent, the company announced Tuesday. “We’re going to create more than 3,000 internships and apprenticeships in African countries by the ...

Jun 7, 2016

31 survivors of shipwreck off Crete arrive in Egypt

Thirty-one migrants who survived when their boat sank off Crete last week arrived in Egypt on Monday along with the bodies of nine people who died, police told AFP. Two helicopters, three ships and a coast guard vessel scrambled after the makeshift boat sank ...

U.S. advisers call in drone strike against Somalia Shabab roadblock

May 13, 2016

U.S. advisers call in drone strike against Somalia Shabab roadblock

U.S. special operations forces working with African partners called in an airstrike against the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab group in Somalia on Thursday, killing five, the Pentagon said. Pentagon spokesman Navy Capt. Jeff Davis said U.S. troops were advising and assisting Ugandan troops from the African ...

Zika invades placenta, brain of fetus in mice tests

May 12, 2016

Zika invades placenta, brain of fetus in mice tests

Experiments using lab mice show how the Zika virus travels through the bloodstream, multiplies in the placenta and invades the brain of the developing fetus, stunting growth or causing death, researchers said Wednesday. A pair of studies, one published in the journal Cell and ...