US To Review Sanctions On North Korea – World News – African News Network | Latest African News | Nigerian News | Breaking News
Connect with us

World News

US To Review Sanctions On North Korea

Published

on

US To Review Sanctions On North Korea

American officials plan to review sanctions imposed on North Korea and a ban on travel to the country by u.s. Citizens to ensure that they do not limit humanitarian aid.

READ:  Venezuela: Court Bars Guaido From Leaving The Country

Stephen Biegun, U.S. special representative for North Korea, made the announcement to reporters.

Beigun says aid groups have complained that strict enforcement of sanctions imposed on North Korea has delayed efforts and in some cases prevented the delivery of aid to the impoverished country.

READ:  The World At Risk Of Heading Toward Irreversible 'Hothouse' State - Scientists

World News

Portugal Confirms 29 Germans Killed In Bus Crash

Published

on

By

Portugal Confirms 29 Germans Killed In Bus Crash

Portugal’s foreign ministry has confirmed that all 29 people killed in a tour bus crash on Madeira Island were German.

The bus that was carrying 55 persons rolled down a steep hill after veering off the road on a bend east of Madeira’s capital, Funchal.

READ:  Are Transportation Stocks The Market's Canary In A Coal Mine?

Authorities say they are investigating the cause and would inspect the bus for mechanical problems. 28 others are injured and receiving treatment in the hospital.

READ:  Netanyahu, Gantz Claim Victory In Israeli Closely-Fought Parliamentary Elections

The bus was carrying German tourists, as well as a Portuguese driver and guide. People at the roadside are also thought to be among the casualties.

READ:  Double Hard Court Blow For Trump, Implicated By Ex-Lawyer

Head of the Funchal, Tomasia Alves, says 28 persons were taken from the accident scene to a morgue, and another person died later in the hospital.

Continue Reading

African News

US To Toughen Measures Against Africans Who Overstay Short-Term Visas

Published

on

By

US To Toughen Measures Against Africans Who Overstay Short-Term Visas

The United States has announced tough new measures against Africans who overstay their short-term visas in the country.  This is in concert with president Donald Trump’s efforts to curb immigration.

READ:  At Least 50 Persons Killed In California Fire

The wall street journal reports African national with high overstay rates, including Nigeria, Chad, Eritrea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, could be affected by the clamp-down.

READ:  Trump To End Trade Benefits For Mauritania

In a 2017 report, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recorded the African countries to be among those, under the non-visa waiver program, whose nationals have the highest populations of overstays among non-immigrants in the United States.

READ:  Boko Haram: US Gives Operation Centre To Niger Army

Continue Reading

African News

Advisor To The Presidential Ivanka Trump And OPIC Chief Announce $1Billion Women’s Investment Initiative

Published

on

By

Advisor To The Presidential Ivanka Trump And OPIC Chief Announce $1Billion Women's Investment Initiative

Advisor and daughter of the US President, Ivanka Trump, has joined with David Bohigian, acting president and CEO of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s development finance institution, to announce the launch of OPIC’s initiative to support investment in women in Africa. The announcement was made during a U.S. government delegation to Ethiopia.

READ:  Search Continues For Kidnapped American Tourist And Her Driver In Uganda

OPIC aims to unlock the full economic potential of women in Africa by catalyzing one billion dollars through the initiative, directly investing 350 million dollars in businesses and funds owned by women, led by women, or providing a good or service that intentionally empowers women on the continent.

READ:  Votes Recount Underway In Florida

The women’s initiative will advance the white house-led government commitment to empowering women globally.

Ivanka Trump said for women to succeed as entrepreneurs and job creators, they must have equal access to the financing necessary to start and grow their businesses,

READ:  US, Russia, Saudi Arabia Crash Oil Prices

The Overseas Private Investment Corporation, (OPIC), was established in 1971 as a self-sustaining U.S. government agency that helps American businesses invest in emerging markets.

Continue Reading

Trending

Subscribe to ANN News Alert

Be the first to receive the latest news from Africa and around the world.

%d bloggers like this: