Economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa is forecast to accelerate to 5.2 percent this year, driven by increasing investment to exploit the region’s natural resources and develop infrastructure, the World Bank said.
Chad is withdrawing its peacekeepers from the Central African Republic because it wants to protect the reputation of its forces amid criticism they aren’t neutral, Foreign Minister Moussa Faki Mahamat said.
Vice Media Inc., the company that combines punk culture with online journalism, is poised to double revenue to $1 billion by 2016 and may pursue an initial public offering, co-founder Shane Smith said.
Dame Margaret Anstee grew accustomed to accusations that she was a prostitute and to being mistaken for her male deputy’s secretary. She doesn’t hold it against anyone: There weren’t many women diplomats at the United Nations when she started work there in 1952.
Christian militias in Central African Republic are forcing a mass exodus of Muslim civilians in the west of the country in an effort to ethnically cleanse the region, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said.