Inflation data spurs stock gains, US yields fall

US inflation cools in February Two-year US Treasury yields post their biggest monthly decline since 2008 S&P 500 on track for back-to-back quarterly gains NEW YORK, March 31 (Reuters) – A measure of global stocks was poised to make its biggest weekly percentage increase in two months on Friday. data fueled hopes that the Federal … Read more

Kenyan police, crowds clash in third wave of price hike protests

NAIROBI, March 30 (Reuters) – Protesters threw stones at police in the Kenyan capital and attackers set fire to an office of the president’s party in a western city on Thursday in a third wave of demonstrations staged by his opponents. Thousands joined opposition leader Raila Odinga’s marches against the high cost of living and … Read more

Corporate giants say anti-LGBT law would hurt Uganda’s economy

NAIROBI, March 29 (Reuters) – A coalition of global companies, including Google (GOOGL.O) and Microsoft (MSFT.O), on Wednesday denounced anti-LGBTQ legislation passed by the Ugandan parliament last week and warned that it would harm East Africa. economy of the country. The Open for Business coalition said the legislation, which criminalizes identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, … Read more

Kamala Harris kicks off Africa tour in Ghana, announces security support

US Vice President kicks off three-country tour of Africa Washington is trying to counter Chinese, Russian influence Harris says she raised the issue of LGBT rights ACCRA, March 27 (Reuters) – The United States will provide $100 million to Ghana and four other West African countries to help them deal with violent extremism and instability, … Read more

Burkina Faso suspends France 24 broadcasts in the country after an interview with Al Qaeda

NAIROBI, March 27 (Reuters) – Burkina Faso’s military government on Monday suspended France 24 broadcasts in the country after the TV station aired an interview with the head of al Qaeda’s North African wing AQIM. Relations between Paris and Ouagadougou have deteriorated sharply since Burkina Faso’s military seized power in a coup d’├ętat last October. … Read more

Banksy’s migrant rescue ship has been seized by the Italian Coast Guard in Lampedusa

MILAN, March 26 (Reuters) – A rescue ship funded by British street artist Banksy was seized in Lampedusa on Sunday after the Italian Coast Guard said the boat had failed to follow its instructions to sail to Sicily after carrying out a migrant rescue operation . The Coast Guard said it ordered the vessel MV … Read more

Ethiopia drops bid to end UN-mandated Tigray abuses probe early – sources

GENEVA, March 23 (Reuters) – Ethiopia has dropped a draft motion seeking an early end to a UN-mandated investigative inquiry into the Tigray war, diplomats and observers told Reuters, under pressure from Western nations. The International Commission for Ethiopia, the only independent investigation into the two-year conflict between Ethiopia’s military and troops in the northern … Read more