Africa
Nigeria projects 39.4m job losses by year end

A team charged with developing Nigeria's economic recovery plan from the coronavirus pandemic says about 39.4 million people could be jobless by the end of 2020 if government fails to act.

Kashmiri Dum Aloo:Happy Cooking & Healthy Eating

Kashmiri Dum Aloo is a mildly spiced whole baby potatoes curry cooked in a healthy and cooling yogurt base. It is extremely flavorful and is surely a different gravy when compared to the usual onion and tomato gravy. Serve it hot with phulka, naan or any rice of your choice.

In Congo, a hotline helps families survive abuse

KINSHASA - Four days after the Congolese government shut down Kinshasa’s pulsating nightlife, her husband knocked out some of her teeth and went to live with his mistress, leaving her bleeding and naked on the floor. Their three children saw it all.

Virtual safaris keep wildlife in sight for absent tourists

NANYUKI, Kenya — Virtual safaris are helping to distract people under coronavirus lockdowns while attracting badly needed support for African wildlife parks hit hard by the disappearance of tourists.

Kenya's herb farmers crushed by Corona drop in exports

MERU COUNTY, KENYA - For many farmers in Kenya, a bout of prolonged rain and flooding, as the East African nation a has experienced since March, can wipe out a whole season of crops. But for the herb grower Silas Mutuma, heavy rains often mean a year of solid profits.

Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane resigns; ends a tumultuous political career

MASERU - Lesotho’s Prime Minister Thomas Thabane has resigned, removing the main hurdle to resolving a political crisis that has engulfed the small southern African mountain kingdom since late last year.

UK Labour Party elects Joshan to its apex national executive committee

Gurinder Singh Josan, a long-time member of the Labour Party based in the West Midlands, was on Saturday elected to its apex national executive committee (NEC) – making him the first Sikh on the key panel in the party’s history.

Many actors and Bollywood celebrities participate in protests against CAA , NCR

Many from the film fraternity including actors Mohammad Zeeshan Ayyub, Farhan Akhtar, Parineeti Chopra, Richa Chadha, veteran screenwriter Javed Akhtar, filmmakers Reema Kagti, Vishal Bhardwaj and Anurag Kashyap, and Hollywood actor John Cusack expressed solidarity with the students against the police action amid protests against the contentious Act.

PUNJABI CULTURAL SOCIETY PARTICIPATES IN CHICAGO THANKSGIVING PARADE

CHICAGO - The Punjabi Cultural Society of Chicago (PCS) kept up its tradition of participating in the Chicago Thanksgiving Parade held on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday November 28, 2019, on State Street in the heart of downtown Chicago. Thanksgiving Parade is the biggest parade in Chicago and the city’s premier holiday event.

Uddhav-led govt wins the Assembly floor test, BJP crying foul

The BJP, which has 105 MLAs in the assembly, staged a walkout before the headcount of MLAs began. The boycott, BJP said, was against the “unlawful manner” in which the ministers were sworn in and the House session convened.

European Parliament delegation to visit Kashmir today for first-hand information

The Narendra Modi government has agreed to host 23 members of the European Parliament, currently on a visit to India, in the Kashmir Valley on Tuesday so they can see first-hand the ground situation in the region after the nullification of Article 370, which gave Jammu & Kashmir special status.

INDIA RAISES FRESH $1 BILLION TO REPAY AIR INDIA DEBT

Air India Assets Holding Ltd (AIAHL), a special purpose vehicle created by the Indian government to hive off a part of Air India's massive debt, raised another INR70 billion rupees (USD986 million) through bonds.

Life remains affected in Kashmir for the 64th consecutive day

 Normal life remained affected in Kashmir for the 64th consecutive day on Monday as main markets continued to be shut and public transport off the roads, officials said.

312 “debarred” Sikhs living abroad removed from list, can visit India

 At least 312 Indian-origin Sikhs living in foreign countries have been removed from a Ministry of Home Affairs “adverse list”, enabling them to apply for Indian visa and visit the country, a senior Ministry official said on Friday. Only two persons from the list have been excluded.