African Lifestyles

World Must Not Miss Early Signals of Any Flu Pandemic

World Must Not Miss Early Signals of Any Flu Pandemic

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND —  The World Health Organization called on all countries on Monday to monitor closely outbreaks of deadly avian influenza in birds and poultry and to report promptly any human…

Former US President George H.W. Bush Recovers From Pneumonia

Former US President George H.W. Bush Recovers From Pneumonia

Doctors said Monday that the health of former U.S. President George H.W. Bush, who is suffering from bacterial pneumonia, is improving and that he has been moved out…

Silicon Valley Company Helps Immigrants Stay in US to Build Startups

Silicon Valley Company Helps Immigrants Stay in US to Build Startups

PALO ALTO, CA. —  Inspired by the movie Terminator, Yingzhe Fu has wanted to make robots ever since he was a child. That dream is now being realized in the form…

Trump’s Inauguration ‘Largest Watched … Ever’

Trump’s Inauguration ‘Largest Watched … Ever’

WASHINGTON —  New White House press secretary Sean Spicer, widely criticized for his assessment of the crowd size at President Donald Trump’s swearing-in last Friday, said Monday “it…

High Expectations in Ankara for Trump Presidency

High Expectations in Ankara for Trump Presidency

ISTANBUL —  Turkey’s pro-government media, usually critical of the United States, welcomed the inauguration of U.S. President Donald Trump. Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin spoke warmly of the…

Turkey’s Erdogan Urges Tanzania to End Gulen Ties

Turkey’s Erdogan Urges Tanzania to End Gulen Ties

DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA —  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday talked about trade and security on the first stop of an African tour, urging Tanzania’s leader to…

Trump Withdraws US from 12-Nation Pacific Rim Trade Deal

Trump Withdraws US from 12-Nation Pacific Rim Trade Deal

President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the 12-nation Pacific Rim trade on Monday as he started his first full week in office. At the White House, Trump…

China Slams Abe for Dividing ASEAN

China Slams Abe for Dividing ASEAN

China is not happy with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s high-profile visits to the Philippines, Australia, Indonesia and Vietnam over concerns that he may be trying to…

Rubio Faces Moment of Truth on Secretary of State Vote

Rubio Faces Moment of Truth on Secretary of State Vote

WASHINGTON —  All eyes are on Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida as a Senate committee is poised to vote on President Donald Trump’s nominee to be secretary of state…

CAR Becomes Most Dangerous Spot for Aid Workers

CAR Becomes Most Dangerous Spot for Aid Workers

BAMBARI AND BANGUI, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC —  Last year, humanitarian aid workers in the Central African Republic were involved in more than 365 security incidents — more than Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq and…