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Asians honoured for disruption

Seven people operating at the frontiers of technology's interface with business, collectively called "The Disruptors", are named Straits Times Asians of the Year.
from Straits Times on Dec 7, 2016.
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Death and injury toll rises in wake of Indonesian earthquake

The 6.5 magnitude earthquake that struck Indonesia's Aceh province on Wednesday morning has kill 97 people, the Indonesian military said.
from New Straits Times on Dec 7, 2016.

End of Boko Haram in sight, says Buhari

The end of Boko Haram terrorists is in sight, according to Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari.
from Premium Times on Dec 7, 2016.

MSF closes Jordan clinic for war-wounded Syrians

A clinic for war-wounded Syrians in Jordan is being forced to close just six months after Jordan shut its borders with Syria, says an international medical organisation.
from Médecins Sans Frontières on Dec 7, 2016.

Yemen 'months away from running out of food'

Yemen is at risk of catastrophic hunger as food imports plunge and on current trends will effectively run out of food within months, warns Oxfam.
from Oxfam on Dec 7, 2016.
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Ghana elections: polls, candidates and issues

Ghanaians go to the polls with two leading candidates who are nothing if not familiar.
from International Business Times on Dec 7, 2016.

Ethiopia: out of poverty - and back again

About 65 per cent of Ethiopian households that escaped poverty between 1997 and 2004 were again living in poverty by 2009.
from Chronic Poverty Advisory Network on Dec 6, 2016.
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Afghanistan’s lapis lazuli trade at a standstill

China is a major buyer of Afghanistan’s lapis lazuli but access to the mineral wealth is creating conflict and instability.
from China Dialogue on Dec 7, 2016.
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