emerging markets

European stocks advance as Fed hints at rate rise

by Roland JACKSON European stock markets climbed on Thursday, cheered by hints the US Federal Reserve could raise interest rates sooner than expected in view of US growth, despite mixed eurozone data. Frankfurt’s main DAX index jumped 0.93 percent compared with Wednesday’s close to end the day at 9,401.53 points. London’s benchmark FTSE 100 added 0.33 … Read more

Mario Oriani-Ambrosini

Mario Oriani-Ambrosini in his own words – facing terminal illness

UPDATE: When Inkatha Freedom Party MP Dr Mario Oriani-Ambrosini died in August 2014, first reports were that the terminal lung cancer he had been battling had finally killed him. It later turned out that he had committed suicide by shooting himself to death. Oriani-Ambrosini ruffled medical feathers by refusing orthodox medical treatment in favour of alternative medicine, including medical marijuana instead of morphine … Read more

Ugandan protest against anti-gay law prior to passing

Ugandan parliament set to re-introduce anti-gay law

By Elias Biryabarema KAMPALA (Reuters) – Uganda’s parliament will try to re-introduce an anti-homosexuality law that was thrown out by a court, a lawmaker leading the effort said on Wednesday, a move that could once again damage relations with the West. Last week, the east African country’s constitutional court nullified the law, signed by President … Read more