LONDON, Dec 10 (Reuters) - Nestlé is spending 45
million Swiss francs ($45.13 million) a year on efforts to
source cocoa sustainably, the food company said, also citing
progress in reducing child labour in its West African supply
ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algeria holds a presidential election on Thursday which protesters say offers no real choice and will keep in power the ruling hierarchy they have been trying to oust in 10 months of demonstrations.
OSLO (Reuters) - Militant groups and global military powers both pose a threat to peace and stability in the Horn of Africa, Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on Tuesday after receiving the Nobel Peace Prize for forging a peace accord with Eritrea.
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa cut short his state visit Egypt so he could return home and meet with utility Eskom, local news agency EWN said on Tuesday, over a deepening power crisis that has seen six straight days of nationwide blackouts.
OSLO (Reuters) - The world's leading military powers and militant groups are both threatening peace and stability in the Horn of Africa, Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed will say on Tuesday at a ceremony to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.
LONDON (Reuters) - The son of Angola's veteran ex-president faced corruption charges before the country's supreme court in a trial which opened on Monday, state news agency ANGOP said, the most high-profile case yet under the government's anti-corruption drive.
THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrived at the U.N.'s International Court of Justice on Tuesday to defend her country over charges of genocide against its Rohingya Muslim minority, as back home thousands of people rallied in her support.
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African mining companies Harmony Gold, Impala Platinum, and Sibanye-Stillwater have been forced to cut production since Monday due to power shortages, they said on Tuesday.
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - A senior United Nations official urged Ethiopia on Monday to stop shutting off the internet without legal basis and revise a draft law meant to curb hate speech to ensure it protects freedom of speech.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The foreign ministers of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan plan to meet in Washington on Jan. 13 to try to finalize an agreement to resolve their dispute over a massive dam project on the Nile River in Ethiopia, according to a joint statement issued by the U.S. Treasury Department on Monday.
KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan's prime minister said on Sunday Khartoum had reduced the number of troops it has in Yemen from a peak of 15,000 to 5,000, confirming a drawdown in a conflict which he said could not be solved militarily.
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Police in the Kenyan capital sealed off a court building where the governor of Nairobi County was due to be charged with corruption and other economic crimes on Monday, guarding against threatened protests by his supporters.
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African Airways (SAA) had to be placed on "business rescue" because there was no other viable and financially workable option to secure a credible future for the state-owned airline, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Monday.
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Four mineworkers were killed and one was seriously injured after a rock fall at a South African gold mine on Friday trapped five workers underground, the company and a mining union said on Sunday.