Former UCLA basketball player Billy Knight found dead at age 39

PHOENIX, Arizona — Former UCLA Bruins and professional basketball player Billy Knight was found dead on a Phoenix roadway early Sunday. Knight’s body was found at 2:45 a.m. Sunday, and he was pronounced dead shortly thereafter by the Phoenix Fire Department. Officials have found no signs of foul play in his death, according to the…

China to announces it will provide $20 Billion loan for Arab States at Forum

BEIJING, China — Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a speech at the opening ceremony of the eighth ministerial meeting of the China-Arab States Cooperation Forum in Beijing. The CASCF which was established 14 year ago, has facilitated China’s cooperation and communication with the Arab states. During his speech, President Xi announced that China along with…

Eritrea and Ethiopia are set to re-establish diplomatic and trade ties

ASMARA, Eritrea — After long years of hostility, Eritrea and Ethiopia are set to re-establish diplomatic and trade ties. Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrean President Isaia Afwerki made the announcement during a landmark meeting in the latter’s capital Asmara. If there is peace between Ethiopian and Eritrean people, the horn of Africa region…

President Macron parties at Nigeria nightclub

LAGOS, Nigeria — France’s President Emmanuel Macron has visited the famous nightclub built in honour of legendary musician Fela Kuti in Nigeria’s commercial capital, Lagos. Fela, who died in 1997, pioneered the Afrobeat sound and was known for his sexual exploits, marijuana smoking and being a fearless critic of military rule. The French leader –…

Angola eases controls over diamond sector, to double output in four years

ANGOLA — Angola, the world’s fifth-largest diamond producer, is expected to ease up its restrictive legislation over the industry in order to attract more foreign investment, up production and secure higher government revenue. The country has historically had in place limiting rules over diamond operations, including not allowing foreigners to hold a majority stake and…

Mexico’s Richest Man, Carlos Slim, partners with Goldcorp

MEXICO — Carlos Slim, who is known as the richest man in Mexico, teamed up with Canada’s Goldcorp (TSX:G) (NYSE:GG) by sealing a deal between his Minera Frisco and Goldcorp’s subsidiary Minera Peñasquito. The deal involves exploring and evaluating possible mining operations in Mexico’s Mazapil Valley, which is in the central Zacatecas state near the…

Mexico names Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador as New President

MEXICO CITY, Mexico — Mexico announced leftist, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador as the countries new President after he swept to victory on Sunday. Lopez Obrador won 53 percent of the vote in a multi-candidate race – the highest total since 1982. The 64-year-old will take over from current president Enrique Pena Nieto. Mr. López Obrador’s…