Southern African bloc to reduce dependence on foreign funds Aug 19, 2019 0 606 12345 Dar es Salaam: The Southern African Development Community (SADC) wants to reduce its reliance on funding from foreign countries, the new head of the organization said on Sunday at the close of a two-day summit in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.“We need to improve our economy so as to improve our dependence,” Tanzanian President John Magufuli said.Of the SADC’s budget of 74 million dollars for 2019-20, 31 million dollars will be provided by external donors.Magufuli said the industrialization of the region would be his main priority during his term of office. He said it was unacceptable that a region so rich in resources should be considered poor. (DPA) Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES Jordan summons Israeli envoy over ‘violations’ of Jerusalem holy site Aug 19, 2019 0 266 Gibraltar rejects US demand to seize disputed oil tanker Aug 19, 2019 0 244 Airport bombed by Libya’s Haftar not military, says UN Aug 19, 2019 0 1064 Chad regions on state of emergency after dozens die in ethnic violence N’Djamena: Chad President Idriss Deby declared a state of emergency in two eastern provinces on Sunday after violent intercommunal clashes left dozens dead earlier this month. The state of emergency will run for three .. Sudan opposition coalition appoints five civilian members of sovereign council REUTERS KHARTOUM Sudan’s opposition coalition on Sunday named five people as civilian members of the country’s sovereign council to be sworn in on Monday, a source within the coalition told Reuters. A power-sharing .. ‘Dozens of combatants killed’ as Syria regime forces battle militants AFP Beirut Pro-regime forces were locked in heavy fighting with insurgents on Sunday near a jihadist-run town in northwestern Syria, leaving dozens of combatants dead, a war monitor said. The Syrian Observatory for .. IS car bomb kills Kurdish police officer in northeast Syria Qamishli: A police officer was killed on Sunday in a car bomb attack claimed by the Islamic State group (IS) in the Kurdish-majority city of Qamishli in northeast Syria, police said. Kurdish police spokesman Ali .. Yemen govt agencies halt work in Aden after separatist takeover DPA SANAA The Transport Ministry in Yemen’s internationally recognised government said on Sunday it had suspended its operation in Aden, a week after separatists overran the port city deepening the unrest in .. Houthi rebels appoint ‘ambassador’ in Tehran Dubai: Yemen’s Iran-linked Houthi rebels have appointed an “ambassador” in Tehran, a step condemned by the internationally recognised government as a breach of international laws. The Islamic republic made no .. Grace 1 tanker raises Iranian flag, changes name to ‘Adrian Darya-1’ GIBRALTAR: Video footage and photographs showed the tanker flying the red, green and white flag of Iran and bearing the new name of ‘Adrian Darya-1’ painted in white on its hull. Its previous name, ‘Grace 1’, had been .. Three Palestinians killed by Israeli troops at Gaza border: Ministry Gaza City: Three Palestinians were killed by Israeli soldiers in the northern Gaza Strip, the Palestinian health ministry said on Sunday, hours after three rockets were fired at Israel from the blockaded enclave. The ..