EVANGELICAL preacher Emmanuel Momoh prayed for five years that he would discover the diamond he needed to pull his family out of poverty in eastern Sierra Leone.
The 39-year-old pastor obtained his first mining licence in 2012 when the paltry income he received from the Deeper Life Church in Kono, the country's key mining district, was stretched too thin for his growing family.
A LONG-LOST manuscript of the classic adventure story Around the World in Eighty Days shows how Jules Verne timed the story down to the last minute.
The handwritten original draft - which will be published next week - shows how the French author worked out how long every hectic twist in the plot would take to ensure that his hero Phileas Fogg arrived back in London to wi
IN his January inauguration speech, US President Donald Trump made a seemingly straightforward pledge: "We will follow two simple rules: buy American and hire American."
His daughter is the exception: even as he spoke, at least eight shipments of Ivanka Trump-branded shoes, bags and clothes – more than 53.5 tonnes – were steaming towards American ports from China, according to US
SOME multinationals working in conflict zones are turning to ethically dubious practices to keep their factories operating, employees working and goods flowing.
French-Swiss cement manufacturer LafargeHolcim admitted earlier this month that it resorted to "unacceptable" practices in 2013 and 2014 to keep its Jalabiya plant in Syria running until it was seized by the Islamic State
DEALING with a notorious murder by detonating a huge diplomatic row, and firing missiles as a practice assault on US bases in Japan – North Korea's recent actions demonstrate its willingness to escalate tensions whatever the consequences, say analysts.
Pyongyang on Tuesday banned all Malaysian citizens from leaving North Korea, its latest move in an increasingly heated feud over