JOHANNESBURG, Jan 22 (BERNAMA) -- Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA), an independent organization of leaders of some of the country's biggest business organizations, has welcomed the appointment of an entirely new board at national power utility Eskom, saying it reflects Government´s commitment to transform State-owned enterprises (SOEs).

UNITED NATIONS, Jan 22 (Bernama) -- UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and the head of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) Tadamichi Yamamoto have strongly condemned a terrorist attack on a hotel in Afghan capital, Kabul, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

BOGOTA, Jan. 22(NNN-XINHUA) -- Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Sunday said his government would strive to negotiate a second ceasefire agreement with the National Liberation Army (ELN) guerrilla group.

CARACAS, Jan. 22 (BERNAMA-NNN-XINHUA) -- Venezuela has assumed the rotating presidency of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Venezuelan Oil Minister Manuel Quevedo said on Saturday.

HAVANA, Jan. 22 (BERNAMA-NNN-XINHUA) -- Cuba on Saturday alerted its citizens to the dangers posed by seemingly legitimate "help wanted ads" posted by human traffickers.

WASHINGTON, Jan 22 (Bernama) -- US State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert on Sunday urged Turkey to exercise restraint in its military operations in northwest Syria, China's Xinhua news agency reported.