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 2018-01-17 06:59 

Reuters Africa

Ivory Coast aims to raise 1,310.7 bln CFA francs in 2018 bonds...

Ivory Coast aims to raise 1,310.7 billion CFA francs ($2.35 billion) in bonds on the regional CFA franc market in 2018, treasury director Jules Coulibaly told Reuters on Tuesday....

 2018-01-17 06:56 

Reuters Africa

Cricket-Gibson calls for final push as South Africa eye series win...

South Africa coach Ottis Gibson has urged his side to keep their...

 2018-01-17 06:54 

Reuters Africa

Nigeria expects $700 mln from international sources: DMO...

Nigeria expects to raise $700 million from international sources as part of a $3.5 billion in borrowing earmarked in the 2017 spending plan, the Debt Management Office (DMO) said on Tuesday....

 2018-01-17 06:51 

Reuters Africa

Some 1,400 migrants rescued at sea, two bodies recovered - Italy coastguard...

Some 1,400 migrants were plucked from overcrowded boats off the coast of Libya on Tuesday, Italy's coastguard said, and two bodies were recovered....

 2018-01-17 06:45 

Reuters Africa

Malawi's December inflation slows to 7.1 pct y/y - official data...

Malawi's consumer inflation slowed to 7.1 percent year-on-year in December from 7.7 percent in November, official data from the National Statistical Office showed on Wednesday....

 2018-01-17 06:41 

Reuters Africa

Scandal-hit KPMG South Africa appoints new chairman...

The South African arm of global audit firm KPMG said on Wednesday it had appointed veteran public servant and former chairman of the Development Bank of Southern Africa Wiseman Nkuhlu as its chairman....

 2018-01-17 05:21 

Reuters Africa

Mauritius on alert for tropical cyclone Berguitta, port and airport closed...

Mauritius closed its port and airport on Wednesday after raising its warning as a potentially dangerous tropical cyclone approached the Indian Ocean island nation....

 2018-01-17 04:53 

Reuters Africa

At least 33 human skulls found in western Mexico, official says...

Police have discovered at least 33 human skulls buried in western Mexico, authorities said on Tuesday, the latest grisly find in a region that has suffered from increasing violence between warring drug cartels....

 2018-01-17 04:28 

Reuters Africa

Thai court drops royal insult case over ancient king...

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 2018-01-17 03:47 

Reuters Africa

China says it doesn't need Taiwan's permission to open new air route...

The Chinese government said on Wednesday that it does not need Taiwan's permission to open new air routes, after Taipei complained that a new route over the narrow Taiwan Strait that separates the two was a security and safety risk....

 2018-01-17 02:40 

Reuters Africa

Hong Kong democracy leader Joshua Wong jailed a second time for 2014 protest...

Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong, 21, was sentenced to a second jail term of three months on Wednesday for his role in the 2014 pro-democracy...

 2018-01-17 01:57 

Reuters Africa

Iranian oil tanker wreck produces two slicks in East China Sea - China...

An Iranian oil tanker that sank in the East China Sea has left two oil slicks covering a combined 109 square kms (42 square miles), the Chinese government said late on Tuesday, as maritime police scour the area for damage....

 2018-01-16 22:57 

Reuters Africa

Trump is sharp, but needs to lose weight - White House doctor...

U.S. President Donald Trump passed a cognitive test and is in overall excellent health, but needs to lose 10 to 15 pounds (4.5 to 6.8 kg) by eating better and starting to exercise, the White House physician said on Tuesday....

 2018-01-16 21:34 

Reuters Africa

Dinosaur tail to be auctioned for Mexico quake reconstruction...

A fossilized dinosaur tail discovered in Morocco will be auctioned on Tuesday night in Mexico to raise funds for the reconstruction of thousands of schools damaged by two earthquakes that struck the Latin American nation in September....

 2018-01-16 21:04 

Reuters Africa

U.S. withholds $65 million in Palestinian aid after Trump threat...

The United States will give a U.N. agency $60 million (43.50 million pounds) in aid for Palestinians refugees but withhold a further $65 million for now, the State Department said on Tuesday, as the Trump administration carried out a threat it made two we...

 2018-01-16 19:56 

Reuters Africa

Aside from Trump limelight, Davos discreetly pushes peace talks...

U.S. President Donald Trump will hog the limelight at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos next week, but behind the scenes some of the world's leading diplomats will be working on some of humanity's knottiest conflicts....

 2018-01-16 18:55 

Reuters Africa

U.S. government shutdown looms amid harsh immigration exchange...

Partisan finger-pointing over immigration policy on Tuesday left the U.S. Congress and the White House stumbling closer to a possible federal government shutdown by the end of the week, although Wall Street held out hopes for a deal to prevent that....

 2018-01-16 17:49 

Reuters Africa

What's up with Italy's Renzi, asks Fiat chief Marchionne...

Italy's centre-left leader Matteo Renzi is no longer the politician he once was, the chief executive of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said on Tuesday, indicating their once strong ties had withered....

 2018-01-16 17:39 

Reuters Africa

Trump says he wants more immigrants from 'everywhere'...

U.S. President Donald Trump, asked whether he wanted more immigrants from Norway, said on Tuesday that he wanted the United States to draw immigrants from nations around the world....

 2018-01-16 16:34 

Reuters Africa

Nobel peace laureate group urges Japan to join nuclear arms ban treaty...

The leader of the campaign group that won last year's Nobel Peace Prize on Tuesday urged Japan to join a United Nations treaty to prohibit nuclear arms, saying a nuclear deterrence strategy would not bring about peace....

 2018-01-16 16:16 

Reuters Africa

U.S. warily eyeing new Russian air defences in Crimea...

The United States is assessing the security implications of Russia's latest deployment of S-400 air defences to Crimea, a U.S. military official said on Wednesday, adding it could give existing Russian defences more resilience....

 2018-01-16 15:59 

Reuters Africa

Czech PM Babis battles fraud charges as cabinet loses confidence vote...

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis's minority government lost a confidence vote on Tuesday, forcing him to try to build a coalition with opposition parties as he battles allegations of subsidy fraud....

 2018-01-16 15:33 

Reuters Africa

Magnitude 5.8 earthquake hits Nicaragua - USGS...

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.8 struck Nicaragua about 50 miles (80 km) southwest of Rivas on Tuesday, the United States Geological Survey said....

 2018-01-16 15:05 

Reuters Africa

Jordan, Greece and Cyprus say more support needed to states on refugee frontline...

Greece, Jordan and Cyprus called for more effective support to countries on the frontline of the Middle East refugee crisis on Tuesday and pledged to deepen cooperation on a host of issues from water management to protection of artefacts....

 2018-01-16 14:49 

Reuters Africa

German asylum numbers fall, but still too high, minister says...

The number of asylum seekers registered in Germany fell sharply in 2017, coming in well below the maximum 220,000 being targeted by the parties that are in talks on forming a new government, but the interior minister said numbers were still too high....

 2018-01-16 14:36 

Reuters Africa

EU targets recycling as China bans plastic waste imports...

EU regulators are searching for ways to increase recycling of plastic, as waste piles up in ports after China banned imports of...

 2018-01-16 14:25 

Reuters Africa

South Africa's central bank adds seventh member to monetary policy committee...

South Africa's central bank said on Tuesday it had appointed Fundi Tshazibana as the seventh member of its monetary policy committee, and that the former IMF staffer will also act as advisor to the current governors....

 2018-01-16 13:55 

Reuters Africa

Nigeria's exchange to be publicly listed once bill is signed...

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) expects a bill that will allow it to be publicly listed will be signed into law this year, its chief executive Oscar Onyema said on Tuesday....

 2018-01-16 13:49 

Reuters Africa

South Africa ready to fund free university education: finmin...

South Africa is pushing ahead with a plan to offer free university education to students from poor households and will announce funding details in next month's budget, Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba said on Tuesday....

 2018-01-16 13:45 

Reuters Africa

Swiss campaign to curb immigration from EU gets go-ahead...

A Swiss far-right campaign to curb immigration from the European Union, potentially unravelling bilateral ties with the bloc, moved ahead on Tuesday when the government gave proponents a green light to start canvassing public support....

 2018-01-16 13:37 

Reuters Africa

Sharma keeps India in the hunt as S Africa lead reaches 258...

Seamer Ishant Sharma bagged a brace of wickets to keep India in the hunt for victory as South Africa crawled to 230 for seven at tea in their second innings on the fourth day of the second test on Tuesday....

 2018-01-16 13:20 

Reuters Africa

Split Social Democrats could sink Merkel's coalition plans...

The leader of Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) tried on Tuesday to quash a grassroots rebellion against a blueprint agreed with Angela Merkel's conservatives to enter formal talks on a...

 2018-01-16 13:00 

Reuters Africa

De Beers turns to blockchain to guarantee diamond purity...

Anglo American's diamond unit De Beers aims to launch the first industry-wide blockchain this year to track gems each time they change hands starting from the moment they are dug from the ground, its chief executive said on Tuesday....

 2018-01-16 12:55 

Reuters Africa

Romania's ruling Social Democrats propose MEP Dancila as new premier...

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 2018-01-16 12:47 

Reuters Africa

Four South Carolina police wounded exchanging gunfire with suspect...

A police officer and three sheriff's deputies were shot and wounded as they tried to apprehend a man accused of domestic violence early Tuesday morning in South Carolina's York County, the sheriff's office said....

 2018-01-16 12:44 

Reuters Africa

Without rain, S.Africa's Cape Town may run out of water by April...

South Africa's Cape Town, one of the world's iconic tourist destinations, could run out of water by April as the city's worst drought in a century risks forcing residents to join queues for emergency rations....

 2018-01-16 12:26 

Reuters Africa

Ethiopian Airlines signs deal to revive Zambia's national carrier...

Ethiopian Airlines said on Tuesday it had signed an agreement with the Zambian government to relaunch the southern African country's national carrier, which was shut down more than two decades ago....

 2018-01-16 12:23 

Reuters Africa

Danish inventor could face life sentence in submarine killing case...

Danish prosecutors will seek to have inventor Peter Madsen jailed for life, police said on Tuesday, adding that he may have killed Swedish journalist Kim Wall on board his homebuilt submarine by cutting her throat or by strangulation....

 2018-01-16 12:16 

Reuters Africa

Syrian opposition calls on Trump and EU to up pressure on Russia and Iran...

Syria's chief opposition negotiator called on U.S. President Donald Trump and European Union leaders to increase pressure on President Bashar al-Assad, Russia and Iran to return to talks aimed at ending the six-year civil war....

 2018-01-16 12:10 

Reuters Africa

Pope expresses 'pain and shame' over Chile sex abuse scandal...

Pope Francis expressed his...

 2018-01-16 11:49 

Reuters Africa

Sublime Federer breezes through Melbourne opener...

Defending champion Roger Federer was quickly into his majestic stride with a straight-sets victory over Slovenian Aljaz Bedene in his opening match at the Australian Open on Tuesday....

 2018-01-16 11:30 

Reuters Africa

Sudanese police fire tear gas, arrest protesters in Khartoum...

Sudanese police fired tear gas, struck demonstrators with batons and arrested several people at a protest against soaring living costs in the centre of Khartoum on Tuesday....

 2018-01-16 11:16 

Reuters Africa

Ex-Trump chief strategist Bannon meets with House panel on Russia...

President Donald Trump's former chief strategist Steve Bannon will meet behind closed doors on Tuesday with a U.S. House of Representatives committee that is probing whether Russia meddled in the 2016 presidential election....

 2018-01-16 11:11 

Reuters Africa

Kosovo Serb leader shot dead in northern town...

Kosovan Serb leader Oliver Ivanovic, who was standing trial over the killings of ethnic Albanians during the 1998-99 war, was shot dead outside his party office in the northern town of Mitrovica on Tuesday, a state prosecutor said....

 2018-01-16 11:05 

Reuters Africa

Ahead of UK summit, Macron visits migrants in port of Calais...

French President Emmanuel Macron visited a migrant reception centre and quizzed refugees in Calais on Tuesday, taking stock of the pressure on the Channel port ahead of a summit with British Prime Minister Theresa May this week....

 2018-01-16 10:53 

Reuters Africa

Yemen seeks Saudi cash as plunging currency deepens war woes...

War-torn Yemen said it needs a $2 billion (1.45 billion) deposit pledged by key ally Saudi Arabia in November to stabilise a currency that hit new lows this week, pushing its impoverished people closer to starvation....

 2018-01-16 10:47 

Reuters Africa

Days after Hawaii alert gaffe, Japan issues false alarm about a missile launch...

Japanese public broadcaster NHK issued a false alarm about a North Korean missile launch on Tuesday, but it corrected the error within minutes, messages on the NHK website showed....

 2018-01-16 10:38 

Reuters Africa

Cricket-Kohli fined, handed demerit point for on-field behaviour...

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has sanctioned India captain Virat Kohli for repeatedly complaining to the umpires about a damp ball and then aggressively throwing it to the floor during the second test against South Africa in Pretoria....

 2018-01-16 10:26 

Reuters Africa

UAE will complain to U.N. body over Qatar war planes...

The United Arab Emirates will lodge a complaint against Qatar at the United Nations' aviation agency on Tuesday after Qatari war planes allegedly intercepted UAE civilian aircraft, a UAE official said....

 2018-01-16 10:26 

Reuters Africa

South Africa's rand reaches 2 1/2-year best as technical points hit...

South Africa's rand rose to its strongest since July 2015 early on Tuesday as it crossed crucial technical points and ignited offshore buying interest....

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