Day: February 8, 2019

African News

Mandela's life and legacy celebrated in London exhibition

LONDON (Reuters) – For a man who spent nearly three decades in prison, the passage of time was no doubt important to Nelson Mandela. Source link

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Roadblocks circle Ramaphosa's plan to fix South Africa's Eskom

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South African President Cyril Ramaphosa’s plan to split struggling state power utility Eskom is a positive show of intent to investors but a lack of detail has raised market concerns that concrete change will take years to deliver. Source link

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Libya arrests suspected al Qaeda leader, source says

TRIPOLI. (Reuters) – Libyan authorities have arrested a suspected al Qaeda leader who fled from the eastern city of Derna, once a jihadist bastion, a source in the attorney general’s office said on Friday. Source link

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Uganda frees BBC journalists detained over drugs investigation

KAMPALA (Reuters) – Ugandan police released three journalists on Friday who were working for the British Broadcasting Corporation, after detaining them overnight on suspicion of illegally possessing government prescription drugs. Source link

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Ivorian parliament speaker resigns ahead of possible presidential run

ABIDJAN (Reuters) – Former Ivory Coast rebel leader Guillaume Soro resigned as parliament speaker on Friday in a split with President Alassane Ouattara that could signal his intention to run for president next year. Source link

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Sierra Leone's president declares 'rape scourge' a national emergency

FREETOWN (Reuters) – The brutal rape of a young girl by her uncle in Sierra Leone became the rallying point for a campaign that on Thursday pushed President Julius Maada Bio to declare the prevalence of sexual violence a national emergency. Source link

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Glencore's Zambian unit suspends operations after three workers die in fire

LUSAKA (Reuters) – Glencore’s Zambian unit Mopani Copper Mines Plc said on Friday it had suspended operations at its Mindola north shaft after three workers were killed in a fire accident. Source link

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Geneva closes graft case against Obiang's son, confiscates 25 luxury cars

GENEVA (Reuters) – Swiss prosecutors said on Thursday they had closed a money-laundering inquiry into a son of the President of Equatorial Guinea with an arrangement to sell 25 confiscated luxury cars to fund social programmes in the former Spanish colony. Source link

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Residual U.S. sanctions keep Sudan's economy in chokehold

KHARTOUM, (Reuters) – Sixteen months after the United States lifted most sanctions on Sudan, businesses are unable to operate dollar transactions, insurance companies are cut off from the reinsurance market and the local airline is virtually grounded for lack of spare parts. Source link

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After air strikes in Chad, France warns citizens to be vigilant

PARIS (Reuters) – France warned its citizens in Chad on Thursday to be extra vigilant after its fighter jets struck a heavily-armed rebel convoy that crossed last week from southern Libya aiming to destabilise President Idriss Deby. Source link

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