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Gunmen execute 28 on Kenya bus near Somalia border GARISSA: Gunmen seized a bus in northeastern Kenya near the Somali border early Saturday and executed 28 passengers, police said, blaming the attack on Shebab extremists."I can confirm .... that 28 innocent travellers were brutally executed by the Shebab," said regional police chief Noah Mwavinda, referring to the Somali militant group. He said the gunmen forced the bus to stop and drove it to the side of the road, where they proceeded to kill passengers.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014


Mexico ex-police official arrested in student abductions MEXICO CITY: A former police chief in Cocula, the Mexican town where witnesses say 43 missing students were massacred, was arrested for allegedly participating in handing the young men over to a criminal gang, prosecutors said Friday.Cesar Nava Gonzalez was arrested on November 16, the statement said, calling the former official a "member of the Guerreros Unidos criminal organization."The teacher college students' disappearance and presumed slaughter has infuriated Mexicans fed up with corruption, impunity and ...

Indonesia's new president causes a buzz by flying economy JAKARTA: Indonesia's new President Joko Widodo caused a stir this weekend by opting to fly economy class to watch his son's high school graduation in Singapore, drawing both praise and criticism online.Skipping the usual heavy security protocol for heads of state, Widodo and his wife Iriana queued for check-in at Jakarta airport like ordinary passengers before taking their economy seats.Widodo is known for his common touch, and his family have maintained a modest lifestyle since ...

Voting underway in Bahrain amid Shia opposition boycott MANAMA: Bahrainis went to the polls Saturday for the first legislative elections since a 2011 uprising, but the vote is being boycotted by the Shiite opposition that led Gulf kingdom's pro-democracy movement.The electorate of almost 350,000 is being called to choose 40 deputies, with Sunnis making up most of the 266 candidates.The polls are being contested without a compromise in sight between authorities in the Sunni-ruled monarchy and the opposition.Al-Wefaq, the main opposition group, has ...

UN warns Ebola still far from over UNITED NATIONS: The head of the UN Ebola mission warned Friday that the world was "far, far away" from beating the deadly outbreak and said a huge increase in aid was needed to fight the virus in Africa."There is a long battle ahead of us," Anthony Banbury told the UN Security Council, which met two months after it declared the outbreak a threat to world security.Fighting the epidemic "is going to require a tremendous increase ...

British health volunteers heading to S. Leone to tackle Ebola LONDON: A first group of volunteers from Britain's state National Health Service were to depart Saturday for Sierra Leone to join the Ebola epidemic fightback, the UK government said.More than 30 NHS workers were to arrive in the capital Freetown on Sunday for a week of training before moving to British-built treatment centres around the west African country.The group includes doctors, nurses, clinicians, psychiatrists and emergency medicine consultants.The volunteers have gone through nine days of ...

Obama presses on with immigration plan as clash looms LAS VEGAS: US President Barack Obama staunchly defended his unilateral move to shield millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation Friday, pledging to implement his controversial plan despite furious criticism from congressional opponents.The controversial overhaul, praised by many immigration rights activists, provides three-year relief for millions of undocumented people who have lived in the country for more than five years and have children that are US citizens or legal residents.According to the president, it also channels ...


 



 
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Banking Review 2013


Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlySeptember
Trade Balance $-2.380 bln
Exports $2.181 bln
Imports $4.561 bln
WeeklyNovember 13, 2014
Reserves $13.268 bln