All
 

 

Just in:  

You are here: Home»World»Africa

Africa

Archive

54 Nigerian soldiers sentenced to death for mutiny: lawyer ABUJA: A Nigerian court martial on Wednesday sentenced to death 54 soldiers convicted of mutiny after they allegedly refused to deploy for an operation against Boko Haram militants in the northeast, their lawyer said. "They sentenced 54 to death and acquitted five," said prominent human rights lawyer Femi Falana, following a verdict in the trial that began on October 15 and was conducted behind closed doors. Military officials were not immediately available for comment.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014 ...

Ebola centres overflow as Sierra Leone steps up fight DEVIL HOLE: Ebola centres in Sierra Leone overflowed on Wednesday as health workers combed the streets of the capital Freetown for patients, after the government launched a major operation to contain the epidemic in West Africa's worst-hit country. President Ernest Bai Koroma said on national television that travel between all parts of the country had been restricted as part of "Operation Western Area Surge", and public gatherings would be strictly controlled in the run-up to ...
Two Egyptians, two Emiratis killed in military aircraft crash CAIRO: Four crew members were killed, two of them Egyptian and two Emirati, when their military aircraft crashed during joint exercises on Wednesday, officials said.The crash occurred in Egypt, the UAE's official news agency WAM said.The crash was caused by a technical problem, the Egyptian military said in a statement, without specifying what type of aircraft was involved.Egypt and the United Arab Emirates enjoy a close relationship, cooperating in various fields besides military activities.In August ...
UN chief to travel to Ebola-hit countries: UN sources UNITED NATIONS: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will travel to Ebola-hit countries in West Africa this week to raise awareness about the health crisis, UN officials said Tuesday.Ban is to make the announcement at a year-end press conference at the United Nations on Wednesday, UN official said.The UN chief is to visit Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Mali to take stock of international efforts to beat back the world's worst outbreak of the disease, which ...
Tunisia looks to cap off revolution with presidential vote TUNIS: Tunisians vote in the second round of a presidential election on Sunday, capping off four years of a sometimes chaotic transition since their country sparked the Arab Spring.Incumbent Moncef Marzouki faces political veteran Beji Caid Essebsi in the vote -- the first time Tunisians will be allowed to freely elect their president since independence from France in 1956.It was protests in Tunisia and the 2011 ouster of longtime ruler Zine El Abidine Ben Ali ...
British embassy in Cairo reopens to the public CAIRO: The British embassy in Cairo said on Tuesday it has resumed services to the public, nine days after they were suspended over security concerns about the mission's main building.The Canadian embassy next to the British embassy, which also suspended services, remains shut to the public."The British embassy in Cairo resumed public services today, Tuesday 16 December, after security issues related to the building were resolved in cooperation with the Egyptian government," a statement by ...
Mauritius names new prime minister Anerood Jugnauth PORT LOUIS: Mauritius' president on Sunday named veteran politician Sir Anerood Jugnauth as prime minister, after the 84-year old won a landslide victory taking nearly three-quarters of seats in parliament.Jugnauth, a former president and prime minister, was handed his letter of appointment at a meeting at State House on Sunday, a statement from the office of President Kailash Purryag said.Jugnauth's centre-right Alliance Lepep swept up 47 out of 62 seats in the Indian Ocean nation's ...

 



 
Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,356.87 1.69
Arrow Nasdaq 4,644.31 2.12
Arrow S&P 2,012.89 2.04
Arrow FTSE 6,336.48 0.07
Arrow DAX 9,544.43 0.20
Arrow CAC-40 4,111.91 0.46
Arrow Nikkei 16,819.73 0.38
Arrow H.Seng 22,585.84 0.37
Arrow Sensex 26,710.13 0.27






ICT 2014


Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyOctober
Trade Balance $-2.309 bln
Exports $1.957 bln
Imports $4.266 bln
WeeklyDecember 15, 2014
Reserves $13.922 bln