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Car bomb wounds six Egyptian policemen in Cairo CAIRO: A car bomb wounded six Egyptian policemen Thursday as it exploded in front of a police building in Cairo, the interior ministry said, the latest in a wave of militant attacks that has rocked Egypt.The powerful blast in northern Cairo's district of Shubra came in the middle of the night, an AFP journalist said, as Egyptian security forces are being targeted by Islamic State militants waging an insurgency."A man suddenly stopped his car in front of the state security building, jumped out of it and fled on a motorbike that followed the car," the ministry statement said."The car exploded wounding six policemen."The blast made a wide crater near the four-storey building, shattered its windows and destroyed a major part of the front portion of a surrounding wall, an AFP correspondent reported from the site.One of the two guard posts at the entrance of the building was also destroyed.A vehicle ...

South Sudan govt refuses to sign peace as sanction deadline ends ADDIS ABABA: South Sudan's government refused to sign a peace deal with rebels Monday despite the threat of international sanctions, but will return to finalise an agreement within 15 days, mediators said.Rebel chief Riek Machar however said he had signed a deal, and called on President Salva Kiir to join."It was an opportunity for us to end the war," Machar said."We call on President Kiir to reconsider his position so that they can sign and ...
Four dead, more than 20,000 affected by Niger floods: UN NIAMEY: At least four people have died and more than 20,000 have been affected by floods in Niger caused by weeks of heavy rain, the United Nations said Friday.The bad weather has destroyed 2,170 homes and flooded nearly 545 hectares of agricultural land, the UN's Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in a statement.Around 3,100 displaced victims are currently living in schools or have been taken in by host families, the agency ...
Guinea-Bissau president dissolves govt after row with PM BISSAU: Guinea-Bissau's President Jose Mario Vaz has dismissed the government following a row with the prime minister, a presidential decree said on Thursday. "The government headed by Prime Minister Domingos Simoes Pereira has been dissolved," it said.The west African country, which returned to civilian rule last year, has been plagued by coups since independence from Portugal in 1974.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015 ...
At least 47 dead in market bomb blast in NE Nigeria KANO: At least 47 people were killed and dozens wounded in a bomb blast Tuesday in a part of northeast Nigeria frequently targeted by Boko Haram militants, a medical source and witnesses said.The explosion ripped through the weekly market in the village of Sabon Gari, around 135 kilometres (85 miles) south of Borno state capital Maiduguri, during peak trading around 1:15 pm (1230 GMT), the sources said."We have received at least 47 dead bodies and ...
South Africa to review visa rules that hit tourism PRETORIA: South African President Jacob Zuma said on Tuesday ministers would review new visa rules that have hit tourism and stoked tensions within the ruling party. Last year South Africa implemented regulations requiring visitors to provide biometric data when applying for visas, a problem for people in large countries like China, which only has South African consulates in Beijing and Shanghai. Further rules implemented in June require parents to carry unabridged birth certificates for their ...
Burundi says suspects in killing of general arrested BUJUMBURA: Burundi's prosecutor on Sunday said the killers of a powerful general loyal to President Pierre Nkurunziza had been identified and "a certain number" had been arrested.General Adolphe Nshimirimana, widely seen as Burundi's de-facto internal security chief, was killed in a rocket attack on August 2. He was a close aide of President Nkurunziza, whose successful bid for a third term has fuelled violence resulting in about a hundred deaths, a crackdown on protests and ...

 



 
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Banking Review 2014


Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $62.649bn
Per Cap Income $1,512
GDP Growth 4.24%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyJune
Trade Balance $-2.378 bln
Exports $2.016 bln
Imports $4.394 bln
WeeklyAugust 27, 2015
Reserves $18.509 bln