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Liberia announces return of Ebola, with one new death MONROVIA: Liberia announced the return of the deadly Ebola virus on Tuesday, more than six weeks after the country eradicated the disease."A new case of Ebola has been reported in Margibi County. The person has died and was confirmed positive before death. He has been buried," said deputy health minister Tolbert Nyensuah.The official told a radio station experts had traced and quarantined anyone who may have had contact with the victim, without giving numbers or any details on the patient."We are investigating to know the origin of this new case. We ask all Liberians and all other nationals living in Liberia to continue taking the preventive measures," he said.Liberia's neighbours Guinea and Sierra Leone are both battling the outbreak, which has killed more than 11,000 people, but the coastal Margibi County is much nearer the capital Monrovia than either border.World Health Organization spokesman Tarik Jasarevic told reporters in Geneva the ...

Mozambique turns 40, high on gas prospects MAPUTO: Mozambique turned 40 on Thursday, mixing formal military parades with exuberant African dancing as it turned from a generation of civil war and poverty to look to a more prosperous future, powered, it hopes, by vast amounts of natural gas.In contrast to the early years of independence from Portugal in 1975, when the challenge was navigating the choppy waters of the Cold War, the southern African nation's leaders now face the burden of the ...
Top Burundi leader flees days ahead of polls BUJUMBURA: Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza's controversial bid to stand for a third consecutive term in office was dealt a fresh blow on Thursday after one of his top deputies fled the country and urged him to step down.In a letter addressed to Nkurunziza, whose re-election bid has already sparked weeks of civil unrest, a refugee crisis and a coup attempt, second vice-president Gervais Rufyikiri urged the president to "put the interests of the Burundian people ...
25 killed in two Egypt road accidents CAIRO: Twenty-five people were killed and 29 others injured on Sunday in two separate road accidents in Egypt, where poor road and traffic regulations kill thousands each year, officials said.One accident took place on the highway linking Cairo to the Mediterranean coast further north when a minibus collided with a truck killing 13 people and injuring four, said a health ministry official.Twelve people were killed and 25 injured in the other accident when a bus ...
DR Congo opens probe after NGO accuses UK firm of bribery KINSHASA: Kinshasa said on Friday it had opened an investigation after an NGO alleged a British energy company paid off an army officer accused of silencing critics of exploration in a Congolese national park.Global Witness, a British NGO, on Wednesday published scans of four cheques totalling $15,600 (14,000 euros) allegedly issued by a Congolese subsidiary of Soco International to an army major posted to Virunga National Park.The park, which lies in the east of the ...
Leaders at African summit expected to avoid migration troubles JOHANNESBURG: Despite growing pressure to address the tragedy of African migrants drowning in the Mediterranean, the African Union is unlikely to offer any home-grown solutions to the crisis, say analysts.Refugees will be discussed in a closed session at the first day of the African Union summit on Sunday, in anticipation of a meeting with the European Union in the latter half of this year.But African leaders, many of whom routinely flout human rights, are accused ...
Death toll now 31 in NE Nigeria market blast KANO: At least 31 people were killed when an explosion ripped through a busy market in the northeast Nigerian city of Yola, an emergency official said on Friday."So far, we have 31 dead victims and 38 people in hospital receiving treatment" as a result of Thursday's blast, the National Emergency Management Agency's coordinator in the city Sa'ad Bello told AFP."Some whose injuries were not severe were discharged," he added.The blast happened at about 7:40 pm ...

 



 
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Banking Review 2014


Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyMay
Trade Balance $-1.894 bln
Exports $1.953 bln
Imports $3.847 bln
WeeklyJune 25, 2015
Reserves $17.457 bln