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Seven killed in Boko Haram attack in Chad BAGA SOLA: Seven civilians were killed in an attack in Chad blamed on Nigerian Boko Haram rebels, officials said on Monday.The militants ambushed people on their way to a market in Tchoukou Telia near Lake Chad on Friday, Dimouya Souapebe, the deputy prefect of Baga Sola told AFP.Some of the victims had their throats cut while others were shot, he said.Improvised mines were later discovered along the road between Tchoukou Telia and Ngouboua close to the Nigerian border, which Boko Haram also raided in recent weeks.The Chadian army is taking part in an regional offensive against the insurgents along with troops from Nigeria, Niger and Cameroon.On Friday the head of the Chadian general staff, General Brahim Seid, told AFP that Boko Haram's "nuisance capacity" had been heavily limited by the military intervention. Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015 ...

Zimbabwe's Mugabe ruling party fires former deputy Mujuru HARARE: Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's ruling ZANU-PF has expelled former vice president Joice Mujuru, completing the purging from national politics of a woman who only a year ago was seen as frontrunner to succeed the 91-year-old leader.Mujuru lost her positions in the party and government in December and had become an ordinary ZANU-PF member. ZANU-PF spokesman Simon Khaya Moyo said in a statement that the ruling party's top decision-making organ politburo had on Thursday agreed ...
Fortune runs out for Nigeria's Goodluck Jonathan LAGOS: Goodluck Jonathan's rise to the top of the pile in Nigeria's ruthless political world had been described as accidental -- a matter of good luck.But the amazing run of coincidence and chance that brought the son of a canoe-maker to the presidential villa in the capital Abuja, has come to an end, with his electoral defeat at the hands of challenger Muhammadu Buhari.The 57-year-old southern Christian -- the first head of state from the ...
At least 10 killed in Burundi landslides BUJUMBURA: Landslides in Burundi have killed at least 10 people after torrential rains, a local governor said Monday, revising downwards an earlier toll after eight were found alive."It is a disaster... dozens of houses were destroyed, crops have been washed away," said Jacques Minani, governor of the Bujumbura district, some 35 kilometres (20 miles) south of the capital.However, he revised an earlier toll of 18 dead, after saying that five of those believed killed had ...
Curfew in Nigeria's Rivers state over election tensions: state govt PORT HARCOURT: An overnight curfew was imposed in Nigeria's southern Rivers state as tensions ran high over local results of the country's general election, the state government said on Monday."The government has imposed a curfew in Rivers state from 7:00 pm (1800 GMT) to 6:00 am to prevent the breakdown of law and order because of the tense political situation," said information commissioner Ibim Semenitari.Rivers, in the oil-producing Delta region, is seen as a key ...
Red Cross worker killed in attack on aid truck in Mali: ICRC GENEVA: An international Red Cross worker was killed and a local colleague injured when the aid truck they were driving was attacked in northern Mali on Monday, the organisation said in a statement.An aid truck belonging to the International Committee of the Red Cross "was attacked this morning near Gao, leaving one ICRC staff member dead and a member of the Mali Red Cross injured," it said. Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015 ...
Nigeria vote generally credible despite issues: observers ABUJA: Voting in Nigeria's general election was broadly credible despite widespread logistical challenges, domestic and foreign observers said in preliminary findings released on Monday.Nigeria's Transition Monitoring Group (TMG), set up in the late 1990s to coincide with the end of military rule, said Saturday's election "afforded Nigerians a credible opportunity to exercise their right to vote"."Late delivery of materials, a slow accreditation process and the inability of card readers to consistently validate voter's fingerprints posed ...

 



 
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Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyJanuary
Trade Balance $-999 mln
Exports $2.064 bln
Imports $3.063 bln
WeeklyApril 16, 2015
Reserves $16.818 bln