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Cuban doctor contracts Ebola in Sierra Leone FREETOWN: A Cuban doctor in Sierra Leone to combat the Ebola outbreak has contracted the virus and is to be urgently flown to Geneva for treatment, the head of the Cuban mission said Wednesday.Doctor Feliz Baez Sarria, 43, "is in good condition" and currently in a Red Cross centre close to the Sierra Leone capital Freetown, his boss, Doctor Jorge Delgado Butillo, told AFP.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014 ...

Sierra Leone trading hub Ebola-free but still suffering KENEMA: There is little to celebrate in the tribal chiefdoms of eastern Sierra Leone, where the retreat of the Ebola virus is mitigated by grinding poverty worsened by draconian quarantine restrictions.In Kenema, a diamond exporting hub and the heart of the west African nation's cocoa and coffee industry, no new infections have been recorded since October and the town bustles with trade and traffic.But the district -- part of the Ebola epicentre straddling Sierra Leone, ...
Cambodia nightclub fire kills five: police PHNOM PENH: Five people, including a foreign holidaymaker, died in a fire at a nightclub in Cambodia's northwestern tourist hub of Siem Reap on Tuesday, police said.The blaze broke out at the Hip Hop nightclub in Siem Reap city at around 2am (1900 GMT) due to an electrical fault, provincial police chief Sort Nady told AFP."Five people, including an unidentified foreign tourist, died from suffocation by smoke," he said, adding that two other local people ...
Zimbabwe's vice president hits back at 'demonic' attacks HARARE: Zimbabwe's Vice President Joice Mujuru on Monday said she is taking legal action against pro-government newspapers that accused her of corruption and plotting to topple President Robert Mugabe."I am accused of being involved in a plot to overthrow the legitimate Zimbabwean government led by His Excellency RG Mugabe," Mujuru said her in first full response to sustained charges against her in the state media, including weekend reports that she is leading a plot to ...
South Africa's Telkom lays off 406 managers in restructuring drive JOHANNESBURG: South Africa's Telkom SA has laid off 406 managers, the chief executive of the fixed-line operator said on Monday, following months of wrangling with unions over restructuring.Chief Executive Sipho Maseko said this in a conference call following the release of Telkom's first-half earnings. The company has been on a drive to cut costs and boost earnings as demand for fixed-line services falls due to stiff competition from mobile operators.Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...
Colombian general kidnapped by rebels BOGOTA: A Colombian army general went missing Sunday in an area where leftist FARC rebels are active, President Juan Manuel Santos said, in a potentially serious strain to the South American country's peace process.Santos ordered Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzon to travel to the isolated Choco department town of Quibdo to lead the investigation into the presumed "abduction" of Brigadier General Ruben Alzate."We demand that his captors (all signs point to the FARC) set him ...
Ebola-infected doctor from Sierra Leone flown to US: medical official FREETOWN:- A doctor from Sierra Leone who has contracted Ebola was early Saturday flown to the US where he has residency to be treated for the deadly virus, a senior medical official told AFP.The flight carrying Martin Salia left the airport at Sierra Leone's capital Freetown at 2:30 am (GMT), Dr Brima Kargbo, the country's chief medical officer, told AFP.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014 ...


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Banking Review 2013

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