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Gunmen kill 2 Egypt judges, prosecutor in Sinai CAIRO: Gunmen killed two Egyptian judges and a prosecutor Saturday in the Sinai Peninsula, where security forces are battling an Islamist insurgency spearheaded by an Islamic State group affiliate, officials said.The shooting in North Sinai's provincial capital El-Arish also killed the officials' driver and wounded another prosecutor, the health ministry said.Police initially said three judges were killed in the attack that came hours after a court in Cairo sentenced ousted president Mohamed Morsi to death for his role in a mass jailbreak during the 2011 uprising.Some of Morsi's fellow defendants included jihadists in Sinai, where militants often attack members of the security forces.Police said the officials came under attack while being driven to a court hearing in El-Arish.Health ministry spokesman Hossam Abdel Ghaffar told AFP four people were killed."Two judges, a prosecutor and the driver of the car were killed, while another prosecutor was wounded," he said.Following the attack, the ...

Burundi president back in capital, to address nation Friday BUJUMBURA: Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza has returned to the capital Bujumbura following a failed coup attempt and will address the nation on Friday, officials in the president's office said."He is in Bujumbura in a very secure place," an aide to the president told AFP. "He will address the nation today."Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015 ...
Nigeria's Jonathan says friends abandoned him after defeat LAGOS: Outgoing Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan said Sunday that some of his friends deserted him shortly after he conceded defeat to his rival General Muhammadu Buhari in the March election.Jonathan publicly conceded defeat to Buhari on March 31, a decision which was commended by local and foreign commentators and doused tension in the country."Some hard decisions have their own costs. No doubt about that. It is a very costly decision but I must be very ...
South Africa opposition set for first black leader PORT ELIZABETH: Members of South Africa's opposition Democratic Alliance voted Sunday at a congress expected to elect the party's first black leader in what has been billed as a watershed moment for the mostly white party.Some 1,425 delegates from across the country began casting their votes by secret ballot early in the morning with all eyes on Mmusi Maimane, 34, the party's parliamentary leader and the favourite to succeed outgoing leader Helen Zille, who has ...
WHO declares Liberia Ebola-free MONROVIA: The UN health agency on Saturday declared Liberia Ebola-free, hailing the "monumental" achievement in the west African country where the virus has killed more than 4,700 people."The outbreak of Ebola virus disease in Liberia is over," the World Health Organization said in a statement, adding that 42 days had passed since the last confirmed case was buried."Interruption of transmission is a monumental achievement for a country that reported the highest number of deaths in ...
Kerry calls for unity to defeat terrorism NAIROBI: US Secretary of State John Kerry called for unity in the face of terror attacks Monday, as he visited a memorial in Kenya to the 1998 bombing of the US embassy.The embassy bombing by Al-Qaeda was the worst attack in the east African nation by militants, killing 213 people."The terrorists who struck on August 7, 1998 failed utterly in their purpose, which was to implant fear in the hearts of the Kenyan people and ...
About 160 more hostages rescued from Boko Haram stronghold: Nigerian army KANO: Nigerian troops have rescued about 160 more hostages from Boko Haram's Sambisa Forest stronghold in northeast Nigeria, the country's army told AFP on Thursday."We are still trying to compute the actual number of those rescued. But tentatively there are about 60 women of various ages and around 100 children," said army spokesman Sani Usman.Usman said one woman was killed in the fighting and eight other rescued hostages were injured. A soldier was also killed ...

 



 
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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
WeeklyJuly 01, 2015
Reserves $18.5 bln