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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 to divide America from the citizens of this country," Kerry said."They failed for the same reason that terrorists will always fail. Yes they can reduce a building to rubble, and yes they can even deprive innocent people of their lives, but they do not give anyone anything of what really makes life worthwhile."Last month Al-Qaeda-affiliated Shebab gunmen massacred close to 150 people, mostly students, in a raid on a university in the northeastern Kenyan town ...

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 ...
Egypt's Sisi pledges elections in 2015 MADRID: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi vowed that parliamentary polls, originally set for last month, will be held before the end of the year, in an interview published Wednesday."I give my word: they will be held before the end of the year," he told El Mundo newspaper in an interview published on the eve of his official visit to Spain.Egypt's parliamentary polls were set to start on March 21 and run until May 7 but ...
Burundi constitutional court to examine president's third term bid BUJUMBURA: Burundi's constitutional court will examine the legality of President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term, the Senate said Wednesday, after days of violent protests over his plans to contest June elections. Venant Barubike, private secretary to the Senate president, told AFP that a motion had been submitted to the court seeking interpretation of key articles related to a possible presidential third term.At least five people have died in protests that erupted at the ...
Togo president extends lead in vote: partial results LOME: Togo's incumbent President Faure Gnassingbe has extended a strong lead over his main rival in a weekend poll, according to the latest partial results issued Tuesday.Gnassingbe looked poised to win a third term, with 69 percent of the vote against almost 18 percent for challenger Jean-Pierre Fabre, according to figures from the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI).Gnassingbe's family has ruled the small west African country for almost half a century.The president, who first came ...
Burundi president sticks to third term bid despite protests BUJUMBURA: Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza will continue his bid for a third term in power, a spokesman said Tuesday dismissing calls by protestors who have clashed with police for three days.At least five people have died since clashes broke out Sunday after the ruling CNDD-FDD party, which has been accused of intimidating opponents, designated Nkurunziza its candidate in for presidential elections due to be held in the central African nation on June 26."We won't back ...
One dead, 90 injured in South Africa train crash: officials JOHANNESBURG: A train driver was killed and at least 90 other people injured on Tuesday when two crowded commuter trains collided in Johannesburg, South African officials said, adding that emergency teams had cut one woman free from the wreckage."Paramedics, along with various services, arrived on the scene and found the wrecked trains blocking the tracks completely," Russel Meiring, spokesman for the ER24 paramedic group, said."Bent metal and parts of the train had been spread across ...

 



 
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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