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Islamic State releases video purporting to show killing of 21 Egyptians in Libya CAIRO: Islamic State released a video on Sunday purporting to show the militant group beheading 21 Egyptian Christians kidnapped in Libya. The Egyptians, dressed in orange jump suits, were beheaded after being forced down on the ground. The video appeared on the Twitter feed of a website that supports Islamic State.Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...

Kenya to push ahead with digital TV switchover: government NAIROBI: The Kenyan government vowed Sunday to push ahead with a switch from analogue to digital television signals, a day after four key stations went off air.Officials from the government's Communication Authority, accompanied by police, switched off the analogue signal around midday Saturday at four major stations -- NTV, KTN, Citizen TV and QTV."We will not go back on digital migration," the information and communications ministry said in a statement, telling Kenyans it would give ...
Dozens of suspected Boko Haram sympathisers arrested in Niger ZINDER: Several dozen people suspected of having links to Nigeria's Boko Haram have been arrested in southern Niger since the start of cross-border attacks by the Islamist group a week ago, a local governor said."In the region of Zinder, we have a few dozen people whom we arrested for checking. They are suspects," Kalla Moutari told AFP in an interview late Saturday, adding that they were citizens of Niger.The suspects were sent to an "anti-terrorist ...
Female suicide bomber kills 7 in northeast Nigeria: police KANO: A female suicide bomber killed seven people on Sunday at a bus station in the northeast Nigerian city of Damaturu, the latest in a spate of similar attacks blamed on Boko Haram, police said."There has been an attack on the Damaturu Central Motor Park by a female suicide bomber," said Marcos Danladi, the police commissioner of Yobe State, of which Damaturu is the capital."So far, seven people have been confirmed dead and 32 others ...
Sierra Leone loses track of $3.3mn in Ebola funds FREETOWN: Sierra Leone has been criticised in a report presented to its parliament on Friday showing ministers lost track of more than $3 million in internal emergency funds to fight the Ebola virus. There was no paperwork to support 14 billion leones ($3.3 million, 2.8 million euros) of contracts, while 11 billion leones had incomplete documentation, the country's Auditor-General Laura Taylor-Pearce said in the report.There were "lapses in the financial management system in Sierra Leone ...
WHO assists search for '100 missing' in DR Congo boat disaster KINSHASA: The World Health Organization on Friday said it is assisting in the search for as many as 100 people believed missing after their boat sank on the Congo River.Thursday's accident in the Democratic Republic of Congo happened when two boats collided close to the town of Kwamouth, some 200 kilometres (124 miles) east of Kinshasa, the WHO said in a statement.The WHO cited survivors as saying there may have been close to 150 people ...
Alleged IS gunmen in Libya 'seize radio station' TRIPOLI: Gunmen claiming to be members of the Islamic State militant group have seized control of a state-run radio station in Libya's coastal city of Sirte, residents said Friday.militant websites also posted pictures showing armed men sitting in front of microphones in a broadcasting studio and brandishing Kalashnikov assault rifles."They took Radio Sirte yesterday (Thursday). Since then they have been broadcasting (verses from) the Koran and speeches by (IS chief Abu Bakr) al-Baghdadi," a resident ...


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ICT 2014

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-999 mln
Exports $2.064 bln
Imports $3.063 bln
WeeklyMarch 13, 2015
Reserves $16.273 bln