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One dead in Cairo bomb blasts CAIRO: One person was killed in a bomb explosion outside a pizzeria in the Egyptian capital Thursday, after three other blasts hit offices of cell phone companies, a health official said.The bomb tore off the legs of the victim who was pronounced dead in hospital, health ministry spokesman Hossam Abdel Ghaffar told AFP. Two other people were wounded.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015 ...

Ebola-hit Liberia no longer America's forgotten stepchild DAKAR: As Liberia's president visits the US Senate on Thursday to thank Americans for their pivotal role in the Ebola recovery, she will reflect on a sometimes fractious relationship spanning two centuries.Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is due to address senators before meeting US President Barack Obama Friday to discuss the recovery from an outbreak which has claimed 9,500 lives.Of the West African nations afflicted by the disease, Liberia -- where more 4,000 people have died -- ...
Over 2,000 workers strike at Barrick Gold Zambia copper mine LUSAKA: Over 2,000 unionised workers at the Lumwana copper mine owned by Barrick Gold Corp. downed tools on Monday demanding an explanation of their fate when the company closes the operation, a senior government official said. "They are demanding to know their future when the mine is closed," Amos Malupenga, the top civil servant in North-Western province, told ReutersCopyright Reuters, 2015 ...
Egypt's Sisi vows to free wrongly jailed 'youths' CAIRO: President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi promised Sunday to release young people who may have been wrongly jailed during Egypt's crackdown on the opposition since he overthrew his Islamist predecessor in 2013.In an almost 40-minute televised address, Sisi also said the jihadist targets that his country's air force struck in neighbouring Libya last week had been carefully chosen to avoid civilian casualties.Sisi has come under increasing criticism for a deadly crackdown on Islamists that has also ...
World's oldest leader Mugabe triumphant ahead of 'obscene' birthday bash HARARE: The world's oldest leader, Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe, turns 91 on Saturday with much to celebrate -- even as critics condemn as "obscene" his lavish birthday party plans in a country he is accused of plunging into poverty.After years of international criticism, the European Union is resuming aid to the country and has already lifted sanctions on some senior government figures, while Mugabe has taken up the rotating chair of the African Union."To put ...
US eases Sudan communications sanctions WASHINGTON: The United States on Tuesday eased sanctions against Sudan by allowing Americans to send some communications hardware and software, including smartphones, officials said.The measure, which takes effect Wednesday, also covers computers and related accessories, the US Treasury Department said.Washington and Sudan have strained diplomatic relations and the United States has for years imposed sanctions on Sudan over a range of grievances including on human rights and Darfur.Last week, the United States hit out at ...
Four Tunisian police killed in 'terrorist' attack TUNIS: Four Tunisian police were killed on Tuesday in what the government labelled a "terrorist attack" in a region known as the base for the country's most dangerous militants group."On February 18, following a terrorist attack in Boulaaba in the governorate of Kasserine, four heroes of the National Guard were martyred," the interior ministry said in statement, without giving further details. Boulaaba is part of a mountain range on the Algerian border which is home ...

 



 
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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