Just in:  

You are here: Home»World»Africa



Guinea president sacks minister, officials over violence CONAKRY: Guinean President Alpha Conde on Thursday sacked his interior minister and two other government officials for "gross misconduct," for their handling of deadly violence that broke out at a religious gathering last weekend.Interior Minister Mahmoud Cisse, Secretary of State for Religious Affairs El Hajd Abdoulaye Diassy and his deputy Aboubacar Fofana were dismissed, according to orders from Conakry, which gave no further explanation and did not name any replacements.A source in the presidency told AFP that "President Conde blames his now former colleagues for the catastrophic event management at Touba".Two people were killed, many wounded and vehicles and buildings torched when rival groups clashed over the construction of a large mosque in the city, which lies some 250 kilometres (155 miles) north of Conakry in the Gaoual prefecture."Authorities deployed security forces to maintain order in the region after the destruction," and an investigation has been opened, Court of Appeals ...

Bomb scare on Polish plane en route to Egypt SOFIA: A plane carrying 161 passengers from Poland to Egypt was forced to make an emergency landing in eastern Bulgaria early Thursday because of a bomb scare, airport officials said.The aircraft had been en route from Warsaw to the Red Sea resort of Hurghada when one of the travellers, a man in his sixties, announced there were explosives on board."The plane made an emergency landing at Burgas airport at 0545 (0345 GMT) after a passenger ...
Nigeria's president asks for extra budget to cover fuel subsidy ABUJA: Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has requested the approval of a supplementary budget to cover mainly the 413 billion naira ($2.1 billion) of debt owed to fuel importers under a subsidy scheme, the presidency said on Wednesday. Buhari asked the Senate to approve 465.64 billion naira to cover subsidies, funding for the military operation Lafiya Dole against the militant insurgency in the northeast, prisoner rations and pay for out-going and incoming legislative aides, a letter ...
Blast hits mobile phone market in Kano, NE Nigeria: traders KANO: A large blast ripped through a busy mobile phone market in Nigeria's biggest northern city, Kano, on Wednesday, two traders told AFP, a day after more than 30 were killed in the northeast city of Yola.Nafiu Mohammed and Suleiman Haruna said the explosion "deep inside" the Farm Centre market happened shortly after 4:00 pm (1500 GMT) and that rescuers were on the scene dealing with casualties. Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015 ...
Egyptian unemployment edges up to 12.8pc in Q3 CAIRO: Egypt's unemployment rate edged up to 12.8 percent in the third quarter of 2015 from 12.7 percent the previous quarter, but was lower than the 13.1 percent rate in the same period of last year, the statistics agency said on Sunday. President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi has pledged to reduce joblessness to 10 percent over the next five years -- a target that will require much higher levels of economic growth. Egypt has struggled to ...
UN to vote Thursday on Burundi measures UNITED NATIONS: The UN Security Council will vote on Thursday on a French-drafted resolution aimed at ending the deadly violence in Burundi, diplomats said.The council will meet around midday (1700 GMT) to decide on the measure that condemns the violence and threatens sanctions against Burundian leaders who incite attacks.Burundi has been rocked by killings, torture and illegal detentions since President Pierre Nkurunziza launched a controversial bid to prolong his term in office in April.At least ...
Nigeria's president appoints banker Kemi Adeosun as finance minister ABUJA: Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari appointed former investment banker Kemi Adeosun as finance minister on Wednesday, putting her in charge of Africa's biggest economy. Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,813.39 0.01
Arrow Nasdaq 5,116.15 0.26
Arrow S&P 2,088.87 0.01
Arrow FTSE 6,393.13 0.88
Arrow DAX 11,320.77 1.35
Arrow CAC-40 4,946.02 1.08
Arrow Nikkei 19,944.41 0.49
Arrow H.Seng 22,488.94 0.04
Arrow Sensex 25,958.63 0.71

Wholesale Camping Equipment from China at 

New 2015 adidas and Nike Soccer Cleats at Kicks Corner uk

Ad Asia 2015

Foreign Debt $62.649bn
Per Cap Income $1,512
GDP Growth 4.24%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.197 bln
Exports $1.729 bln
Imports $3.926 bln
WeeklyNovember 23, 2015
Reserves $19.713 bln