Burundi Leaps Ahead in Educational Progress

Burundi Leaps Ahead in Educational Progress

Offering free education, making it compulsory and supporting it politically has been the winning strategy behind Burundi’s successful bid to ensure that virtually all children get a primary school education. In a recent report by the UN Secretary-General, Burundi topped the list of countries having made the greatest strides in education, although it remains among […]

Some U.S. Diplomats Leave Middle East, Embassies on High Alert

Some U.S. Diplomats Leave Middle East, Embassies on High Alert

Some U.S. diplomats were leaving the Middle East, while U.S. embassies in the region remained on alert amid continued anti-U.S. protests triggered by a U.S.-made film that “insults Prophet Mohamed.” Tunisian radio reported Sunday that 128 diplomats and members of the U.S. embassy in Tunis had left for Washington, one day after the U.S. State […]

Libyan president says 50 arrested in US consulate attack

Libyan president says 50 arrested in US consulate attack

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Libyan President Mohammed Magarief said on Sunday that about 50 people have been arrested in connection with the deadly attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi last week, which he said was planned by foreigners linked to al Qaeda. The attack on Tuesday in Benghazi came amid protests over a video made […]

S.Africa’s Cell C aims to boost mobile market share

S.Africa’s Cell C aims to boost mobile market share

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa’s third-largest mobile phone operator, Cell C, is adding about 700,000 new subscribers a month after sharp price cuts to take market share from bigger rivals MTN and Vodacom, its newly appointed head said on Monday. The unlisted company, in which Saudi Telecom has an indirect stake, plans to have up […]

Guinness Nigeria full-year pre-tax profit down 19.5 pct

Guinness Nigeria full-year pre-tax profit down 19.5 pct

LAGOS (Reuters) – Nigeria’s Guinness, a unit of Diageo, said on Monday its full-year pre-tax profit to June dropped by 19.48 percent to 21.07 billion naira, from 26.17 billion naira the previous year. Sweetening the bad news, it also said shareholders will get a dividend of 8.0 naira per share or one bonus share for […]

Libya sacks Benghazi security chiefs after US attacks

Libya sacks Benghazi security chiefs after US attacks

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Libya has sacked its security chiefs for Benghazi after a deadly attack on the U.S. consulate in the eastern city last week, Interior Minister Fawzi Abdel A’al told Reuters. Colonel Salahadeen Doghman will replace the deputy interior minister for the east, Wanis Sharif, as well as the head of national security for […]

Tunisian security besiege mosque to arrest Salafist leader

Tunisian security besiege mosque to arrest Salafist leader

TUNIS (Reuters) – More than 1,000 Tunisian security forces surrounded a mosque in the capital on Monday where a Salafist leader wanted by police over clashes at the U.S. Embassy last week was meeting hundreds of followers, a Reuters witness said. Riot police, military and elite anti-terrorism forces cordoned off the al-Fatah mosque where Saif-Allah […]

S.Africa police bar ANC rebel in miner strike crackdown

S.Africa police bar ANC rebel in miner strike crackdown

By Siphiwe Sibeko MARIKANA, South Africa (Reuters) – South African police stopped ANC renegade Julius Malema from addressing striking miners on Monday as the government intensified efforts to contain labour unrest at mines in the world’s top platinum producer. The strife has cost the industry 4.5 billion rand in lost output, President Jacob Zuma said, […]

Fugitive Congo opposition figure heads to France: lawyer

Fugitive Congo opposition figure heads to France: lawyer

By Patrick Nduwimana BUJUMBURA (Reuters) – An opposition figure wanted in the Democratic Republic of Congo on treason charges has left neighbouring Burundi, where he had taken refuge, and has gone to France, his lawyer said on Sunday. Roger Lumbala, a Congolese member of parliament and former rebel, arrived at the South African Embassy in […]

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