State Hands Over IMF Africa Group Chair

State Hands Over IMF Africa Group Chair

Tokyo — The International Monetary Fund (IMF) African Group Constituency Group has elected Malawi’s Finance Minister Ken Lipenga as the new chair of the 22-member grouping for the next two years. Lipenga, takes over from Uganda’s Finance Minister Maria Kiwanuka. The IMF Executive Director for Africa, Moeketsi Majoro, said during the just-concluded group’s meeting in […]

South Sudan: First Paved Highway in South Sudan Constructed By USAID, Officially Opened

South Sudan: First Paved Highway in South Sudan Constructed By USAID, Officially Opened

Washington, DC — On September 12, U.S. Ambassador to South Sudan Susan D. Page and President of the Republic of South Sudan Salva Kiir Mayardit inaugurated South Sudan’s 192-kilometer-long Juba-Nimule Road, the largest infrastructure project ever built in South Sudan, and the young nation’s first paved highway. The inauguration comes one day after the two […]

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 […]

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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