MONROVIA (Reuters) - Liberia's president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has denied accusations by some of members of her ruling party that she placed 17 close relatives in senior government positions, saying only her three sons work in government.
CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's Islamist president said on Wednesday he wanted talks with the judiciary and political powers to defuse a crisis over him trying reinstate parliament in defiance of generals who dissolved it last month based on a court ruling.
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told Rwandan President Paul Kagame on Wednesday he was concerned about U.N. reports that Rwandan officials were supporting rebels in the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
FREETOWN (Reuters) - At least 30 people are feared drowned after a boat capsized off the coast of Sierra Leone in bad weather over the weekend, Sierra Leonean and Guinean authorities said on Wednesday.
TRIPOLI (Reuters) - The head of Libya's largest Islamist party refused on Wednesday to concede defeat in its first free election in almost half a century, accusing his main liberal rival of "tricking" voters with disingenuous commitments to Islam.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has sent a Sudanese man, accused of guarding Osama bin Laden and helping him escape U.S. forces, back to Sudan after being held at Guantanamo Bay prison for over a decade, the Pentagon said on Wednesday.
LONDON (Reuters) - Host to the most important U.S. and French military bases in Africa, the tiny Red Sea state of Djibouti agrees it faces a risk of retaliation from the Islamist militants its Western guests hunt on forays into nearby countries.
NAIROBI, July 12 (Reuters) - The following company announcements, scheduled economic
indicators, debt and currency market moves and political events may affect African markets on
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*KENYA - Central Bank of Kenya auctions 91-day Treasury bills worth 3 billion
*MAURITIUS - Bank of Mauritius auctions 182-day Treasury bills worth 400
*ZAMBIA - Bank of Zambia auctions 91-,182-,273- and 364-day Treasury bills.
LONDON, July 11 (Reuters) - Differentials on Nigerian light
crude came under further pressure as three cargoes of Bonny
Light were added to the July loading schedule, traders said on
Bonny Light cargoes were added for loading on July 9-10,
16-17 and 24-25, while the mid-month cargo might have been
already sold, traders said.
The addition dented the sentiment, which had improved by a
spate of deals done ahead of the release of September loading
schedule early next week.
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's foreign ministry has suspended a former ambassador to Tehran after allegations he took a $200,000 bribe to help MTN Group win a mobile licence in Iran, a spokesman said in a radio interview on Wednesday.
KHARTOUM (Reuters) - An Arab Spring-style uprising in Sudan would likely follow the bloody example of Syria or Libya because its armed forces and judiciary are not independent and could be used against its people, former prime minister Sadeq al-Mahdi said on Wednesday.
LONDON (Reuters) - Chevron Corp. left workers pleading to be evacuated from a gas exploration platform off Nigeria which kept drilling as smoke poured from a borehole until an explosion that killed two people as the rig became engulfed in flames, according to accounts from four of the platform's workers.
CAIRO (Reuters) - A decision by Egypt's supreme court to overrule the president when he recalled parliament has raised the stakes in the power struggle between the long-repressed Muslim Brotherhood and the military which ruled for decades.