Africa

Ethiopia’s PM says soldiers who marched on palace sought to ‘abort…

Ethiopia’s PM says soldiers who marched on palace sought to ‘abort…

Published 18/10/2018

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on Thursday that soldiers who marched on his palace last week had “nefarious aims” and [more…]

Congo’s Ebola outbreak to worsen without stepped-up response: WHO…

Congo’s Ebola outbreak to worsen without stepped-up response: WHO…

Published 17/10/2018

GENEVA (Reuters) - The Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo is likely to worsen significantly unless the response to it is stepped up, an [more…]

Kanye gives Ugandan leader sneakers, gets African name

Kanye gives Ugandan leader sneakers, gets African name

Published 17/10/2018

KAMPALA (Reuters) - Kanye West and Kim Kardashian gave Uganda’s leader a pair of the rapper’s sneakers on Monday and he gave them both “Ugandan” [more…]

Insurers call for delay in prising open ‘black box’ accounts

Insurers call for delay in prising open ‘black box’ accounts

Published 17/10/2018

LONDON (Reuters) - Insurers from across the world have called for amendments and a two-year delay to a change in accounting rules aimed at increasing [more…]

Paper says South Africa’s finance minister asked to be sacked, rand…

Paper says South Africa’s finance minister asked to be sacked, rand…

Published 08/10/2018

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene has asked President Cyril Ramaphosa to remove him after he admitted to visiting the home of [more…]

Five new Ebola cases confirmed in eastern Congo: health ministry

Five new Ebola cases confirmed in eastern Congo: health ministry

Published 06/10/2018

KINSHASA (Reuters) - The Congolese health ministry on Saturday reported a further five confirmed cases of Ebola in the east of the Democratic Republic of [more…]

Rwandan entrepreneur woos drinkers with beetroot wine

Rwandan entrepreneur woos drinkers with beetroot wine

Published 05/10/2018

KIGALI (Reuters) - Rwandans enjoy eating beetroot but entrepreneur Assumpta Uwamariya has found a novel use for the vegetable - turning it into a red [more…]

BNP Paribas Asset Management goes short U.S. tech stocks

BNP Paribas Asset Management goes short U.S. tech stocks

Published 05/10/2018

LONDON (Reuters) - BNP Paribas Asset Management is shifting its exposure across U.S. equities away from banks and positioning for a decline in technology stocks, [more…]

Namibian president wants land expropriated to boost black ownership

Namibian president wants land expropriated to boost black ownership

Published 01/10/2018

WINDHOEK (Reuters) - Namibia’s president called on Monday for a change to the constitution to allow the government to expropriate land and re-distribute it to [more…]

Nigeria’s Buhari promises 2019 elections will be fair after…

Nigeria’s Buhari promises 2019 elections will be fair after…

Published 01/10/2018

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari sought to reassure voters that next year’s elections would be free and fair on Monday after the opposition [more…]