AFRICA

Benin businessman sentenced in absentia to 20 years for drug trafficking

COTONOU (Reuters) – Prominent Benin businessman and former presidential candidate Sebastien Ajavon has been sentenced in absentia to 20 years in prison in connection...

Tribe of slain Libya rebel commander protests at eastern oil port

By Ayman al-Warfalli BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) – Libyan tribesmen staged a demonstration at the eastern oil port of Hariga on Thursday in protest against the...

Algeria bans wearing of full-face veils at work

ALGIERS (Reuters) – Algerian authorities on Thursday banned women from wearing full-face veils, or niqabs, at work, citing reasons of identification for the decision. The...

Rwandan president appoints new foreign, defense ministers in reshuffle

KIGALI (Reuters) – Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame appointed new ministers of defense and foreign affairs in a cabinet reshuffle announced late on Thursday. Albert Murasira,...

Dutch call off Saudi trips due to concern over missing journalist

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Dutch Finance Minister Wopke Hoekstra on Thursday pulled out of next week’s investment summit in Riyadh and a Dutch trade mission...

Water, power supplies cut off on strife-torn Comoros island -residents

By Ali Amir Ahmed MORONI (Reuters) – Comoros authorities have cut off water and power supplies in the capital city of Anjouan province as part...
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UK fashion retailer New Look to exit China, close 120 stores

LONDON (Reuters) – British fashion group New Look is to exit China and will close its remaining 120 stores there by the end of...

New South African finance minister to stick close to Feb budget:...

By Vuyani Ndaba JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa’s new finance minister Tito Mboweni will stick closely next week to previous budget forecasts for the coming...

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

By Huw Jones LONDON (Reuters) – Insurers from across the world have called for amendments and a two-year delay to a change in accounting rules...
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Tax byte: Africans fear trend towards levies on data, services

By Elias Biryabarema and Joe Bavier KAMPALA/JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – The brisk business Julius Kirya did from his cash transfer kiosk in the Ugandan capital has...

Wooing investors, Rwanda hosts first tantalum-tracking blockchain

By Clement Uwiringiyimana and Barbara Lewis KIGALI/LONDON (Reuters) – Rwanda’s mining boss announced on Tuesday the world’s first blockchain project to track tantalum from the...

Alibaba’s Jack Ma to open institute for tech entrepreneurs in Indonesia

By Gayatri Suroyo NUSA DUA, Indonesia (Reuters) – Jack Ma, executive chairman of China’s Alibaba Group Holding, said on Saturday he plans to open an...
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Tennis: Sevastova battles past Zvonareva into Moscow semis

(Reuters) – Latvian Anastasija Sevastova rallied from a set down to defeat qualifier Vera Zvonareva 4-6 7-5 6-3 in the quarter-finals of the Kremlin...

Athletics: IAAF delays imposing gender rule due to Semenya challenge

By Christian Radnedge LONDON (Reuters) – The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) said on Tuesday it will delay the implementation of its new eligibility...

Golf: Pepperell takes three-stroke lead into British Masters final round

(Reuters) – England’s Eddie Pepperell produced a battling display to maintain a three-shot advantage after the third round of the British Masters in Surrey...