AFRICA

In northeast Nigerian camp, one in 200 young children ‘died over...

By Paul Carsten ABUJA (Reuters) – More than one of every 200 children aged under five at a camp in northeast Nigeria died in just...

Loser in Mali election files appeal to overturn results

BAMAKO (Reuters) – The losing candidate in Mali’s presidential election, Soumaila Cisse, said on Friday that he has lodged an appeal with the country’s...

Higher living costs, fees force many Egyptians to drop haj plans

By Ali Abdelaty CAIRO (Reuters) – Mahmoud Aouni has always wanted to make the haj pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia,...

Algeria’s Bouteflika sacks two senior army generals: presidency

ALGIERS (Reuters) – Algeria’s President Abdelaziz Bouteflika on Friday dismissed two senior generals, the presidency said, a fresh upheaval in the OPEC oil producer’s...

Somali Puntland forces recapture strategic town from al Shabaab: officer

GAROWE, Somalia (Reuters) – Military forces of Somalia’s semi-autonomous Puntland region have retaken a strategic town from Islamic militant group al Shabaab, an officer...

EU deplores ‘brutal treatment’ of Ugandan MPs after president’s convoy stoned

By Elias Biryabarema KAMPALA (Reuters) – European Union diplomats in Uganda on Friday deplored “brutal treatment” of lawmakers arrested over a stoning of President Yoweri...
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Currency shocks knock platinum to 10-year lows

By Peter Hobson LONDON (Reuters) – Platinum prices tumbled to 10-year lows as the collapse of Turkey’s lira rippled through markets and weakened the currency...

Spooked investors pulled $1.4 billion emerging markets in last week: IIF

By Marc Jones LONDON (Reuters) – Investors rattled by events in Turkey, China and South Africa have pulled $1.3 billion out of emerging-market stocks in...

Factbox: Emerging central banks that are hiking interest rates

LONDON (Reuters) – Emerging market economies have seen a steady stream of interest rate rises as central banks are battling to contain inflationary pressures...
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Tencent shares set to slide after first quarterly profit fall in...

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Shares of Chinese technology giant Tencent Holdings were set to slide 4.8 percent on Thursday after it reported its first...

Blockchain firm Soluna to build 900MW wind farm in Morocco: CEO

By Ahmed Eljechtimi RABAT (Reuters) – Blockchain company Soluna plans to build a 900-megawatt wind farm to power a computing center in Dakhla in the...

Egyptian students design car that runs on air

CAIRO (Reuters) – A group of Egyptian students has designed a vehicle they say will battle rising energy prices and promote clean energy by...

Federer beats Mayer, to face Wawrinka in quarter-finals

(Reuters) – World number two Roger Federer, bidding for his eighth Cincinnati Masters title, outlasted Leonardo Mayer of Argentina 6-1 7-6(6) in the third...

Kenya’s Kipyegon suspended for failing to submit to doping test

NAIROBI (Reuters) – Kipyegon Bett is the latest Kenyan athlete to be suspended for a doping-related offense, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) announced on...

Spieth fails to join grand slam club

By Andrew Both ST. LOUIS (Reuters) – Golf’s exclusive grand slam club will not be acquiring any new members this year after Jordan Spieth fell...