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  • Fri, 17 Aug 2018 15:52

    Harmony Gold says impairments will dent full-year earnings

    The gold producer said it expected headline earnings per share (HEPS) - the main profit measure in South Africa that strips out certain one-off items - to fall to between 164 and 179 cents in the year ended June 30, 2018, from 298 cents a year earlier.

  • Fri, 17 Aug 2018 15:50

    Leftists rattle rand with plan to nationalise South Africa's central bank

    JOHANNESBURG/CAPE TOWN - Opposition firebrand Julius Malema introduced a bill to nationalise South Africa’s central bank, raising pressure on the ruling ANC to go through with a plan it shelved this year and rattling markets wary of threats to the institution’s independence.

  • Fri, 17 Aug 2018 15:49

    S.Africa's cbank says nationalisation bill won't impact its independence

    JOHANNESBURG - South Africa’s central bank said on Friday that a proposed amendment bill aimed at nationalising the institution would have no impact on its independence or primary mandate of price stability. South African Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago attends IMFC press conference during the

  • Fri, 17 Aug 2018 15:48

    Demolitions to protect river spark rows in Kenyan capital

    NAIROBI - For decades the Nairobi River has been besieged by the construction of buildings teetering perilously over its banks, bringing pollution, blockages and floods to the waterway that runs through the capital.

  • Fri, 17 Aug 2018 15:44

    Ethiopia's Olympic protester Feyisa Lilesa to return from exile

    Feyisa Lilesa, Ethiopian long distance runner who took the country’s famed anti-government protest gesture to the Olympics has confirmed that he is now ready to return home.

  • Fri, 17 Aug 2018 15:41

    Ethiopia PM's reform agenda threatened by rising insecurity - HRW

    International rights group, Human Rights Watch (HRW) have called on the Ethiopian government to arrest a rising spate of insecurity in the country.

  • Fri, 17 Aug 2018 15:39

    Nigerian troops battling Boko Haram assured of welfare after revolt

    Borno - Days after staging a revolt in northeastern Nigeria?s Borno State, troops engaged in Boko Haram combat have been tasked to remain discipline and to channel their grievances via the right quarters.

  • Fri, 17 Aug 2018 15:37

    Tanzania electoral body tasks US Embassy to prove allegations of irregularities

    Dar Es Salaam - Tanzania's electoral commission has tasked the United States to prove allegations it made on Wednesday, saying by-elections held on August 12 were marred by violence and intimidation.

  • Fri, 17 Aug 2018 15:34

    Ghana agrees to work with FIFA to tackle corruption in football

    Following a threat by FIFA to ban Ghana, the government on Thursday reached a deal with the global football governing body to clean up football administration in the country, effectiving shelving plans to dissolve its graft-ridden football federation.