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  • Thu, 17 Oct 2019 13:03

    Zimbabwe cancels deal with Transnet JV to recapitalize state rail firm

    HARARE - Zimbabwe has canceled a deal struck with South African logistics group Transnet and its partner to recapitalize state-owned National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ), citing a failure to meet timelines and funding issues, a government official said.

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  • Thu, 17 Oct 2019 12:58

    Eyeing economic growth, South Africa seeks to renegotiate old renewables projects

    JOHANNESBURG - South Africa has started discussions with power producers to try to get cheaper electricity from some older renewable energy projects and give the economy a boost, several participants in the talks say.

  • Thu, 17 Oct 2019 12:48

    Swiss orders Gunvor to pay $95 million in Congo oil corruption case

    LONDON - Swiss federal prosecutors have found oil trading firm Gunvor Group criminally liable for corruption in Congo Republic and Ivory Coast, ordering it to pay almost 94 million Swiss francs ($94.8 million), the Swiss Attorney General?s Office said on Thursday.

  • Thu, 17 Oct 2019 12:25

    South Africa endures second day of power cuts as Eskom generators still out

    JOHANNESBURG- South Africa was hit by power cuts for a second day on Thursday as state utility Eskom said a number of generating units were still out of service and some would not be back up and running for a few days.

  • Wed, 16 Oct 2019 17:27

    Former Ivory Coast rebel leader Soro to run for president

    DAKAR (Reuters) - Former Ivory Coast rebel leader Guillaume Soro has announced he will run in next year’s presidential election, a vote seen as a major test of stability in the West African country after two civil wars this century.

  • Wed, 16 Oct 2019 17:25

    Kenya opens Chinese-built railway linking Rift Valley town to Nairobi

    NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta is due to open a new $1.5 billion Chinese rail line on Wednesday linking the capital Nairobi to the Rift Valley town of Naivasha, despite delays in establishing an industrial park there to drive freight traffic.

  • Tue, 15 Oct 2019 19:13

    Four bodies pulled from Congo plane crash wreckage

    KINSHASA (Reuters) - Four unidentified bodies have been found in Congo amid the wreckage of a plane that had been carrying staff of Congolese President Felix Tshisekedi, the government said on Tuesday.

  • Tue, 15 Oct 2019 19:10

    Uganda denies plans to impose death penalty for gay sex amid global concern

    NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Uganda will not impose the death penalty for gay sex, a presidential spokesman said on Monday, after major aid donors said they were monitoring a plan by the African nation to reintroduce a bill colloquially known as “Kill the Gays”.

  • Tue, 15 Oct 2019 19:04

    Hundreds fled abusive Nigerian "school" before police raid

    KANO, Nigeria (Reuters) - Hundreds of captives who were beaten, abused and held in squalid conditions at a purported Islamic school in northern Nigeria escaped prior to a raid this week, police said on Tuesday.