NAIROBI (Reuters) - The World Bank has scrapped a plan to loan Tanzania $300 million after the country reaffirmed its policy of banning pregnant girls from school and recently made it a crime to question official statistics, a bank official said on Wednesday.
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia's former deputy intelligence chief has been arrested, Attorney General Berhanu Tsegaye said on Thursday, in the latest move targeting security officials for human rights abuses and corruption.
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Uber Technologies may roll out a new service in Kenya to help users book seats on minibuses that ply the streets of the congested capital, if tests on the product in Egypt and Mexico prove successful, a company executive said on Wednesday.
* W. African crude exports to Asia https://tmsnrt.rs/2MNuxkU
By Amanda Cooper
LONDON, Nov 13 (Reuters) - China will cut imports of West
African oil to the lowest in seven months in November due to the
higher cost of shipments, while South Korean imports from West
Africa will reach to an 11-year high as U.S. sanctions hit
Iranian crude supplies.
West African loadings to Asia will fall to about 2.33
million barrels per day (bpd) this month, equivalent to 70
percent of total export
LIVINGSTONE, Zambia (Reuters) - Plans by South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) to change the constitution to allow the expropriation of land without compensation have unnerved investors, a senior World Bank group executive said on Wednesday.
STRASBOURG, France (Reuters) - South African President Cyril Ramaphosa told the European Parliament on Wednesday that South Africa will enact land reforms in adherence to the country's constitution and with respect for the human rights of all its people.
ROME (Reuters) - Libya could hold elections next spring, Italian Foreign Affairs Minister Enzo Moavero said on Wednesday, after Italy hosted a two-day conference in Palermo to try to stabilise the troubled North African country.
YAOUNDE (Reuters) - At least 15 people have been killed in a new bout of fighting between Cameroon army troops and separatist rebels, the two sides said on Tuesday, in a rise in violence since President Paul Biya won a seventh term in power in October.
GENEVA (Reuters) - The Ebola outbreak in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, which has already killed more than 200 people, is expected to last until mid-2019, the World Health Organization's emergency response chief Peter Salama told reporters on Tuesday.
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has resigned, the presidency said on Tuesday, following calls from opposition parties to stand down in recent weeks over a High Court ruling which found he lied under oath.
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia arrested the former head of a military-run industrial conglomerate on Tuesday, state media reported, a day after authorities announced investigations targeting senior members of the security forces.
(Reuters) - Pope Francis plans to visit Morocco in March next year, a two-day trip that is likely to highlight the plight of migrants, given the kingdom's role as a transit route for Africans looking to migrate to Europe.
DOUALA (Reuters) - Kidnappers freed on Monday the last of about 80 schoolboys taken hostage last week in a raid on a school in west Cameroon, said a church minister who negotiated their release and a regional official.
BENGHAZI (Reuters) - Eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar has arrived in Italy for meetings with heads of state, but will not attend a conference on Libya hosted by Rome, his command said on Tuesday.
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council is set to vote on Wednesday to lift a nearly decade-old arms embargo and targeted sanctions on Eritrea, diplomats said, after the country's rapprochement with Ethiopia and thawing of relations with Djibouti.
KINSHASA (Reuters) - Two Congolese opposition leaders on Monday pulled out of a wider deal to support a single candidate in next month's presidential election, seemingly ending hopes of a united front against the handpicked successor to Joseph Kabila.