JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said two of its members were killed on Monday as they reported for work at Lonmin's strike-hit platinum mine, threatening the firm's plans to end the industrial action this week.
KINSHASA (Reuters) - At least 15 people were killed after police fired tear gas in a crowded football stadium in Democratic Republic of Congo, provoking a stampede, according to a police source and a local official.
MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somalia needs help airlifting basic supplies to towns recently retaken by African Union-led forces because Islamist insurgents who were driven out from those areas are blocking aid convoys, the president told Reuters in an interview.
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Fraudulent trade invoicing in five African countries cheated taxpayers out of a combined $14.4 billion in revenue in the 10 years to 2011, and in Uganda's case losses amounted to an eighth of annual government revenue, research showed on Sunday.
KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir underwent successful minor surgery on one of his knees on Sunday and will handle his duties from a Khartoum hospital for two to three days as he recovers, a presidential spokesman said.
ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan said on Sunday international military and intelligence assistance made him optimistic about finding 200 schoolgirls abducted last month by Islamic militants in an attack condemned globally.
The following company announcements, scheduled economic indicators, debt and currency market
moves and political events may affect African markets on Monday.
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ANGOLA - The statistics office to release consumer inflation
data for April.
Asian shares began the week on a cautious note on Monday as
investors braced for a possible escalation in East-West
tensions after anti-Kiev rebels declared victory in a
referendum on a self-rule in eastern Ukraine.
JOHANNESBURG, May 11 (Reuters) - Fraudulent trade invoicing
in five African countries cheated taxpayers out of a combined
$14.4 billion in revenue in the 10 years to 2011, and in
Uganda's case losses amounted to an eighth of annual government
revenue, research showed on Sunday.
TRIPOLI (Reuters) - At least 40 people died and 51 were rescued after a boat carrying migrants sank off Libya's coast east of Tripoli, Rami Kaal, a spokesman for the Libyan ministry of interior said on Sunday.
JUBA (Reuters) - South Sudan's army and rebel forces blamed each other on Sunday for violating a ceasefire hours after it came into effect, fighting that will frustrate international mediators who had pressured both sides to stop the ethnic-fuelled conflict.
CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's supplies minister said on Saturday a smart-card system for bread distribution rolled out in one Egyptian city had reduced wheat consumption by 30 percent, easing the strain of subsidies on the government's budget and foreign reserves.
CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's public prosecutor charged 200 suspected Islamist militants on Saturday with "founding, leading and joining a terrorist organisation" and launching bomb and rocket attacks across the country.
BANGUI (Reuters) - Central African Republic's former Seleka rebel coalition has appointed a new army commander and plans to regroup its scattered fighters, a spokesman said on Saturday, a move that could further deepen divisions in the war-torn country.
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - World no. 3 platinum producer Lonmin said it anticipated a â€œmass return to workâ€ on Wednesday at its strike-hit South African operations, according to an internal company memo to employees.
PRETORIA (Reuters) - South African President Jacob Zuma promised on Saturday to push through business-friendly reforms, signalling he would use a sweeping election victory to pursue economic growth in the face of leftist opposition.
YENAGOA Nigeria (Reuters) - Kidnappers in Nigeria's Niger Delta region released three Dutch nationals held since May 4, Anka Mustapha, a spokesman for Bayelsa state's Joint Task Force, which includes the military and police, told Reuters on Saturday.
ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria's army has posted two divisions to hunt for 200 schoolgirls abducted last month by Islamist rebels in an attack condemned globally, including by U.S. first lady Michelle Obama on Saturday.
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa deployed its armed forces overnight to quell post-election unrest in a Johannesburg slum and police arrested 59 people as the ANC government clamped down on disorder following its victory at the polls.
ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria's Army has posted two divisions to hunt for 200 schoolgirls abducted last month by Islamist rebels in an attack condemned globally including by U.S. first lady Michelle Obama on Saturday.