CAIRO (Reuters) - Five men died in Cairo in separate incidents involving a bomb blast and protester clashes with security forces on Thursday, the first anniversary of the ouster of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi, security sources said.
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African police fired rubber bullets to disperse workers who blocked the entrance to the construction site of state power utility Eskom's Medupi power station on the third day of a wage strike.
LUANDA/KINSHASA (Reuters) - African nations have agreed to suspend military operations for six months against Congo-based Rwandan rebels in order to give them more time to lay down their arms, regional government officials said.
ABIDJAN, July 3 (Reuters) - Exports of raw cocoa beans from
Ivory Coast totalled 975,213 tonnes through May of the 2013/14
cocoa season, up nearly 5 percent compared with the same period
last season, provisional port data showed on Thursday.
The 2013/14 cocoa marketing season started in October.
The following are official figures for cocoa beans exports
in tonnes from Ivory Coast's two ports of San Pedro and Abidjan
NAIROBI (Reuters) - The United States warned its citizens in Uganda on Thursday about a "specific threat" of an attack on Entebbe International Airport, which is near the capital Kampala, according to a message on the U.S. Embassy website.
PRETORIA (Reuters) - Double-amputee Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius can't flee dangerous situations and has a "heightened fight response" due to his disability, a defence witness told his murder trial on Thursday.
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African police fired rubber bullets to disperse striking workers blocking the entrance to the construction site of Eskom's Medupi power station in northern Limpopo province on Thursday, a police spokeswoman said.
MOGADISHU (Reuters) - A Somali lawmaker and his bodyguard were killed in Mogadishu on Thursday when al Shabaab gunmen blocked their car and sprayed it with bullets, a fellow legislator said, the fifth such attack in as many days.
KHARTOUM (Reuters) - A Sudanese woman spared a death sentence for converting from Islam to Christianity faces a new lawsuit on Thursday brought by her family to formally establish her as a Muslim, a lawyer said, in a move that could delay her departure for the United States.
ROME (Reuters) - Migrants arriving on boats in southern Italy say 81 other people travelling with them have died or gone missing during their sea journeys from north Africa, the UN refugee agency said on Wednesday.
MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somalia said on Thursday its economy would suffer if Saudi Arabia banned camel imports from the Horn of Africa nation over suspicions the animals could carry a potentially deadly virus and said it was ready to help find what caused the illness.
ACCRA (Reuters) - West African states lack the resources to battle the world's worst outbreak of Ebola and deep cultural suspicions about the disease remain a big obstacle to halting its spread, ministers said on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. military advisors have secretly operated in Somalia since around 2007 and Washington plans to deepen its security assistance to help the country fend off threats by Islamist militant group al Shabaab, U.S. officials said.
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - South Sudanese government security officers prevented several local U.N. staff from traveling to Uganda this week in two incidents believed to based on their ethnicity, U.N. officials said on Wednesday.
NAIROBI, July 3 (Reuters) - The following company announcements, scheduled economic
indicators, debt and currency market moves and political events may affect African markets on
- - - - -
Kenya - Central Bank of Kenya auctions 91-day treasury
Asian stocks inched down from a three-year high in
range-bound trading on Thursday, with investors waiting
for the U.S. nonfarm payrolls report to see if the
economy is gaining momentum.
ACCRA, July 2 (Reuters) - Ghana's football association on Wednesday defended its decision to charter a plane to carry $3 million in bonus money to players in Brazil, saying the country had done the same at the last two World Cups.
PRETORIA (Reuters) - South African Paralympic and Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius has post traumatic stress disorder and is at an increasing risk of suicide, according to a psychiatric report read out at his murder trial on Wednesday.