NIGER (Reuters) - Unidentified gunmen kidnapped six people, including four aid workers from Niger and Chad, from the town of Dakoro in central Niger overnight, the aid workers' employers said on Monday.
ALGIERS (Reuters) - North African heavyweight Algeria is worried by the chaos in neighbouring Mali, where Islamist militants have seized vast tracts of the country, but believes foreign intervention will only make things worse.
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Two people, including an elderly British tourist, were killed when a charter boat on a popular sight-seeing trip capsized off South Africa's Hout Bay on Saturday, rescue officials said.
ISMAILIA, Egypt (Reuters) - Armed men seized a military vehicle on Sunday in the city of al-Arish in Egypt's Sinai, where the Egyptian army has launched a security crackdown against Islamist militants.
ACCRA (Reuters) - Police in Ghana are investigating the death of a 16-year-old Chinese boy killed during a crackdown by security forces on illegal gold mining, the deputy foreign minister said on Sunday.
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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BOTSWANA - Policymakers set the central bank's
lending rate, which has stood at 9.5 percent for
the past year. Also expecting inflation data.
TANZANIA - Expecting inflation data for September
from the government. The rate slowed for the
eighth straight month in August to 14.9 percent.
MOZAMBIQUE - Expecting the
TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya's national assembly elected a new prime minister on Sunday, the second within a month to face the daunting challenge of forming a government acceptable to the country's many factions.
KADUNA (Reuters) - Armed bandits descended on a village in northern Nigeria on Sunday, killing 22 people, most of them shot dead as they were leaving prayers at a mosque, the state police commissioner said.
ACCRA, Oct 14 (Reuters) - Police in Ghana are investigating
the death of a 16-year-old Chinese boy killed during a crackdown
by security forces on illegal gold mining, the deputy foreign
minister said on Sunday.
CAPE TOWN, Oct 13 (Reuters) - Two goals from Ivory Coast's
Didier Drogba sparked a riot in Senegal on Saturday forcing the
abandonment of the biggest African Nations Cup qualifier of the
weekend after police fired tear gas in the stadium.
CAPE TOWN, Oct 13 (Reuters) - Two goals from Ivory Coast's Didier Drogba sparked a riot in Senegal on Saturday forcing the abandonment of the biggest African Nations Cup qualifier of the weekend after police fired tear gas in the stadium.
LILONGWE, Oct 13 (Reuters) - Ghana became the first country to qualify for next year's African Nations Cup finals after debutant Afriyie Acquah scored the only goal to secure an away victory over Malawi on Saturday.
GENEVA, Oct 12 (Reuters) - West African crude oil
differentials were assessed slightly lower on Friday as traders
reported slow sales for the remaining November cargoes due
partly to Chinese refinery outages.
Sinopec Group has resold around 4-5 million barrels of West
African crude oil because of unexpected shutdowns at two
refineries in South China, trade sources said on Friday.
These closures will cut the amount of crude Sinopec
processes by around 8.6 million barrels for the rest of