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Tebboune Elected Algeria’s President

Former Prime Minister Abdelmadjid Tebboune was elected Algeria's new president, but demonstrators who toppled his predecessor Abdelaziz Bouteflika vowed that their movement would not...

South Africa’s Ramaphosa holds crunch talks on power crisis

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African President Cyril Ramaphosa holds an emergency cabinet meeting on Friday to try and resolve a power crisis that has...

Namibia rushes to drill boreholes as worst drought in a century bites

WINDHOEK- Namibia’s dam water levels have almost halved from already low levels as the worst drought in more than 100 years pushes the desert...

Flights resume at Libya’s Mitiga airport in Tripoli

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Mitiga, the only functioning airport in Libya’s capital Tripoli, resumed flight operations on Thursday after a nearly 3-1/2-month break, and is...

Kenyan court grants bail to Nairobi governor charged with corruption

NAIROBI - A Kenyan court granted bail on Wednesday to the Nairobi County governor charged with multi-million dollar corruption in one of the most...

S.Africa’s Eskom aims to stabilise grid by end-March after blackouts: president

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa’s state utility Eskom will work to stabilise the national power grid by the end of March in the wake...

France, Niger propose to postpone G5 Sahel meeting to early 2020

French President Emmanuel Macron and Niger President Mahamadou Issoufou agreed on Thursday to propose a postponement to early 2020 of a meeting of Sahelian...

South Africa’s growth forecasts slashed, recession risk high

JOHANNESBURG - Forecasts for South African growth were slashed in a Reuters poll of economists taken as rolling power shortages got worse, suggesting...

IMF, Ethiopia reach preliminary agreement on $2.9 bln financing package

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The staff of the International Monetary Fund and the Ethiopian government have reached a preliminary agreement for a three-year, $2.9 billion...

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