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Monthly Archives: December, 2017

Tunisia tourism up by 23% in 2017

Tunisia's inbound tourism in 2017 recorded an increase of 23 percent by Dec. 20 year on year, with the number of tourists reaching 6.7 million, a source from the Tunisian government said Tuesday. The number of tourists heading to Tunisia...

Libya council of State approves draft law of constitution referendum

Libya's Higher Council of State approved a law on draft constitution referendum, a member of the Council revealed. "A crucial session of the Council was held today with 74 members present to vote on a law for the draft constitution...

Gunmen blew up oil pipeline in eastern Libya

A group of gunmen blew up an oil pipeline in eastern Libya, causing a possible drop of crude oil production of 70,000 to 100,000 barrels per day, according to the state-owned National Oil Corporation. "An explosion hit the oil pipeline...

Bitcoin plunges again, drops from $20,000 to $13,000

Bitcoin prices suffered a dramatic plunge on Friday, dropping 20 percent at one point towards the $13,000-mark in volatile Asian trading. The cryptocurrency kicked the week off with a bang, almost hitting $20,000 as it extended its astonishing rise but...

Warring South Sudan parties agrees to cease-fire Saturday

South Sudan's government and armed groups signed a cease-fire agreement Thursday during peace talks in Ethiopia, in their latest push to end a four-year civil war. The agreement pledges that all parties on Saturday will end hostilities; freeze military positions;...

Zimbabwe’s president in S. Africa urge Zimbabweans to return home

Visiting Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Thursday urged his countrymen residing abroad to return home following the resignation of former President Robert Mugabe. It's time for Zimbabwean nationals in the diaspora to return home, Mnangagwa told a crowd of Zimbabweans...

Ghana to get $200m World Bank support for 2018 budget

The World Bank will provide 142.4 million Special Drawing Rights (SDR) or 200 million U.S. Dollars to support Ghana's 2018 budget, according to a release it issued here on Thursday. The Bank signed the credit agreement to that effect with...

Rwanda’s growth to accelerate in coming years – World Bank

Owing to the booming of private and public investment and agriculture production, Rwanda's economic growth in the second half of 2017 is expected to reach 5.2 percent and will further accelerate in the next two years, a World Bank...

Bitcoin price plunges by 15% in Asia

Bitcoin prices plunged about 15 percent in Asian trade Wednesday before recouping some of the losses as investors apparently took fright at news that a South Korean exchange had been hacked. The unit, which hit a record $19,500 at the...

Is Gaddafi’s son Saif al Islam the saviour Libya needs?

Report from Egypt based media Egypt Today says that Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of late leader Muammar Gaddafi, who enjoys the support of major tribes in Libya wants to run for the upcoming presidential elections due in 2018,”...
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Uganda to US: Fix your own elections before lecturing us

Uganda government spokesman Ofwono Opondo, has urged the US should to "fix its own elections" rather than give "lectures"...

Stranded migrants evade Libyan coast guard to reach Europe

The February storm is unforgiving, violently shaking the humanitarian rescuers’ vessel as they try to revive a faulty engine...

Amnesty int’l say over 14 killed at religious site in CAR

Amnesty int'l report that came out Thursday says at least 14 people have been killed at a religious site...
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