Sunday, June 16, 2019

In race to digitise, skills gap a drag on South Africa's big banks

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A severe shortage of computer skills in South Africa has left its major banks fighting over a limited pool of people...

Islamic State says it killed 20 Nigerian soldiers -statement

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Islamic State's West African branch claimed responsibility for an attack on a Nigerian army base in northeastern Borno state and...

Blackwater founder expands operations in Congo

DAKAR (Reuters) - A company run by private security firm Blackwater's founder Erik Prince has registered a subsidiary in Democratic Republic of Congo with...

Head of east Libya parliament rules out talks before Tripoli captured

CAIRO (Reuters) - The head of a parliament aligned with forces trying to seize the Libyan capital Tripoli from the internationally backed government said...

Second Ebola patient dies in Uganda, two others in intensive care

KAMPALA (Reuters) - A Congolese woman has become the second patient in Uganda to die of Ebola since the virus crossed the border from...

Nigeria's Buhari signals four more years like the last

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari promised on Wednesday to repeat in his second term successes from his first four years including an...

Gunmen attack two ethnic Dogon villages in central Mali

BAMAKO (Reuters) - Gunmen are attacking two ethnic Dogon villages in central Mali, a local official said on Wednesday, less than 50 km away...

British conservationist named Gabon forests minister after wood scandal

DAKAR (Reuters) - A British former Wildlife Conservation Society officer has been named Gabon's forests minister, after the last one was fired over...

South Sudan jails prominent economist over media interviews

JUBA (Reuters) - A South Sudanese court sentenced a prominent economist to two years in prison on Tuesday for disturbing the peace because he...

Nineteen killed in attack in Burkina Faso: government

OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Unidentified assailants killed 19 people and wounded 13 in an attack on and around the town of Arbinda in northern Burkina...

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