21-Sep-2014 to 14:43

C/d'Ivoire: Dah Sansan elected RJR president

APA-Abidjan (Cote d'Ivoire) — Dah Sansan was Sunday elected as the new President of the Young Republicans Rally (RJR) in Cote d’Ivoire.

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21-Sep-2014 to 12:18

Nigeria: Shareholders to inject $500m into Afreximbank

APA – Lagos (Nigeria) — The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) is to receive a $500-million capitalization following a decision by the bank’s shareholders on Saturday in Cairo, Egypt to authorise a share offering to its existing shareholders.

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20-Sep-2014 to 18:35

Ivory Coast’s Ouattara off to New York for UN Assembly

APA-Abidjan (Cote d’Ivoire) — The Ivoirian president Alassane Ouattara left Abidjan Saturday for New York (USA) where he is due to attend the 69th session of the United Nations’ General Assembly.

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20-Sep-2014 to 18:08

Nigerian oil workers call off strike

APA – Lagos (Nigeria) — The workers of the state-run Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) have called off their five-day-old strike to protest a deficit in their pension fund and the inability of government to rehabilitate the nation’s ailing refineries.

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20-Sep-2014 to 17:48

Liberia welcomes EU’s post-Ebola economic recovery plan

APA-Monrovia (Liberia) — Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has welcomed the EU plan for post-Ebola economic recovery assistance; a plan, she said, Liberia was equally working on, a presidential statement said on Saturday.

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20-Sep-2014 to 17:35

Nigeria retains interbank rate at 12 percent

APA – Lagos (Nigeria) — Nigeria has retained the Monetary Policy Rate (MPR) at 12 percent with a corridor of 200 basis points around the midpoint, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) announced on Saturday.

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20-Sep-2014 to 16:57

S/Leone streets deserted amidst lockdown

APA – Freetown (Sierra Leone) — The streets of Freetown and other cities across Sierra Leone have been deserted after the first day of a three-day curfew to allow health teams clear away contaminated bodies and identify possible cases of the deadly Ebola virus.

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