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    APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — The Mozambican state loses $2.5 billion each year, resulting from the persistent illegal logging in the provinces of Tete, Zambézia and Sofala, a top official said on Tuesday.

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    APA-Freetown (Sierra Leone) — Sierra Leone’s ruling All People’s Congress (APC) party has been fingered in attempts to promote politics based on ethnicity and ordered to remove all banners with slogans likely to encourage tribalism as the country heads to the polls next month.

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    APA – Lagos (Nigeria) — Nigeria’s Minister of State for Petroleum Ibe Kachikwu has said that multinational oil firms may soon be barred from shipping out crude oil they produce in the country.

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    APA - Dakar (Senegal) — The consolidated net profit of SONATEL Group (National Telecommunication Company) of Senegal, which includes subsidiaries in Mali, Guinea, Guinea Bissau and Sierra Leone, dropped by 6.77 percent as of December 31, 2017, the Dakar-based telecommunications company managers announced on Tuesday.

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    APA – Lagos (Nigeria) — The FIFA Executive Football Summit opens on Tuesday in Nigeria’s commercial capital city of Lagos.

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    APA-Nairobi (Kenya) — Two Kenyan pilots abducted by a South Sudan rebel group have been released after the government and the rebels agreed on an amount of money to be paid as compensation for the duo to be released.

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