JOHANNESBURG South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said on Monday he sees a "difficult political year" for the ruling African National Congress (ANC) but that he saw "green shoots" of economic growth.
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JOHANNESBURG South Africa's Competition Commission has fined the local arm of Citigroup 69.5 million rand (£4.2 million) for its role in a foreign currency trading cartel, the regulator said on Monday.
JOHANNESBURG Citibank, N.A. South Africa said on Monday it aimed to improve its internal systems and monitoring processes after it agreed to pay a 69.5 million rand (£4.2 million) penalty for its role in a forex trading cartel.
BRUSSELS The European Union is offering simplified visa procedures and increased economic aid to Tunisia and Egypt in exchange for smoother deportations of unwanted African migrants, two senior officials in Brussels said.
JUBA The South Sudanese military has launched a rare investigation into allegations that soldiers gang-raped villagers, a bishop told Reuters on Sunday, after a week of high-level army resignations by officers citing rampant abuse.
MOGADISHU A car bomb ripped through a market in Mogadishu on Sunday, killing 39 people and injuring around 50, a local official said, days after Somalia elected a new president.
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