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U.S. moves THAAD anti-missile to South Korean site, sparking protests


SEOUL The U.S. military started moving parts of its controversial THAAD anti-missile defence system to a deployment site in South Korea on Wednesday amid high tensions over North Korea's missile and nuclear programmes.

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Tullow Oil reduced debt in first quarter after rights issue 7:43am BST

LONDON Africa-focused oil company Tullow Oil cut its debt in the first quarter by $200 million (£155.79 million), the company said on Wednesday, after announcing a surprise rights issue last month.

ECOWAS threatens sanctions in Guinea-Bissau amid political impasse 25 Apr 2017

BISSAU West African regional bloc ECOWAS said on Tuesday it was ready to impose targeted sanctions against those it deems responsible for blocking the implementation of a deal to resolve a political crisis in Guinea-Bissau.


U.S. slams South Sudan's Kiir over 'man-made' famine, urges truce 25 Apr 2017

UNITED NATIONS The United States slammed South Sudan's President Salva Kiir on Tuesday for the African state's "man-made" famine and ongoing conflict, urging him to fulfill a month-old pledge of a unilateral truce by ordering his troops back to their barracks.

Kenyan police disperse protesters over party primaries results 25 Apr 2017

KISUMU, Kenya Kenyan police fired teargas on Tuesday to disperse hundreds of people who took to the streets to protest the outcome of a regional party primary in the west of the country.

Riots hit major bauxite mining hub in Guinea 25 Apr 2017

CONAKRY Riots have paralysed a major bauxite mining hub in Guinea, Africa's top producer, as residents erected barricades and burned tyres to protest against high pollution levels and power cuts, government and company officials said on Tuesday.

South Africa launches public debate on possible wealth tax 25 Apr 2017

JOHANNESBURG A committee set up to review South Africa's tax system on Tuesday launched a public debate on one of the most controversial possible moves on its agenda - a wealth tax.

Somalia executes four it says were al Shabaab fighters behind 2016 attack 25 Apr 2017

MOGADISHU A military court in Somalia has executed four men it said were al Shabaab militants who were behind a 2016 attack that killed 80 people, a military officer said on Tuesday.

Rio Tinto's Namibian uranium mine hikes output to turn a profit 25 Apr 2017

WINDHOEK Namibia's Rössing Uranium, a Rio Tinto business, said it has managed to navigate "the worst year of the past decade" for the uranium industry, turning a 2015 loss into a net profit of 107 million Namibian dollars (6.4 million pounds) in 2016.

South Sudan says secures $106 million from donors, will buy food 25 Apr 2017

JUBA South Sudan has secured $106 million (82.69 million pounds) from the World Bank and the African Development Bank, in part to pay for food imports as millions face starvation and to fund the construction of a road to trade partner Kenya, its finance minister said.

Ex-Guinea minister charged with laundering bribes goes to trial 24 Apr 2017

A former government minister in Guinea went to trial in New York on Monday on U.S. charges that he laundered $8.5 million in bribes he took in exchange for helping a Chinese company secure valuable mining rights.

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