JOHANNESBURG - Glencore has begun a business rescue process at its South African coal unit due to "unsustainable financial hardship" in supply agreements with power utility Eskom [ESCJ.UL], the company said on Tuesday.
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PARIS - French police arrested the chief of staff to Gabon's president Ali Bongo on Monday as part of an investigation into the corruption of a public official, a judicial source said.
BUJUMBURA - A prominent Burundi human rights activist who openly opposed President Pierre Nkurunziza's controversial bid for a third term in office was shot and seriously injured on Monday, a family member and witnesses said.
NAIROBI - London Marathon winner Eliud Kipchoge fears the reputation and earnings of Kenyan runners will be hit by fresh doping claims in the media, including allegations former Olympic medal winners had suspect blood readings.
NAIROBI - Kenya's athletics body said on Sunday that media reports alleging doping among its runners were a smear campaign ahead of world championships in Beijing.
ABUJA - Nigeria's army said late on Sunday that it rescued 178 people held by Islamist militant group Boko Haram in Nigeria's Borno state, the heartland of the insurgency.
CHIBOK/ABUJA - When local people warned that hundreds of Islamist militants were heading towards his remote town of Chibok in northeastern Nigeria, Danuma Mphur hurried to summon help. Full Article