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South Africa's Gordhan sees difficult political year for ruling ANC


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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South African watchdog fines Citi 69.5 million rand to settle currency rigging probe 4:10pm GMT

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.

Citi to improve internal systems after pays fine for South Africa forex collusion 3:19pm GMT

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.


EU pushes migration talks with Tunisia, Egypt 12:48pm GMT

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.

Military investigates after South Sudan villagers claim gang rape by soldiers - bishop 19 Feb 2017

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.


Suicide bomb in market in Somalia capital kills 39 19 Feb 2017

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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