Celebrating Africa's aid workers on the frontline

And a huge amount of their time is necessarily devoted to confronting the difficulties of delivering assistance in remote places with poor roads or flooded tracks.

BBC Africa Oct 14, 2018

South Africa's Nedbank to buy back shares from minority shareholders

Customers queue to draw money from an ATM outside a branch of South Africa's Nedbank Bank in Cape Town in this picture taken March 15, 2016.

Reuters Oct 15, 2018

Sudanese pound strengthens for first time since devaluation

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - The Sudanese pound strengthened to 46.95 to the U.S. dollar on Sunday, bankers said, in its first rise since the national currency was devalued under a new mechanism introduced last week to combat a financial crisis.

Reuters Oct 14, 2018

Congolese migrants flood home, Angola denies claims of brutal crackdown

KAMAKO, Democratic Republic of Congo/LUANDA (Reuters) - Congolese migrants and officials said dozens of people were killed this month in neighbouring Angola in a crackdown on artisanal diamond mining, an accusation Angolan security forces strongly...

Reuters Oct 14, 2018

Saudi threatens to retaliate against any sanctions over Khashoggi disappearance

“The Kingdom affirms its total rejection of any threats and attempts to undermine it, whether by threatening to impose economic sanctions, using political pressures, or repeating false accusations...” the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA)quoted an...

Reuters Oct 14, 2018

Protesters, soldiers clash in Comoros over presidential term extension

MORONI (Reuters) - Protesters barricaded roads with tree trunks, stoned cars and clashed with soldiers in the Indian Ocean island nation of Comoros on Monday in demonstrations against President Azali Assoumani’s bid to extend term limits, official...

Reuters Oct 15, 2018

Merkel's Bavarian allies brace for election bruising

BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Bavarian allies are heading for their worst state election result in over 60 years in a regional vote on Sunday that is likely to increase tensions within Germany’s fragile coalition government.

Reuters Oct 13, 2018