Africa Headlines

  • Survivors report 220 migrants drown off Libya in recent days

    GENEVA (Reuters) - Survivors have reported that about 220 migrants drowned off the coast of Libya in the last few days while trying to reach Europe, putting the death toll this year on that route to more than 1,000, the United Nations said on Thursday.

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  • Croatia crushes Argentina 3-0 to reach knockout stage

    NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (Reuters) - Classy Croatia handed Argentina a 3-0 drubbing to claim a place in the World Cup knockout stage thanks to goals by Ante Rebic, Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic in their Group D match on Thursday.

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  • Survivors report 220 migrants drown off Libya in recent days: UNHCR

    GENEVA (Reuters) - Survivors have reported that about 220 migrants drowned off the coast of Libya in the last few days while trying to reach Europe, putting the death toll this year on that route to more than 1,000, the United Nations said on Thursday.

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  • East Libyan forces reclaim key oil ports

    BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - East Libyan forces said on Thursday they had retaken the shuttered oil ports of Es Sider and Ras Lanuf, hours after clashes resumed south of Ras Lanuf during a counter-attack by rival factions.

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  • Argentina and Croatia drawing 0-0 at halftime

    NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (Reuters) - Argentina were being held to a 0-0 draw by Croatia at halftime in their World Cup Group D match on Thursday in a scrappy game that saw chances wasted at both ends.

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  • OPEC strives for deal to raise oil output as Iran resists

    VIENNA (Reuters) - OPEC was struggling on Thursday to agree on raising oil output, with Saudi Arabia warning of supply shortages and price rallies but Iran holding out against a deal at the group's meeting the following day.

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  • Soccer: Argentina and Croatia drawing 0-0 at halftime

    NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (Reuters) - Argentina were held to 0-0 draw by Croatia at halftime in their World Cup Group D match on Thursday in a scrappy game that saw chances wasted at both ends.

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  • Algerian prime minister urges Bouteflika to seek fifth term

    ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algeria's Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia has urged 81-year-old President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to run for a fifth term in 2019 ending speculation that he might himself be interested in the job.

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  • Akon to build new city in Senegal with own cryptocurrency called AKoin

    The Grammy-nominated singer revealed his plans at a creative festival in Cannes

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  • South Sudan’s armed opposition rejects ‘imposition’ of peace

    South Sudan’s armed opposition on Thursday rejected any “imposition” of a peace deal and asked for more time after the first face-to-face meeting between President Salva Kiir and rival Riek Machar in almost two years.

    Washington Post
  • Nigeria offers reward for suspected bomb-making factory

    Nigeria’s military says it is offering a reward for information on a suspected bomb-making factory in the northern city that is the birthplace of the Boko Haram extremist group.

    Washington Post
  • 'More aggressive' Poland to make changes for Colombia

    SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Poland will make changes for their match against Colombia and start "more aggressively" in what will be a key match against opponents who also lost their opening contest, striker Dawid Kownacki said on Thursday.

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  • Soccer: 'More aggressive' Poland to make changes for Colombia

    SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Poland will make changes for their match against Colombia and start "more aggressively" in what will be a key match against opponents who also lost their opening contest, striker Dawid Kownacki said on Thursday.

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  • Nokia seller HMD looks to smart and feature phones to grow its African business

    NAIROBI (Reuters) - HMD Global, the Finnish company that owns the rights to sell Nokia-branded phones, is targeting growth in both its smartphones and more basic models as it bids to become Africa's number-one phone brand, its vice president for sub-Saharan Africa said on Thursday.

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  • Embezzler claims he will not get fair hearing at UK appeal court

    James Ibori alleges police corruption and says ban on evidence ‘handicaps’ his case An embezzler who has alleged that police corruption rendered his conviction unsafe has claimed an appeal he has launched will not get a fair hearing, a court was told. James Ibori was jailed for 13 years for stealing nearly £50m from the Nigerian government and using it to buy properties in the UK. The conviction of Ibori, one of Nigeria’s richest men, in 2012 was hailed by ministers as a triumph for a Scotland...

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  • South Africa coal terminal boosts productivity with $98 million...

    By Tanisha HeibergRICHARDS BAY, South Africa, June 21 (Reuters) - South Africa's Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) has boosted productivity and improved...

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  • Trump’s Mideast team arrives in Egypt

    President Donald Trump’s Mideast team arrived in Cairo on Thursday, the White House said, the latest stop in a regional tour to discuss a blueprint for an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal.

    Washington Post
  • OPEC enters meeting that could set direction of oil prices

    Officials from major oil-producing nations are expected to agree this week to boost output, but just how much they will open the spigot — and the effect on oil prices — remain wild cards. Ministers from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and non-OPEC nations led by Russia...

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