Nigeria launches electronic ID cards

President Jonathan said the e-ID scheme would be the primary database for all government departments Nigeria’s president has formally launched a national electronic identity card, which all Nigerians will have to ...

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Guinea riot over Ebola disinfectant

The affected countries have been running public information campaigns to warn about Ebola Residents of Guinea’s second-biggest city have rioted after the market was sprayed with disinfectant in a bid to ...

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Libya PM resigns amid power struggle

Abdullah al-Thinni had been prime minister since March Abdullah al-Thinni has stepped down as Libya’s prime minister in a move to end the power struggle in the country. The cabinet ...

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Rwanda murder plotters found guilty

Gen Nyamwasa was in court to hear the verdict Four men have been found guilty of trying to murder Rwanda’s former army chief, Gen Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa, in South Africa in ...

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Kenya targets ‘ghost workers’

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has pledged to make the public service more efficient Kenya has started biometrically registering all civil servants in an attempt to remove “ghost workers” from the ...

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PM says insulation report shows dysfunction

PM says insulation report shows dysfunction Updated: 3:25 pm, Monday, 1 September 2014 The ‘dysfunctional culture’ of the Rudd government led to the botched home insulation scheme, Prime Minister Tony Abbott says. Mr Abbott on Monday tabled the report of ...

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WA Oppn calls for Rayney coronial inquest

WA Oppn calls for Rayney coronial inquest Updated: 4:31 pm, Monday, 1 September 2014 An inquest should be held into the death of Corryn Rayney and the police investigation into her murder, the West Australian opposition says. Former prominent barrister ...

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  • Key Thai ministries go to military

    One of the appointments announced by Gen Prayuth (right) is Defence Minister Prawit Wongsuwan (left) Thai military leader and Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha has named a cabinet featuring serving or …

  • China factory growth misses forecast

    China’s official PMI index has risen for seven straight months China’s manufacturing activity missed expectations in August, indicating that the country’s economy may be losing momentum and require more stimulus. …

  • Japan and India hold security talks

    Mr Modi (L) and Mr Abe (R) visited a temple in Kyoto over the weekend Indian PM Narendra Modi is to discuss economic and security ties with Japan’s Shinzo Abe, …

  • Man held over New Zealand killings

    Police teams conducted an extensive search for the suspect Police in New Zealand have detained a man suspected of shooting two people dead and injuring a third at an unemployment …

  • VIDEO: India Prime Minister starts Japan visit

    Media playback is unsupported on your device India Prime Minister starts Japan visit 30 August 2014 Last updated at 01:36 BST The Indian prime minister Narendra Modi is starting a five-day visit to Japan this weekend. The trip is being …





  • UK businesses ‘want new EU deal’

    Most firms believe leaving the EU would damage the UK’s business prospects Most British businesses want the UK to renegotiate its relationship with the EU, according to a British Chambers of …

  • Heineken sells Mexico packaging unit

    Heineken is the world’s third-largest beer producer Heineken has sold its Mexican packaging business to US firm Crown Holdings in a deal worth $1.23bn (£740m). The Dutch brewing company …

  • Euro manufacturing at 13-month low

    Manufacturing growth in the eurozone slowed to a 13-month low in August, according to a closely-watched survey. The final Markit’s Eurozone Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) dipped to 50.7 …

  • House prices ‘edge up in August’

    House prices have moved at a different pace in various parts of the UK House prices edged up in August, according to the UK’s biggest building society, the Nationwide. …

  • Water bills plugged by regulator

    Investment in the system is one of the factors that affect the price consumers pay Household water bills in England and Wales will go up less than the rising cost …



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