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Guinea bauxite mining back to normal after week of riots

CONAKRY Bauxite mining companies have resumed normal operations in Guinea's Boke region as local authorities try to negotiate a definitive end to unrest that has disrupted production for more than a week, sources familiar with the matter said on Monday.

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Tullow to resume Ghana oilfield expansion after border dispute ruling

Africa's biggest independent oil producer, Tullow Oil, is back on track to expand its flagship oilfields off Ghana's coast after a two-year drilling block due to a border dispute.

6:44am EDT

Ivory Coast accepts tribunal ruling in border dispute with Ghana

ABIDJAN Ivory Coast has accepted a ruling by the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea that favored Ghana in a dispute over the location of the maritime boundary separating the two West African neighbors, an Ivorian government spokesman said.

6:36am EDT

Tale of two cities: Kurdish vote lays bare political divisions

SULAIMANIYA, Iraq Some Kurdish leaders describe Monday's referendum on independence as a historic chance for the ethnic group to shape its own destiny after decades of oppression. Yet there was little enthusiasm for voting in the city of Sulaimaniya.

6:28am EDT

South African finance ministry says it made no $7.6 billion pensions cash request

JOHANNESBURG South Africa's finance ministry said on Monday it did not request a government pension fund to provide 100 billion rand ($7.6 bln) to help it bail out struggling state firms, calling any reports to that effect "malicious and unconstructive".

6:03am EDT

Trump slaps travel restrictions on North Korea, Venezuela in sweeping new ban

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Sunday slapped new travel restrictions on citizens from North Korea, Venezuela and Chad, expanding to eight the list of countries covered by his original travel bans that have been derided by critics and challenged in court. | Video

5:42am EDT

Investors wary as Tanzania moves to assert more control over mines

NAIROBI/LONDON New laws and a crackdown on mining firms in Tanzania has slowed fresh investment in what has long been seen as one of Africa's brightest mining prospects as companies assess the consequences of government efforts to claim a bigger slice of the pie.

5:38am EDT

VW moves to secure cobalt supplies in shift to electric cars

LONDON Germany's Volkswagen is moving to secure long-term supplies of cobalt, a vital component of rechargeable batteries, as the group accelerates its ambitious shift to electric cars.

5:37am EDT

OPEC's pact compliance 'acceptable', some changes needed: Iran minister

LONDON OPEC's compliance with an agreement among oil producers to reduce output has been acceptable, Iran's oil minister said on Monday, adding that some changes were needed if participants seek to balance the market.

3:27am EDT

From 'ghost' to rising star - meet Kenya's first albino senator

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Isaac Mwaura always thought he was a normal kid growing up in Kenya, never once looking in the mirror and realizing his pale, white skin was different.

1:08am EDT

Supreme Court has option to duck travel ban ruling

WASHINGTON The Trump administration's announcement on Sunday that it is issuing new travel restrictions on people entering the United States from eight countries could lead to an upcoming Supreme Court case on its previous more controversial ban ending in a whimper rather than a bang.

Sep 24 2017
 
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