The following company announcements, scheduled economic indicators, debt and currency market moves and political events may affect African markets on Thursday. – – – – – EVENTS: *Kenya holds fresh presidential elections after Supreme Court nullified August vote GLOBAL MARKETS Asian stocks barely changed on Thursday, capped as Wall Street shares pulled back from record highs, while the euro stretched gains ahead of a European Central Bank meeting that could take a major step
Thousands of South Sudanese refugees have been left homeless in Khartoum after Sudanese police demolished their shelters over the past few months, the UN refugee agency said on Thursday. More than 450 000 South Sudanese refugees have entered Sudan after a brutal civil war erupted in their country in December 2013, the UN says.
US Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley talks to staff members of the US embassy in Juba, South Sudan, on October 25, 2017. AFP / Albert Gonzalez Farran Washington: US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley is correcting comments she made before Congress this summer, now saying Qatar “does not fund Hamas movement.”
Residents of a displaced persons camp in South Sudan say they were deeply disappointed when a visit by U.S. envoy Nikki Haley was cut short Wednesday, with several residents accusing the French charity that runs the camp of preventing Haley from seeing their wretched living conditions. Officials said at the time that Haley's visit to the UNMISS camp in Juba was cut short because of security concerns over a turbulent demonstration against President Salva Kiir.
South Sudan's soaring food prices, a devalued currency and chronic food shortages have left many families struggling to put meals on the table, report says. The analysis by the Vulnerability Assessment and Mapping pointed out that depreciation of the local currency, rising cereal prices and shortages of imported commodities on local markets were affecting the food security of households and increasing vulnerability.
[SNA] Khartoum -The Undersecretary of the Ministry Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Abdul-Ghani Al-Naeem, Monday received in his office the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Republic of South Sudan, Babak Valentino, who is visiting Khartoum in the context of the preparations for the visit of South Sudan President, Salva Kiir, to Khartoum in the current week.
[SNA] Khartoum -The joint meeting between the visiting delegation of the US Secretary of State headed by the Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary, Sandra Oudkirk, and the representatives of the businesses sector of the Sudanese private sector discussed the economic and trade cooperation between the Sudan and the United States of America after the lifting of the sanctions, and the necessity of communication and cooperation between the private sectors of the two countries.
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A rebel “general” from South Sudan, Dhiling Keah, briefly sums up the strategic position of his army, eking out an existence in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. In July 2016, his soldiers were fighting with former vice president Riek Machar in Juba, capital of the world's newest state, against the forces of President Sala Kiir.
Juba, South Sudan/Kichanga, Democratic Republic of Congo – – In a mountainous camp for displaced Congolese, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley wrapped her arm around an inconsolable woman who recounted being raped twice. “It only makes me more passionate, it makes me more determined,” Haley told a small group of reporters traveling with her during her first trip to Africa.
Kenya's central bank has instructed commercial banks to freeze accounts of six top South Sudanese generals in line with UN sanctions against them. The UN Security Council imposed travel bans and asset freezes on the military commanders – three from each side – for human rights violations and blocking the implementation of the peace agreement in the war-torn country.