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  • LAGOS, Nov 5 (Reuters) – Dangote Cement, Nigeria’s biggest listed company, expects to slow its capital spending next year to around $700 million, as it completes most of its African expansion projects, its chief executive said on Wednesday. Source: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/AfricaNigeriaNews/~3/pV3z5qM1C_w/idAFL6N0SV5OY20141105
  • Which Biglaw firm billed for thinking up and registering creative domain names like F*ckBloomberg.nyc? Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/abovethelaw/~3/IXvPwAkdeKU/story01.htm
  • South Africa’s Parliamentary Powers and Privileges Committee has found the 20 members of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), including leader, Julius Malema, guilty of contempt of parliament for disrupting procedures in the legislature, after they heckled President Jacob Zuma and demanded he pay back government money used in the construction of his private homestead. Source: […]
  • Kenya signed a $66 million financing agreement with the French Agency for Development (AFD) on Wednesday, to modernise its second largest airport in the port city of Mombasa. Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/tar-home/~3/yIbYfv0eskA/kenya-secures-funds-to-upgrade-mombasa-airport-from-french-agency.html
  • A sharp drop in global oil prices has raised the twin spectres of a potential currency devaluation and budget shortfalls in Nigeria just as Africa’s biggest economy gears up for a closely fought and costly presidential election in February. Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/tar-home/~3/0jvIKjTFsPM/nigeria-falling-oil-price-bring-twin-currency-budget-woes.html
  • * Ebola clauses becoming more common in shipping contracts Source: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/AfricaNigeriaNews/~3/Wdn1_Z3CzyA/idAFL6N0SU44K20141105
  • NAIROBI, Nov 5 (Reuters) – – The following company announcements, scheduled economic indicators, debt and currency market moves and political events may affect African markets on Wednesday. – – – – – EVENTS: KENYA-Central Bank auctions 182-day and 364-day Treasury bills GLOBAL MARKETS Asian shares wilted on Wednesday as oil prices extended losses after weak […]
  • The petition of the day is: City and County of San Francisco, California v. Sheehan 13-1412 Issue: (1) Whether Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act requires law enforcement officers to provide accommodations to an armed, violent, and mentally ill suspect in the course of bringing the suspect into custody; and (2) whether it […]
  • In 2002, Congress passed the Sarbanes-Oxley Act in the wake of the collapse of Enron Corporation, once the world’s largest energy trader. One provision was a response to revelations that Enron and its accountants had destroyed thousands of documents, computer hard drives, and emails that might have shed light on the company and its finances. […]
  • Nov 4 (Reuters) – Global health authorities are struggling to contain the world’s worst Ebola epidemic since the disease was identified in 1976. The virus has killed more than 4,900 people. (Interactive graphic on Ebola: http://graphics.thomsonreuters.com/14/ebola/index.html) Here is a timeline of the outbreak: March 22: Guinea confirms a previously unidentified hemorrhagic fever, which killed more […]