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  • More than 3,300 Ethiopians on Sunday took part in voluntary HIV testing in what organisers hope is a record-breaking feat. Source:
  • The following company announcements, scheduled economic indicators, debt and currency market moves and political events may affect African markets on Monday. —- GLOBAL MARKETS Gold prices tumbled on Monday after Swiss voters overwhelmingly rejected proposals to boost gold reserves in a referendum, joining the broad rout in commodities that sent oil prices to five-year lows […]
  • ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE, Nov 30 (Reuters) – Pope Francis on Sunday called on Muslim leaders to issue a global condemnation of terrorism, saying it would help to dispel the stereotype that equates Islam with terror. Source:
  • DAKAR, Nov 30 (Reuters) – Canadian candidate Michaelle Jean, a former governor general of Canada, was chosen as the next head of the international organisation of Francophone nations (OIF) at a summit in Senegal on Sunday, the OIF said in a statement. Source:
  • * Pope calls conflict in Syria and Iraq “inhumane and brutal” Source:
  • JOHANNESBURG, Nov 28 (Reuters) – Barack Obama last year told a cheering crowd in Cape Town that a $7 billion plan to “Power Africa” would double electricity output on the world’s poorest continent and bring “light where currently there is darkness”. Source:
  • KANO, Nigeria, Nov 29 (Reuters) – A total of 100 people were killed in Friday’s coordinated attack on the central mosque of north Nigeria’s biggest city of Kano and 135 people were wounded, the governor of Kano state said on Saturday. Source:
  • DAKAR, Nov 29 (Reuters) – French President Francois Hollande warned African leaders on Saturday against trying to hang on to power, praising peaceful political transitions in Burkina Faso and Tunisia as positive examples to the continent. Source:
  • MOSCOW, Nov 29 (Reuters) – OPEC’s decision to abstain from cuts in oil production has forced Russia not to proceed with its own cuts, Russian First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov said on Saturday, TASS news agency reported. Source:
  • At 11 a.m. Monday, the Supreme Court will hold one hour of oral argument on the proof needed for conviction under a federal law against making a threat via the Internet or other forms of communications. Arguing for a Pennsylvania man in the case of Elonis v. United States will be John P. Elwood of […]