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Nigerian MPs have summoned the finance minister and central bank (CBN) governor to brief them on new proposals to ease the country's economic crisis.

Thursday, 26 May 2016 06:21

Africa envoys' anger over Delhi killing

A group of African embassies in Delhi have requested India to postpone a cultural event following last week's killing of a student from the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Masunda Kitada Oliver was beaten to death by a group of Indian men last Friday after an argument in Delhi.

A moth called the Tomato Leaf Miner, or Tuta Absoluta, has ravaged 80% of tomato farms, Commissioner of Agriculture Daniel Manzo Maigar said.
He said 200 farmers together lost at least 1bn naira ($5.1m; £3.5m) over the past month.

Tunisian officials have urged the UK government to relax its advice warning against all but essential travel to the country, after a 90% drop in British visitors in the first part of 2016.
The guidance has been in place since 31 British holidaymakers were killed in two terror attacks in Tunisia in 2015.

Aberystwyth University's Mauritius campus has been criticised by a former vice-chancellor after just 40 students enrolled in its first two terms.
Prof Derec Llwyd Morgan, who ran the university from 1994 to 2004, told the BBC the figures showed it was a bad decision to go to a far-flung country.

An EgyptAir flight that crashed in the Mediterranean did not swerve and change direction before disappearing, an Egyptian official says.
The Airbus A320 was en route from Paris to Cairo with 66 people aboard when it vanished from radar early on Thursday.

An EgyptAir flight that crashed in the Mediterranean did not swerve and change direction before disappearing, an Egyptian official says.
The Airbus A320 was en route from Paris to Cairo with 66 people aboard when it vanished from radar early on Thursday.

At least one person has died during opposition protests in Kenya's western city of Kisumu.
The police have denied earlier reports that the man was shot, saying that he may have died having "fallen down".

Cash worth 1.4bn yen ($13m; £8.8m) has been taken from cash machines in Japan using credit cards created with data stolen from a South African bank.
The money was withdrawn in less than three hours from 1,400 convenience store cash machines across Japan, the Kyodo news agency reports.

You know there is trouble when you walk into East Africa's biggest supermarket and on the shelves where usually there is sugar, there are now eggs.
Over the past month or so, Tanzania has been grappling with a shortage of sugar. Government and business accuse each other of creating the crisis, but many here believe it started with the decision of President John Magufuli in February to require sugar importers to obtain permits from State House.

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