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Residents displaced by fighting in Malakal camp, South Sudan
24/05/2015 - South Sudan

Currency collapse, famine loom as fighting continues in South Sudan

Experts are warning South Sudan may soon see a currency collapse, as high inflation cripples the country.
Ruins of houses in Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip.
22/05/2015 - Palestine

The World Bank says Gaza’s economy is on the ‘verge of collapse’

Gaza’s economy is teetering on the verge of collapse, says a report released Friday by the World Bank.
Premier Bank is the second international bank to be launched in Mogadishu
22/05/2015 - Somalia

Somalia's new international bank brings more debit cards to war-torn country

A new international bank has been launched in Mogadishu, the latest sign of life in the city after more than two decades of civil war which engulfed its bright lights.

Uber faces competition from other smartphone apps in Nairobi, Kenya
20/05/2015 - Kenya

Taxi war looms in Nairobi as startups take on Uber

A taxi war is looming in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, where startups are hoping to outdo Uber, the global transportation network.
Jérôme Kerviel, who claims Société Générale did know about his high-risk trades
18/05/2015 - FRANCE

Kerviel investigator says Société Générale must have known of rogue trades, report

The police officer in charge of the inquiry into "rogue trader" Jérôme Kerviel has testified that his bosses at Société Générale knew about his ...
A market in Angola
15/05/2015 - Africa

Africa to miss out on fall in food import prices

The UN’s Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) predicts that the world food import bill will fall to a five-year low. But not if you are a poor African, say economists.

Russian sailors in Saint-Nazaire last year to train on the Mistrals
15/05/2015 - RUSSIA - FRANCE

France offers Russia refund on undelivered Mistrals, report

France has offered to pay Russia 785 million euros to scrap a contract for two Mistral helicopter carriers, whose sale has been suspended over the Ukraine conflict, on condition that it can sell them ...
French Minister of Finance Michel Sapin, Brussels, Belgium, 7 May 2015.
14/05/2015 - France- Europe

France outperforms with strongest growth in nearly two years

European Union data released on Wednesday shows a surprisingly strong performance in France as growth picked up to 0.6 per cent in the first quarter of 2015.

The wreckage of the Airbus A400M, which crashed 9 May near Seville, Spain.
12/05/2015 - France - Spain

Spain tells Airbus to ground new A400Ms after fatal crash

Spain says it will halt trials of newly assembled Airbus A400M military transport aircraft as authorities continue to investigate a deadly crash near Seville that killed four crew members during a ...
Fidel Castro and François Hollande,  Havana, 11 may 2015.
12/05/2015 - FRANCE - Cuba

France’s Hollande meets Fidel Castro

French President François Hollande held on Monday a 50-minute closed-door meeting with Fidel Castro at the ex-leader’s home.