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Saudi to Transfer Airports to Sovereign Fund in Privatization Drive

0 Visits: 33 | Tuesday August 22, 2017 - 11:02:30
RIYADH - Saudi Arabia plans to transfer ownership of all its airports to its main sovereign wealth fund, the Public Investment Fund, as part of a drive to privatize them, a senior aviation official said on Monday.

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Congo Republic President Reappoints PM after Resignation

0 Visits: 74 | Tuesday August 22, 2017 - 10:58:24
BRAZZAVILLE - Congo Republic President Denis Sassou Nguesso reappointed Clement Mouamba as prime minister on Monday, four days after Mouamba and his cabinet resigned, the president's office said in a statement.

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Qatar Criticizes Saudi over Haj Planes offer

0 Visits: 83 | Tuesday August 22, 2017 - 10:49:30
DOHA - Qatar has criticized an offer by Saudi Arabia to convey Qataris to the haj pilgrimage on the kingdom's national carrier, Saudi Arabia Airlines, rather than allowing Qatar's airline or others to fly them to the Islamic rite in Mecca.

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Youtap Launches Mobile Money QR Code Solution in Africa and Asia

0 Visits: 50 | Tuesday August 22, 2017 - 10:22:10
NAIROBI, Kenya - Youtap (www.Youtap.com), a global provider of contactless mobile payments and financial services software, has launched a QR code solution and smartphone apps for mobile money services in Africa and Asia.

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South Sudan Orders UN Peacekeepers to Move out of Juba Airport

0 Visits: 171 | Monday August 21, 2017 - 22:15:51
JUBA - South Sudan has grounded planes belonging to United Nations peacekeepers in a dispute over control of the airport in the capital Juba, the government said on Monday.

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Nigeria's Buhari Says Separatists Cross Red Line, Unity not Negotiable

0 Visits: 84 | Monday August 21, 2017 - 09:55:10
ABUJA - Separatists calling for the breakup of Nigeria have crossed a red line and the country's unity is not negotiable, President Muhammadu Buhari said on Monday in his first speech since returning home after three months of medical leave in Britain.

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Saudi Plane for Qatari Pilgrims Waits on Doha for Landing Rights, Says Airline

0 Visits: 76 | Sunday August 20, 2017 - 22:57:39
DUBAI - Saudi Arabia's state carrier said on Sunday it had been unable to send planes to transport Qatari pilgrims to the kingdom because it had been unable to get permission to land at Doha airport, amid a diplomatic dispute between the two countries.

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New Warning As Yemen Warring Parties Face Internal Strife

0 Visits: 113 | Sunday August 20, 2017 - 22:49:20
DUBAI - Internal strains afflicting both sides in Yemen's conflict have deepened, as the U.N. warned that the failure of the country's political elites to settle their differences has prolonged the suffering of millions already beset by famine and disease.

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Saudi Central Bank Says Qatari Pilgrims Can Change Riyals

0 Visits: 67 | Sunday August 20, 2017 - 11:46:28
DUBAI - Saudi Arabia's central bank said on Saturday it had not banned trading of the Qatari riyal since Riyadh cut diplomatic ties with Doha, and said visiting Qatari citizens could exchange their currency.

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Two Killed in Togo in Protests Against 50-year Ruling Dynasty

0 Visits: 102 | Sunday August 20, 2017 - 11:40:20
LOME - Two protesters were killed and 13 others wounded in Togo on Saturday when security forces opened fire to break up demonstrations against the ruling Gnassingbe family dynasty, the security ministry said.

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