KINSHASA - More than a dozen advocacy groups urged the first U.S. special representative to Africa's war-torn Great Lakes region on Wednesday to push for democracy and good governance in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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* Treasury assures investors on plans to tax capital gains * Shilling seen weakening on importers' dollar orders (Adds markets close, stocks) By Kevin Mwanza NAIROBI, June 19 - Kenyan shares halted an eight-session slide and the shilling rose after the government allayed concerns that plans to re-introduce a tax on capital gains would dull the appeal of equities and other asset classes. The main NSE-20 share index rose 0.1 percent on Wednesday to 4,705.19 points, havi
YAOUNDE, June 19 - Cameroon's cocoa grinders' purchases rose 2 percent to 29,205 tonnes by the end of May since the start of the 2012/13 season in August compared with last season, data from the National Cocoa and Coffee Board (NCCB) showed Wednesday.
ABU DHABI/DUBAI - When British banker Michael Tomalin took the top job at National Bank of Abu Dhabi in 1999, the lender had about $9 billion in assets - tiny by global standards - and its operations were largely confined to the oil-rich emirate of Abu Dhabi.
MAPUTO - The Renamo opposition party, a former guerrilla organization, threatened on Wednesday to paralyze the only railway line out of Mozambique's vast coalfields in an effort to hurt the government.
JOHANNESBURG - South African state weapons firm Denel said two of its staff were killed in an attack on Wednesday on the United Nations compound in the Somali capital Mogadishu.