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KENYA MALL ATTACK
As Kenya began three days of mourning on Wednesday for at
least 67 people killed in the siege of a Nairobi mall, it
was unclear how many more hostages may have died with the
Somali Islamist attackers buried in the rubble.
U.S. officials are talking to Kenyan officials to try to
determine whether any Americans were involved in a deadly
attack at a shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya, a senior
Obama administration official said on Tuesday.
Asian shares slipped and the dollar held steady against a
basket of currencies in Asian trade on Wednesday, as
concerns about a possible U.S. government shutdown and
uncertainty about the Federal Reserve's policy outlook
left investors hesitant to take aggressive
Brent crude oil futures climbed towards $109 a barrel on
Wednesday as investors remained sceptical whether
relations between the United States and Iran would thaw,
and if that would affect a long-running nuclear
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Nigeria's fledgling sovereign wealth fund on Monday
completed investment allocations for the 20 percent of
the $1 billion it is setting aside to guard against
commodity price shocks, its chief executive said.
Nigeria's central bank voiced alarm on Tuesday at an
apparent surge in demand for cash dollars linked to
political activities ahead of elections not due until
2015, saying that they could indicate money
One protester was killed on Tuesday during riots in Sudan
after the government lifted fuel subsidies and triggered
demonstrations in several cities, police and activists
The International Monetary Fund plans to come to Zambia
in January to start talks about a new loan program for
Africa's top copper producer, the Fund said on Tuesday.
Somalia's prime minister appealed on Tuesday for
international support to combat al Shabaab militants but
said a military solution to their insurgency alone was
The Kenyan shilling KES= firmed on Tuesday, lifted by
tight liquidity in the market and positive sentiment from
investors as Kenyan authorities said a stand-off with
Islamist militants in a Nairobi shopping mall was nearing
The Ugandan shilling UGX= was steady on Tuesday and was
seen trading in a narrow range in the days ahead,
supported by slow demand for dollars among investors.
Tanzania's coffee prices fell at auction last week taking
their cue from markets in New York and London on higher
supply, the Tanzania Coffee Board (TCB) said on Tuesday.
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