[SA Info]The decision by international ratings agency Fitch to affirm South Africa’s credit rating is fair given the tough global economic climate and the government’s commitment to its fiscal plan, the National Treasury said in a statement on Wednesday.
[The Herald]TRUST Bank is facing liquidation after the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe cancelled it’s banking licence over allegations of abuse of depositors’ funds and violation of the provisions of the Banking Act.Efforts to recapitalise the bank had all been futile and Trust was no longer safe and sound.
[allAfrica]Egypt has become one of the deadliest places in the world for journalists, says the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).
[Premium Times]Nigeria’s John Obi Mikel capped up 2013 with a vital win as he was introduced at the start of the second half in Chelsea’s 2-1 win over Liverpool. The win ensures Chelsea are third on the league table being Arsenal and Manchester City at the end of 2013.
[This Day]The Edo State Police Command Sunday burst a notorious ring of kidnappers in Benin City, killing two suspects during an exchange of gunfire between members of the gang and the police.
[This Day]There were reports of intensive fighting Sunday between the Nigerian security forces and suspected members of Boko Haram Islamic insurgents at Alafa Village, a strategic town close to Bama, Borno State where an attack took place on a military barracks two weeks ago.
[AI London]Death threats and intimidation by armed groups and state security forces in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo over the past year have made it extremely difficult for human rights defenders to carry out their work, Amnesty International said today.
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Bardo -The participants in the Sunday dialogue session agreed to send a note to the President of the National Constituent Assembly (NCA).
[VOA]The United Nations says two peacekeepers have been killed while on patrol in Sudan’s conflict-stricken Darfur region.