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Britain - EU to prepare possible new sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

Britain - EU to prepare possible new sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

Britain's foreign minister said on Friday the European Unionwould prepare possible new sanctions on Russia for its involvement in the Ukraineconflict that could be imposed quickly if the Minsk ceasefire agreement is broken
Mixed fortunes blur idea of Africa's collective 'rising'

Mixed fortunes blur idea of Africa's collective 'rising'

Falling commodity prices, political upheaval and simmering conflict are exposing the differing fortunes of Africa's economies, undermining the idea that the continent of a billion people is on one collective ascent
Mali delays local elections over insecurity in the north

Mali delays local elections over insecurity in the north

Mali has postponed local and regional elections scheduled for next month because insecurity in the country's north has held up the revision of voter rolls, a government official said
Seychelles inflation rises to 3.7 pct yr/yr in February

Seychelles inflation rises to 3.7 pct yr/yr in February

Seychelles year-on-year inflation rose to 3.7 percent in February from 2.9 percent in January, official data showed on Friday
Flour Mills of Nigeria to cut capex as economy falters

Flour Mills of Nigeria to cut capex as economy falters

Flour Mills of Nigeria expects to cut capital expenditure by almost half this year, down from 40 billion naira a year ago, as the slowdown in the economy, caused by the oil price collapse and the weakening naira, hurts consumer spending