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Nigeria's naira opens at record low of 178.25 against dollar

Nigeria's naira opens at record low of 178.25 against dollar

The naira has been hitting new lows throughout this month despite central bank interventions to try and prop it up.
Italy's Renzi wins regional polls, low turnout sends warning

Italy's Renzi wins regional polls, low turnout sends warning

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's centre-left Democratic Party (PD) won regional elections in Calabria and Emilia Romagna on Sunday but an exceptionally low turnout suggested growing disillusion among many voters.
Iran and powers set to extend nuclear talks if final push fails

Iran and powers set to extend nuclear talks if final push fails

Iran and six world powers looked set to miss Monday's deadline for resolving a 12-year stand-off over Tehran's nuclear ambitions and are already looking at a possible extension of the negotiations.
Over 25 killed in attack on Nigerian fishing community

Over 25 killed in attack on Nigerian fishing community

More than 25 people, mostly fishermen, have been shot dead in a remote community in Nigeria's northeastern Borno state, the heartland of Islamist group Boko Haram, police and witnesses said on Sunday.
Kenya says kills militants after bus ambush that killed 28

Kenya says kills militants after bus ambush that killed 28

Kenyan security forces have pursued and killed more than 100 militants and destroyed their camp in Somalia after the ambush of a Nairobi-bound bus that killed 28 people, Deputy President William Ruto said on Sunday.