By TOBY STERLINGAP Business Writer
AMSTERDAM (AP) - Royal Dutch Shell PLC has reported a 57 percent fall in second-quarter net profits as it suffered from attacks on its operations in Nigeria and it significantly wrote down the value of its shale oil fields in North America.
In addition, Europe
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) - An independent Zimbabwe election monitoring group says less than 10 percent of police and officials eligible for a special vote ahead of crucial national polls managed to cast their ballots in two days of chaotic polling.
The Election Resource Center said Wednesday two days
By KIRUBEL TADESSEAssociated Press
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) - A European Union parliament delegation on Wednesday called on Ethiopia's government to release jailed journalists and activists, but in a sign the call may not be heeded the delegation was denied from visiting a prison it had been
By BASHIR ADIGUN and MICHELLE FAULAssociated Press
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) - Sudanese leader Omar al-Bashir has left Nigeria, a diplomat at his embassy said Tuesday, following demands from human rights activists for the arrest of the man indicted for genocide and war crimes in Darfur.
By BASHIR ADIGUNAssociated Press
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) - Sudan's indicted leader Omar al-Bashir arrived Sunday in Nigeria's capital, Abuja, to a red-carpet welcome and a full guard of honor despite demands from human rights activists that Nigeria arrest him to face trial for genocide in
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) - Human rights activists are threatening to go to court to demand that Nigeria arrest Sudan President Omar al-Bashir if he makes a planned visit.
It would be al-Bashir's first visit to Nigeria since the International Criminal court indicted him in 2009 for genocide and war
BEIJING (AP) - Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan and Chinese President Xi Jinping presided Wednesday over the signing of accords between their governments to facilitate $1.1 billion in low-interest loans for much-needed infrastructure in Nigeria.
China, which is increasingly looking to Africa
By PABLO GORONDIAssociated Press
The price of oil advanced past $98 a barrel Tuesday, underpinned by political unrest in Egypt that raised fears of disruption to global crude supplies.
By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark crude for August delivery was up 37 cents to $98.36 a barrel in electronic
By JON GAMBRELLAssociated Press
DIEBU, Nigeria (AP) - The first drops of crude float in the languid muddy currents of Nigeria's oil-rich southern delta, then slowly grow into the splatter of a massive crime scene.
Oil thefts, long a problem in the Niger Delta, are growing at an ever-faster rate
By NEDRA PICKLER and JULIE PACEAssociated Press
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) - President Barack Obama challenged young Africans to rise to the challenge of shoring up progress on the continent that rests on a "fragile foundation," summoning them to fulfill the legacy of South Africa's beloved