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Business Africa

  • JOHANNESBURG, Oct 7- South African rail freight operator Transnet is bracing for a one-day strike by port and rail workers in support of a walkout by 20,000 truckers that has hit fuel supplies round the economic hub of Johannesburg and at least one car plant.

  • By David Dolan and Jon Herskovitz. IKANINI, South Africa, Oct 7- The rules of the game in South Africa's labour market have changed and the new players are workers such as Tshepo Modise and Thulani Soko, wildcat strikers at mining giant Anglo American Platinum.

  • *Flight was on the way to Darfur. KHARTOUM, Oct 7- A Sudanese military plane carrying personnel and equipment to the strife-torn Darfur region crashed near the capital Khartoum on Sunday killing 13 people on board, the army said. The Antonov 12 transport plane was travelling to El Fasher in northern Darfur, military spokesman Al-Sawarmi Khalid told Reuters.

  • KHARTOUM, Oct 7- A Sudanese military plane crashed in a rural area west of the capital Khartoum on Sunday, killing some of the 20 armed forces personnel on board and injuring others, the army said.

  • *Deal gives Qtel more control over Algeria, Tunisia subsidiaries. to 92.1 percent, giving an instant boost to its bottom line and more control of subsidiaries in the high growth markets of Algeria and Tunisia.

  • KHARTOUM, Oct 7- A Sudanese military plane crashed in a rural area west of the capital Khartoum on Sunday with 20 armed forces personnel on board and some of them were killed, a military spokesman said. "Some were killed and some were injured," spokesman Al-Sawarmi Khalid told Reuters. He did not give a precise death toll or the cause of the crash.

  • DUBAI, Oct 7- Arqaam Capital, a Dubai- based emerging market investment bank, has agreed to buy a financial services firm in Libya to tap into economic growth as the country rebuilds after its civil war.

  • TOKYO, Oct 7- Honda Motor Co said it would recall about 489,000 CR-Vs in Europe and the United States after finding rain water may enter the vehicles' power window switch on the driver's door, which could ultimately cause the switch to overheat and catch fire.

  • DUBAI, United Arab Emirates-- Gulf carrier Etihad Airways said Sunday a jump in passenger numbers flying aboard its fast-growing fleet drove third-quarter sales 19 percent higher to $1.3 billion. Like regional rivals Emirates and Qatar Airways, the airline is rapidly expanding its network, increasing the amount of cash it takes in.

  • DUBAI, Oct 7- Qatar Telecom has raised its stake in Kuwait's Wataniya to 92.1 percent following the close of its tender offer. The Qatari firm, which operates in 16 countries across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, paid 519.1 million Kuwaiti dinars at 2.6 dinars per share to raise its stake from 52.5 percent, it said in a statement on Sunday.

  • *Flight was on the way to Darfur. KHARTOUM, Oct 7- A Sudanese military plane carrying personnel and equipment to the strife-torn Darfur region crashed near the capital Khartoum on Sunday killing 15 people on board, the army said. The Antonov 12 transport plane was travelling to El Fasher in northern Darfur, military spokesman Al-Sawarmi Khalid said.

  • *KIA tenders entire 23.5 pct stake- source* Qtel had bid $2.2 bln for remaining 47.5 pct stake* Announcement of tender details expected Sunday By Dinesh Nair and Matt Smith. DUBAI, Oct 6- Qatar Telecom is set to control more than 90 percent of Kuwait's Wataniya.

  • LONDON, Oct 6- Shell on Friday declared force majeure on its gas deliveries from Nigeria's liquefied natural gas plant after an attempt to steal crude oil from a pipeline led to a fire, it said. Shell, which has a 25.6 percent stake in Nigeria LNG, on Sunday shut its 28- inch Bomu-Bonny trunk line after oil thieves caused a fire, it said.

  • DAR ES SALAAM, Oct 6- Tanzania called on Saturday for an international mediator to resolve a long-standing border dispute with Malawi, conceding the latest talks over territorial rights to Lake Malawi and its potential reserves of oil and gas have failed.

  • QUITO, Ecuador-- Ecuador's President Rafael Correa says his country will advise the North African nation of Tunisia on possible renegotiation of its debts. He says he will send a mission to explain what Ecuador did in 2009 when it renegotiated about $3 billion in debts after declaring many of them illegitimate.

  • MOGADISHU, Somalia-- Somalia's president has appointed a new prime minister, a businessman who worked as a government economist in the 1980 s. Abdi Farah Shirdon was named prime minister on Saturday. Shirdon studied economics at Somalia National University in the 1970 s.

  • QUITO, Ecuador-- Ecuador's President Rafael Correa says his country will advise the North African nation of Tunisia on possible renegotiation of its debts. He says he will send a mission to explain what Ecuador did in 2009 when it renegotiated about $3 billion in debts after declaring many of them illegitimate.

  • *KIA tenders entire 23.5 pct stake- source* Qtel had bid $2.2 bln for remaining 47.5 pct stake* Announcement of tender details expected Sunday By Dinesh Nair and Matt Smith. DUBAI, Oct 6- Qatar Telecom is set to control more than 90 percent of Kuwait's Wataniya.

  • JOHANNESBURG, Oct 6- Hundreds of striking South African workers rallied on Saturday to press Anglo American Platinum to revoke its decision to fire 12,000 wildcat strikers amid a wave of labour strife sweeping Africa's largest economy.

  • JOHANNESBURG, Oct 6- Hundreds of striking South African workers rallied on Saturday to press Anglo American Platinum to revoke its decision to fire 12,000 wildcat strikers amid a wave of labour strife sweeping Africa's largest economy.