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  • Brace for Prolonged Grounding of Dreamliner Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 | 8:10 PM ET

    U.S. safety regulators are nowhere near finishing an investigation into a battery fire on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, a top official said on Thursday, raising the prospect of a prolonged grounding for the aircraft.

  • *Shares in Hong Kong more than halved this year. HONG KONG, Oct 25- ZTE Corp, the world's fourth-biggest maker of mobile phones and fifth-ranked telecommunications equipment manufacturer, reported its first quarterly loss- of $310 million- since listing in Hong Kong in 2004, on shredded margins, project delays and accounting changes in China.

  • Azerbaijan, Gaza, Ethiopia women win media awards Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 8:12 AM ET

    NEW YORK-- A columnist imprisoned under Ethiopia's controversial anti-terrorism laws, an Azerbaijani investigative radio reporter who had surveillance cameras planted in her apartment and a Palestinian blogger who has been beaten and tortured for reporting on abuses and protests in Gaza each received Courage in Journalism awards Wednesday from a women's media group.

  • Should Africa be growing more wheat? Tuesday, 16 Oct 2012 | 1:35 PM ET

    DEBRE ZEIT, Ethiopia-- Bedlu Mamo stood in middle of his field in Ethiopia and cast a wary eye at the new variety of wheat he planted for the first time. As the U.N.' s Food and Agricultural Organization marked World Food Day on Tuesday, experts are reexamining what crops are best produced in Africa, for Africans.

  • African Markets - Factors to watch on Oct 11 Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 1:26 AM ET

    NAIROBI, Oct 11- The following company announcements, scheduled economic indicators, debt and currency market moves and political events may affect African markets on Thursday. KENYA- Central Bank of Kenya to auction 91- day Treasury bills. MAURITIUS- Bank of Mauritius to auction 182- day Treasury bills worth a.

  • Sudan, South Sudan pledge peace, seek investment Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 11:06 AM ET

    *Rare chance for Sudan to meet Western firms. *Sudan and South came close to war in April. VIENNA, Oct 10- Sudan and South Sudan pledged to work together to rebuild their shattered economies and not to return to war in a joint plea for foreign investment after signing a critical trade and border agreement last month.

  • Ethiopian inflation falls to 19 pct in Sept -Stats office Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 4:03 AM ET

    ADDIS ABABA, Oct 10- Ethiopia's year-on-year rate of inflation slowed to 19 percent in September from 20.2 percent a month earlier, helped by a slowdown in the rate of food price rises, official data showed on Wednesday.

  • Ethiopia: Independent papers say gov't banned them Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 10:36 AM ET

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia-- Two weekly newspapers that have been critical of Ethiopia's ruling party have stopped publication because of government obstruction, the papers' publishers said Monday. The group says its paper was forced off market after featuring critical articles on the legacy of Ethiopia's late leader Meles Zenawi, who died Aug. 20.

  • Egypt's new president gives himself high grades Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 8:29 AM ET

    But the speech in many ways was also as much about style as it was about substance, and the 61- year-old Morsi, the first freely elected president in Egypt's history, used his address to project the image of an energetic leader in touch with the needs of the people.

  • Canada's Simba Energy to drill for oil in Kenya in 2013 Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 9:49 AM ET

    NAIROBI, Oct 3- Pan-African oil& gas explorer Simba Energy is to drill its first well in northeast Kenya in 2013, a company executive said on Wednesday, the latest effort by an energy firm to find oil in the east African nation.

  • Rooftop pool, wine bar: Hotels building in Africa Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 11:25 AM ET

    This is the face of new, high-end hotels in Africa. International hotel developers are planning nearly 40,000 new rooms across Africa in the coming years. Travel and tourism in Africa generates about $164 billion a year, 9 percent of the continent's total GDP, said David Scowsill, president and chief executive of World Travel& Tourism Council.

  • Marcus Samuelsson, a Chef, a Brand and Then Some Tuesday, 7 Aug 2012 | 1:09 PM ET
    Chef Marcus Samuelsson visits Macy's Herald Square on July 2, 2012 in New York City.

    Marcus Samuelsson has exploded onto the crowded food scene. See how the former