Rome’s Ciampino airport was closed for a few hours on Thursday after German bombs from the World War II era were found near its runway. Army experts were called in to defuse the bombs, weighing 150 kilograms and containing about 75 kilograms of explosive, the Italian Defence Ministry said in a statement.
Russia's recent activities in Sudan and the Central African Republic have been the subject of intense speculation. That's because along with renewed economic ties, private Russian military contractors are reported to have been active in both countries. This is particularly sensitive in Sudan, where there have been widespread, often violent anti-government protests.
HSBC and UBS have closed their offices in Nigeria, the country's central bank said in a report on Friday as it revealed foreign investment had fallen sharply from a year ago.