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By Joe Brock MAPUTO (Reuters) - The 24 fishing boats rusting in the harbour of Mozambique's capital were meant to be a modern tuna fleet that would rake in hard currency, create jobs and provide a cheap source of protein for one of the world's poorest countries. Instead, they have become monuments to government mismanagement and heavy lending by Western banks that has buried a promising African economy in a deep debt crisis. The boats, moored in the harbour of Maputo, were paid for out of an $850-million (588 million pounds) loan arranged in 2013 by Credit Suisse and Russia's VTB to finance "fishing infrastructure".
Turkish opposition journalist Can Dundar escaped a shooting on Friday outside the courthouse in Istanbul where he is on trial on charges of revealing state secrets, an AFP reporter said. Dundar, the editor-in-chief of leading Turkish opposition daily Cumhuriyet, was unharmed. Dundar was outside the courthouse during a break as the court prepared to deliver its verdict in his trial for allegedly revealing state secrets in a newspaper story.
BEIRUT (AP) — Russian and Syrian officials denied Friday that their aircraft struck a camp for people displaced by fighting in an airstrike that killed 28 the previous evening. The denials came as activists said a coalition of rebels and militants, including Syria's al-Qaida branch, seized a strategic village from pro-government forces near the contested city of Aleppo.