NAIROBI, Dec 5 (BERNAMA-NNN-KBC) -- Two of Africa's biggest oil retailers, Vivo Energy Holding, a Netherlands-based company which is licensed to retail petroleum products of Anglo-Dutch oil major Shell, and Engen Holding, the South African company majority owned by Malaysia's Petronas, have agreed to a share transaction with Vivo purchasing shares in Engen International Holdings for the exchange of a shareholding in Vivo Energy, with a possible cash element.

KABUL, Dec 5 (Bernama) -- A senior al-Qaida leader has been killed together with 80 anti-government militants following operations in Afghanistan, China's Xinhua news agency reported the country's intelligence agency as saying on Tuesday.

LIMA, Dec 5 (BERNAMA-NNN-AGENCIES) -- Peru's First Preparatory Investigation Court sentenced four representatives of companies associated with the Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht to 18 months of preventive detention.

BOGOTA, Dec 5 (BERNAMA-NNN-TELESUR) -- The death of another Colombian social leader, Luis Alfonso Giraldo, in the village of La Carmelita, Puerto Asis in the department of Putumayo was reported early Monday morning by friends of the deceased.

HANOI, Dec 5 (Bernama) -- A mobile training team from the Indian Army is visiting Vietnam to help train Vietnamese sappers for UN peacekeeping missions, the Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported.

CARACAS, Dec 5 (BERNAMA-NNN-TELESUR) -- Venezuela has amassed an impressive array of state-of-the-art weaponry from its key strategic ally, the Russian Federation, who have fulfilled over 10 contracts to deliver arms to the Bolivarian Republic.

TEGUCIGALPA, Dec 5 (BERNAMA-NNN-AGENCIES) -- Honduran police have announced they will refuse to obey orders from the government of the incumbent president, Juan Orlando Hernandez, and will remain in their barracks until a political crisis triggered by Sunday Nov 26's contested presidential election has been resolved.