Bomb scare at African fin ministers cocktail party

SOUTH AFRICA - Panic characterised the glittery cocktail party for the African finance ministers and central bank governors meeting following a hoax that a bomb had been planted at the Sandton Convention Centre on Sunday evening.

Hundreds of delegates meeting for New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) implementation conference led by South Africa's finance minister Trevor Manuel had to be evacuated from the Convention Centre, the venue of the cocktail after an anonymous caller teleph