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South Sudan: EU Responds to Famine in South Sudan With €82 Million in Emergency Aid

Brussels -On Tuesday, the European Commission announced an emergency aid package worth ?82 million as famine is declared in South Sudan for the...

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Nigeria: Nigeria Saves 72 Percent Cost in Deep Offshore Rig-Rate – NNPC

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has successfully renegotiated the cost of its deep offshore rig-rate downwards by about 71.7 per...

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Nigeria: Is Basketmouth Bringing Top U.S. Comedian Chris Rock to Nigeria?

Ace comedian Basket mouth real name, Bright Okpocha, on Friday gave a hint on plans to invite Chris Rock, Top American comedian for a...

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Kenya: Wanyama Scores but Spurs Slump Out of Europa

London -Harambee Stars captain Victor Wanyama scored for his club Tottenham Hotspur in the second half, but it could not prevent the North...

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Tanzania: Vanessa Mdee’s Sister Launches Music Career With Debut Single “Shuga”

Tanzanian songstress Vanessa Mdee's sister, Mimi Mars, launches her music career with debut single...

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South Africa clashes at anti-foreigner protest in Pretoria

South African police use force to try and break up a march by anti-immigrant protesters in...

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Africa: Open Economies Role Seen for BRICS

BRICS countries should make joint efforts to maintain the openness of global economies and oppose trade protectionism amid worldwide economic sluggishness, China's top diplomat...

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South Africa: Duminy – This Was Never Going to Be a Walkover

Proteas all-rounder JP Duminy insists they have not lost their focus, despite the No 1-ranked one-day team losing their first match in 13...

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South Africa: High Praise for Safa From FIFA President Infantino

FIFA president Gianni Infantino has showered praises on the South African Football Association (SAFA) for the extremely successful organisation of the first ever FIFA...

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Zimbabwe: Mugabe to Hold Birthday Party in ‘Worst City in Africa’ (But Is It Really?)

Is President Robert Mugabe really about to hold his 93rd birthday party right next to the worst city in...

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South Africa: Woman and Baby Swept Away By KZN River

KwaZulu-Natal emergency services are yet to find a woman and baby who were swept away while crossing a bridge over the Mafodobo River near...

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South Africa: Broadcaster Inquiry Defers Communications Minister’s Fate to Zuma

The SABC inquiry agreed to defer the fate of Communications Minister Faith Muthambi for her role in alleged mismanagement at the SABC to Parliament's...

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Africa: WhatsApp Celebrates 8th Birthday With New ‘Status’ Functionality

Instant messaging service WhatsApp has announced that it will reconfigure the status feature to coincide with the service's 8th birthday on 24 February. According...

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Africa: How to Make Use of WhatsApp’s New Status Feature

WhatsApp's move to incorporate a revamped status feature will allow users to share photos and video in the previously text-only...

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Zimbabwe: Local Workers Lack Key Skills – Report

THE majority of employees in Zimbabwe lack critical skills such as business acumen and research skills which are sought after in developed countries,...

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Tanzania: All Set for Mobile Number Portability Services Launch

Preparations for the launch of Mobile Number Portability (MNP) services scheduled for next month are in the final...

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Tanzania: Referee Puzzle for Giants Clash

Referee who will be in charge of tomorrow's clash between Simba and Young Africans at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam remain a...

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Tanzania: Barclays Africa – Split Won’t Change Activities in Tanzania

Barclays Africa Group does not foresee changes in its operations in Tanzania and in Africa in general as it proceeds with separation process from...

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Zimbabwe: Social Security Body Injects U.S.$20 Million Into Fertiliser Firms

THE National Social Security Authority (Nssa) has injected US$20 million into fertiliser companies Windmill and Zimbabwe Fertiliser Company (ZFC) to boost production and...

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Tanzania: Nape Launches Football Fund Board, Calls for Transparency

The government has demanded transparency from the Tanzania Football Federation (TFF), Football Development Fund Board (FDFB), which was officially launched in Dar es...

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Tanzania: Record Registrations for Road to Anfield Tournament

Standard Chartered Bank Tanzania Limited has received record registrations for the Standard Chartered Trophy - Road to Anfield tournament slated for tomorrow at Jakaya...

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South Africa: Country Gears Up for Metro FM Awards

The Metro FM Music Awards will be held at the iNkosi Luthuli International Convention Centre in...

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Tanzania: Diamond Platinumz Being Audited Over Drug Trafficking Links

Bongo star and Wasafi Records chief executive Diamond Platinumz was on Wednesday summoned by the Tanzania Revenue Authority to table a report on his...

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South Africa: Pearl Modiadie and Amon Mokoena to Host Metro FM Music Awards

Metro FM is pleased to announce its hosts for the 16th edition of the METRO FM Music Awards.  The multi-talented Ms. Pearl Modiadie...

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South Africa: 16th Metro FM Awards Finalists Announced

Metro FM, The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC)'s biggest commercial radio station, last night announced the finalists for the 16th Metro FM Music...

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Ethiopia: New Employment Plan ‘More Politics Than Jobs’

The Ethiopian government has been trumping the country's recent economic success. But a new plan to employ young people appears to be more...

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South Africa: Informal Settlements Use a Fraction of Cape Town Water – De Lille

Informal settlements use 4.7% of Cape Town's water and formal residences 55.6%, mayor Patricia de Lille said on...

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Kenya: Outrage As Us TV Show Uses Real Life Westgate Mall Attack Footage

A United States television series has sparked outrage in Kenya after is used real life footage from the east African country's worst terror attack...

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Nigeria: Nigerians to Pay More Charges for Large Cash Deposits, Withdrawals

Nigerians who deposit or withdraw N500,000 and above will now pay between 1.5 per cent and 7.5 per cent charges, according to a...

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Kenya: Calls From Rivals for Higher Charges By Safaricom Rejected

Proposals by Airtel and Telkom Kenya that could have seen Safaricom forced to charge its customers higher rates than its rival telecommunications providers have...

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