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Rwanda:Rwandan Honoured as a 2018 McNulty Prize Laureate

Rwanda's renowned artist and curator, Hope Azeda, has been honored among the 2018 McNulty Prize Laureates, the organisers announced on...

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Nigeria:More Nigerians Seeking Greener Pastures Abroad

There are indications that over 500,000 Nigerians have emigrated from the country since...

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Nigeria:20% of Nigerians May Experience Flooding – Official

About 20 per cent of Nigerians are "at risk from one form of flooding or another," the National Economic Council (NEC) was told...

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TSA launches new training program for airport screeners, but the union is not impressed

Faced with an unusually high turnover rate among airport screeners, the Transportation Security Administration is starting a program to “foster career growth” by letting screeners...

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Nairobi National Park railway ‘threatens Kenyan wildlife’

Conservationists are crying foul over a high-speed railway being built through Nairobi National...

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Africa’s week in pictures: 13-19 July 2018

A selection of the best photos from across Africa and of Africans elsewhere in the world this...

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Egypt sarcophagus: Mystery black tomb opened in Alexandria

Archaeologists unseal a huge black granite sarcophagus found in the ancient city of...

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Sports anchor Fred Roggin signs off on Calabasas home sale

Award-winning sports anchor Fred Roggin has sold his longtime home in the Oaks, a guard-gated community in Calabasas, for $2.725 million. The French country-inspired home,...

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East Africa:Meeting Discusses Investments in EAC

Dar es Salaam -Regional investment policies should be people-centered, representatives of civil society organisations (CSOs) have...

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Uganda:Uganda Airlines Get Bombardier, Airbus Jets

Canadian Jet Manufacturer Bombardier Commercial Aircraft on Wednesday announced that it had signed a firm order for four new CRJ900 regional jets with Uganda...

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Liberia:Over L$15 Billion Outside Banking System

The acting chairman of the Board of Governors and incoming Executive Governor of CBL, Nathaniel Patray, has revealed that Liberian dollar banknotes outside the...

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South Africa:Planning for Future Water Security in a Water-Scarce Environment

By 2050, one in five developing countries are set to experience water shortages. We need to create a critical mass of capacity and...

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South Africa:Rowing – Men’s Fours Race to World Cup Bronze in Europe

South Africa's elite rowing squad are back home after medalling at the weekend's World Cup III event in Lausanne, Switzerland, writes MARK...

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Nigerian author is writing Black Panther’s Shuri

Nigerian afro-futurist writer, Nnedi Okorafor will write a new standalone comic book series about Black Panther's Shuri for Marvel, she announced Thursday...

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South Africa:Road Traffic Management Corporation On Arrest of Four Ekurhuleni Metro Officials

Four Ekurhuleni Metro officials aged between 37 and 44 years are set to appear in court tomorrow (Thursday 19 July 2018) on...

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Africa:Resistance to Genetically Modified Seeds in Africa

Seeds modified in a lab are often touted as a means to boost agriculture and food security in Africa. There is some resistance...

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Uganda:Uganda Nets $1.8 Million From Social Media, Mobile Money Tax

Uganda announced Tuesday that it had collected Ush7 billion (about $1.8 million) from newly-introduced levies on social media use and mobile money...

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East Africa:Paradox – to Pay Off Its Foreign Debt, East Africa Must Cut Down Domestic Borrowing

Since debts can only be repaid if a country generates money through economic activity, some countries may seek to expand their industrial bases...

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Botswana:Tennis – Melhuli Wins Motor Centre Open

Gaborone -Zimbabwean tennis star, Mehluli Sibanda is the 2018 Motor Centre Botswana Open Championship winner, after beating Lefa Sibanda 6-2, 6-3 in...

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South Africa:Deputy President David Mabuza – Second Provincial B-BBEE Township and Rural Economies Summit

Address by Deputy President David Mabuza on the occasion of the 2nd Provincial B-BBEE Township and Rural Economies Summit in East London,...

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South Africa:YouTube Star Lilly Singh in SA

YouTube sensation, Lilly Singh, who goes by the name Superwoman on the video sharing site and social media, is living it up in South...

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Trevor Noah defends ‘Africa won the World Cup’ joke

A French diplomat accuses Daily Show comedian Trevor Noah of denying the players'...

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South Africa:Call for Closer Look At Mine Safety After More Deaths of Workers

More than 130 mineworkers have died in South Africa's mines in the past 18 months. Unions are now calling for mine safety laws...

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South Africa:Prasa’s Khanyisile Kweyama Won’t Let Kidnapping and Hijacking Derail Her Resolve to Fix the Rot

The chairperson of the interim board of the Passenger Rail Agency of SA, Khanyisile Kweyama, is a veteran at managing the affairs of...

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South Africa:Dolphins Coach Takes Up SA ‘A’ Assistant Role

Dolphins head coach Grant Morgan will take up the position of assistant coach to Russell Domingo for the upcoming SA 'A' tour of India...

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South Africa:In Job-Short South Africa, ‘Dating Service’ Gets Young People Into Work

Johannesburg -South Africa's has huge youth unemployment - but a system to find and prepare for jobs those with the few chances...

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Africa:Google Boils Down Water Data for New UN Environment Site

Tepic -Google will produce geospatial maps to show where water has disappeared due to climate change and...

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South Africa:Challenge to Win RWC Sevens Will Be Mental – Powell

Springbok Sevens coach Neil Powell feels that the Blitzboks will have to overcome a psychological, rather than a physical challenge on Friday evening (early...

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Kenya:Kenya’s Safaricom, KCB Look North As Ethiopia Opens Market

Two of Kenya's largest blue chip companies, regional lender KCB Group and giant telco Safaricom, are on course to establishing operations in neighbouring...

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South Africa:Dodgy Skeleton Traders and Lion Slaughterhouses Exposed in Damning Report

The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) has increased South Africa's lion bone export quota from 800 to 1,500 a year, despite being aware...

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