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Africa: As Usual, Financial Problems Dog Teams At Cup of Nations

Libreville -Those "recurrent African problems" that have dogged our national football teams are yet again cropping up...

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Crisis in The Gambia

A political crisis is growing in The Gambia, where President Yahya Jammeh refuses to admit electoral defeat and has declared a state of...

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‘Scores die’ as Nigerian fighter hits refugees, aid workers

A Nigerian fighter jet misfired during an operation Tuesday, striking refugees at a camp in Borno state for the internally displaced, as well as aid...

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AFCON: Ghana emerges victorious

The last time Uganda played in the Africa Cup of Nations, dictator Idi Amin held power and none of the current squad were...

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Three more California members of Congress planning to skip Trump’s inauguration, bringing total to 15

Essential Politics: Assembly votes to confirm Becerra as attorney general, more candidates enter the race to replace him in Congress Jan. 17, 2017, 10:15 a.m....

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Burundi: Inflation, Cause of Price Increase in Burundi

Parcem, a local NGO for mentality change in Burundi, has launched this 17 January a sensitization campaign against inflation following the rise in price...

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What we learned from the Kings’ 2-1 loss to Tampa Bay

The Kings scored on their first shot Monday, but Tampa Bay goalkeeper Ben Bishop wouldn’t be beaten again, making 31 saves as the Lightning won...

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Nigeria air strike error kills up to 100 in refugee camp

An air force pilot thought he was attacking Boko Haram militants, the army...

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Yaya Toure: Man City midfielder rejects £430,000-a-week move to China

Midfielder Yaya Toure turns down a £430,000-a-week offer from China to remain with Manchester City for the rest of the...

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The Gambia’s president declares state of emergency

President Yahya Jammeh is meant to hand over power to Adama Barrow on...

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Tunisia attack: No armed guards at hotel where 38 killed

The Riu Imperial Marhaba where 30 Britons were killed had just four unarmed guards, an inquest...

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South Africa: Minister Radebe Appointed to Wef Stewardship Board

Pretoria -Minister in the Presidency responsible for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Jeff Radebe, has been appointed to the Stewardship Board of the World Economic...

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South Africa: Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa Departs for Davos Ahead of 2017 World Economic Forum

South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will later today, Sunday 15 January depart for Davos, Switzerland where he will lead, on behalf of...

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South Africa: Sharks Youngster Eyes Breakthrough Season

New Sharks signing Jacques Vermeulen is hoping that his versatility will work in his favour as he looks to force his way into the...

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South Africa: Gupta Allies Buying Bank Face Intense Scrutiny

Gupta allies Salim Aziz Essa and Hamza Farooqui will require Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's sign-off to buy Habib Overseas Bank in a deal worth...

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South Africa: Paarl Fire ‘Out of Control’ As Western Cape Burns

Firefighters were on Tuesday attending to 19 fires across the Western Cape, while still trying to put out the Paarl fire which was "out...

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South Africa: Minister Jeff Radebe Joins Wef Stewardship Board

Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation and Chairperson of the National Planning Commission, Jeff Radebe has been appointed to the...

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Africa: The Presidency Gives Clarity On Sub-Saharan Africa Growth Rates Statement

The Presidency has received a number of inquiries about the reference to an economic growth rate of 2.9 percent in the January 8...

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South Africa: Top EFC Star Suspended After Failed Drug Test

EFC headquarters recently received word from the South African Institute for Drug Free Sports (SAIDS) that former welterweight champion, Michiel Opperman, tested positive for...

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South Africa: 573 Dead Jackals in Search of a Reason

It may be a story of extreme cruelty in the name of science. It may also be about fraud. You be the judge,...

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Africa: Sophos Targets Small Businesses in Africa With Special Partner Initiatives

With limited capability to manage the growing complexity and sophistication of IT security, SMBs in the region are especially...

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South Africa: Radebe Appointed to WEF Stewardship Board

Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe has been appointed to the stewardship board of the World Economic Forum (WEF) System Initiative on the Future...

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Outrage over Somali gang-rape video

Funds are raised for a teenage Somali girl gang raped by six teenagers who posted photos...

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Kenya: Close to 2000 Kenyan Farmers to Benefit From Mastercard’s #2kuze Platform

Mastercard has launched 2KUZE, a digital platform that connects smallholder farmers, agents, buyers and banks in East...

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South Africa: Evacuations, Building Destroyed As Wildfires Spread in Paarl

More than 100 people have been evacuated from two farms in Paarl and the main building of the renowned Calais Wine Estate has burnt...

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South Africa: Municipalities Default On Eskom Bills Despite Intervention

Despite a number of government interventions in 2016, municipalities owing money to Eskom still defaulted on electricity bills, the Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs...

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South Africa: Cogta Urges Municipalities to Pay Eskom

Pretoria -Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) Minister Des van Rooyen says municipalities must always service their bulk accounts to avoid inconveniencing residents who...

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South Africa: Any Undue Benefits Received By Absa Must Be Repaid

Following on the recently leaked report on the Public Protector, Adv. Busisiwe Mkhwebane's, investigation into undue pecuniary benefits allegedly received by ABSA bank from...

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Sudan: Gold Mining Permit Withdrawn After Protests

Dalgo / Kadugli -The Northern state government withdrew the permit of a mining company, for establishing a factory that would extract gold with...

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South Africa: Domingo Excited to Usher in Next Generation

Proteas head coach, Russell Domingo, is excited to usher in the next generation of international cricketers in the upcoming T20 International series against Sri...

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