Wednesday , 20 February 2019

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  • Nigeria hangs on cliff edge after poll postponement

    Nigeria hangs on cliff edge after poll postponement

    from EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja, Nigeria ABUJA - NIGERIA is on a knife-edge after authorities postponed  general elections this past weekend. The rescheduling of the presidential and p ...

  • Millions without food as hunger rises in Africa

    Millions without food as hunger rises in Africa

    from MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya NAIROBI - SOME 257 million Africans – a fifth of the total  population's 1.3 billion people are undernourished as hunger rises in the continen ...

  • CAR to try French terror mastermind in absentia

    CAR to try French terror mastermind in absentia

    from OMAN MBIKO in Bangui, Central African Republic BANGUI - AUTHORITIES in the Central African Republic (CAR) will try in absenstia the Frenchman, Christophe Renaiteau, arrested i ...

  • Russia-brokered truce takes effect in CAR

    Russia-brokered truce takes effect in CAR

    from OMAN MBIKO in Bangui, Central African Republic BANGUI - A LONG-AWAITED peace agreement, brokered by Russia, between the government of the Central African Republic (CAR) and 14 ...

Latest poll postponement inflames DRC tensions

Latest poll postponement inflames DRC tensions

KINSHASA – THE Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has plunged further into mayhem after the postponement of elections in some regions, expulsion of a European diplomat and the att ...

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Xenophobia: Locals could revolt against SA government

Xenophobia: Locals could revolt against SA government

JOHANNESBURG - THE recent murder of two Congolese refugee brothers has cast the spotlight back into the recurrent xenophobic violence in South Africa, with fears rising among the ...

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‘Engels should have accepted Mrs Mugabe’s money’: Observers

‘Engels should have accepted Mrs Mugabe’s money’: Observers

JOHANNESBURG - SOME South Africans believe model Gabriella Engels should have accepted undisclosed out-of-court settlement cash than pursuing the prosecution of former Zimbabwe fi ...

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5G adoption set to soar in 2020

5G adoption set to soar in 2020

by AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG - THE adoption of fifth generation (5G) of cellular mobile  communications is intensifying, with 66 percent of organisations having plans to deploy th ...

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Cyber crooks eye jackpot in festive shopping

Cyber crooks eye jackpot in festive shopping

by MTHULISI SIBANDA JOHANNESBURG  - WHILE a majority of people in South Africa are aware of financial cyberthreats, more than half have had their financial  credentials fall into ...

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SA addresses congestion at border with Zimbabwe

SA addresses congestion at border with Zimbabwe

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA PRETORIA - SOUTH Africa is to ensure the smooth facilitation of traveller movement between the country and Zimbabwe over the festive season. Minister of Home Af ...

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UK commits £100 million in Africa power projects

UK commits £100 million in Africa power projects

by AKANI CHAUKE  JOHANNESBURG - THE United Kingdom (UK) has invested an extra £100 million (R1,8 billion) to enable first time access to electricity to hundreds of thousands of pe ...

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BREAKING: Technology key to credible polls in DRC

BREAKING: Technology key to credible polls in DRC

from JEAN KASSONGO in Kinshasa, DRC KINSHASA - THE use of voting machines is anticipated to curtail anomalies in the crucial elections set for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR ...

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Miss SA finishes 2nd in global contest

Miss SA finishes 2nd in global contest

by MTHULISI SIBANDA JOHANNESBURG - MISS South Africa, Tamaryn Green, has finished second in the Miss Universe pageant held in Bangkok, Thailand as Miss Philippines eventually took ...

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Buyanga urges Zimbabwe inclusion in Security Council

Buyanga urges Zimbabwe inclusion in Security Council

by MTHULISI SIBANDA JOHANNESBURG - PROMINENT entrepreneur, Frank Buyanga, is appealing to the United Nations (UN) to consider Zimbabwe for a seat as a non-permanent member of its ...

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