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News from Africa

News from Africa

News from Africa

President, MPs applaud Dlamini Zuma in send off

President Jacob Zuma and MPs from across the political spectrum hailed Home Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma for her years of hard work and...

Sub-Saharan Africa’s hotel industry poised for growth

The outlook for the hotel industry in Sub-Saharan Africa looks increasingly positive, with potential growth of 7-15 percent in RevPAR (revenue per available room)...

No records of existence for about 50% of African children

There are no records of the existence for approximately half of all the children on the African continent. The births of these children were never...

Nigeria’s Goodluck: I am world’s most criticised president

Nigeria's Goodluck Jonathan has said that he was "the most criticised president in the whole world", but pledged that, with time, he would be...

Gambia says nine death row inmates executed

Gambia's interior ministry said nine death row prisoners had been executed by firing squad, after President Yahya Jammeh vowed to carry out all death...

Aid cuts proposed after Zimbabwe seize game reserve

The seizure by the government of a massive, prized wildlife reserve in Zimbabwe could spark a targeted withdrawal of Western aid, two European diplomats...

Togo women plan sex strike against president

The female wing of a civil rights group is urging women in Togo to stage a week-long sex strike to demand the resignation of...

Barclays and ABSA plan to combine, target Africa

Banking institutions Barclays and its subsidiary Absa are discussing combining to operate as one bank in Africa. "This is expected to involve the combination of...

Shell paid Nigerian military, police to protect assets

An oil industry watchdog said  yesterday that Shell paid Nigeria's military and police $65 million over two years to secure company facilities, alleging the...

Somali parliament vote in President today

Members of Somalia's new parliament hold a vote to name a new president of the fledgling government on Monday, which marks the end of...


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