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  • WHO Africa hosts the first ever Africa Health Forum. 23 Jun 2017 16:54 Ventures Africa For the first time ever, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Regional Office for Africa (AFRO) will on 27 and 28 June 2017 convene a meeting of global leaders and thinkers in Kigali Rwanda. They will be exploring Africa’s healthcare priorities and …
  • Mixed Performance Metrics for Hotel Industry in the Middle East and Africa for May 2017 23 Jun 2017 16:48 Hotel News Resource In May, the Middle East hotel industry reported occupancy 5.9% to 64.4%, ADR fell 2.5% to $150.47 and RevPAR dropped 8.2% to $96.88. Africa, on the other hand, despite posting a 0.9% occupancy dip to 55.2%, saw a 11.6% ADR increase to $99.20 drive a 10.5% …
  • Eutelsat Signs First Customers for Konnect Africa Broadband Service 23 Jun 2017 16:41 Satellite Today Cape Town, South Africa. Photo: Pixabay. The Konnect Africa broadband venture set up by Eutelsat Communications has officially launched new-generation services this month, starting in Benin, Cameroon, Kenya, Lesotho, Nigeria, South Africa, Swaziland, …
  • DR Congo (Central Africa): CODHO supports the proposal of an international commission of inquiry into alleged crimes against civilians in and around Kasai-Central. 23 Jun 2017 16:36 Relief Web PRESS RELEASE No. 20170622 / CODHO France Paris (France), 22 June 2017. The Committee of Observers for Human Rights France (CODHO France) is concerned about the situation of current insecurity and serious alleged State crimes committed against …
  • North Dakota Wheat Commission to Host Team of Flour Milling Executives From South Africa and Nigeria 23 Jun 2017 16:36 GRAINNET The North Dakota Wheat Commission (NDWC) will host a team of flour milling executives from Nigeria and South Africa on June 26-27. The team is visiting to learn more about hard red spring (HRS) wheat and durum production, quality, and availability. The …
  • Who benefits from the donation by Absa? 23 Jun 2017 16:12 South Africa Today Die Vryburger Absa Bank donated R12 million to the University of the Western Cape for financial assistance to the supposed middle-class that does not receive state aid. This means that 750 students will be financially assisted by the bank. The question …
  • Man tied to a tree and skull fractured during farm attack 23 Jun 2017 16:12 South Africa Today On Thursday, June 22, Dries (70) and Mariaan Schoeman were attacked on their farm Schoongezicht, between Machadodorp and Waterval-Boven. Three or four suspects overpowered Dries outside the house and tied him to a tree with barbed wire. He was repeatedly …
  • How SA was Screwed Over: the Zuptas, BEE and our Runaway Hate 23 Jun 2017 16:12 South Africa Today South Africa – once a proud nation and the shining light of Africa, despite a troubled racial history – is now a sinking ship. It’s not the Titanic (not yet), but we are leaking faster every day and too busy with infighting to bail out the water or patch …
  • Animal names like Moyo and Kati Rain show off St. Louis Zoo's ties to east Africa 23 Jun 2017 16:07 STLtoday.com When St. Louis Zoo workers welcomed a new baby rhino last month, they named him Moyo. The black rhinoceros calf’s mother is called Kati Rain, his father is Ajabu and his older brother — currently at the Oregon Zoo where he is paired with a female — is …
  • Black Man's Burden: How Africa Subsidize 23 Jun 2017 15:54 Black Star News [Global Comment: Africa] Speaking in advance of US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's arrival for the economic meeting in Nairobi, Kenya's Prime Minister Raila Odinga was cheered when he declared that we in Africa do not need any lectures from …
  • Bruce Fordyce wants rematch with gun-wielding attacker 23 Jun 2017 15:49 Herald Bruce Fordyce at the Parkrun held at St Francis Links. Picture: Brian Witbooi 13/07/13 ©The Herald South Africa’s most famous road runner‚ Bruce Fordyce‚ is looking for a rematch with the gun-toting attacker who knocked him off his feet while he …
  • Council defends Rooibos company after Competition Commission allegations 23 Jun 2017 15:49 Herald The SA Rooibos Council has defended one of its members against allegations of wrongdoing Picture: iStock The SA Rooibos Council (SARC) on Friday defended one of its members against allegations of wrongdoing after the Competition Commission accused the …
  • Protesters march on Durban hemp plantation for dagga equality 23 Jun 2017 15:48 Herald Durban’s dagga community want the right to grow cannabis. PICTURES: Thuli Dlamini South Africa’s cannabis community wants to know why they are being arrested for lighting up a joint when a “legal cannabis plantation” is quietly growing in a greenhouse …
  • England vs South Africa second Twenty20 LIVE scorecard 23 Jun 2017 15:31 Daily Mail By Sportsmail Reporter Published: 10:22 EDT, 23 June 2017 | Updated: 10:22 EDT, 23 June 2017 England will look to wrap up a T20 series victory over South Africa when the teams meet for the second time in three days, at Taunton, on Friday. Eoin Morgan' …
  • The 1944 Thiaroye Massacre in Senegal, a Shameful Episode of the French Colonial Period in Africa 23 Jun 2017 15:15 globalvoicesonline.org Screenshot of Thiaroye Camp from the film Le Camp de Thiaroye by Ousmane Sembene on YouTube. On December 1, 1944, an unspeakable tragedy took place at the military camp of Thiaroye, a small village in the suburbs of Dakar. Thirty-five Senegalese …
  • England v South Africa: second T20 international – live! 23 Jun 2017 15:02 Guardian Unlimited's Blogs 11.33am EDT 11:33 Hello you. We all know that awards are meaningless, until the day you win one. With that in mind, it gives me great pleasure to tell you that, if England beat South Africa today, they will move up to No1 in the prestigious, world-famous …
  • Digital project to sell finest artwork in US 23 Jun 2017 14:49 Dispatch A former East Londoner with an inspiring inclination to promote high-end, handcrafted, beautiful wares that tell an African story, is on the lookout for Eastern Cape artisans who would like international exposure. Hudson Park High School and University of …
  • Beating the odds to make boxing history 23 Jun 2017 14:49 Dispatch Top sportsmen usually have to overcome many challenges to achieve their dream of competing on the world stage. LAST BORN GREAT: Newly-crowned World Boxing Organisation bantamweight champion Zolani Tete, who also won the IBF junior bantamweight crown in …
  • WATCH: Tete brothers amazingly on song 23 Jun 2017 14:49 Dispatch Meet the singing Tete brothers! This might sound far-fetched considering Zolani and his elder brother Makazole are known for their boxing exploits. They have blazed a trail in the boxing world by beating every opponent with Zolani making history by …
  • Zuma is becoming like Putin‚ says Mmusi Maimane 23 Jun 2017 14:49 Dispatch The high level surveillance of journalists’ private lives shows Jacob Zuma is becoming like Russian president Vladimir Putin. MMUSI MAIMANE This is according to leader of the Democratic Alliance Mmusi Maimane who was speaking on 702 radio about “exposes” …
  • Tantalising ingredient added to fare 23 Jun 2017 14:49 Dispatch The Nelson Mandela birthday celebrations tournament scheduled to be held at International Convention Centre on July 28 is shaping up to be the best ever after organisers announced yet another mouthwatering bout. Fight-starved Lusanda Komanisi will return …
  • Kenya confirmed as Africa’s leading commercial and trade hub 23 Jun 2017 14:40 Kenya Broadcasting Corporation By Claire Wanja Key private sector players in Kenya Friday sought to sell Kenya as the preferred trade and commerce hub for Africa. Through a campaign dubbed ‘WHY THE FUTURE IS KENYA’, business leaders drawn from the financial, technology, service and …
  • MIT Launches Cross-Continent Tour in Search of Africa’s Most... 23 Jun 2017 14:31 SF Gate Nigeria, South Africa, Senegal Confirmed as Stops on MIT Legatum Center’s “Open Mic Africa” Cambridge, Massachusetts (PRWEB) June 23, 2017 The Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT Legatum …
  • Social cohesion in SA? 23 Jun 2017 14:29 New Age White sovereignty remains king in a post-democratic South Africa, where the absence of social cohesion foils the attainment of social and economic justice. The masterful majesty alluded to by the notion of the rainbow nation reconciliation that was …
  • Maswanganyi outlines SOEs reform 23 Jun 2017 14:20 Citizen Transport Minister Joe Maswanganyi on Friday outlined several turnaround strategies at State-owned enterprises (SOEs) under his portfolio, hoping that the reforms capacitate the entities to drive a developmental agenda and cut corruption. “Moving forward, …
  • Anyone against new Mining Charter wants to see black people enslaved – Zwane 23 Jun 2017 14:19 Citizen Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane says those who are opposed to the controversial new Mining Charter gazetted last week do not want to be part of a progressive country, but instead want to see black people enslaved. “Anybody who doesn’t not like …
  • Bvuma in Bafana squad for Cosafa Cup 23 Jun 2017 14:19 Citizen Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Bruce Bvuma, who has been in the news recently for his wages, is among the three goalkeepers selected by Baxter for this regional tournament. Baxter has gone for a relatively new personnel, which includes players from Amajita – …
  • England vs South Africa live score and wicket updates from the second T20 clash in Taunton 23 Jun 2017 13:40 Mirror England are looking to follow up their dominant performance in the first T20 international against South Africa by sealing the series in Taunton. Eoin Morgan's men were in explosive form on Wednesday as they cruised to a nine-wicket win against South …
  • Finding a work-life balance while studying 23 Jun 2017 13:37 Sandton Chronicle Roselle Sherriff-Shuping writes: As an adult, many priorities are vying for our attention at once. We need to earn a living, maintain our relationships and often raise children, which can be an all-encompassing responsibility. Among these priorities, we …
  • Ahmed Kathrada Foundation sends condolences on the passing of Lord Joel Joffe 23 Jun 2017 13:37 Sandton Chronicle SANDTON – The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation extends its condolences on the passing of anti-apartheid lawyer, Joel Joffe. 6 hours ago The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation extended its condolences to the family and friends of anti-apartheid lawyer, Lord Joel Joffe, …
  • Ford Motor : recalls 15,600 cars over fire risk, in South Africa 23 Jun 2017 13:35 4-traders Ford Motor Co is reviewing almost 16,000 Ikon and Figo models in South Africa because of a potential fire risk, it said on Friday. The models were worked in the vicinity of 2004 and 2012 in India, Ford said in an announcement. “A power steering fluid leak …
  • Africa: China, AU Vow Deepened Cooperation Towards Common Development 23 Jun 2017 13:10 News Addis Ababa — China and the African Union (AU) have expressed commitment to strengthening their varied cooperation towards achieving common development and prosperity. This came on Wednesday when visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met and held …
  • Experts to brainstorm on growth strategies for Central Africa 23 Jun 2017 12:47 4-traders Yaoundé, 23 June 2017 (ECA) - Stakeholders in Central Africa's structural transformation are gearing up for the 33 meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts (ICE2017) dubbed, 'Made in Central Africa: from the vicious circle to the …
  • Student Emily is swapping lectures for Africa 23 Jun 2017 12:41 Retford Guardian A Rotherham College student is making the trip of a lifetime to Africa as part of her course. Emily Blakemore will be part of the group of HNC animal care students this year who are taking part in the Africa Big 5 trip next month. Tutor Jacq Moore, is …
  • Ford to recall nearly 16,000 cars in South Africa over fire risk 23 Jun 2017 12:39 business-standard Ford Motor Co is recalling nearly 16,000 Ikon and Figo models in South Africa due to a potential fire risk, it said on Friday. The models were built between 2004 and 2012 in India, Ford said in a statement. "A power steering fluid leak could result …
  • South Africa reports outbreak of H5N8 bird flu, industry body says 23 Jun 2017 12:09 Reuters JOHANNESBURG South Africa reported an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu at a farm in the Free State province, agricultural industry body group AgriSA said on Friday.Poultry producer Astral confirmed that the H5N8 bird flu strain was found on its …
  • Work begins on the tallest skyscraper in Africa 23 Jun 2017 12:06 CNN The mountains will soon be sharing a skyline with a man-made behemoth named simply: "The Pinnacle." Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta recently laid the foundation stone for what will be the tallest building in Africa in the Upper Hill neighborhood …
  • Coach Domingo heads back to South Africa 23 Jun 2017 12:00 BBC Russell Domingo has been in charge of South Africa since August 2013South Africa coach Russell Domingo will miss the remainder of the Twenty20 series with England after his mother was critically injured in a car crash. He travelled back to his home town …
  • Domingo rushes back to South Africa 23 Jun 2017 11:39 SKY SPORTS By PA Sport Last Updated: 23/06/17 12:00pm South Africa coach Russell Domingo has had to make an emergency trip home after his mother was critically injured in a car accident. Domingo travelled back to Port Elizabeth on Thursday night and will …
  • Aurum Security Catering to Increasing Demand of Armored Vehicles in Africa 23 Jun 2017 11:29 PR Log Aurum Security is the only company in the world whose armored SUVs protect from all small caliber soft-core and most armor-piercing bullets, including sniper rifles.     Capture   DUBAI, UAE - June 23, 2017 - PRLog -- Due to the continuous terrorism …
  • Nokia 5 and 6 launched in South Africa starting at R2999 and available from July 23 Jun 2017 11:23 Neowin.net HMD Global has already launched its batch of Nokia smartphones in many European countries including the UK and in Nokia's former strong market of India. South Africa too was one of the key markets for the original company and HMD Global has now …
  • Saba Qamar starrer ‘Hindi Medium’ to release in parts of South America, Africa 23 Jun 2017 11:14 Pakistan Today After a roaring success in India and Pakistan, Saba Qamar and Irrfan Khan-starrer Hindi Medium is all set to release in parts of Asian markets, rest of Europe, parts of South-America and some parts of Africa. Hindi Medium, which also marks the Bollywood …
  • World: Is Southern Africa facing a food security disaster? 23 Jun 2017 11:03 Relief Web Population growth, lagging food production and climate change threaten food stability. 23 JUN 2017 / BY ALEX PORTER AND STELLAH KWASI A rapidly growing population in Southern Africa means an increasingly higher food demand. And although domestic food …
  • WATCH: KZN man’s rendition of ‘Bad Man’ at taxi rank impresses R Kelly 23 Jun 2017 11:01 Citizen Citizen reporter . American artist R Kelly has recently shared a video of a man from KwaZulu-Natal performing one of his hit songs, Bad Man, and he seems to be impressed. The singer has been sharing videos of fans’ renditions of his songs on Twitter every …
  • Skincare project aims to improve the health of 3 million babies 23 Jun 2017 11:01 Citizen CNS Reporter One such example of an Unjani Clinic. Johnson’s Baby, the global consumer brand, has launched a bold and inspiring project in South Africa that will improve the health of more than three million babies by 2020, Fourways Review reports. They …
  • Second edition of Lowveld Book Festival to be a thriller 23 Jun 2017 11:01 Citizen A bumper programme is expected at the second annual Lowveld Book Festival this year, with authors travelling from around the country to convene at Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre from August 18 to 20, reports the Lowvelder. It promises to be a weekend of …
  • Strange 'human-faced' sheep born in South Africa 23 Jun 2017 10:51 The Asian Age Residents and farmers of South African village afraid of what they feel is devil sent. Elders of a village in South Africa have proclaimed the beast to have been ‘sent by the devil’ Himself! The ‘beast’ which looks like a half-human-half animal was given …
  • supports discussion of industrialization and investment in Africa 23 Jun 2017 10:41 4-traders ST. JULIAN'S, Malta, 19 June 2017 - Parliamentarians, policymakers, public and private investors, and representatives of civil society have discussed investing in the industrialization process of developing countries, particularly in Africa. The event …
  • England hit with injury scare ahead of South Africa clash 23 Jun 2017 10:21 Metro Cafe England’s Stuart Broad withdrew from Nottinghamshire’s emphatic win over Leicestershire this week after only bowling one over (Picture: Getty) England bowler Stuart Broad is a doubt for the first Test against South Africa next month after pulling up with …
  • Peugeot returns to the pick-up market in Africa; 2.5L diesel 23 Jun 2017 10:19 Green Car Congress Peugeot returns to the pick-up market in Africa; 2.5L diesel Peugeot has unveiled the new Peugeot Pick Up. This signals the return of Peugeot to the pick-up market within the African continent to accelerate the internationalization of the brand. The new …

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