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J-Lo gig angers Moroccan MPs
BBC - 14 Hours ago
A concert by the pop star Jennifer Lopez in Morocco has led to calls for the country's communication minister to resign, according to local media. Prominent members of the ruling Justice and Development
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UPDATE 2-Ghana's Cocobod extends cocoa main crop to ensure bean exports
Reuters Africa - 14 Hours ago
* Cocoa regulator slashes 100,000 T from forecast * Extends main crop to ensure stock inflows, shipments * Move also aims to prevent smuggling to Ivory Coast (Adds details on prevention
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Buhari expected to keep oil portfolio for himself in new Nigeria cabinet
Reuters Africa - 14 Hours ago
By Julia Payne ABUJA, June 2 (Reuters) - President Muhammadu Buhari is likely to keep the oil portfolio for himself in the new Nigerian cabinet, rather than trust anyone else with the source
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Buhari expected to keep oil portfolio for himself in new Nigeria cabinet
Reuters UK - 14 Hours ago
ABUJA, June 2 President Muhammadu Buhari is likely to keep the oil portfolio for himself in the new Nigerian cabinet, rather than trust anyone else with the source of most of Nigeria's revenue and traditional
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S.African rand touches 11-week lows as risky assets out of vogue
Reuters Africa - 14 Hours ago
JOHANNESBURG, June 2 (Reuters) - South Africa's rand touched 11-week lows against the dollar in a continued sell-off of risky assets on Tuesday as investors fretted about the dim global growth outlook.
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Bomb blast hits market in Nigeria's Maiduguri, 50 killed: medics
Reuters - 14 Hours ago
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria Boko Haram has killed thousands of people and displaced some 1.5 million in an insurgency to establish an Islamic caliphate in the northeast of Nigeria but appears to have lost most
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Bomb blast hits market in Nigeria's Maiduguri, 50 killed - medics
Reuters UK - 14 Hours ago
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria A bomb blast at a busy meat market in the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri on Tuesday killed about 50 people, an eyewitness and hospital sources said, in an attack that bore
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Wrapping up visit, UN expert Somalia to guarantee free expression and to suspend
Bloomberg - 14 Hours ago
Somalia must put in place a legal framework that guarantees freedom of expression in the country, as well as a moratorium on capital punishment, a United Nations independent expert recommended today,
UN expert urges Somalia to guarantee free expression and to suspend death penalty InfoStride
Wrapping up visit to Somalia urged by UN expert to guarantee freedom of expression United Nations
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SAP Launches IT Skills Development Program in 11 African Countries
Bloomberg - 14 Hours ago
WALLDORF -- SAP SE The initiative will enable an estimated 20,000 children across the continent ranging from eight to 24 years to participate in software coding workshops across 11 African countries:
SAP SE : Launches IT Skills Development Program in 11 African Countries 4 Traders
SAP SE : June 02, 2015SAP Launches IT Skills Development Program in 11 African Countries 4 Traders
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Goway Welcomes Egyptologist John Ghaly to its Africa Experts Team
San Francisco Chronicle - 14 Hours ago
Adding Egyptologist John Ghaly to its Africa Experts team, Goway is celebrating a special on one of its most popular Egypt tour packages. Glendale, CA (PRWEB) June 02, 2015 As tourism slowly returns
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Enabling a more productive Nigeria: Powering SMEs
Economist - 15 Hours ago
Report Summary Nigeria is now Africa’s leading economy, overtaking South Africa last year to become the continent’s largest nation in terms of GDP. Its commercial capital, the mega-city of Lagos, has
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Nigerian Mogul Jim Ovia Returns Controversial Digital Dividend
Forbes.com - 15 Hours ago
Follow Comments Following Comments Unfollow Comments One of Nigeria’s richest men, Jim Ovia, has returned a controversial telecoms frequency spectrum that was issued to one of his companies by former
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Kenyan leader proposes new tactics in fight against militant Islam
Reuters Africa - 15 Hours ago
* Somalia's al Shabaab militants have warned of more attacks * Nairobi has offered an amnesty to radicalised youths By Drazen Jorgic NAIROBI, June 2 (Reuters) - Kenya's President
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UPDATE 1-S.Africa's central bank says case for interest rate cut "evaporates"
Reuters Africa - 15 Hours ago
(Adds details, quotes, background) PRETORIA, June 2 (Reuters) - A South African interest rate cut in the near future is unlikely despite poor growth prospects due to mounting inflation pressures,
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TABLE-Top price of best Kenyan tea falls at auction
Reuters Africa - 15 Hours ago
NAIROBI, June 2 (Reuters) - The maximum price of the top-grade Kenyan tea, Best Broken Pekoe Ones (BP1s) TEABP1-BEST-KE, fell at auction this week, Africa Tea Brokers said on Tuesday. Kenya is the
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Kenyan leader proposes new tactics in fight against militant Islam
Reuters UK - 15 Hours ago
NAIROBI Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has promised a new campaign to stop people joining violent radical groups and to fight the influence of Somali Islamists whose attacks have killed hundreds and
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UPDATE 2-Bomb blast hits market in Nigeria's Maiduguri, 50 killed -medics
Reuters Africa - 15 Hours ago
(adds Boko Haram video) MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, June 2 (Reuters) - A bomb blast at a busy meat market in the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri on Tuesday killed about 50 people, an eyewitness
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Egyptian repairman outranks Google
BBC - 15 Hours ago
An Egyptian repairman has found unexpected fame as one of the most searched-for men in his country. For a time, anyone typing Google into Google from an Egyptian computer got a page belonging to Mr
17:42 Egyptian repairman outranks Google in search NewsRT.co.uk
Egyptian repairman outranks Google in search NewsRT.co.uk
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South Africa Rate Hikes Won’t Be at Expense of Growth, SARB Says
Bloomberg - 15 Hours ago
South Africa’s Reserve Bank said a moderate tightening in monetary policy will help it keep inflation under control without causing too much harm to economic growth. The bank will resume its “interest-rate
SARB puts a smile on bleak inflation outlook BizNews.com
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BRIEF-Groupe CIOA gets contract in the Democratic Republic Of Congo
Reuters Africa - 15 Hours ago
June 2 (Reuters) - Groupe Cioa SA : * Gets the public service concession for the organization of the tourism sector in the Democratic Republic Of Congo * To build facilities for tourists
REUTERS - BRIEF-Groupe CIOA gets contract in the Democratic Republic Of Congo Namibia Press Agency
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Egyptian court delays decision on whether to execute ex-president Morsi
Los Angeles Times - 15 Hours ago
An Egyptian court on Tuesday announced a two-week postponement of its planned ruling on whether Islamist former President Mohamed Morsi should face the death penalty. The announcement came hours after
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S.Africa's central bank says case for interest rate cut "evaporates"
Reuters Africa - 15 Hours ago
PRETORIA, June 2 (Reuters) - A South African interest rate cut in the near future is unlikely despite poor growth prospects due to mounting inflation pressures, the central bank said on Tuesday.
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S.African shares inch up as Anglo rallies on iron ore exports
Reuters Africa - 15 Hours ago
JOHANNESBURG, June 2 (Reuters) - South African stocks were slightly firmer on Tuesday, partly anchored by a 5 percent rise in the shares of resource giant Anglo American as its iron ore exports to India
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Nyantakyi: Africa needs more respect
BBC - 15 Hours ago
The president of the Ghana Football Association Kwesi Nyantakyi has demanded more respect for Africa from fellow Fifa members. His calls come after criticism in certain quarters that African FA's backed
Fifa elections: Why shouldn't I vote for Blatter? - Nyantakyi Modern Ghana
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Spain's Acciona to expand renewable energy in southern Africa
Reuters Africa - 15 Hours ago
By Zandi Shabalala SISHEN, South Africa, June 2 (Reuters) - Spanish renewable energy firm Acciona aims to intensify its footprint in the green energy business in Southern Africa to ride the wave
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