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>>   Africa
Ugandan shilling weakens on rising dollar demand 
Reuters Africa - 11 Hours ago
KAMPALA May 27 (Reuters) - The Ugandan shilling extended its losses on Wednesday, under pressure from firms buying dollars to pay dividends to their shareholders abroad. At 0948 GMT, commercial     Add Comment

Sec Pro Tec East Africa 2015 
FIRE Product Search - 11 Hours ago
Venue: Kenyatta International Conference Centre, Nairobi Security is a pertinent issue to tourism, trade and investment in any country hence the efforts to create awareness through exhibitions of this     Add Comment

Kenya Bank Brings Forward MPC Meeting as Shilling Slumps 
La Repubblica - 11 Hours ago
(Updates with analyst forecast in first paragraph below ‘Hawkish’ Tone subheadline.) The Monetary Policy Committee will meet on June 9, the bank said in a statement on its website on Wednesday. The     Add Comment

Madagascar president challenges impeachment vote count 
Reuters UK - 11 Hours ago
ANTANANARIVO Madagascar's President Hery Rajaonarimampianina challenged on Wednesday an impeachment vote against him in parliament, where critics say he has dragged religion into politics and failed to
Madagascar president challenges impeachement vote count Yahoo! News
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>>   Top World Stories
U.S. charges FIFA senior officials for corruption 
CNN - 12 Hours ago
Story highlights Prosecutors issued arrest warrants for 14 people Blatter isn't among those being charged Part of the issue for U.S. authorities is establishing U.S. legal jurisdiction 5:37 a.m. ET:
U.S. charges top soccer officials with corruption CNN
U.S. charges FIFA senior officials with corruption CNN
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More victims found; 13 people missing 
CNN - 12 Hours ago
Story highlights More rain will pummel Texas between Wednesday and Sunday At least 31 people are dead in Texas, Oklahoma and Mexico from the storm The 13 missing include a mother and 2 children whose     Add Comment

Twin corruption probes at Fifa 
BBC - 13 Hours ago
Six football officials have been arrested over corruption charges at governing body Fifa, as Swiss prosecutors launch a criminal case into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids. The suspects, who are said     Add Comment

Arrests over Fifa 'corruption' 
BBC - 16 Hours ago
Six football officials have been arrested in Zurich, Switzerland, to face corruption charges in the US, Swiss justice officials say. The suspects - said to include members of football governing body
Swiss police arrests Fifa officials over \'corruption\' Financial Express Bangladesh
Swiss police arrests Fifa officials in Zurich Modern Ghana
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>>   North Africa
UPDATE 1-Telecom Egypt board to replace chairman and CEO -gov't statement 
Reuters Africa - 11 Hours ago
(Adds detail, background) CAIRO May 27 (Reuters) - Egypt's prime minister has appointed new government representatives to the board of state-owned landline monopoly Telecom Egypt, his office     Add Comment

Egypt Telecom board to choose new chairman and CEO -gov't statement 
Reuters Africa - 11 Hours ago
CAIRO May 27 (Reuters) - Egypt's prime minister appointed new government representatives to the board of state-owned landline monopoly Telecom Egypt, a statement from the prime minister's office said
Egypt Telecom board to choose new chairman & CEO: Govt Economic Times
Egypt Telecom board to choose new chairman and CEO: Government statement Economic Times
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Libya PM escapes assassination attempt 
Your Middle East - 11 Hours ago
Libyan Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thani attends a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister in Moscow on April 15, 2015 Libyan Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thani attends a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister     Add Comment

UPDATE 2-MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi Arabia flat, Egypt inches down 
Reuters Africa - 13 Hours ago
(Updates with Saudi Arabia, Egypt open) DUBAI May 27 (Reuters) - Stock markets in Saudi Arabia and Egypt moved very little in early trade on Wednesday, lacking strong catalysts. Brent
MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi Arabia flat, Egypt inches down Yahoo! Maktoob News
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>>   Cyberculture
Fortune launches new video interview show at Facebook 
Fortune - 11 Hours ago
Fortune is launching a new video interview show that will feature prominent business leaders in an interactive "ask me anything" format. This Thursday, Fortune will launch The Chat at Facebook’s offices     Add Comment

Former Facebook infrastructure exec's cold storage startup bought by Sony 
Fortune - 11 Hours ago
Optical Archive Inc., a startup created by a former Facebook infrastructure guru that is using Blu-ray disks in place of hard drives or tape to store files, has been purchased by Sony for an undisclosed     Add Comment

Fortune launches new show at Facebook 
Fortune - 11 Hours ago
TECH MANAGEMENT FINANCE MARKETS CAREERS AUTOS INTERNATIONAL RETAIL FEATURES SMALL BUSINESS VIDEO MAGAZINE FORTUNE CONFERENCES    Add Comment

Sony buys Blu-ray storage startup founded by ex-Facebook exec 
Fortune - 11 Hours ago
TECH MANAGEMENT FINANCE MARKETS CAREERS AUTOS INTERNATIONAL RETAIL FEATURES SMALL BUSINESS VIDEO MAGAZINE FORTUNE CONFERENCES    Add Comment
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>>   Blogging
#Fifaarrests – highlights of the viral reaction on Twitter 
Fortune - 10 Hours ago
It’s the viral event of the month. The Twittersphere has exploded with an overwhelmingly one-sided and raucous celebration at the news that nine senior officials at Fifa have been indicted on charges     Add Comment

#Fifaarrests - highlights of the viral reaction on Twitter 
Fortune - 10 Hours ago
It’s the viral event of the month. The Twittersphere has exploded with an overwhelmingly one-sided and raucous celebration at the news that nine senior officials at Fifa have been indicted on charges     Add Comment

Twitter Needs to Change, But Only if It Stays the Same 
Wired News - 11 Hours ago
Twitter has a problem. It wants to appeal to n00bs and power users all at once. And it thinks a more curated experience may be the key. Since its launch nine years ago, Twitter’s user experience has     Add Comment

#Fifaarrests - highlights of the viral reaction on Twitter 
Fortune - 10 Hours ago
TECH MANAGEMENT FINANCE MARKETS CAREERS AUTOS INTERNATIONAL RETAIL FEATURES SMALL BUSINESS VIDEO MAGAZINE FORTUNE CONFERENCES    Add Comment
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>>   Sudan
S. Sudan parliament summons security ministers over W. Equatoria's rebellion 
Africa News Wire - 21 Hours ago
(JUBA) - South Sudanese parliament on Tuesday summoned the minister of defense Kuol Manyang Juuk along with the minister of interior and minister of national security in the office of the president over     Add Comment

Juba accuses Sudan of supporting new insurgency in Western Equatoria 
Africa News Wire - 21 Hours ago
(JUBA) - South Sudanese government has renewed accusations against neighbouring Sudan of allegedly providing military support to a new rebellion in Western Equatoria state. Spokesperson of the South Sudanese     Add Comment

“Sudan Call” forces to discuss common action strategy soon: JEM leader 
Africa News Wire - 21 Hours ago
(PARIS) - The Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) leader, Gibril Ibrahim, disclosed that the opposition “Sudan Call” forces would meet within the upcoming weeks to develop a common action strategy. Ibrahim     Add Comment

Street Vendors Fined in South Darfur's Capital 
Individual.com - 12 Hours ago
Street vendors in Nyala, capital of South Darfur, have been fined for illegally selling their products at the Grand Market. "A large number of policemen raided the market early on Monday morning," a street     Add Comment
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>>   Zimbabwe
MNCapital Africa Advisors Facilitates SPEAR Capital Investment in Zimbabwe's Second  
Bloomberg - 12 Hours ago
APO-Source HARARE, Zimbabwe -- Scandinavian-backed private equity investment company, SPEAR Capital (Pty) Ltd ("SPEAR") (http://www.spearcapital.co.za), acquired 27% of Zimbabwe's second largest dairy
MNCapital Africa facilitates SPEAR Capital Investment in Zimbabwe BizNis Africa
Scandinavian backed Spear Capital acquires 27% of Zimbabwe's Dendairy Bulawayo24 News
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Russian-controlled telecom firm in Zimbabwe reassures subscribers on operation 
Xinhua News Agency - 11 Hours ago
HARARE, May 27 (Xinhua) -- Zimbabwe's second largest mobile network operator Telecel on Wednesday reassured customers and stakeholders that it was operating as normal following recent problems with government     Add Comment

Malik helps Pakistan outbat Zim 
IAfrica.com - 15 Hours ago
Shoaib Malik hit his first century in six years to help Pakistan outbat Zimbabwe in the first day-night international by 41 runs in Lahore on Tuesday, taking a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. Malik,     Add Comment

Econet says outstanding interconnection fees threaten sector 
Telecompaper - 14 Hours ago
Econet Wireless says it is owed more than USD 26 million in interconnection fees by state-run telecom companies, ITWeb Africa reported. Econet has previously disconnected NetOne because of the unpaid
Zim's Econet owed $26mn in interconnection fees ITWeb Africa
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>>   South Africa
Ashburton Hires Barclays Africa’s Nedeljkovic to Build ETF Unit 
Bloomberg - 11 Hours ago
Ashburton Investments, FirstRand Ltd.’s fund management unit, hired Vladimir Nedeljkovic to build its exchange traded fund business after he helped Barclays Africa Group Ltd. become the country’s biggest     Add Comment

Quantum Foods Seeks to Pass On Rising South African Input Costs 
Bloomberg - 11 Hours ago
Quantum Foods Holding Ltd. said the cost of producing poultry products is rising amid higher input expenses, and the South African chicken company spun off from Pioneer Foods Ltd. last year is working     Add Comment

De-horning rhinos to save their lives? 
CNN - 11 Hours ago
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S.Africa rates may have to rise to curb inflation - Groepe 
Reuters Africa - 13 Hours ago
JOHANNESBURG May 27 (Reuters) - South Africa's central bank may have to raise interest rates to deal with a deteriorating inflation outlook, deputy governor Francois Groepe said on Wednesday.
South Africa's interest rates may have to rise to curb inflation: deputy governer  Economic Times
South Africa rates may have to rise to curb inflation: Groepe Sharenet
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>>   Journalism
US blasts Iran's 'lack of transparency' in reporter trial 
Your Middle East - 11 Hours ago
The United States on Tuesday blasted the "complete lack of transparency" in the trial in Iran of Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian and renewed calls for Tehran to drop "absurd" spying charges.
U.S. blasts Iran's 'lack of transparency' in reporter trial Digital Journal
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Trial of American Journalist in Iran to started yesterday but was closed to the  
An Nahar - 11 Hours ago
Nina Raybaudo 27 May 2015 at 12:12 The Washington post said yesterday that the trial of their Tehran correspondent, which was due also to start yesterday, would be "closed to the world". Jason     Add Comment

“The government does what it wants to do.” 
Bloomberg - 11 Hours ago
The brother of a Washington Post reporter whose secret trial by the Iranian government on espionage changes began Tuesday said he and his family still know very little about the proceedings, even as they
Brother of US Journalist on Trial in Iran Calls Case 'Outside the Bounds' NewsMax.com
"The government does what it wants to do." Bloomberg
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Brother urges Iran to free reporter held on 'laughable' charges 
Your Middle East - 11 Hours ago
The brother of a Washington Post reporter held for 10 months in an Iranian jail Tuesday called on Iran to release him, saying charges of spying laid against him were "laughable." The family of Jason     Add Comment
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