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  • Tunisia journalists under attack from govt, Islamist groups

    Critical journalists in Tunisia are caught between a nail and a hammer and some have resorted to self-censorship as they face a double threat, both from the government and Islamist radicals. “While Islamist militants threaten the media, the government introduces restrictive legislation and security forces legally harass and even assault journalists,” the Committee to Protect […]

200 million Africans live in slums: report

More than 200 million Africans are living in slums, while cities accommodate 72% of slum dwellers across the continent, Issa Faye, of the research department at the African Development Bank (AfDB), said last week. Faye, a Senegalese national, was speaking at the 31th annual conference on housing finance in Durban, South Africa. The event was […]

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Senegal wins Afrobasket Women 2015, South Africa clinches last spot

The Senegalese female basketball players won the Afrobasket Women 2015 after beating Cameroon 81-66 in Yaoundé (Cameroon) on Saturday. The bustling West Africans, who beat the Central Africans convincingly in front of their home crowd, have therefore qualified for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro due to take place in Brazil next summer. Saturday’s […]

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Anxiety in South Africa as economy slips into technical recession

South African consumers and households are bracing themselves to face hard times as the country’s economy is said to be slipping into a technical recession in the near future. Official figures released recently show that the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in Africa’s second’s largest economy unexpectedly declined by 1.3% quarter-on-quarter (q/q) in the second quarter […]

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Standard Bank, Global Fund in joint effort to fight Aids, TB, malaria

South Africa’s Standard Bank and Global Fund have recently signed an extended partnership to provide better financial tools and skills to organisations implementing programs to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria in Africa. The announcement was made this week in Johannesburg, the economic capital of South Africa. This is an extension of the pro-bono agreement signed […]

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