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Namibia: National Treasures! … Mboma Wins Silver As Namibian Teens Stun the World

FOR the longest time it looked like Namibia’s wait would continue for its first Olympic medal since Frank Fredericks won two silvers in Atlanta in 1996. Then Divindu’s finest, 18-year-old Christine Mboma, seemed to find another sprinting gear…

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Africa: Why Are There So Few UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Africa?

Less than 9% of UNESCO World Heritage Sites are in Africa. Experts say the award is too Eurocentric. But in Africa, there’s also a lack of structures and political will to preserve cultural and natural heritage. This year,…

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Ethiopia Suspends Three Humanitarian Groups in Tigray

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The Ethiopian government has suspended the activities of three foreign humanitarian organisations which have been working in the restive northern Tigray region. Ethiopia’s Agency for Civil Society Organisations on Wednesday said that it had identified rule violations by…

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Africa: Continent Nears 6.9 Million Confirmed Cases of Covid-19

As of August 4, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached 6,810,542 while over 48,388,948 vaccinations have been administered across the continent. Reported deaths in Africa reached 172,799 and 5,961,968 people have recovered. South Africa has the most reported cases 2,470,746…

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Seychelles: Captain of Illegal Fishing Boat Fined $167,000 By Seychellois Court

The captain of a Sri Lankan-flagged vessel intercepted in the waters of Seychelles has been fined SCR2.5 million, or $167,000, after he was found guilty of fishing without a foreign fishing vessel licence, the Supreme Court ruled on…

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South Africa: Court Orders Church to Pay Transgender Woman R600,000 in Damages

International Pentecost Holiness Church members undressed Karabo Ndlovu to conduct a gender test The Equality Court has awarded a transgender woman R600,000 in damages. Karabo Ndlovu was made to undress in a public toilet so that members of…

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Zambia: Going Commercial With Cassava

CASSAVA has in the recent past witnessed growing demand due to the increase in its industrial use and wide value chain. The increased demand for cassava has resulted in the rise in the price of the crop on…

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South Africa: Youthful SA Men’s Sprinting in Solid Shape for Paris 2024

Tokyo — The fact that South African men’s sprinting is going through a boom period was emphatically underlined at the Tokyo Stadium on Tuesday night. Although there weren’t any South Africans in the men’s 200-meters Olympic final on…

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South Sudan: Former Child Soldier Strives to Make War-Weary South Sudanese Laugh

Juba — A South Sudanese former child soldier who now performs comedy says he wants to put smiles on the faces of South Sudanese who have been traumatized by years of conflict. He also wants to educate soldiers…

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