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Ahmad replaces Issa Hayatou as African football chief

Aljazeera AHMED Ahmad becomes president of Confederation of African Football (CAF), beating Issa Hayatou who served for 29 years. Madagascar’s football chief, Ahmad Ahmad, was elected president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) – Thursday, ousting veteran leader Issa Hayatou after 29 years in office. ...

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Author pens book on religious enthusiast Mama Mazabane

By Franklin Sibindi BOTSWANA based Zimbabwean religion enthusiast has penned an inspirational book based on life events of a “once-heaven-guest” Hilda Nanakho Mazabane commonly known as Mama Mazabane. The book titled, Mama Mazabane: The Life & Ministry of Hilda Mazabane, is Thomas Sibanda’s first publication. ...

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DRC parties reach deal denying third term for President Kabila

The Guardian Agreement calls for Democratic Republic of the Congo leader Joseph Kabila to quit after general election to be held in 2017. The government and opposition parties in the Democratic Republic of the Congo have reached a deal that calls for President Joseph Kabila to ...

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Eritrea ‘appalled’ by hoax forced polygamy story

BBC A satirical story that Eritrean men have been ordered to marry at least two wives, which has been shared across Africa, has upset Eritrean officials. “Even a madman in [the Eritrean capital] Asmara would know that this story was not true,” an Eritrean official ...

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Eritrea ‘appalled’ by hoax forced polygamy story

BBC A satirical story that Eritrean men have been ordered to marry at least two wives, which has been shared across Africa, has upset Eritrean officials. “Even a madman in [the Eritrean capital] Asmara would know that this story was not true,” an Eritrean official told ...

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Cecil the lion ‘died for a reason’, and has seen thousands raised for charity

metro.co.uk We all mourned Cecil the lion, but it turns out his death was not in vain. The chair of the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force, Johnny Rodrigues, has said: ‘Cecil didn’t die for a reason. He died for a cause.’ He is referring to the ...

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SA govt told to clarify visa requirements

South Africa’s opposition party, Congress of the People (COPE) has warned it’s government to urgently clarify its position on visa requirements in time for the approaching festive season. The neighbouring country came up with stringent rules requiring visitors to apply for visas in person and ...

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SA is stressed out and suicidal

Every day, an estimated 21 South Africans commit suicide and, according to experts, stress could be a significant contributing factor. According to studies done by University of KwaZulu-Natal researcher Lourens Schlebusch, an estimated 7 582 South Africans die by their own hand every year and 20 ...

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18 die of cholera in South Sudan in 3 weeks

Juba – Cholera has killed at least 18 people in Juba, capital of South Sudan, in the last three weeks and the government will step up measures to counter the spread of the disease, the health minister Riek Gai Kok said on Tuesday. Juba has ...

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Guinea quarantines villages in reinforced bid to stamp out Ebola

Conakry – Guinea will put four villages under a 21-day quarantine as part of a robust strategy to stamp out a lingering Ebola epidemic after new cases of the disease were discovered there. The worst Ebola epidemic on record has killed more than 11 000 ...

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