South Africa v England: third ODI – live! – The Guardian

Since the last World Cup we have marvelled at the derring-do of England’s one-day cricketers. They have played technicolour cricket, self-destructing occasionally, but always aggressive. But here, until an astounding little cameo from Jos Buttler, who batted like a millionaire, it was their discipline and calm assessment of the conditions that ensured a fine five-wicket […]

The snails spreading fever across Africa – CNN

The challenge in controlling the disease is that people often don’t develop symptoms for years, but can continue to transmit the infection. A perpetual cycle of transmission Inside the human body, female worms grow into adults and lay eggs that migrate through the body for release in faeces. If released into freshwater — through defecation […]

Nkandla: South Africa’s Zuma challenged in top court – BBC News

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Nkandla residence has become a political headache for Mr Zuma South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma has made a U-turn in court over his refusal to repay some of the $23m (£15m) of government money used to upgrade his home in Nkandla village. His lawyer has admitted he was wrong […]

Africa’s soccer chiefs can’t decide which Arab prince to vote as FIFA president – Quartz

On Friday (Feb. 5), the executive committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) decided to nominate Sheikh Salman of Bahrain as its choice for FIFA president in the Feb. 26 elections. Typically, such a nomination by CAF suggests that the continent’s 54 bloc votes, the most in any region, would go to Sheikh Salman, […]

South Africa to prosecute 4 apartheid-era cops for woman’s murder – Fox News

JOHANNESBURG –  South African prosecutors plan to charge four former members of the apartheid-era security forces for the 1983 murder of a young woman who had recently graduated from university and was a courier for the then-banned African National Congress. Nokuthula Simelane disappeared while being held by the Soweto Special Branch, a police unit, […]

Thousands of Chinese prostitutes have joined the scramble for African riches – Quartz

Kampala, Uganda The Soothing Spot has Muzak, gurgling fountains, and a friendly local staff. By all accounts it is a legitimate, happy-ending-less massage parlor. No matter. A few months after opening in an upscale mall, management began photocopying ID cards and blanketed the waiting room with posters warning that untoward advances would not be tolerated. […]

As Its Market Grows, Nigerian E-Commerce Startup Africa Internet Group Raises $83 Million – TechCrunch

Some of Africa’s best funded ecommerce startups just secured more capital. Africa Internet Group (AIG)—which owns online retailer Jumia and 9 other e-ventures—will receive €75 million ($83 million) from Europe’s AXA Insurance in exchange for 8 an percent equity stake. AIG will use the funds to support all points of its business model aimed at […]

African Diaspora fuels innovation in Africa – The Zimbabwe Standard

Follow The increasingly widespread usage of new technologies in Africa is fuelling innovation and creating winds of change across the continent. Africans in Diaspora are helping to lead the charge in driving innovation, as more are returning to their home countries in greater numbers, bringing the latest technologies, technical know-how, and knowledge gained from […]

Trapped South Africa mine workers ‘still alive’ – BBC News

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Concerned locals have been waiting near the mine for news of the rescue operation There are signs that the three people trapped in a South African gold mine following an accident last week are still alive, rescuers say. The workers are stuck in the lamp room, buried under tonnes of […]

Southern Africa’s retrenched miners face a future without health care – Times LIVE

These moves by BHP Billiton and Anglo American will have a major impact on efforts to contain TB and HIV as mining houses have become integral to the provision of health care in southern Africa. The disease burden is high among the region’s 490 000 miners in the gold, platinum and coal industries. They carry one of the highest TB/HIV co-infection rates globally, […]

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