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Whatever happened to Mandela’s dream for South Africa?

Gideon talks to the South African writer and political activist, Songezo Zibi, about the need to build a coalition for change to help restore some of the high hopes that accompanied the end of apartheid. Clips: SABC, The Sun More on this topic: Bain barred from UK state contracts over ‘grave misconduct’ in South Africa […]

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Rudi Koertzen: Former international umpire from South Africa dies aged 73

South African umpire Rudi Koertzen stood in 108 Test matches and 209 One-Day Internationals between 1992 and 2010, along with 14 T20 internationals during his career Last Updated: 09/08/22 2:38pm Former international cricket umpire Rudi Koertzen has died aged 73. The respected official, who took charge of more than 100 Test matches between 1992 and […]

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US

Blinken draws distinctions between US and Russia as he seeks to make case for US partnership in Africa | CNN Politics

CNN  —  US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Monday drew firm distinctions between the United States and Russia as he sought to make the case that the US is the better partner for countries in Africa. In a speech about the Biden administration’s “strategy for Sub-Saharan Africa,” delivered in Pretoria, South Africa, the top […]

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The Sango Project: The Web3 Hope of Central Africa | HackerNoon

Web3 in central Africa When one speaks of Web3 and where its innovation of it comes from, they would solemnly mention any African country let alone central Africa. We do not hear much about Web3 from Africa. When we do it usually concerns west Africa, specifically Nigeria with their new startup unicorns such as flutter […]

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Science

Tanzania: Improved Business Environment Vital for Faster Agro-Industrialisation

TANZANIA’S move to place agriculture at the top of the agenda is of paramount for the ongoing efforts toward the implementation of the Tanzania Agro-industries Development Flagship (TAIDF). The recommendations were made by Policy Implementation Consultant Dr Barney Laseko in a paper titled, “Improving the Agriculture Business Enabling Environment: A Pre-requisite for Agro-Industrialisation in Tanzania.” […]

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World

Shift in war’s front seen as ships cleared to leave Ukraine

KYIV, Ukraine — Four more ships carrying agricultural cargo held up by the war in Ukraine received authorization Sunday to leave the country’s Black Sea coast as analysts warned that Russia was moving troops and equipment in the direction of the ports to stave off a Ukrainian counteroffensive. The body overseeing an international deal intended […]

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Ukraine war making 40 million people go hungry, Africa to bear brunt, says U.S.

DAKAR, Aug 5 (Reuters) – The United States’ ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield on Friday said Russia’s invasion of Ukraine will cause 40 million people to become food insecure and that sub-Saharan Africa will be hardest hit. The United States has secured $4.5 billion for food security at the G7 summit, of which […]

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Rugby Championship: Ian Foster and All Blacks under intense pressure to deliver in South Africa

As the Rugby Championship gets under way, the All Blacks travel to South Africa under major pressure, with head coach Ian Foster battling for survival; watch South Africa vs New Zealand from 3:55pm and Argentina vs Australia from 8pm live on Sky Sports Action on Saturday By Brian Barry Last Updated: 04/08/22 5:01pm All Blacks […]

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UK

EU Regional Meeting Reviews Progress on Chemicals Management Beyond 2020 | News | SDG Knowledge Hub | IISD

The Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) convened a series of regional meetings in advance of the fourth meeting of the intersessional process considering the Strategic Approach and sound management of chemicals and waste beyond 2020 (IP4) and the fifth meeting of the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM5). The EU-JUSSCANNZUK (Japan, the US, Switzerland, […]

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Jonny Bairstow to miss The Hundred with Welsh Fire ahead of England’s Test series vs South Africa

The Hundred gets under way on Wednesday, live on Sky Sports, as the Welsh Fire take on defending champions Southern Brave; Jonny Bairstow has chosen to rest after a “hectic” summer on international duty with England Last Updated: 02/08/22 6:49pm Jonny Bairstow has opted to miss The Hundred ahead of England’s Test series against South […]