Business

Namibia leaves rates steady, cuts growth forecasts
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WINDHOEK (Reuters) – Namibia left its key lending rate unchanged at 5.5 percent for the second straight time on Wednesday, saying inflation was within tolerable levels. The More…
S.Africa’s PPC takes over Rwanda cement firm
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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Top South African cement maker PPC is to buy a controlling stake in Rwanda’s only cement maker, Cimerwa, for $69.4 million, it said on Wednesday, More…
Majors court kingpin Eni on Mozambique gas bonanza
Signboards display fuel prices at an ENI petrol station in Rome
MILAN (Reuters) – A year after Eni announced the largest discovery in its exploration history, a giant gas find in Mozambique, rival oil companies are falling over each More…

Africa

Smoke rises out of central Khartoum as cars burn during a demonstration, over the deaths of four students from war-torn western region of Darfur in Gezira state
Sudan’s army killing civilians in border state rebellions: HRW
KHARTOUM (Reuters) – Sudanese government forces are killing civilians in rebel-held border areas with indiscriminate bombardments that include improvised “barrel bombs” More…

Africa condemns army interference in Mali
ABUJA and ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – The African Union and West African regional bloc condemned army interference in Mali’s politics on Wednesday after the prime minister More…

Entertainment

jub-jub I don’t want to go to prison – Jub Jub
Johannesburg – Convicted murderer Molemo Jub Jub Maarohanye’s life in prison is not good, the Protea…
OLIVER MTUKUDZI Oliver Mtukudzi – I am now fine

HARARE, Zimbabwea – Superstar Oliver Mtukudzi says he is now feeling fine and is back at…
c3430 The Deaf Launch Own Beauty Pageant
WINDHOEK, Namibia — The Namibian National Association of the Deaf (NNAD) will be hosting the first…

Environment

Weak plan to save Kyoto pushes climate talks to brink
South Africa’s Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa addresses delegates during the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Doha
DOHA (Reuters) – Weak proposals to extend until 2020 a More…
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Analysis

Congo army debacle at Goma raises spectre of betrayal
File photo of a Congolese Revolutionary Army fighter collecting bullets from the floor at a military barracks in Goma
GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) – When Congo’s government army retreated in panic from the eastern More…

Africa Stands with Palestine at the UN
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In a landmark vote at the United Nations General Assembly on November 29, member-states overwhelmingly endorsed More…

Sports

Hayatou only nominee for top African job
Issa Hayatou attends the opening ceremony of the African Nations Cup soccer tournament in Bata
CAPE TOWN (Reuters) – Confederation of African Football (CAF) president Issa Hayatou has been nominated More…
Wenger not embarrassed by cup defeat to lowly Bradford
LONDON (Reuters) – Arsenal’s quarter-final League Cup exit at the hands of minnows Bradford City left manager Arsene Wenger questioning the..
Jamieson clinches playoff win at Mandela Championship
DURBAN (Reuters) – Scotland’s Scott Jamieson clinched his first European Tour International Schedule victory as he beat Steve Webster and Eduardo..