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  •  South Africa on the brink of victory...

    South Africa on the brink of victory despite New Zealand fightback - The Guardian

    Victoria Times Colonist

    South Africa on the brink of victory despite New Zealand fightback
    The Guardian
    New Zealand closed on 169 for four at Newlands, 133 runs behind South Africa, who followed up the Black Caps' embarrassing opening effort of 45 all out ? described by local media as the worst seen in 30 years, a "humiliation" and a "shambles" ? with ...
    McCullum and Brownlie fight but South Africa still closes in on crushing winVictoria Times Colonist
    Elgar struggles but South Africa build vast
    Cricket: South Africa remain in charge of testNew Zealand Herald
    The West Australian -Times of India
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  •  AP Names Torchia as Bureau Chief in...

    AP Names Torchia as Bureau Chief in South Africa - ABC News

    AP Names Torchia as Bureau Chief in South Africa
    ABC News
    Christopher Torchia, The Associated Press bureau chief in Turkey who has reported from five continents, has been appointed chief of bureau for AP for southern Africa. The appointment was announced Thursday by Africa Editor Andrew Selsky. "Torchia is ...

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  •  Match-fixing scandal in South Africa...

    Match-fixing scandal in South Africa overshadows Africa Cup of Nations - The Guardian (blog)

    The Guardian (blog)

    Match-fixing scandal in South Africa overshadows Africa Cup of Nations
    The Guardian (blog)
    So much for the World Cup legacy. As South Africa prepares to host the Africa Cup of Nations, it should have been celebrating the fact that it had the infrastructure to step in as host when civil war forced the tournament to be moved from Libya ...

  •  Central Africa on the Brink, Rebels...

    Central Africa on the Brink, Rebels Halt Their Advance - New York Times

    New York Times

    Central Africa on the Brink, Rebels Halt Their Advance
    New York Times
    By SCOTT SAYARE. Published: January 2, 2013. Rebel forces halted their advance on Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic, on Wednesday and said they were prepared to enter into peace talks with the government.
    CAR rebels halt advance on
    Nation Concerned About Situation in Central African
    Central Africa president sacks defence minister sonAfrica Review
    Deutsche Welle -Mail & Guardian Online
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  •  Review: David Attenborough's Africa -...

    Review: David Attenborough's Africa - New Statesman

    Review: David Attenborough's Africa
    New Statesman
    Africa is a six-part series exploring the wildlife of the rich continent housing vast rainforest, savannah and desert. As well as being educational, last night's series opener captured some amusing comparisons between us and our wilder counterparts. We ...
    Africa delights: David Attenborough's new BBC nature series thrills with
    TV review: David Attenborough's AfricaThe Guardian (blog)
    David Attenborough's Africa, BBC One,
    CBBC Newsround -Metro
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  •  Wealthy Gulf investors eye Africa -...

    Wealthy Gulf investors eye Africa - NewsDay

    Wealthy Gulf investors eye Africa
    Also, Africa has two special attractions for the arid desert countries of the Gulf: It is a source of food and arable land and it is launching an infrastructure building boom that recalls the Gulf's own construction spree in the past decade. The Gulf's ...

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  •  Viewers warm to David Attenborough's...

    Viewers warm to David Attenborough's latest wildlife epic Africa - The Guardian

    The Guardian

    Viewers warm to David Attenborough's latest wildlife epic Africa
    The Guardian
    Africa was up against the return of One Born Every Minute on Channel 4, the maternity ward series beginning its fourth 13-part run with 3 million viewers, an 11.7% share. It, too, was up on its slot average, by nearly 19%. DCI John Barnaby returned to ...
    David Attenborough's 'Africa' journey begins with 6.5mDigital Spy UK
    Africa makes strong start for BBC1Broadcast
    TV Overnights: Attenborough's trip to Africa nets the prime time slot for BBC OneMediaTel Newsline

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  •  Today on Sky - SkySports...

    Today on Sky - SkySports

    Today on Sky
    Bowled out for 45 on the opening morning, New Zealand then allowed South Africa to reach 347-7 in reply before Graeme Smith declared shortly after lunch on the second day. When New Zealand opener Martin Guptill departed for duck, chipping a catch to ...

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  •  New Zealand bowled out for 45 in first...

    New Zealand bowled out for 45 in first Test against South Africa - The Guardian

    New Zealand bowled out for 45 in first Test against South Africa
    The Guardian
    South Africa had two overs to face before lunch and the captain, Graeme Smith, became the 11th victim of the morning when Doug Bracewell trapped him lbw for one. But Petersen and Hashim Amla consolidated in the second session with a century-stand.

  •  Africa: Why Fast Growth Does Not Always...

    Africa: Why Fast Growth Does Not Always Bring Development

    [AfricaPlus]Richard Joseph explores how "discordant development" - deepening inequalities and rapid progress juxtaposed with group distress - is often one of the root causes of uncertainty, insecurity and violent conflict in Africa. For example, Mali and Ghana have experienced similar growth rates but Mali is sundered and in disarray, while Ghana has experienced both political and economic progress.
  •  Congo-Kinshasa: Parliamentarian Joins...

    Congo-Kinshasa: Parliamentarian Joins M23 Rebels

    [New Times]Roger Lumbala, an opposition parliamentarian who was elected on the ticket of the Congolese Rally for National Democracy (DR Congo/National), has joined the March 23 (M23) movement, a rebel movement operating in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo), M23 officials said yesterday.
  •  Cameroon: Albinos Struggle for Love...

    Cameroon: Albinos Struggle for Love

    [RNW Africa]Yaoundé -Because they are "whites" born of black parents, albinos face discrimination every day and struggle to find love.
  •  Nigeria: President Disowns 2015...

    Nigeria: President Disowns 2015 Campaign Posters

    [This Day]President Goodluck Jonathan Wednesday dissociated himself from the circulation of posters campaigning for a fresh term for him in 2015.
  •  Libya: Key Benghazi Suspect Remains At...

    Libya: Key Benghazi Suspect Remains At Large

    [Magharebia]Casablanca -Although Ahmed Boukhtala is the main suspect in the September 11th terrorist attack on US consulate in Benghazi as well as a suspect in assassination of Libyan rebel commander Major General Abdelfattah Younis, he continues to live freely in Benghazi.
  •  Kenya: 19 Killed As Bus Plunges Into...

    Kenya: 19 Killed As Bus Plunges Into Valley

    [Capital FM]Nineteen people were confirmed dead in a tragic road accident at Moto Quarry in Molo on Wednesday. 14 people died on the spot while five others succumbed to injuries while undergoing treatment at the Molo District Hospital.
  •  Sudan: Rebel Group Claims Control of...

    Sudan: Rebel Group Claims Control of Kordofan

    [Radio Dabanga]Kordofan -The Justice and Equality Movement integrated in the Sudan Revolutionary Front announced on Tuesday, 1 January, taking control of the areas of Jerhaman, Tom Bashara, Al Zarankh, Dardoug, Faqr, Andharab and Obeid, in a widespread campaign in Kordofan.
  •  Central African Republic: UN Calls for...

    Central African Republic: UN Calls for Govt, Rebels to Talk

    [UN News]The United Nations continues to follow the situation in the Central Africa Republic (CAR) with serious concern and calls on both the Government and the rebels to resolve the current crisis through dialogue, a spokesperson for the world body said today.
  •  South Africa: Zuma Concerned About CAR...

    South Africa: Zuma Concerned About CAR

    [SAPA]Johannesburg -President Jacob Zuma has sent a minister to asses the situation in the Central African Republic (CAR), the international relations and co-operation department said on Wednesday.
  •   Lessons Africa must learn from...

    Lessons Africa must learn from Senegal

    Macky Sall?s victory in Senegal has lessons for the African continent. 1)Countries may borrow a leaf on how to conduct peaceful elections 2)It is clear that the power of the vote is the most fundamental in regime change.3) Incumbency can be challenged. 4)the masses in Africa are constantly getting enlightened-they want a new order. JK
  •   South Africa:Tributes paid to...

    South Africa:Tributes paid to Cosmas Desmond

    Cosmas Desmond, an early anti-apartheid campaigner, has died in Durban. His famous book `The discarded People?, reflected his wide involvement with Africans in townships and rural areas. His courageous revelations were a shock to most whites. JK
  •   Sénégal: Le mouridisme et les...

    Sénégal: Le mouridisme et les confréries, voie qui mène vers Dieu ?

    On peut se demander si le but du Mouridisme serait de réformer l?Islam et de le relancer. La question mérite d?être posée. Selon son fondateur, le Mouridisme est une revivification du legs du Prophète Mohamed dont il s?est fait le chantre. Et une confrérie regroupe tous ceux qui ont un maitre commun dont ils suivent les enseignements. Les Sénégalais ont une perception très diversifiée de cette branche islamique influente au Sénégal, voie qui vise à mener vers Dieu. B.T.
  •   Kenya: Many sex workers are...

    Kenya: Many sex workers are married, new report reveals

    "that people in stable sexual partnerships account for 44 percent of new HIV infections. ..heir spouses... do not know they are engaged in commercial sex work, which puts marriages and stable unions at even greater risk of HIV." JK
  •   Congolese victims? pursuit of...

    Congolese victims? pursuit of justice against Canadian company goes to Supreme Court

    The Supreme Court of Canada will decide whether Canadian company Anvil Mining will be held accountable for human rights abuses in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Anvil Mining has denied any wrongdoing in a military action that killed an estimated 100 civilians. CJW
  •   Kony2012: Rejecting the single...

    Kony2012: Rejecting the single story of Africa

    The Kony2012 video went viral in less than a week, much to the surprise of Invisible Children and Jason Russell, the marketing wonders behind the campaign. Much debate surrounds whether this has done more harm than good for those living with the reality of Joseph Kony and the Lord's Resistance Army. But, the campaign has created space for dialogue and it's now a matter of how we continue the conversation. CJW
  •  Nigeria airline in June crash resumes...

    Nigeria airline in June crash resumes flights

    FILE- In this June. 3, 2012 file photo, smoke still rises at the site of a plane crash in Lagos, Nigeria, Seven months after one of Dana Air planes crashed, killing at least 163 people, the Nigerian airline has resumed domestic flights in the West African nation. Dana Air sold tickets Thursday Jan. 3, 2013 for flights between Nigeria's capital, Abuja, and its largest city of Lagos. It was an Abuja-Lagos flight that crashed on June 3 in a densely populated neighborhood near Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, killing 153 people on board and at least 10 on the ground. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba File)LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) ? The Nigerian airline involved in a June crash that killed at least 163 people resumed domestic flights Thursday, even though officials acknowledge they still don't know what brought the aircraft down and that the families of the dead still haven't received insurance settlements.

  •  C. African Republic leader fires son...

    C. African Republic leader fires son from post

    The final contingent of reinforcements under current deployment plans, a group of around forty soldiers from Cameroon, load their equipment into trucks after arriving to bolster the multinational central-african regional force known as FOMAC which now numbers around a thousand troops, at the airport in Bangui, Central African Republic Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013. Facing an insurgency by a new rebel coalition, Central African Republic President Bozize consolidated military power under his control Thursday after dismissing his own son as acting defense minister along with his army chief of staff. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) ? Facing an insurgency by a new rebel coalition, the president of Central African Republic consolidated military power under his control Thursday after dismissing his own son as acting defense minister along with his army chief of staff.

  •  AP names Torchia as bureau chief in...

    AP names Torchia as bureau chief in South Africa

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) ? Christopher Torchia, The Associated Press bureau chief in Turkey who has reported from five continents, has been appointed chief of bureau for AP for southern Africa.
  •  Ethiopian police says Qaida terror cell...

    Ethiopian police says Qaida terror cell arrested

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) ? Ethiopia's spy agency says that security forces have arrested 15 people alleged to be members of a terror cell linked with al-Qaida.
  •  Presidents of Sudan, South Sudan to...

    Presidents of Sudan, South Sudan to meet Friday

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) ? Ethiopia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs says the presidents of Sudan and South Sudan, two countries which were at the brink of all-out war last year, are to meet Friday in Ethiopia's capital.
  •  C. African Republic leader faces rebel...

    C. African Republic leader faces rebel threat

    A Chadian soldier fighting in support of Central African Republic president Francois Bozize, sits on a truck in a convoy of other Chadian soldiers near Damara, about 70km (44 miles) north of the capital Bangui, Central African Republic Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013. After troops under Bozize seized the capital in 2003 amid volleys of machine-gun and mortar fire, he dissolved the constitution and parliament, and now a decade later it is Bozize himself who could be ousted from power with rebels having seized more than half the country and made their way to the doorstep of the capital in less than a month. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)DAMARA, Central African Republic (AP) ? More than 30 truckloads of troops from Chad line the two-lane highway just outside of Damara, supporting Central African Republic government forces who want to block a new rebel coalition from reaching the capital.

  •  Central African Republic rebels halt...

    Central African Republic rebels halt advance on capital

    Rebel forces in the Central African Republic say they have halted their offensive on the capital, Bangui, and will take part in peace talks.
  •  Kenya?s growing luxury housing market...

    Kenya?s growing luxury housing market locks out middle class

    Despite the development boom in modern luxury homes in Kenya, the country?s upper class has fallen on hard times and can no longer afford them.
  •  Bashir agrees to Friday summit with S...

    Bashir agrees to Friday summit with S Sudan

    Sudan?s President Omar al-Bashir has agreed to attend a summit on Friday with his South Sudanese counterpart to push stalled economic and security deals, official media said.
  •  Tanzania set to become top buyer of...

    Tanzania set to become top buyer of Kenyan goods

    Tanzania looked set to start the year as the second largest destination for Kenyan goods after Uganda even as Chinese and Indian products flooded its market.
  •  Kenyan blue chips lift Uganda stock...

    Kenyan blue chips lift Uganda stock market valuation

    Kenyan firms cross-listed on the Ugandan stock market were the main movers of the neighbouring country?s bourse in 2012, trading data up to the end of the year has showed.
  •  Tanzania alarm over expected population...

    Tanzania alarm over expected population boom

    Should Tanzania's current population growth projection remain intact, the country's population will hit 51 million in 2016 straining the provision of basic services, new data shows.

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