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De Kock protest after South Africa team ordered to take knee

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CSA issued a statement about an hour before the start of the match in Dubai saying it had ordered players to make the anti-racism gesture ahead of their remaining games at the tournament. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS C...

Two of Africa’s Covid experts are leaving the continent. Is this a brain drain or gain for Africa?

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Two of Africa's Covid experts are clearing out their desks and counting the hours as they prepare to take up new roles offered to them overseas. John Nkengasong, head of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Pr...

Why Africa is sending more satellites into space

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London (CNN Business)Africa's space industry has been slow to take off, but it's predicted to skyrocket in the next few years. Since the continent's first satellite launched more than 20 years ago, 44 have been sent ...

Swarm of bees kill more than 60 endangered penguins in South Africa

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The 63 birds were found dead inside the Boulders African penguin colony in Simon's Town, located near Cape Town, according to a press release from the South African National Parks (SANParks). The penguins died someti...

Bee swarm kills 63 endangered penguins in South Africa

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Dozens of endangered African penguins were apparently killed by a swarm of bees in South Africa on Friday. The 63 penguins were found dead on Friday at a colony in Simonstown, near Cape Town, according to a statemen...

Why are coups making a comeback in Africa?

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Remi Adekoya is a political analyst and Assistant Lecturer at York University. In just over a year, West Africa has experienced three successful coups (two in Mali and one this week in Guinea), one unsuccessful coup...

Remembering 9/11: Africa Command soldier reflects on how attacks still inspire his service

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New York City sits far away from Djibouti, but the city and the tragedy remain firmly in Phelps’ mind. On Saturday, the U.S. forces at Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti on Africa’s east coast commemorated the attack on Amer...

South Africa will no longer send J&J vaccines to Europe, AU envoy says

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An arrangement in which Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccines were being shipped from South Africa to Europe has been suspended, African Union (AU) Special Envoy for Covid-19 response, Strive Masiyiwa, has said. T...

All Blacks cancel fixtures against Australia and South Africa due to Covid-19 travel restrictions

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The All Blacks, the New Zealand men's rugby team, have canceled two tests against South Africa and a match against Australia because of Covid-19 travel restrictions. New Zealand is currently under lockdown restrict...

Africa must remove barriers to flying to secure post-pandemic boom, says IATA regional exec

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London (CNN Business)Africa was set to become one of the fastest growing regions for aviation over the next two decades. Then the pandemic hit, slashing global passenger traffic by 66% in 2020, and stalling the pace ...

Princess Charlene of Monaco hopes to leave South Africa by ‘the end of October’ as split rumors rock palace

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The royal told South Africa Radio 702’s host Mandy Wiener that she expects to leave South Africa around the end of October after another medical procedure, adding that she "cannot force healing," People magazine repo...

Ex-President Obama joins NBA Africa as strategic partner and minority owner

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Former US President Barack Obama has joined NBA Africa as a strategic partner, the National Basketball Association announced on Tuesday. Obama "will help advance the league's social responsibility efforts across the...

Prince Albert of Monaco attends Tokyo Olympics solo while his wife Princess Charlene recovers in South Africa

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The royal opted for a casual look with a striped short-sleeved polo short and matching navy shorts as he attended day four of the games, U.K.’s DailyMail reported. According to the outlet, Monaco is represented by a ...

South Africa is considering letting women have multiple husbands. Conservatives aren’t happy

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South Africa's government is considering allowing women to have multiple husbands, a possibility that has thrown the country's conservatives into uproar. The proposal to allow polyandry was included in a green paper...

Mastercard Foundation and Africa CDC announce $1.3 billion vaccine initiative

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The Mastercard Foundation and the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will deploy $ 1.3 billion over the next three years as part of a new initiative to acquire and deliver vaccines across the c...

Are mobile wallets in East Africa the way to a ‘crypto’ future?

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Before he began using a mobile wallet on his smartphone, photographer Paul Mutamba recalls waiting three weeks to get paid via remittance for his freelance services in Uganda. "What I like is the convenience," he sa...

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