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Ofori on the radar of Orlando Pirates

Black Stars and Maritzburg goalkeeper, Richard Ofori, has become a surprise target for South Africa giants, Orlando Pirates, following his impressive performance in the league. The Soweto giants are reportedly looking forward to bolstering their goalkeeping department with the Ghanaian after an inconsistent performance by their short-stoppers. Pirates are currently …

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South Africa to deliver budget faced with huge debt and blackouts

South Africa’s Finance Minister Tito Mboweni faces a balancing act with his maiden budget if he is to reassure investors in the country’s troubled public electricity company without alienating union allies ahead of national elections. He is under pressure to bail out the state power utility Eskom – along with …

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24 bodies recovered from flooded gold mine in Zimbabwe

The bodies of 24 gold miners have been recovered from a flooded mine in Zimbabwe, and rescuers have pulled out eight survivors who had been trapped underground, the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation reported. Authorities said the accident happened after shafts and underground tunnels where the illegal miners were working became flooded …

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Tanzania convicts ‘Ivory queen’

A Tanzanian court is to sentence a 69-year-old Chinese woman for her role in trafficking tusks from more than 400 elephants, reports AFP. Yang Fenlan, dubbed the “Ivory Queen”, was convicted in Dar es Salaam of trafficking 860 tusks between 2000 and 2014, according to the news agency. It says …

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iberia – where no-one dares to tackle President George Weah

Liberia’s President George Weah was once an international footballer and still sometimes plays on Saturdays as the BBC’s Mike Thomson discovered when he was invited to watch a kick around where some players seemed hesitant to tackle the country’s leader. The call that came in the early hours was unexpected. …

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CAF Confed Cup: Egyptian official to handle Kotoko, Nkana clash

Egyptian referee Ahmed El Ghandour has been appointed to officiate the 2018/19 CAF Confederation Cup match between Zambia giants Nkana FC and Asante Kotoko on Sunday, February 24. The experienced official will be the centre referee as the Red Devils welcome the Porcupine Warriors to the Nkana Stadium in Kitwe. …

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Ghana and Tunisia set new agenda for growth

Ghana’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Hon Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey (MP) has hinted of a renewed commitment by Ghana and Tunisia to set a new agenda for deepened engagement at all levels and particularly within the area of economic cooperation. The Hon. Minister made the pronouncement when she …

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How Nigerian election results leaked even before voting started

The postponed Nigerian Elections has been characterized by interesting happenings with a truckload of thumb printed ballot intercepted even before the elections started stuffed According to the the Nigeria Police Force in Kano, they intercepted a truck containing 17 sacks of thumb printed ballot papers in favour of the ruling …

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Nigeria election 2019: Appeal for calm after shock delay

Nigeria’s president and leading opposition candidate have appealed for calm after the shock move to delay elections for a week. President Muhammadu Buhari said he was “deeply disappointed” but urged people to refrain from “civil disorder”. Main rival Atiku Abubakar called for patience but accused the administration of “anti-democratic acts”. …

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Nigeria reschedules general election to February 23

Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has postponed to February 23rd, the country’s general election earlier scheduled for Saturday, February 16th, 2019. INEC chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, while briefing newsmen at the commission’s headquarters, announced that “Following a careful review of the implementation of its logistics and operational plan, and …

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Africa should never permit slavery again – President

Africans should never again permit themselves to be subjected to the dehumanising conditions under which slavery was carried out, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo said on Monday. He said Africans ought to strengthen their commitment to ensuring that that blot on the Continent’s history did not repeat itself. President Akufo-Addo …

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