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20 Mali soldiers killed in jihadist attack

Some 20 Malian soldiers were killed in an apparent jihadist attack on Monday, local politicians and a military official said, ...


Guinean president enacts new constitution

Guinea's President Alpha Conde has enacted a new constitution following a referendum last month on changes that critics fear are ...


Rights experts warn against discrimination in COVID-19 response

The Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent said that structural discrimination could worsen inequalities surrounding access to ...


CSA appoints first black female coach in dual national role

Former Proteas all-rounder Dinesha Devnarain has been appointed in a dual role as the first full-time Women's Under-19s and as ...


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Share markets in Asia rise, greenback slips

SYDNEY, Australia - Optimism that the coronavirus may have peaked may be misguided, but investors and traders continued to bid ...

Insurance companies in India commit to coronavirus payouts

MUMBAI, India - The Life Insurance Council in India has announced that all life insurers, both public and private, are ...

Huge rally on Wall St, major indices advance more than 7%

NEW YORK, New York - The brakes came off Wall Street on Monday, as hopes that coronavirus is being defeated ...

Fruit and vegetable markets in Europe left scrambling for business

Picture a traditional English summer. For many, Wimbledon and strawberries come to mind.Since 1877, the lawn tennis tournament at Wimbledon, ...

Coronavirus exposed how U.S. companies undermined competitiveness

When the wealthiest country in the world is unable to produce basic medical gear to cope with a rampaging pandemic, ...

Philippines company to produce millions of facemasks per month

CLARK FREEPORT ZONE, Pampanga, Philippines - With skyrocketing demand for face masks, following a change of experts views on their ...

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Acting Secretary of U.S. Navy retracts abusive remarks

WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Navy's acting secretary has been forced to apologize after a profanity-laden broadside in which he ...

Tajik teenager reportedly beaten into confession of twin murders

DUSHANBE, Tajikistan - A 16-year-old teenager has been convicted and sentenced to 10 years in prison in Tajikistan in a ...

Acquittal for Cardinal George Pell, unanimous decision of High Court

BRISBANE, Australia - All seven judges on the High Court of Australia have universally approved the quashing of the conviction ...

British PM Boris Johnson shifted to Intensive Care Unit

London [UK], April 7 (ANI): Boris Johnson was on Monday moved into Intensive Care after his COVID -19 symptoms worsened, ...

Boris Johnson hospitalised after coronavirus symptoms persist

LONDON, UK - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to intensive care at St Thomas' Hospital in London ...

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A Tiger at New York's Bronx Zoo tests positive for coronavirus

NEW YORK, New York - A tiger housed at the Bronx Zoo in New York has tested positive for coronavirus, ...


Immelman to captain Internationals in '21 Presidents Cup

South Africa's Trevor Immelman was officially named as the International Team captain for the 2021 Presidents Cup on Tuesday. The ...


Lockdown: Santaco wants R250 a day compensation for taxi drivers

The South African National Taxi Council (Santaco) is seeking compensation of R250 a day for taxi drivers for the losses ...


A top strategist says it's time to pile into the rand

Emerging-market currencies offer the best buying opportunity in more than two decades, according to Charlie Robertson, Renaissance Capital's global chief ...


Els quick to congratulate Immelman on Presidents Cup captaincy

South African golfing legend Ernie Els has congratulated compatriot Trevor Immelman on his selection as the new International team Presidents ...


Immelman succeeds Els as International Team Presidents Cup captain

South Africa's Trevor Immelman, the 2008 Masters champion, has been named captain of the International Team for the 2021 Presidents ...


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Hyatt Regency New Orleans

Expectations were high for this top of the line Hyatt product in "The Big Easy". The taxi rolled up to the rear of the ...

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