Rwanda adds peat to energy mix
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Rwanda adds peat to energy mix

Lydia Cole RWANDA recently celebrated the opening of its first peat-fired power plant at Gishoma…

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Samsung boss summoned in bribery probe
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Samsung boss summoned in bribery probe

SPECIAL prosecutors called Samsung Electronics Co. Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee for questioning as a…

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Xi open to growth  decline of 7 percent in China
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Xi open to growth decline of 7 percent in China

PRESIDENT Xi Jinping is open to China’s economic growth slowing below the government’s 6,5 percent…

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Akufo-Addo wins Ghana poll
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Akufo-Addo wins Ghana poll

Opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo won Ghana’s national election, becoming president elect at the third attempt…

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. . . as tensions mount in Gambia
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. . . as tensions mount in Gambia

Gambian authorities have refused entry to the chair of regional body ECOWAS, Ellen Sirleaf Johnson,…

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Public debate for AU post candidates
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Public debate for AU post candidates

Candidates vying to be the next African Union (AU) leader are facing off in a…

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Oil prices surge before Opec indaba
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Oil prices surge before Opec indaba

OIL prices edged higher for a second consecutive session last Friday on hopes that non-OPEC…

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Suspects jailed over Brazil plane crash
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Suspects jailed over Brazil plane crash

Bolivian authorities have jailed the second suspect accused of wrongdoing in the air crash that…

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Gambia announces ICC pullout
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Gambia announces ICC pullout

DAKAR. — A third African country, Gambia, says it will leave the International Criminal Court…

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Chinese yuan joins  IMF’s basket
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Chinese yuan joins IMF’s basket

China’s yuan joins the International Monetary Fund’s basket of reserve currencies on Saturday in a…

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Fresh divisions over gay unions in Anglican church
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Fresh divisions over gay unions in Anglican church

The Anglican Church of Southern Africa on Friday rejected a proposal to allow “prayers of…

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Desmond Tutu in hospital
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Desmond Tutu in hospital

Desmond Tutu is re-admitted to hospital as a precaution after his surgical wound began showing…

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Nigeria fights Boko Haram
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Nigeria fights Boko Haram

Soldiers from Niger and Chad have killed 38 Boko Haram fighters during operations that followed…

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Russia cancels space launch
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Russia cancels space launch

Russia yesterday cancelled a planned manned space launch expected in one week due to “technical…

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Lasting peace beckons for Mozambicans?
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Lasting peace beckons for Mozambicans?

Lovemore Ranga Mataire Antonio Emilio Leite Couto, better known as Mia Couto, is a white…

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