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24 October 2014
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Mali becomes sixth West African nation hit by Ebola
EBOLA OUTBREAK
Mali confirmed its first case of Ebola on Thursday, becoming the sixth West African country to be touched by the worst outbreak on record of the haemorrhagic fever, which has killed nearly 4 900...
Updated 8 minutes ago
 
 
Zimbabwe's first lady says Mugabe's deputy should resign
POLITICS
Zimbabwe's First Lady Grace Mugabe said on Thursday deputy president Joice Mujuru, potential successor to her 90-year-old husband Robert Mugabe, should resign, in an attack likely to widen...
Updated 13 minutes ago
 
 
Nigeria pledges 600 volunteers as Africa steps up Ebola fight
EBOLA OUTBREAK
Nigeria pledged on Thursday to send a contingent of 600 volunteers to help fight the worst ever outbreak of Ebola on record which has killed nearly 5 000 people in West Africa. With financial...
Updated 16 minutes ago
 
 
Cash aid for refugees succeeds despite donors' doubts
AID
For decades, aid groups have assumed they know what's best for refugees and the poor; a growing body of evidence suggests they're wrong. Both academic research and practical experience, such as...
Updated 21 minutes ago
 
 
Giant Flag construction to start next year
ENVIRONMENT
Construction of a R170-million Giant Flag project, in the Camdeboo municipal area of the Karoo, is scheduled to start early next year, creating more than 700 jobs in the area. The 66 ha South...
Updated 23 minutes ago
 
 
Doctor who worked in Africa first Ebola case in New York City
EBOLA OUTBREAK
A New York City doctor who treated Ebola patients in West Africa became the first person to test positive for the virus in America's largest city, setting off fresh fears about the spread of the...
Updated 1 hour 52 minutes ago
 
 
Lending criteria for solar PV projects not inflexible, says consultancy
SOLAR ENERGY
Cash-hungry solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in sub-Saharan Africa are largely assessed by lenders on a case-by-case technical basis and, while some standard technical and nontechnical aspects...
Updated 1 hour 56 minutes ago
 
 
Maseru security accord signed – Ramaphosa
SECURITY ACCORD
The Maseru Security Accord, a new deal aimed at promoting security in Lesotho, was signed in the country on Thursday, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said. "We are confident that the signing of...
Updated 2 hours 9 minutes ago
 
 
 
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