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Haley draws on her African visit when briefing Trump – CNN

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America’s expanding ‘shadow war’ in Africa – Washington Post

That four U.S. Army soldiers lost their lives in an ambush in Niger should spark a reckoning. While U.S. news outlets flood us with reports on President Trump’s alleged insults to a widow who lost her husband and the congresswoman who defended her, and probe the tactical details of the ambush, the real question is: […]

‘A phenomenon within the ANC’: murders turn spotlight on South Africa’s ruling party – The Guardian

It is a chilly late winter afternoon on the hilly uplands of South Africa’s south-eastern province of Kwazulu Natal. At a crowded taxi stand near the village of Ibisi four men wait in a BMW, its engine idling. Sindiso Magaqa, a 35-year-old rising star in the African National Congress (ANC), the party that rules the […]

South Africa set to host Rugby World Cup 2023 after board recommendation – The Guardian

South Africa is set to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup after a recommendation from the sport’s governing body which identified the Rainbow Nation as the “clear leader” ahead of France and Ireland. To some surprise, it won the unanimous approval of the World Rugby board after scoring highest in an exhaustive evaluation report and […]

US Pledges $60 Million for Antiterrorism Force in Africa – New York Times

With little government control, the region is regarded as a fertile haven for Al Qaeda, the Islamic State and their offshoots. The Security Council unanimously endorsed the force in June but questions of how its $500 million annual cost will be financed have not been resolved. The European Union, which has committed about $58 million […]

South Africa recommended to host 2023 Rugby World Cup – Bradenton Herald

After failing with three successive bids, South Africa was recommended on Tuesday as the best host for the 2023 Rugby World Cup ahead of France and Ireland. World Rugby released a bid evaluation report by its experts and external consultants, and said South Africa was the unanimous pick. The final decision will be made on […]

$2bn EU-Africa ‘anti-migration’ fund too opaque, say critics – The Guardian

The European Union has been urged to shed more light on how it is spending emergency money intended to curb mass migration from Africa to Europe. In a report to be published next month, Oxfam will call on the European commission to boost transparency of the EU-Africa emergency trust fund, which was created by EU […]

Two banks drop McKinsey in fallout from South Africa scandal – Washington Post

JOHANNESBURG — Barclays Africa and Standard Bank said on Monday they would stop working with McKinsey, a further blow to the global consulting firm as it faces allegations of bribery for work done with friends of South African President Jacob Zuma. Privately held McKinsey, the world’s largest management consulting firm, has denied doing anything illegal […]

Africa Live: Rapper ‘accidentally’ livestreams penis, Nigeria to compensate Biafra war victims – BBC News

AFP Critics accuse President Paul Biya of ruling with an iron-fist Leading rights group Amnesty International has condemned the decision of a military court in Cameroon to sentence an opposition leader to 25 years in prison for hostility against the homeland, trying to instigate a revolution and contempt of the president. Aboubakar Siddiki – the […]

Four things you should know about food security in Africa – Washington Post

Women and their children, who fled from attacks by rebel groups, work in a field farmed with the help of the Food and Agriculture Organization in Tshikapa in the Kasai Region of Congo on July 27. (Junior D. Kannah/AFP/Getty Images) Today marks the eighth annual Africa Day for Food and Nutrition Security, which aims to raise […]

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