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KwaZulu-Natal floods: The South African family who lost nine children

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Mass funerals are held in South Africa after the country's most deadly natural disaster.


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Mark Boucher: Cricket South Africa drop disciplinary charges against men's head coach

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Cricket South Africa (CSA) withdraw disciplinary charges against men's head coach and former wicketkeeper Mark Boucher.


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Africa's week in pictures: 13-19 May 2022

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A selection of the best photos from across Africa and beyond this week.


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Ukraine crisis: Can Africa replace Russian gas supplies to Europe?

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Europe is desperately seeking alternative sources of gas after Russia's invasion of Ukraine.


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South Africa kidnapping: 'I survived but part of me died that day'

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South Africa has one of the highest rates of kidnapping in the world, as Lesego Tau's ordeal shows.


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Africa's week in pictures: 22-28 April 2022

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A selection of the best photos from across Africa and beyond this week.


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Elton Jantjies: World Cup-winning South Africa fly-half arrested at airport in Johannesburg

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Rugby World Cup-winning South Africa fly-half Elton Jantjies is arrested in Johannesburg for allegedly causing "malicious damage to property" on a flight from Dubai.


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BVTV: Bitcoin's Africa outpost - Reuters

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The Central African Republic has followed El Salvador in adopting the cryptocurrency as legal tender, to its central bank’s surprise. Ed Cropley runs through the reasons, including Bangui’s reliance on Russian mercenaries, why the move may hurt Bitcoin’s bid …


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Africa has contained monkey pox outbreaks during COVID pandemic - Africa CDC - Reuters

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Several outbreaks of monkey pox in Africa have been contained during the COVID pandemic while the world's attention was elsewhere, and outbreaks in Europe and the United States are a concern, Africa's top public health agency said on Thursday.


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Africa seeing uptick in COVID cases driven by S.Africa, WHO says - Reuters.com

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Africa is seeing an uptick in COVID-19 cases largely driven by a doubling in cases reported in South Africa, the World Health Organization said on Thursday.


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The US is closely watching this Covid surge for clues

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Covid-19 cases are spiking in South Africa, and public health experts in the United States are following the data closely, waiting to see what it might reveal about how immunity from previous infections behaves over time.


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BVTV: China's Africa debt move - Reuters.com

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Beijing has joined the Paris Club in all but name by working with the Western creditor group to resolve Zambia’s $17 bln debt mess. Ed Cropley explains why a shift away from its normal bilateral approach is good for Lusaka, its private lenders, and other poor…


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Africa's most vulnerable hit by Russia's war in Ukraine, says IMF - Reuters.com

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Russia's invasion of Ukraine has delivered a further "huge negative shock" to sub-Saharan Africa, driving food and energy prices higher and putting the most vulnerable people at risk of hunger, the head of the IMF's Africa Department told Reuters.


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Russia looms large on Scholz's first Africa tour as chancellor - Reuters.com

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Russia's impact on energy and food prices and security will provide the backdrop to Olaf Scholz's first trip to Africa as German Chancellor, a three-day tour of Senegal, Niger and South Africa kicking off on Sunday.


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Infantino gets support for third term from southern Africa - Reuters

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The Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA) has thrown its weight behind incumbent Gianni Infantino ahead of FIFA presidential elections next year, an indication that he will enjoy widespread support across Africa.


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In Niger, Scholz vows to support fight against Islamist militants - Reuters

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German Chancellor Olaf Scholz promised Niger long-term military and financial support to fight Islamist insurgents across West Africa, during a visit on Monday on his inaugural Africa tour.


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Analysis: How the widening war in Ukraine will cost the world

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The vicious epicenter of the war in Ukraine now rests in the scorched cities of the east and the south. But the conflict's reverberations are widening in a way that will leave few people on Earth -- from small-town America to poverty-stricken Africa -- untouc…


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Breakingviews - Africa is imperfect solution to Europe's gas woes - Reuters.com

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Africa has become Europe’s latest gas hunting ground. Moscow’s decision to halt supplies to Poland and Bulgaria has sharpened concerns about the bloc’s Russian energy addiction. Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi has already rushed to sign deals with Algeria…


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Africa CDC warns on vaccine hoarding over monkeypox outbreak - Reuters.com

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The acting director of Africa's top public health agency said that he hoped the vaccine hoarding episode seen during the COVID-19 pandemic will not be repeated with the current monkeypox outbreak.


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Ukraine war fuels food crisis in distant Africa - Reuters

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Zimbabwean security guard Edwin Dapi was already struggling to provide for his wife and four children before a conflict 11,000 km (6,800 miles) away in Ukraine sent global prices for grains, cooking oils, fuel and fertilizer soaring.