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Uber Africa launches Uber Cash with Flutterwave and explores EVs

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Uber is launching its Uber Cash digital wallet feature in Sub-Saharan Africa through a partnership with San Francisco based — Nigerian founded — fintech firm Flutterwave. The arrangement will allow riders to top up Uber wallets using the dozens of remittance …


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'Cashpoint aid' and Africa: Who benefits?

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The UK's new hard-nosed approach to African aid is greeted with cynicism, writes the BBC's Andrew Harding.


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Massive Saharan dust cloud shrouds the Caribbean

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The cloud has swept from Africa over the Atlantic, affecting Puerto Rico, Cuba and Mexico.


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Huge shark sends surfers fleeing

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A great white shark swimming in Plettenberg Basy, South Africa caused surfers to head to shore.


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British-Nigerian actress shines a light on colorism in Netflix documentary

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To explore colorism in Africa, British-Nigerian actress Beverly Naya has produced a documentary on Netflix titled "Skin."


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South Africa rand up as risk appetite revives - Reuters Africa

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South Africa's rand gained early on Monday, as the dollar was dragged down by a steady rise of coronavirus infections in the United States.


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Ex-Springbok Ralepelle banned for eight years for second doping offence

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Former South Africa player Mahlatse Ralepelle is banned for eight years after he was found guilty of a doping offence.


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UPDATE 1-South Africa faces battle to rein in spending - Fitch - Reuters Africa

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UPDATE 1-South Africa faces battle to rein in spending - Fitch  Reuters Africa


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Coronavirus: How fast is it spreading in Africa?

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There are fears that the number of cases is growing rapidly, so what are the key trends?


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Video shows surfers unaware as great white shark lurks below

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Beachgoers are being warned to be cautious on the coast of South Africa after a drone video showed a great white shark frighteningly close to a group of surfers.


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South Africa to investigate scrap metal shortage hurting industry - Reuters Africa

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The South African government will investigate a shortage of scrap metals which is hurting the country's manufacturing and processing sectors, the trade ministry said on Friday.


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MTN to launch 5G network in South Africa next week - Reuters Africa

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Mobile operator MTN Group will launch its 5G commercial network in South Africa next week, joining Vodacom Group and Rain in the race to expand fifth-generation technology in the country.


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Pompeo says China's Africa lending creates unsustainable debt burdens - Reuters Africa

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday blasted China's policy on lending to African countries, reiterating Washington's charges that it creates unsustainable debt burdens.


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W. Africa Crude-Trading muted as futures prices remain high - Reuters Africa

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Trading was muted on Monday and differentials for West African grades held steady or eased somewhat as high crude oil futures prices corresponded with slightly weaker physical oil prices.


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W. Africa Crude-Nigerian programmes show no sharp cuts - Reuters Africa

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Preliminary export plans for Nigerian crude oil in August showed a slight fall in volumes for some main grades compared with last month, as the OPEC member sought to comply with a producer pact to cut output.


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Photos of the June 2020 solar eclipse

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An annular solar eclipse appeared on the heels of the summer solstice on Sunday. It was visible over Central Africa, the Southern Arabian Peninsula, Pakistan, Northern India and South Central China. A partial eclipse will be seen over most of Asia, Africa, So…


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Africa could have COVID-19 vaccine in first quarter if human trials work: South Africa trial lead - Reuters

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Africa could have a COVID-19 vaccine in the first quarter of 2021 if human trials underway in South Africa succeed, a university professor heading the trials said on Thursday.


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Bottas wins dramatic Austrian opener - Reuters Africa

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Formula One came back with a bang on Sunday as Finland's Valtteri Bottas won a dramatic Austrian season-opener for champions Mercedes in a race with only 11 finishers and no spectators.


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Soccer-Conte blames himself after another Inter collapse - Reuters Africa

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Soccer-Conte blames himself after another Inter collapse  Reuters Africa


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REFILE-More than 90% of issues in Nile dam negotiations resolved, AU chief says - Reuters Africa

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REFILE-More than 90% of issues in Nile dam negotiations resolved, AU chief says  Reuters Africa