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African press review 26 May 2017

Nigeria battles persistent rumours of a "coup" despite the army's expressed loyalty to President Buhari. Kenya's electoral body effects sweeping changes ahead of the August 8 General Elections and Johannesburg's mayor backs down on the fat salary of his Chief of Staff.

South Africa's Zuma says not opposed to inquiry into corruption allegations

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's President Jacob Zuma said on Friday he was not opposed to setting up a commission of inquiry into corruption into his government after anti-graft report alleged he was influenced by the wealthy Gupta family in making government appointments.

South African opposition leader says barred from entering Zambia

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African opposition leader Mmusi Maimane said Zambian immigration officials barred him from entering their country late on Thursday, stopping his visit to a detained opposition leader there.

Fossils of previously unknown early human relative go on display in South Africa

Astonishing remains of ‘almost human’ Homo naledi discovered in a cave system near Johannesburg are on display for a month from today At first glance, it may seem there is not much there. The Cradle of Humankind, a remote spot 30 miles north-west of Johannesburg, has only plains, trees, a few animals and a visitor centre. Show More Summary

Much-improved football champions Sundowns upset V Club

2 days agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Johannesburg (AFP) – Title-holders Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa produced one of their finest CAF Champions League performances to upset V Club 3-1 Wednesday in the Democratic Republic of Congo.   Liberian Anthony Laffor, Ivorian...Show More Summary

Election Season Offers A Reminder That Kenya Remains Deeply Sexist

Beatrice Akala, University of Johannesburg Kenyan folk stories celebrate women as strong, fierce heroines of the distant past. Women in some communities in western and central Kenya are said to have enjoyed considerable power directly...Show More Summary

South Africa declares Western Cape province a drought disaster area

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Western Cape premier Helen Zille declared the province a disaster area on Monday and urged residents to manage their water supplies more efficiently as the South African region tries to cope with what she described as the "worst drought since 1904".

Kinshasa FOOTBALL cauldron awaits struggling Sundowns

4 days agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Johannesburg (AFP) – One of the last places in Africa any coach wants to take a struggling side is the Stade des Martyrs in Democratic Republic of Congo capital Kinshasa.  When packed to its 80,000 capacity, the venue ranks among the most intimidating football cauldrons imaginable. Show More Summary

Deputy President Ramaphosa says South Africa must avoid 'mafia state' fate

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, seen as a top contender to lead the ruling ANC into 2019 general elections, said on Sunday that the country must not become a "mafia state" as he admitted his party had become associated with corruption.

Rugby-Combrinck at the double as Lions run amok against Bulls

JOHANNESBURG, May 20 (Reuters) - Wing Ruan Combrinck scored a brace of tries on his return from six months on the sidelines as the Lions mauled the Bulls 51-14 in their Super Rugby clash at Ellis Park on Saturday.

Abducted South African prince of Mandela's clan found unharmed

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A prince of the AbaThembu clan of South Africa's late anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela was found on Saturday unharmed after being abducted by four gunmen in the city of Mtata in Eastern Cape province, police said.

Rwand Air Business Dubai – Johannesburg (Return): 628 Euro

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[Premiere] Gallago – Lifeboat

Gallago is the alias of Johannesburg born multi-instrumentalist and classically trained artist Ashton Fox that discovered electronic music and moved to Bristol in order to pursue a career as a producer. His new track “Lifeboat” is a dreamlike and warm sounding piano based pop track that is available to stream exclusively via Kitsuné Hot Stream.

Angola opposition demands answers about dos Santos' health

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Angola's opposition called on the government on Friday to reveal the state of President Jose Eduardo dos Santos' health amid reports that Africa's second-longest ruler is seriously ill at a hospital in Spain...

Azure, Office 365, Dynamics 365: Microsoft's cloud just grew its reach with new regions

Taking its cloud region count to 40, Microsoft will be offering its services from datacenters in Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa.

Churches warn South Africa becoming a 'mafia state'

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The influential South African Council of Churches has warned corruption is turning South Africa into a "mafia state" under a government that intimidates whistleblowers, local media reported on Friday.

Rugby-S.Africa's Lions say couldn't match lure of pound to keep de Klerk

JOHANNESBURG, May 18 (Reuters) - Springbok scrum half Faf de Klerk signed a three-year contract with English Premiership side Sale Sharks because his South African Super Rugby Lions team could not match the financial package, the team's chief executive said on Thursday.

Microsoft will soon open its first two data centers in Africa

Microsoft today announced that it will soon open two data center regions for its cloud-based services in Johannesburg and Cape Town South Africa. This marks Microsoft’s first data center expansion into Africa, and the plan is to get these new regions online in 2018. Read More

Microsoft to open datacenters in Africa to deliver Microsoft Cloud

Microsoft today announced its plans to open datacenters in Africa to deliver Microsoft Cloud services. Microsoft is planning to deliver Azure, Office 365 and Dynamics 365 from datacenters located in Johannesburg and Cape Town and the initial availability is expected in 2018. As you expect from any other Microsoft Cloud region, these new regions in […]

Steinhoff plans Africa Spinoff after $3 billion expansion

Johannesburg - Steinhoff International Holdings NV plans to list its African assets separately as the acquisitive retailer seeks a new prize for shareholders following this year’s failed merger talks with Shoprite Holdings Ltd. The company...Show More Summary

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