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  • Africa: China, South Africa Sign Currency Swap Deal
    [Focac] Beijing -China's central bank signed a currency swap agreement valued at 30 billion yuan (4.9 billion U.S. dollars) with the South African central bank on Friday.
    All Africa.  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:16:34 GMT.
  • Protest against racism after attack
    Up to 100 people attend an anti-racism protest in Derry after an Egyptian man is attacked in the city.
    BBC News.  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:04:17 GMT.
  • Malawians boycott South African shops
    South African-owned shops in Malawi stay closed after calls for a boycott from activists angered at recent xenophobic attacks.
    BBC News.  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:43:23 GMT.
  • Police: 14 migrants killed by train in Macedonia
    At least 14 migrants believed to be from Afghanistan and Somalia were killed by an express train as they walked along the tracks in central Macedonia at night, police said April 24
    Hurriyet.  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 12:07:00 +0200.
  • What South Africa Teaches Us About Job Creation
    Traveling in South Africa this month, I saw a country where the need and potential for entrepreneur-driven job creation are great, but the social enablers are lacking, and the consequence is a costly and painful vicious cycle.
    By Todd Hixon.  Forbes.  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 11:59:00 GMT.
  • Op-Ed Contributor: South Africa Turns on Its Immigrants
    The A.N.C. has betrayed its ideals by failing to halt xenophobic violence.
    Daniel Magaziner and Sean Jacobs.  International Herald Tribune.  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:19:34 GMT.
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  • Malawians Repatriated from South Africa
    The first six busloads of Malawians fleeing xenophobic attacks in South Africa arrived this week in their homeland’s commercial capital, Blantyre. ...
    Voice of America.  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 06:48:45 -0400.
  • In Bandung, Leaders Slam Imperialist West
    At the 60th anniversary of the Asian African Conference in Indonesia, leaders strongly defended principles of self-determination against modern day imperialism but barely mentioned democracy and human rights. ...
    Voice of America.  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 06:31:55 -0400.
  • Review: ‘Gardeners of Eden’ Tracks the Killing of Elephants for Ivory
    The film interviews a poacher as well as those trying to save the elephant population in Africa.
    Andy Webster.  International Herald Tribune.  Thu, 23 Apr 2015 23:21:31 GMT.
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  • Malaria Vaccine Shows Promise in Shielding African Children
    Even though shot offered less-than-perfect protection, millions might benefit, researchers say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Childhood Immunization, Immunization, Malaria
    National Library of Medicine.  Thu, 23 Apr 2015 19:00:00 EDT.

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