- Africa: African Press Review 29 September 2016
[RFI] Kenyan government agency names 32 counties which have broken the tribalism record. while South Africa's MTN to sell 35 percent of its investments in Ghana.
All Africa. Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:56:24 GMT.
- CITES takes a byte out of wildlife cybercrime
JOHANNESBURG, Sept. 29, 2016 -- Wildlife cybercriminals will be under more scrutiny than ever following the commitment by all 183 Parties to CITES, to stamp out illegal online wildlife trade. ...
PR Newswire. Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:51:00 EDT.
- South African teen wins Google prize for orange peel innovation
A 16-year-old South African wins a Google prize for using orange peel to develop a cheap super-absorbent material to help soil retain water.
BBC News. Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:49:48 GMT.
- Joshua Chetty: Tennis player handed life ban over match-fixing
South African Joshua Chetty is banned for life from professional tennis after being found guilty of match-fixing offences.
BBC News. Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:54:29 GMT.
- US Pushes for More Elephant, Rhino Protection Home and Abroad
The new front in the fight to protect Africa’s imperiled elephants doesn’t begin in the wide savannahs of Kenya, or the scrubby brushland of South Africa. It begins, says U.S. ...
Voice of America. Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:00:46 -0400.
- No more trade in endangered pangolins, U.N. meeting decides
By Tanisha Heiberg JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The United Nations on Wednesday banned global trade in highly endangered pangolins, a scaly animal with the dubious distinction of being the world's most poached mammal. ...
Yahoo. Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:40:38 -0400.
- African Soprano Journeys from Village to World’s Great Concert Halls
She has performed for heads of state and at royal weddings around the world and impressed audiences at some of the great concert halls. But Zandile Mzazi remains virtually unknown in her home country, South Africa. ...
Voice of America. Tue, 27 Sep 2016 05:43:39 -0400.
- South African Billionaire Patrice Motsepe Invests In Mining Firm
African Rainbow Capital (ARC), an investment firm controlled by South African billionaire Patrice Motsepe, has acquired an 18.36% stake in public listed Afrimat, a company listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.
By Mfonobong Nsehe. Forbes. Sat, 24 Sep 2016 16:53:00 GMT.
- ‘Fees Must Fall’: Anatomy of the Student Protests in South Africa
Protests by university students flared up after a government proposal that university fees could increase as much as 8 percent next year.
Christine Hauser. New York Times. Thu, 22 Sep 2016 17:58:03 GMT.
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- Allister Sparks, South African Journalist Who Challenged Apartheid, Dies at 83
As the editor of The Rand Daily Mail, Mr. Sparks exposed a covert government propaganda campaign that led South Africa’s president to resign.
Sam Roberts. New York Times. Tue, 20 Sep 2016 23:57:59 GMT.
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