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The Friendly Games: Glasgow 2014, Day 5

Glasgow 2014: results from day 5 Athletics Blessing Okagbare takes 100m gold, By Ben Bloom, Glasgow The fastest woman in Africa is now the fastest woman in the Commonwealth. Blessing Okagbare backed up a series of scintillating runs at Hampden…

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The Friendly Games: Glasgow 2014, Day 4

Results from Day 4 of the Commonwealth Games Athletics Kenya’s Flomena Cheyech Daniel has won the women’s marathon with a winning time of 2:26:45, just beating compatriot Caroline Kilel. “It really was the best and I hope to be there…

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Glasgow 2014 – Ghana’s novice cyclist

Novice cyclist looking to inspire a nation By Ben Dirs  BBC Sport in Glasgow If you’re not going to be the best, then at least try to be the first. Because by being the first, you might at least inspire…

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2nd Annual Miss Tanzania USA Pageant

The 2nd Annual Miss Tanzania USA Pageant will be held on August 30th in Silver Spring, MD, at the Silver Spring Civic Building (Silver Spring, MD) On August 30th, the 2nd Annual Miss Tanzania USA Pageant will bring Tanzania’s rich…

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Kenya; plans for new port under threat

July 25th 2014 – Kenya’s ambitious plans to become the entry point for the East African market with the construction of a new port facility are under threat following a growing number of attacks  close to the site which have…

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Conflict and famine in Somalia

Somalia Briefing: Food insecurity, remittances & counter-terrorism 2.9 million Somalis are currently in humanitarian crisis, including 50,000 severely malnourished children. To date, there have been eight warnings from the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWSNET) and Food Security andNutrition Analysis…

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Africa's youth bulge is not enough to explain the continent's levels of unemployment. Photograph: Martin Godwin

Africa’s high youth unemployment

Africa’s high youth unemployment: is population to blame?   by Tighisti Amare Sub-Saharan Africa has the fastest population growth projected between now and 2050 and the highest youth population in the world.  It is crucial that governments factor this ‘youth bulge’ into national…

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No justice for monarchy critics

Judge convicts editor and human rights lawyer for criticising Chief Justice. Human rights lawyer Thulani Maseko and editor of ‘The Nation’ magazine Bheki Makhubu were convicted for contempt of court on Thursday, 17 July by High Court Judge Mpendulo Simelane….

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Letter of agreement CTA - AGRA

New collaboration for agricultural development

AGRA and CTA begin new collaboration to spearhead innovations for more inclusive agricultural development NAIROBI, Kenya.   On16 July 2014, the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) and the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Co-operation (CTA) signed a…

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Jhiko Manyika aka Jhikoman

Jhikoman & Afrikabisa band

Jhikoman is a well-known Tanzanian reggae artist. His unique singing style and lyrics have been touching people since 1994. He’s produced several albums and has performed widely in Europe and Africa. Biography Jhikoman is a well-known Tanzanian reggae artist. His…

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