Africa: AU’s Kwesi Quartey – ‘Some Military Coups Are Inevitable’

[Deutsche Welle] The African Union Commission deals with policy across the 55-member bloc. Its deputy chairperson Kwesi Quartey, in an exclusive DW interview, outlined how the AU executive is tackling Africa’s most pressing problems.

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Africa: As Congo Ebola Cases Rise, a Vaccine Trial in Uganda Is Keenly Watched

[The New Humanitarian] Kampala -Uganda has launched its largest trial of a new experimental Ebola vaccine, as rising cases of the deadly virus in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo continue to raise fears of a wider regional outbreak.

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Nigeria: European Refineries in High Demand of Nigeria’s Crude

[Leadership] Lagos -European refiners are in high demand of Nigeria’s newest export crude, the medium sweet Egina, which is proving popular with European refiners due to its high distillate yields, with output from the Total-operated field close to its full capacity of 208,000 barrels of oil a day b/d.

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South Africa: A ‘Dear Friend’ SMS From Markus Jooste Adds to His Steinhoff Woes

[allAfrica] Cape Town -A ‘Dear Friend’ SMS of apology from Markus Jooste days before the news of the Steinhoff firm’s rot was exposed, has been handed in as evidence in a court case that is seeing the pressure mount on Jooste, the former chief executive officer of the international furniture and household goods retailer.

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