South Africa: Faith in Turbulent Times – a Priest’s Autobiography of Life Under Apartheid

[The Conversation Africa] The argument has dragged on long enough about who should take the credit for bringing South Africa’s apartheid regime to an end. Of course, some will immediately respond by saying that apartheid has not yet been defeated – it still lives on in innumerable ways.

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Nigeria: Access, Diamond Banks Sign Agreement to Merge

[This Day] Access Bank Plc and Diamond Bank Plc yesterday ended months of speculations over their future when they finally agreed to merge, signing a Memorandum of Agreement, which if approved by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), would move Access Bank, the principal partner, from number four to number two or number one in the nation’s banking hierarchy, if the current growth trajectory of Access Bank is maintained.

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West Africa: Three subsidiaries of Pan-African banking group Oragroup win The Banker "Bank of the year award"

[35°N] The three subsidiaries of the Oragroup Banking Group, in Burkina Faso, Senegal and Togo won the award for best bank in their respective countries. This award is presented by The Banker magazine, a publication of the Financial Times group.

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Cameroon: Govt Cautions Foreigners Against Traveling to Restive Regions

[VOA] Administrative authorities in Cameroon say they are tracking armed terrorists who this week killed a Kenyan missionary in the town of Eyumojock in the restive southwest region of the central African state. The slaying happened as many missionaries and foreign workers have been leaving the area following other attacks, and as the government of Cameroon and foreign embassies in that country have urged those workers to leave.

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