South Africa: ‘I Want Those Combi Courts!’ – Leaked Audio Lands Official in Hot Water

[allAfrica] Cape Town -A leaked recording of Gauteng Sports and Recreation MEC Faith Mazibuko allegedly threatening her staff with dismissal if they failed to build ‘combi courts’ (a contraction of combination courts) has landed the official in hot water, according to Eyewitness News.

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Africa: Piracy and Countering Other Organised Crimes At Sea

[The Conversation Africa] The world’s oceans are at the centre of transnational organised crimes committed by profit-driven networks operating across borders. The United Nations Security Council recently convened to discuss the threat this poses to international peace and security.

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Macky Sall, Senegal’s president, will probably win a second term

The railroad to Diamniadio SEVERAL TIMES a week, police block off Dakar’s roads and 4x4s tear through the Senegalese capital. It is election time and Macky Sall, the president, has no time to waste in pesky traffic jams as he races from opening infrastructure projects to meetings at plush hotels. He need hardly bother.

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Somalia: War, Hunger and a Housing Boom – Welcome to Africa’s Most Crowded City

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -Conflict, drought and floods have pushed a record number of Somalis into Mogadishu, making it Africa’s most crowded city, the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre said on Tuesday.

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