Africa:South African President Rejects Claims of Chinese ‘Colonialism’

[Focac] Beijing -South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday dismissed allegations of China practicing colonialism in Africa, saying China instead has been a partner in boosting social and economic development on the continent.

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Morocco:Morocco Transforms Western Sahara Towns Into ‘Real Prison’

[SPS] Boumerdes -The minister of the Occupied Territories and Saharawi Community Abroad, Bachir Mustapha Sayed, said Moroccan occupation authorities has transformed the towns of occupied Western Sahara into a “real large prison,” where “all kinds of human rights abuses are committed.”

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Africa:Yvonne Chaka Chaka appointed NEPAD Agency’s Goodwill Ambassador

[35°N] Johannesburg, South Africa, August 17, 2018 – The Princess of Africa,Yvonne Chaka Chaka, internationally-renowned singer and humanitarian has been appointed as the NEPAD Agency’s Goodwill Ambassador for TB and nutrition.

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Nigeria:Super Eagles vs England – ‘Lots of Work Still to Be Done’

[Premium Times] With just 14 days to their opening match against Croatia at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, the Super Eagles and their enthusiastic fans were brought to earth as fellow Russia-bound England showed Gernot Rohr that he still has a lot of work to do to get the Eagles adequately ready for the World Cup.

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South Africa:Prophet Bushiri Wins Defamation Case

[Nyasa Times] South Africa-based Malawian prophet Shepherd Bushiri of the Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) scored a giant legal victory on Tuesday when the Gauteng High Court, in Pretoria, ruled in his favour that the organisers of Wednesday’s ‘False Prophets’ march should stop using the event to defame the name of the renowned man of God.

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Zimbabwe:Opposition Struggles to Recalibrate Itself for Elections

[Democracy Works] The death of opposition heavyweight Morgan Tsvangirai robbed Zimbabwe of the strongest challenger to Robert Mugabe for almost 20 years – and no successor will be able to emulate him fully. Mugabe has now gone, but Tsvangirai’s party, the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), is bitterly divided.

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