Africa:I Will Fight to Clear My Name, Says Football Legend Bwalya

[The Herald] Kalusha Bwalya has said he will fight to clear his name, and prove his innocence, after the African football legend was slapped with a two-year ban from the game by FIFA for receiving a controversial $80 000 payment from outlawed Qatari business tycoon Mohamed Bin Hammam.

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A crackdown in Zimbabwe exposes the instability of the Mnangagwa regime

Who ordered this? IN THE early hours of August 5th four men broke into a house in eastern Zimbabwe known to be home to activists for the MDC Alliance, the country’s main opposition bloc. They dragged the husband and wife outside before beating them with sticks on their back and buttocks.

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Africa:Mobile App and Study Tours to Combat ‘Voracious’ Crop-Munching Pest

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Rome -Researchers looking to steal a march on a maize-eating pest that has infested millions of hectares of crops in Africa over the past two years are deploying an app as part of their efforts to combat it.

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