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  1. If I was the Springbok coacha . My 9 and 10Read the original story

    1 hr ago | RuggaWorld

    ... s very reliable. The knowledge of the conditions and the ability to control a game will be his strengths which South Africa could do with. While he could be slow at the break down on occasion, Pienaar would be a strong option for the Springboks. He ...

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  2. Daesh-linked group promises 'more Tunisia attacks'Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Al Bawaba

    Tunisian women hold placards condemning the attack, with one sign reading, "Oh Tunisia your head is high and you blood is precious," outside the National Bardo Museum in Tunis on March 19, 2015. A Daesh-affiliated militant group has vowed to carry out more attacks in Tunisia following a deadly assault on a Tunis museum earlier this month for which it had claimed responsibility.

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  3. Shocking Discovery: Egypt's 'Mona Lisa' May Be a FakeRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Live Science

    Recent research suggests the "Meidum Geese" painting on plaster is a fake created in the 19th century and that a real Pyramid Age painting may be hidden underneath it. An ancient Egyptian masterpiece, hailed by some scholars as the "Mona Lisa" of Egyptian painting, is in fact a fake created in the 19th century, a researcher says.

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  4. Cricket: Boycott threat over quotaRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The New Zealand Herald

    Vernon Philander, left, was brought into the South African team to play New Zealand at Eden Park ahead of Kyle Abbott. Photo / Getty Images South Africa cricket captain AB de Villiers reportedly threatened to boycott last week's World Cup semifinal against New Zealand at Eden Park after the team's racial quota saw a white player dropped for an injured black player.

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  5. S.Africa mining massacre report to be submittedRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Yahoo!

    The official report into the police killing of 34 South African miners in 2012 is due to be submitted to President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday, with rights groups demanding that its findings are published immediately. The shooting at Marikana was the worst violence witnessed in the country since the advent of democracy in 1994, and evidence at the inquiry tarnished police claims that they acted in self-defence when they gunned down the striking miners.

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  6. South Africa braces for Marikana massacre reportRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Al Jazeera

    ... when it would be published. The shooting at Marikana, a town outside Rustenburg in the North West province in South Africa, was the worst violence witnessed in the country since the advent of democracy in 1994. Evidence presented at the inquiry ...

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  7. Racial controversy - re-emerges in South African sportRead the original story

    1 hr ago | The Gleaner

    Did South Africa's cricket team drop a white player and replace him with an injured black player for a World Cup semi-final match to make their line-up more racially acceptable? The question has revived an uncomfortable conversation over race and change in South African sport, where the two most successful national teams - cricket and rugby - are still mainly white more than two decades after the end of apartheid. Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula denied that he influenced the cricket team to drop white bowler Kyle Abbott for Vernon Philander in last week's World Cup semi-final against New Zealand.

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  8. .com | Nigeria: Counting to resume, Buhari up by 2.5 millionRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | News24

    Nigerian opposition contender Muhammadu Buhari built a lead of over 2.5 million votes with only six states uncounted on Monday, raising the prospect of a stunning ballot box victory for a man who first came to power three decades ago via a military coup. The 72-year-old general who has campaigned as a born-again democrat intent on cleaning up the corrupt politics of Africa's most populous nation notched up 12.9 million votes, according to a tally collated by Reuters from 30 of Nigeria's 36 states.

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  9. UN calls for hydro-diplomacy as world faces growing water shortagesRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Newkerala.com

    The international community must gear up for a new era of "hydro-diplomacy" as the threat of water scarcity risks plunging the world into a period of geopolitical tension and stunted development, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson told delegates gathered at the General Assembly on Monday. "Water is one of the highest priorities for development and lives in dignity, as well as a serious factor in maintaining peace and security," the Deputy Secretary-General said in remarks to open the High-Level Interactive Dialogue on the International Decade for Action 'Water for Life,' 2005-2015.

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  10. Boko Haram unable to disrupt Nigeria elections: UNRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Newkerala.com

    Senior UN officials said on Monday that the Boko Haram militant group has been unable to disrupt the electoral process in Nigeria and following the involvement of regional forces in Nigeria, the area controlled by the group has reduced. Head of the UN Office of West Africa , Mohammed Ibn Chambas, and the deputy UN emergency relief coordinator, Kyung-wha Kang, briefed the UN Security Council on the Boko Haram militancy, according to a Xinhua report on Monday.

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  11. 150 000 gun licences issued in NamibiaRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Namibian

    PRESIDENT Hage Geingob, appoint two deputy ministers at the health and education ministries so that each deputy can be responsible for seven regions. WE have to be vigilant, Namibians.

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  12. Spending hike expected from CalleRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Namibian

    PRESIDENT Hage Geingob, appoint two deputy ministers at the health and education ministries so that each deputy can be responsible for seven regions. WE have to be vigilant, Namibians.

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  13. Cliffhanger in early returns from Nigeria presidential voteRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | NBC12

    Voting in Nigeria's elections continued in certain areas on Sunday after technical problems prevented some people from cast... . Members of the congregation raise their hands in celebration and prayer during a sermon at the Banner of Life bible church in the mainly Christian Sabon Gari neighborhood of Kano, northern Nigeria on Palm Sunday, March 29, 2015.

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  14. AK47 toxicology samples yet to be releasedRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | New Vision

    AK47 performs with his brother Pallaso. The death of the young musician is still shrouded in mystery.

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  15. MPs, clerics launch campaign against vote briberyRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | New Vision

    With only nine months left to the 2016 general elections, MPs and religious leaders have launched a campaign to discourage aspiring presidential candidates and legislators from bribing voters. The campaign dubbed 'No Vote Buying-No Vote Selling' was launched in Kampala on Monday.

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  16. Buhari 'ahead' in tight Nigeria pollRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | BBC News

    Partial results from Nigeria's election give ex-military ruler Muhammadu Buhari more votes than the incumbent, President Goodluck Jonathan. With just over half of Nigeria's states declared, Gen Buhari's All Progressives Congress was reported to be ahead by some two million votes.

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  17. Nigeria Begins Announcing Election Results Despite Boko Haram, ViolenceRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Breitbart.com

    Nigeria's electoral commission began releasing the results of its Saturday presidential election on Monday, as delays triggered by protests, Boko Haram attacks, and faulty election technology marred an election already postponed by Islamist violence. The BBC is reporting that government officials have begun announcing results, with many fearing that voters will erupt in violence should their candidates lose.

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  18. Chop Chop' interest killing Electricity Company of GhanaRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | GhanaWeb

    There are so many competing interests in the Electricity Company of Ghana , as members of staff form private companies at will and award contracts to such companies, thereby diverting funds, the committee that investigated the fire outbreak at an ECG warehouse in Kumasi has found. In acquiring the warehouse that was supposed to be holding 21,000 prepaid meters valued at US$2.8million, ECG's Directorate of Estates and Premises was sidelined -- and so the warehouse was neither insured nor did it have appropriate security, the committee indicated.

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  19. Top 30 Ghanaian entrepreneurs to be inducted into Hall of FameRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | GhanaWeb

    Thirty outstanding Ghanaian entrepreneurs will in April 20115 be inducted into Hall of Fame in recognition of their contributions towards the development of the private sector. The Entrepreneurs Foundation of Ghana , organisers of the historical event have nominated scores of entrepreneurs, some of whom will be inducted into the Hall of fame.

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  20. In Nigeria, an impatient waiting game for election resultsRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Christian Science Monitor

    Like millions of their countrymen, Nigerians in the north are congregating in front of their televisions and radios as results from this weekend's election begin to trickle in on national broadcasts. Many turned out to cast their votes despite the prospect of violence and complications in the voting process.

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