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Mozambique votes with hopes of resource growth

After facing years of poverty and conflict, Mozambicans are voting with hopes of their country tapping into its huge energy resources.

Playing catch-up, Obama seeks bigger US role in Africa

Many Africans feel America is lagging behind China and others in its engagement with their continent.

Surging bloodshed strains ‘marriage of irreconcilables’

Escalating conflict, splitting tribes and families, is dividing Nigeria's largely Muslim north and Christian south and its future as a unified state.

Mozambique clashes stoke tensions ahead of elections

Clashes between rival party supporters and police have spurred tension ahead of local elections that will test opposition to the Frelimo government.

Africa defence force still only a paper tiger

A continental defence force dreamed of half a century ago by the founding fathers of independent Africa still exists only on paper.

Angola stays loyal to Dos Santos

Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos and his MPLA party headed on Saturday for an overwhelming win in a poll criticised as not credible.

IMF ready to work with Malawi on restoring aid

The IMF says it is ready to discuss working with Malawi to try to get its stalled IMF aid programme back on track.

Chávez homecoming is another turn by master showman

Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez's emotional homecoming from a convalescence in Cuba after cancer surgery is the latest theatrical twist of a showman.

‘Baby Doc’ is back: But for love or money?

Haiti's ex-dictator Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier says "solidarity" led him to return to his homeland where his name is still reviled by many.

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Full-time Johannesburg-based CEO required for HI HOPES

An entrepreneurial, business-minded, impact-driven individual is sought to lead the organisation as it looks to scale and grow

Balwin properties and Absa launch South Africa’s first green home loan

Balwin Properties’ Edge registration of over 16 000 units was a global first, covering more homes than any single property developer in the world to date

Young professional gets a career boost from PSETA

SAICA makes ongoing efforts to encourage the professionalisation of financial offices in private and public sector organisations

Colgate-Palmolive South Africa donates one million bars of soap

The combination of limited access to quality soap and a lack of knowledge of how to properly wash hands is a challenge in many vulnerable communities

Cheque value bundles – real value

Most people do not pay much attention to what bank account they have and whether or not it is suited to their daily realities

Absa Rewards puts cash in your pocket

In addition to the cash benefits, you will receive special offers and exclusive deals from selected Absa Rewards partners

Municipal audit outcomes reveal public sector financial management must be professionalised

SAICA calls for a review of the mandatory minimum skills and qualifications required for all key financial management positions within the public sector

Eleven ways to protect yourself against fraud

While financial services firms work continuously to improve security, fraudsters are always devising new plans to circumvent the latest safety measures

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