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Niger: They will be forbidden from dying

Niger wants to ban women and children from crossing the Sahara after 92 died in the desert.

Rape, rockets and unrelenting fear — Mali’s troubles are far from over

The ongoing volatility in the region has left citizens terrified after a year under jihadist rule.

Transparency will help Africa help itself

Many say that the vast earnings of many African countries from oil, gas and mining show that the focus on aid to Africa is misguided.

Well-endowed and loving it

An ample bosom and booty is still desirable in Africa, but it seems like Western ideals are encroaching, writes Afua Hirsch.

Hip-hop skipping across continents.

African hip-hop rappers seem to be the setting standard of how the music should be made internationally.

Rooting for realistic black dolls

Rooti dolls claim to be the first fashion dolls to speak languages from countries ranging from Ghana to Zimbabwe.

Ghana: Motherhood is celebrated here

In Ghana, the reaction I get when I tell other women about my job and baby is usually a knowing nod, writes the Guardian's west Africa correspondent.

President’s death raises questions about Ghana poll

The death of Ghana's President John Evans Atta Mills left the nation in shock. Mills was months away from completing his first term in office.

Mali extremists ‘a threat to Europe’

Extremist groups - linked to al-Qaeda - have used their hold over key urban areas of Mali to recruit, arm and train a growing number of fighters.

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Police respond to rural water protests with bullets

The coronavirus has hit the Eastern Cape hard, but many rural areas in the province still have no clean water for hand washing, forcing residents to break lockdown regulations to protest

Basic income grant on the cards as Covid-19 threat intensifies

The pandemic has triggered a global economic crisis that will leave many South Africans without income security

Taxis and Covid-19: ‘The ideal doesn’t exist’

After months of complaining about the regulations imposed on the industry, taxi owners have been given a lifeline

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

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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

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Absa Rewards puts cash in your pocket

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