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New limbs, new life for South Sudan amputees

South Sudan's five-year-long civil war has left possibly tens of thousands of people without limbs — a toll that may never be accurately established

Kenya police scour rubble as hotel attack toll jumps to 21

The police chief revised the death toll to 21 from 14, saying the victims included 16 Kenyans, one American, one Briton and three of African descent

Six dead in attack at upmarket Nairobi hotel complex

The attack at DusitD2 is the first in Nairobi in five years, when gunmen stormed the city's Westgate shopping mall, killing at least 67 people

Clashes in Kenya as Kenyatta gets sworn in for disputed second term

​Kenyan police clashed with both ruling party and opposition supporters ahead of the swearing in of President Uhuru Kenyatta after two disputed polls

Sierra Leone braces for poll results

Electoral officials tallied votes on Sunday from general elections seen as a key test of the west African nation's post-war recovery.

Sall hails new era for Senegal after victory

Senegal's president elect Macky Sall has hailed a new era after triumphing over veteran leader Abdoulaye Wade in Sunday's runoff presidential vote.

Sahel braces for potentially deadly hungry season

Sahel states are bracing for a long hungry season, many weakened by the return of people from Libya who are creating fresh strife.

Wade hits campaign trail in Senegal despite protests

Abdoulaye Wade has rallied voters in Senegal's city of Thies despite a storm of criticism over his third-term presidential bid.

Senegal opposition calls for rally against Wade’s third term

Senegal's opposition has prepared for mass resistance against President Abdoulaye Wade's third term bid -- validated despite violent weekend riots.

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Locally built ventilators ready in two weeks as Covid cases rise

The companies making the non-invasive devices, which will create jobs and are cheaper than other types, include car and diving manufacturers

Demolition of hope in Hangberg

The City of Cape Town in June twice knocked down structures on land allocated for other purposes. The city says these were not evictions; residents ask why no police are available for rapes and murders

Corruption allegations: It’s a family affair at Dihlabeng municipality

The mayor, her relatives and their friends keep landing lucrative tenders and using state resources. Yet Lindiwe Makhalema has failed to declare the list of her relationships with people and companies benefiting from the municipality

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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

Security and Compliance Evolution in the Data Revolution

Organisations must adopt a risk-based approach to compliance and rely on technology to mitigate that risk and on people and process controls as well

Covid-19 vs Child Nutrition

Children are being impacted severely across the world because of things such as reduced immunisation as health services prioritise treating Covid-19 cases

MTN’s network innovation sees 5G launched at 100 sites countrywide

MTN South Africa has launched its widely accessible 5G network – the first of MTN’s 21 operations across Africa and the Middle East

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