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Nigeria on red alert after first Ebola death

The virus has claimed its first victim in Nigeria, prompting officials to deploy health workers to all entry points and seek out suspected cases.

Nigeria grapples with insecurity, graft after free poll

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has vowed to harness the potential of the oil-rich country, which remains dogged by poverty, graft and violence.

Nigerian candidate bemoans World Bank post

Nigerian Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala says the World Bank appointment is not being decided on merit and that the US nominee will win.

Nigeria looks into Christmas Day bombings

Nigeria is probing a wave of Christmas Day bombings that killed at least 40, including one blast that ripped through a crowd of worshippers.

Nigeria slams critics, hustles anti-gay law through Parliament

Nigeria's Parliament is pushing ahead with a Bill that would harshly crack down on gay rights despite moves from abroad to counter such legislation.

Gbagbo ‘agrees to negotiate end’ to Côte d’Ivoire crisis

Côte d'Ivoire strongman Laurent Gbagbo has agreed to negotiate a resolution to the crisis gripping the nation, mediators said on Tuesday.

West African leaders meet for emergency Côte d’Ivoire talks

West African leaders decided to meet for emergency talks on the crisis in Côte d'Ivoire as strongman Laurent Gbagbo resists calls to step aside.

Nigeria arrests nine Independence Day blasts suspects

Nigerian intelligence authorities said they are holding nine people believed to have links with an ex-militant leader already arrested.

Nigerian police name suspects in deadly blasts

Nigerian police said on Sunday car bombers had intended to "commit mass murder" and distributed photos and other details of the two suspects.

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Ramaphosa asks all South Africans to help to avoid 50 000 Covid-19 deaths this year

Calling this ‘the gravest crisis in the history of our democracy’, the president said level three lockdown remains, but enforcement will be strengthened

Watch it again: Ramaphosa addresses the nation on risk-adjusted strategy to manage Covid-19 spread

The president's address comes after a number of meetings with Cabinet and the National Command Council

Court must declare Cape Town’s ‘inhuman’ demolitions, evictions illegal, says law centre

The city argues that it is not carrying out evictions, but is acting against land invasions

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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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