Africa

South Africa’s ANC Celebrates 100th Anniversary

South Africa's ruling African National Congress will wrap up a weekend of festivities celebrating its centennial Sunday with a rally headed by President Jacob Zuma. Heads of states from other African countries have joined in the recognition of the continent's oldest liberation movement, which Nelson Mandela led to power after the fall of apartheid

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Christmas Day Church Bombings Kill 39 in Nigeria

It was a bloody Christmas in Nigeria where at least four bomb blasts killed 39 people, including dozens at a Catholic church near Abuja. The radical Islamic group Boko Haram, whose name means “Western education is sinful,” claimed responsibility for what appeared to have been coordinated attacks

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MALAWI’S VP EMULATES T.B. JOSHUA IN GIVING

Malawi’s Vice-President Joyce Banda on Sunday led Anglicans at the Saint Matthews Anglican Church [Chichiri, Blantyre] in a Big Fund-raising paper Sunday where the church raised K2.6 million (about $15,556). Speaking before the fundraising, Banda appealed to Malawians that although the country is going through big financial restraints, it is the responsibilities of religious groups to work together

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China Executes South African Woman for Drug Smuggling

China has executed a South African woman for drug smuggling, after rejecting appeals by the South African government to spare her life. Janice Linden was convicted in 2009 of attempting to smuggle three kilograms of crystal methamphetamine in luggage through an airport in the southern city of Guangzhou. She later argued her innocence, saying the drugs had been planted in her suitcase

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Gbagbo To Make First Appearance At ICC

Former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo on Monday will make his first appearance before the International Criminal Court, which has charged him with four counts of crimes against humanity. The ICC says the hearing is to ensure the former Ivorian leader is informed of his rights and the charges against him

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SAA introduces fifth flight to Accra

South African Airways (SAA) has strengthened its operations to West Africa by adding a fifth flight frequency to the Accra route. “SAA is supporting the growth in demand for air travel to Ghana by adding more travel options for our valued customers,” said Theunis Potgieter, SAA General Manager Commercial in a statement issued in Accra and made available to the Ghana News Agency

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