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The country's central bank governor denies that he is trying to introduce the decommissioned Zimbabwe dollar through the backdoor.

Zim to enforce use of Rand & Euro to ease cash shortage

Thursday 5 May 2016 05:40

Zimbabwe's central bank is to enforce the use of the South African rand and the Euro in order to ease severe cash shortages of US dollars in that country.

Zim to enforce use of Rand & Euro to ease cash shortage

Thursday 5 May 2016 05:40

Zimbabwe's central bank is to enforce the use of the South African rand and the Euro in order to ease severe cash shortages of US dollars in that country.

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Third of CAR children out of class as schools struggle to reopen - UN

Wednesday 4 May 2016 20:10

Hundreds of thousands of children in the Central African Republic are missing out on education as schools struggle to reopen due to violence, displacement and a shortage of teachers.

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Multiple entry visas for Kenyan tourists

Wednesday 4 May 2016 18:03

South Africa will soon open a visa office in Kenya's tourist city of Mombasa to provide a one-stop-shop for visa applicants in the town.

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Musician Kidjo, African activists win human rights award

Wednesday 4 May 2016 17:02

Benin-born Kidjo and groups Y’en a marre from Senegal, le Balai Citoyen from Burkina Faso and LUCHA from the DRC received the award for standing up to injustice.

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Kenyan court to hear case on anal examinations

Wednesday 4 May 2016 15:54

Rights activists have condemned the examinations as inhuman and humiliating.

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AU urges leaders to rally behind Western Sahara referendum resolution

Wednesday 4 May 2016 06:54

The AU special envoy to the Western Sahara, Joachim Chissano, has urged continental leaders to rally behind a recent UN Security Council resolution.

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Kenya claims its arrested key member of militant group

Tuesday 3 May 2016 20:30

Kenyan police have arrested a suspected key member of an Islamist militant group.

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Pirates switch to kidnapping crew as oil fetches less

Tuesday 3 May 2016 20:12

Attacks in the Gulf of Guinea - a significant source of oil, cocoa and metals for world markets - have become less frequent partly due to improved patrolling but also to lower oil prices.

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‘No press Freedom in Botswana’

Tuesday 3 May 2016 18:56

As the world celebrates World Press Freedom Day, reporters in Botswana, have made a call to international communities to help stop the arrests of journalists in the country.

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Baby girl pulled out alive from Kenya building rubble

Tuesday 3 May 2016 13:57

Rescue workers pulled out a one-year-old girl from the rubble of a building in Kenya's capital on Tuesday morning more than 72 hours after it collapsed.

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