Kennedy Mweene: Sundowns will miss Themba Zwane ahead of North African test


Masandawana are set to take on the Libyans without the services of their playmaker, who has not travelled with the team due to injury

Mamelodi Sundowns will miss Themba Zwane, who is set to sit out the clash against Ahli Benghazi through injury.

This was after Pitso Mosimane recently confirmed that the 29-year-old is once again on the nursing table after picking an injury.

Zwane has subsequently not travelled with the team to Cairo which comes as a major blow as he looked to be regaining his form this season.

Nonetheless, experienced keeper Kennedy Mweene has lamented the playmaker’s absence as they prepare to take on the Libyans but admits that this does offer a chance for any of Sundowns’ other stars to step up to the plate.

“It is a combination that has been working…

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French ‘yellow vest’ protests get support from South Africa


The French movement kicked off on 17 November over higher fuel taxes, but quickly morphed into a nationwide grassroot protest against the high cost of living and the government.

President Emmanuel Macron has since offered tax and wage concessions in a bid to end the protest.

In South Africa, where some protesters have been spotted wearing yellow vests during demonstrations against the low quality of public services, the Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) spoke out in favour of the French movement, saying it was a model for future protests.

But “yellow vest” revolt in France over the high cost of living has sparked copycat protests abroad – as well a swarm of fake reports.

To separate fact from fiction, here’s a breakdown.

Copycat…

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Egypt or SA will host 2019 Africa Cup of Nations: Cap



They were the only two countries to announce their candidature publicly before the list closed Friday midnight.


The Confederation of African Football. Picture: Official CAF Facebook Page.

CAIRO – The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations will take place in either Egypt or South Africa, the Confederation of African Football (Caf) confirmed on Saturday.

They were the only two countries to announce their candidature publicly before the list closed Friday midnight.

Cameroon had originally beaten bids from Algeria and the Ivory Coast to win the right to host the tournament but, citing…

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Big Money’s Pro-Herzfeld Caribbean Basin Fund Inc (NASDAQ:CUBA) Sentiment In 2018 Q3, now at 1.29 – ZTribune


Positions for Herzfeld Caribbean Basin Fund Inc (NASDAQ:CUBA)

In Q3 2018 Herzfeld Caribbean Basin Fund Inc (NASDAQ:CUBA) big money sentiment decreased to 1.29, according to SEC filings. So its down -1.21, from 2018Q2’s 2.5. 9 funds opened new and increased equity positions, while 7 decreased and sold their stakes in Herzfeld Caribbean Basin Fund Inc so the sentiment dived. Funds own 2.11 million shares, down from 2.21 million shares in 2018Q2. Funds holding Herzfeld Caribbean Basin Fund Inc in top 10 was flat from 1 to 1 for the same number . 2 Investors Sold All; 5 Reduced Holdings; 6 increased holdings while 3 funds bought holdings.

Significant Herzfeld Caribbean Basin Fund Inc Shareholders

As of Q3 2018 Thomas J. Herzfeld Advisors Inc. has 2.85% invested in Herzfeld Caribbean Basin…

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A celebration of Arab and African roots || AW


TUNIS – The 20th Carthage Theatre Festival acted as a return to roots with festivities honouring the heritage and history of Arab and African theatre.

The festival, which opened a 9-day run December 8, celebrated 35 years since its founding in 1983. Festival Director Hatem Derbal said it was important to use the occasion to show appreciation for festivals past.

“That’s why the theme of this edition centres on revisiting the memory of the festival, celebrating and commemorating the major works and productions that the past editions produced,” Derbal explained.

The festival honoured people who marked the theatrical scene in the Arab and African worlds, such as Tunisian actor Abdelaziz Mehrezi and Nigerian playwright Wole Soyinka. It also featured an exhibition that documented the…

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Nkurunziza meets his match as Museveni answers letter


Wearing the hat of chair, Regional Inter-Burundi Dialogue, Uganda’s president insists his counterpart must play by the rules.

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Excerpts of Nkurunziza letter

Your Excellency Mr President,

I would like to convey to you greetings and best wishes from the Burundian people and acknowledge receipt of your transmittal letter accompanying the Report of the Facilitator and former President of the United Republic of Tanzania, His Excellency Benjamin Mkapa.

The Government of the Republic of Burundi is grateful to the International Community in general and, in particular, to the East African Community for the efforts, the time and the means made to assist Burundi, especially when we were fighting against an insurrection, an attempt to overthrow democratically elected…

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