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Sisi: Egypt eyes effective African role in UN reform

ADDIS ABABA – 9 February 2019: Egypt is looking forward to a quantum leap in the strategic partnership between the African Union (AU) and the UN during Egypt’s presidency of the AU, especially in promoting peace, security and development, President Abdel Fattah El Sisi said on Saturday.

The president gave his remarks during his meeting with UN Secretary-General António Guterres in Addis Ababa, ahead of the 32nd AU Summit, slated for February 10-11.

During the meeting, Sisi reviewed Egypt’s envisioned priorities and objectives planned to be integrated into the AU’s framework during Egypt’s chairmanship of the AU, Presidential Spokesman Bassam Rady said.

Basically, these objectives include achieving further progress on the UN and African development agendas for Africa, pushing…

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“Eyes were blinded so we could see.” An emotional unveiling

Tears, history and vows to do better mixed Saturday in the small Lexington County town of Batesburg-Leesville, as a plaque was unveiled memorializing the 1946 savage beating and blinding of Isaac Woodard, an African-American combat veteran in uniform, by the town’s white police chief.

Some 20 speakers, from Fort Jackson’s African-American commander, Brig. Gen. Milford Beagle, to a Batesburg-Leesville white native who recalled the…

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South African arms firm eyes Indian deals on Ramaphosa visit

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – The chairwoman of South Africa’s state arms firm Denel is accompanying President Cyril Ramaphosa on a state visit to India on Friday, hoping to sign deals or agree new joint ventures which would help it emerge from severe financial difficulties.

Denel has been plagued by years of mismanagement and exposure to a far-reaching influence-peddling scandal that led some lenders to cut off financing. It recorded a $125 million loss in the latest financial year.

A potential savior emerged when Saudi Arabia made a $1 billion bid for a broad partnership with Denel.

But South African officials turned cool on the Saudi offer after the Gulf kingdom drew criticism over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October, diplomatic and defense…

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Xiaomi eyes next growth phase, said to launch African department

  • Xiaomi has reportedly launched a dedicated African department to drive expansion on the continent.
  • The Chinese brand’s phones are currently available to purchase on the continent via distributors.
  • A direct approach could potentially result in more device variety as well as lower prices.

Xiaomi already has a presence in African countries, albeit via third-party distributors for the most part. Nevertheless, it seems like the company is expanding its efforts by launching a dedicated African department.

Company CEO Lei Jun revealed the news in a memo to employees, according to MyDrivers (via Gizmochina). The memo notes that an “African Regional Department” will be opened in order to drive the expansion of Xiaomi’s business on the continent.

Furthermore, Jun adds that the department will…

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South African brewer eyes cannabis beer in the future

A craft brewer in South Africa is taking advantage to market cannabis beer after a recent court decision to allow private use of cannabis in the country.

Poison City Brewing, launched in 2015 produces five different beers, including its latest brand, Durban Poison Cannabis lager.

The Brewery’s owners say they are ready to finance the new beer after attracting investors.

I don’t really get that whole cannabis thing; if you never told me that, I wasn’t gonna think it’s a cannabis beer.

“The easiest route into the market was to go with beer. And an interesting part there is that in beer there’s an…

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African All Stars Transfer News & Rumours: Ighalo eyes Premier League return

Goal brings you all the latest news, rumours and deals related to African stars across the world

Former Watford attacker Odion Ighalo is hoping to return to the Premier League during this month’s transfer window, SkySports News report.

Following Changchun Yatai’s relegation from the Chinese Super League last year, Ighalo is keen on playing top-flight football and the Premier League seems to be his preferred destination.

The report claims that the Nigeria international is expected to be in England this week to discuss his future with the clubs.

Southampton, Galatasaray and Fenerbahce are said to be interested in the 29-year-old.

Juventus hold talks with Kouame

Juventus have made a move to beat Napoli to the signing of Genoa striker Christian Kouame.

Tuttosport reports…

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