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African polymers buyers set to benefit from Turkish lira crash


LONDON (ICIS)–African polymer prices have stabilised this week but there is chance of further softening in the coming months as volumes originally allocated to Turkey are set to be offered into Africa.

– Turkish lira crash affects other emerging market currencies

– African market quiet, pick-up expected after rainy season 

– Pessimistic player forecasts ‘catastrophic’ October for demand  

Turkish demand has collapsed as the country’s currency has continued to falter.

Despite some recovery in recent days, the lira remains almost 35% down on the US dollar this year.

The lira’s crisis has affected other emerging markets’ currencies, with the South African rand or the Indian rupee being the most affected this week.

Sellers are now looking to move their cargo to other markets, with Africa…

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Kisumu set to host African event


By VINCENT OPIYO
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It’s all systems as the 10th edition of the Africa Youth Chess Championship kicks-off in Kisumu on Sunday.

The event, which has attracted players from 13 countries and will run until next Saturday, will be held at the Grand Royal Swiss Hotel.

East Africa will be represented by Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania. Other participating countries include Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Angola, Cameroon, Somalia. North Africa will be represented by Egypt and Algeria.

The competition has been divided into 12 categories which includes under-8, under-10, under-12, under-14, under-16 and under-18 for both boys and girls. The game format will be played as a nine round Swiss event with time control of 90 minutes plus 30 seconds.

The event’s opening ceremony is set…

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Omarosa book claims there are tapes of Trump using N-word on 'Apprentice' set



… explosive accusations against President Donald Trump in her new book, claiming he used racial slurs toward African-Americans and Filipinos.
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International African American Museum set to break ground early next year after $11 million pledge


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Charleston’s International African American Museum…

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‘A pivotal time’: Boston set to install William Gross as its first black police commissioner



In this Aug. 25, 2017 photo, Boston Police Superintendent-In-Chief William Gross, second from right, joins campers in the first-ever “Dance with a Cop” competition at YMCA Camp Ponkapoag in Milton, Mass. Gross will be sworn in as Boston’s first African American police commissioner on Monday, Aug. 6, 2018.


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BOSTON — William Gross arrived in Boston in 1975 amid clashes over court-ordered desegregation of the city’s public schools. More than four decades later, he is taking the reins as the first black police commissioner in a city that in some ways is still struggling to overcome a reputation for racism.

Black leaders say they hope Gross will prioritize building a more diverse police force and providing closure for families of…

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Chris Rock to play African-American patriarch in Fargo season 4, set in 1950s Kansas City, Missouri- Entertainment …


Los Angeles: Actor-comedian Chris Rock will feature in the fourth season of popular FX series Fargo.

FX Networks chief executive John Landgraf made the announcement during the Television Critics Association press tour event, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Chris Rock in Tamborine. Netflix

The four season will be set in the 1950s Kansas City, Missouri, and follows two criminal syndicates — one Italian and other African-American — who have struck an uneasy peace. To cement their peace, the heads of both families have traded their eldest sons.

The 53-year-old actor will play the head of an…

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