Friday 21st July, 2017

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CAF Executives Approve African Cup Expansion, Timing Change

RABAT, MOROCCO - The Confederation of African Football's executive committee has approved expanding the African Cup of Nations from 16 to 24 teams and moving the continent's top tournament from the b ...

Study: Payments to Uganda Farmers to Not Cut Down Trees Pays Off

WASHINGTON - A pilot program that paid landowners in Uganda to not cut down trees was successful, according to researchers looking for ways to try to reduce carbon emissions.The researchers used int ...

UN: Fighting Rages in Parts of South Sudan Despite Cease-fire

UNITED NATIONS - A senior U.N. peacekeeping official said Thursday that fighting had escalated in parts of South Sudan, despite a government-declared unilateral cease-fire in May.'There have been co ...

On average, every worker supports 15 dependents - Police union

Johannesburg - The South African Policing Union wants the salary of a 10111 call centre worker to be increased by an estimated R50 000 per year because they each support about 15 other people."On av ...

Uganda arrests dozens of opposition activists

Kampala - Police in Uganda announced the arrests of opposition activists this week amid speculation that longtime President Yoweri Museveni is planning to change the constitution so he can stand for r ...

An African villages monkey guardian draws researchers

Gbetitapea - An Ivory Coast village where monkeys are sacred has drawn the interest of primatologists who hope the approach can help protect animals elsewhere in West Africa.Daloa village appoints a ...

Currie Cup brought to the fore

Cape Town - Sixteen weeks of stirring provincial rugby action will be kick-started on Friday evening when South Africa's favourite domestic competition, the Currie Cup kicks off in Bloemfontein, where ...

Upscale Kenya Hotels Linked to Cholera Outbreak

NAIROBI - Kenya's minister of health has ordered two top hotels in Nairobi to shut down after they were linked to a cholera outbreak. The minister, Cleopa Mailu, said the hotels had supplied food to ...

Uganda Arrests Opposition Activists

Ugandan police say they arrested dozens of political opposition activists this week. The arrests coincide with speculation President Yoweri Museveni will act to change the constitution to allow himsel ...

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The jungle book 2016

Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book is being described as a live-action updating of Disney’s 1967 classic animated film, and that description is both testament to how well the film works and how thoroughly blurred the divide between the “real” and the computer-generated has become...

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