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Google takes African startups under its wings

Silicon Valley giant Google is expanding its regional mentorship programme for top early-stage technology startups in Africa, with the aim of helping them become commercially viable.

French envoy asks Zambia to arrest Congolese music star Koffi Olomide

The French embassy in Zambia has asked the local authorities to arrest Congolese rhumba star Koffi Olomide for various allegations. 

Mandela lecture: Five things Barack Obama said

Barack Obama has used his first high-profile speech since stepping down as US president to take swipes at « strongman politics » and politicians’ disregard for the facts.

‘Africa real’ World Cup winners, says Venezuela’s Maduro

Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro believes Africa and not France are the true winners of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

World Cup 2018: Divisive Neymar ‘charms Brazil, but annoys whole world’

The headline read: ‘Neymar has charmed Brazil, but annoyed the whole world’.

That was how Brazilian newspaper Globo put it, capturing some of the mood around a man who once again combined the sublime and ridiculous like perhaps only he can.

Rwandan films selected for Durban International Film Festival

Two Rwandan films have been shortlisted to compete at this year’s edition of the Durban International Film Festival that opens in South Africa next month. In its 39th edition, this year’s festival opens on July 19, and runs until July 29 in Durban.

3 ways to become rich

Money and power are some of the many spices of life. Everyone craves them, but not everyone has them. To be rich, you must think differently from the regular person. The difference between the rich and the poor isn’t in their locations or their family lineages; it’s in the way they think.

Feed the GOAT and he will score! Ronaldo leaving all the greats in his wake

Cristiano Ronaldo’s goalscoring is without modern or historical precedent; against Morocco he broke another record. It’s futile to deny his brilliance

South Sudan foes meet after two years

The two figures at the centre of the civil war that has ravaged South Sudan met for the first time in nearly two years on Wednesday evening in the Ethiopian capital.
South Sudan’s president Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar, who fled South Sudan in July 2016, went into a closed door meeting at the Ethiopian prime minister’s office.

Have Zimbabwe’s generals turned into democrats?

In his well-cut suit, with outstretched hand and beaming smile, Sibusiso Moyo is the very picture of a modern politician.