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October, 26, 2016

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South Africa's newly reappointed finance minister on Monday ordered state-owned airline SAA to conclude a deal with Airbus to lease five A330 wide-body planes, after weeks of turbulence at the troubled carrier.
"There'll be no festive season," grumbles a greengrocer in Maputo, the capital of Mozambique, where the economy has taken a nosedive and the local currency has hit a historic low against the American dollar.
War-torn Afghanistan and Ebola-ravaged Liberia are set to join the World Trade Organization (WTO) as it holds its first ministerial conference in Africa, opening Tuesday in the Kenyan capital Nairobi.
People with African-American sounding names are discriminated against when trying to get a room on Airbnb, a Harvard study says, suggesting many who use the website fail to share its vision of a "trusted community."
South Africa's rand slumped to record lows for a second day on Friday as the country's economic prospects darkened over President Jacob Zuma's firing of the respected finance minister.
Haiti needs debate about risks of gold mining: advocates
Haiti risks human rights violations and increased environmental degradation if gold mining proceeds in the impoverished country without an informed population and a strong system of safeguards in place, according to a report issued Monday by U.S. legal experts.
Behind walls, S. African city proud to be a world apart
Green, tidy, with safe public areas and winding bicycle paths -- Steyn City is a vast "self-sufficient" development outside Johannesburg, that highlights growing controversy over South Africa's divided urban society.
Nigeria slashes telecoms firm fine by 1/3 to US$3.4 billion
Nigeria is slashing its fine on MTN, Africa's largest telecommunications operator, by more than a third to US$3.4 billion, and the CEO of the embattled Nigerian subsidiary has resigned, the company said Thursday.
Climate changes take toll on Ugandan coffee farmers
Luka Kinyere felt the wet, dark volcanic soil in his calloused palm, thankful for the rain that was falling again after a dry spell.
Economically hamstrung Zimbabwe has passed new regulations ordering some 300,000 beneficiaries of President Robert Mugabe's controversial land reforms to pay annual rent and levies, a state daily said Monday.
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