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New Nigerian president seeks to crush godless Boko Haram| Reuters

May 30, 2015

New Nigerian president seeks to crush godless Boko Haram| Reuters

ABUJA New Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari promised on Friday to eradicate the "mindless, godless" militants of Boko Haram and rescue hundreds of women and children held captive, including 200 girls taken from the town of Chibok a year ago. In his inaugural address as elected leader of Africa's most populous nation and biggest oil producer, Buhari also painted a picture of an economy in crisis after a collapse in the price of crude, which accounts for the bulk of state revenue. "The armed forces will be fully charged with prosecuting the fight against Boko Haram," the 72-year-old former military ruler announced. #Economy #Technology #Middle East #Health #South Africa #Africa #Argentina #Latin America #Belgium #Entertainment #Mexico
The 11-year-old girl who is shaking up the cricket world: Meet Malikah Hamza

May 29, 2015

The 11-year-old girl who is shaking up the cricket world: Meet Malikah Hamza

Malikah Hamza is a talented leg-spinner, has a mean bowling style, plays for a senior women's team in South Africa and is eleven years old. Yes, that's right she's eleven. #Sports #BuzzPatrol #Cricket #NewsTracker #ThingsWeLike #South Africa #Malikah Hamza #girl power
Bribery in bidding for 2010 South Africa World Cup, says US Attorney General Loretta Lynch

May 27, 2015

Bribery in bidding for 2010 South Africa World Cup, says US Attorney General Loretta Lynch

Corrupt officials at world soccer's governing body FIFA took bribes during the process that awarded the 2010 World Cup to South Africa, US Attorney General Loretta Lynch alleged Wednesday. #Sports #United States #World Cup #Russia #football #FIFA #Sepp Blatter #2022 World Cup #Switzerland #South Africa #Police #Qatar #Zurich #KickingAround #SportsTracker #Arrests #World Cup 2010 #US Attorney General #Loretta Lynch
World has no choice but to decarbonise - U.N. climate chief | Reuters

May 26, 2015

World has no choice but to decarbonise - U.N. climate chief | Reuters

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Responding to climate change in the next 15 years is the world's "mega development project", given the need to invest trillions of dollars in infrastructure, creating jobs and economic stability, the United Nations' top climate change official said on Tuesday. "It makes fundamental economic sense" for countries to push forward on tackling climate change because of the benefits it will bring in terms of food, water and energy, as well as employment," Christiana Figueres told a carbon market conference in Barcelona. #Economy #United States #China #climate change #South Africa #Africa #United Kingdom #Mexico
BCCI announces venues for South Africa tour to India and Sri Lanka T20s

May 24, 2015

BCCI announces venues for South Africa tour to India and Sri Lanka T20s

the Board of Control for Cricket in India, has released the venues for the upcoming visits of South Africa and Sri Lanka. #BCCI #India #Cricket #Sri Lanka #Delhi #Test cricket #Kolkata #Mumbai #South Africa #Chennai #Team India #ODI #Anurag Thakur #SportsTracker #T20I
Burundi police fire teargas, beat anti-president protesters| Reuters

May 20, 2015

Burundi police fire teargas, beat anti-president protesters| Reuters

BUJUMBURA Burundi police on Tuesday fired teargas and beat protesters demanding President Pierre Nkurunziza end his bid for a third term next month, in a resurgence of unrest that has stoked fears of ethnic conflict in Africa's Great Lakes. A Reuters photographer said at least eight of the flag-waving and chanting demonstrators were dragged off by police. Some in the crowd responded by pelting officers with stones and rocks. #India #Technology #Middle East #South Africa #Italy #United Kingdom #Copyright #Latin America
South Africa delays deportation of 200 foreigners after protests| Reuters

May 13, 2015

South Africa delays deportation of 200 foreigners after protests| Reuters

JOHANNESBURG South Africa temporarily halted the deportation of 200 foreigners on Tuesday after a legal challenge by a human rights group, which said authorities were unfairly targeting them following anti-migrant riots in which seven people were killed. More than 800 undocumented migrants have been arrested across South Africa in the past three weeks under "Operation Fiela", a series of raids launched after last month's violence which was centred on the province of KwaZulu Natal. #Business #Sports #Technology #markets #South Africa #Africa #United Kingdom #Copyright #Entertainment #opinion #lifestyle
Drought-hit Southern Africa at risk of food shortage - WFP| Reuters

May 12, 2015

Drought-hit Southern Africa at risk of food shortage - WFP| Reuters

JOHANNESBURG Southern Africa faces possible food shortages over the next few months due to a severe drought in the 'maize belt' of South Africa, where a lack of rain had caused crop failure rates of over 50 percent, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Monday. In South Africa, the WFP said maize production was estimated to have dropped by a third compared with last year, putting it on track for a harvest of 9.665 million tonnes, its worst in eight years. #Sports #United States #India #Technology #France #markets #South Africa #Zimbabwe #opinion #lifestyle
South Africa police fire rubber bullets to disperse power protesters| Reuters

May 07, 2015

South Africa police fire rubber bullets to disperse power protesters| Reuters

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African police fired rubber bullets on Wednesday to disperse angry demonstrators who set tires alight while protesting against what they called the unaffordable electricity prices of state utility Eskom, a Reuters witness said. The police moved in after residents barricaded streets in Johannesburg's sprawling township of Soweto with large rocks to show their grievance over a new payment system they say has sent electricity costs soaring. Police were not immediately available for comment #Economy #India #Technology #science #South Africa #Italy #Argentina #United Kingdom #Entertainment #Mexico #opinion