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    • S/Africa rues violence over 'racist' advert

      APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — South African Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba on Thursday described as profoundly unfortunate current violent protests targeting shops belonging to Swedish retailer H&M over a contr...

    • South Sudan move up FIFA rankings

      APA-Juba (South Sudan) — South Sudan moved up one place to the 153rd spot in FIFA’s monthly global football rankings released on Thursday.

    • Togo’s flagship fashion fest confirmed for February

      APA - Lomé (Togo) — The fifth edition of the International Fashion Festival known as “Fimo228” will open in the Togolese capital Lome next month with the participation of eight countries including the...

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    — – The Trade Minister of the Central African Republic (CAR) Hassan Come and Wing Wen Hao, head of the China Geo-Engineering International Corporation on Tuesday signed two draft conventions on cement and iron foundry in Bangui, the CAR capital.

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    — The Uganda shilling has lost ground to the US dollar as the New Year sets in, APA learns here Wednesday.

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    — Ethiopia’s Federal High Court on Tuesday sentenced 20 individuals after they were found guilty of trying to establish an Islamic State and inciting violence in the country, APA reports here Wednesday.

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    — Uganda’s Chief of Defence Staff General Edward Katumba Wamala has appealed for international support for the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) to further consolidate its achievements in the Horn of Africa nation.

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    — A report released by Statistics Botswana on Wednesday shows that Southern African Customs Union (SACU) was the major source of imports into Botswana, accounting for 77.7 percent of total imports during October 2016.

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    — South Africa has said that a recent controversial trip to Taiwan by Pretoria mayor Solly Msimanga was in breach of the government's foreign policy towards China – and is highly regretted.

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