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Smuggling pushes Ivory Coast cashew output down 17% in 2019

Women work at a cashew nut warehouse in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, July 12, 2018. REUTERS/ Luc Gnago/File Photo ABIDJAN (Reuters) – Production of cashew in Ivory Coast, one of the world’s top producers, fell 17% to 634,641 tonnes in 2019 after as much as 200,000 tonnes was smuggled out of the country, the head of […]
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Malawi President Mutharika appeals ruling overturning his election victory

Malawi’s President Peter Mutharika addresses guests during his inauguration ceremony in Blantyre, Malawi, May 31, 2019.REUTERS/Eldson Chagara/File Photo BLANTYRE (Reuters) – Malawi’s President Peter Mutharika and the country’s electoral commission have formally filed an appeal against a court ruling that overturned Mutharika’s narrow election victory last year. Earlier this week, the Constitutional Court annulled the […]
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Tightrope Thiam: comeback CEO stung by a spying scandal

LONDON/ZURICH (Reuters) – Tidjane Thiam is unlikely to quietly retire after his abrupt exit as chief executive of Credit Suisse, some of those who have worked with him predict. CEO of Credit Suisse Group Tidjane Thiam attends the 2019 New Economy Forum in Beijing, China November 21, 2019. REUTERS/Jason Lee/File Photo The 57-year-old Ivorian rebounded […]
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Ramaphosa opposes plan to cut South African Airways’ domestic routes

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa speaks during a news conference after a meeting with his Nigerian counterpart Muhammadu Buhari, in Pretoria, South Africa, October 3, 2019. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko/File Photo JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Friday that his government did not agree with plans to cut some of struggling South African […]
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Fighters step up attacks in Mozambique gas region, beheadings reported – U.N

GENEVA (Reuters) – People are fleeing a surge of attacks in northern Mozambique where witnesses have described beheadings, mass kidnappings and villages burned to the ground, the United Nations said on Friday. Officials said armed groups had stepped up assaults in Cabo Delgado province, the centre of an Islamist insurgency that has killed hundreds since […]
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Cape Town restaurant wins Guiness world milkshake record

Milkshakes are seen on the counter at Gibson’s restaurant, recently recognised by the Guinness World Records as having the “Most Varieties of Milkshakes Commercially Available”, in Cape Town, South Africa, February 5, 2020. REUTERS/Sumaya Hisham CAPE TOWN (Reuters) – Guiness World Records has named a South African restaurant as the official titleholder for ‘Most Varieties […]
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Botswana auctions permits to hunt elephants to ease human-wildlife conflict

GABORONE (Reuters) – Botswana will auction licences on Friday to hunt a total of 70 elephants in seven districts, the first such hunting to take place since President Mokgweetsi Masisi lifted a five-year ban on big game hunting last May. A pair of male elephants is seen in the Okavango Delta, Botswana, April 25, 2018. […]

Kenyan sculptor turns scrap metal into art with a message

KAJIADO, Kenya (Reuters) – Two life-size lions crafted from scrap metal guard the entrance to the studio of Kenyan metal sculptor Kioko Mwitiki. Nearby a leopard, with holes in its metal body to mimic spots, crouches next to a giant elephant sculpture. Kenyan metal sculptor Kioko Mwitiki and his student Kelvin Muia work on a […]
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Eight-year-old rapper strikes chord in Uganda with songs about poverty

KAMPALA (Reuters) – Ugandan rapper “Fresh Kid” has racked up hundreds of thousands of hits on YouTube, won a U.S. music award and emerged victorious from a tussle with the government – all before his eighth birthday. Ugandan eight-year-old rapper “Fresh Kid”, whose real name is Patrick Ssenyonjo, is seen at the Badman Records studios […]
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Eastern Libyan tribes asked to lay out conditions to reopen oil terminals -U.N

GENEVA (Reuters) – The United Nations expects eastern Libyan tribal leaders to submit their list of conditions to reopen blocked oil terminals, United Nations envoy Ghassan Salame said on Thursday, pressing for a resumption of oil exports. U.N. Envoy for Libya, Ghassan Salame holds a news briefing ahead of U.N.-brokered military talks in Geneva, Switzerland, […]