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VIDEO: Soweto fashion takes to the catwalk

The South African township of Soweto is currently hosting its own fashion week. The three-day event is a platform for upcoming, often struggling, designers to showcase their work to boutique owners and potential investors. Among those whose designs are gracing the catwalk ...

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May 28th, 2015

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Top Angolan journalist sentenced

Rafael Marques de Morais has won a freedom of expression award A renowned Angolan journalist has been given a six-month suspended jail sentence for falsely linking military generals to the “blood diamond” trade. Prosecutors pushed for his conviction, despite his ...

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May 28th, 2015

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The Confederation of Africa Football says the Fifa presidential election should proceed on Friday as planned despite corruption charges against senior officials. Sepp Blatter is seeking re-election for a fifth term and will stand against Jordan’s Prince Ali bin ...

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May 28th, 2015

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VIDEO: S Africa fans on Fifa: ‘It hurts us’

South African officials have dismissed allegations by US investigators that a $10m (£6.5m) bribe was organised for Fifa officials to host the 2010 World Cup. A football official said the bid – which made South Africa the first African nation to host the World Cup ...

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May 28th, 2015

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EU withdraws Burundi poll observers

Protests against the third term bid have been going on for weeks The European Union has suspended its election monitoring mission in Burundi where President Pierre Nkurunziza is seeking a third term next month. The decision was taken because of restrictions on the media, ...

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May 28th, 2015

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Zuma not liable for home upgrades

Mr Zuma has previously said that he did not request the upgrades to the property President Jacob Zuma will not have to repay state money spent to upgrade his private home in Nkandla, South Africa’s police minister has said. Nathi Nhleko said that the upgrades, ...

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May 28th, 2015

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Muhammadu Buhari’s Nigeria to-do list

In our series of letters from African journalists, Sola Odunfa looks at the challenges ahead for Nigeria’s incoming President Muhammadu Buhari. This is the one Nigerian president who will assume office on Friday with unprecedented goodwill across the country – ...

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May 28th, 2015

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Nkwocha prepares for Nigeria finale

Four-time African Footballer of the year Perpetua Nkwocha hopes to bow out on a high after confirming the Women’s World Cup in Canada will be her last. The 39-year-old will play in her fourth tournament after being named in her country’s 23-woman squad for the ...

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May 28th, 2015

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SA denies organising World Cup bribe

South Africa is the only African country to have hosted the World Cup South African officials have dismissed allegations by US investigators that a $10m (£6.5m) bribe was organised for Fifa officials to host the 2010 World Cup. There had been a “clean audit ...

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May 28th, 2015

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VIDEO: Street workout to get SA children fit

Muscle-ups, front lever, and the human flag are exercises that you will rarely see in the gym. They are extreme body weight only movements performed by competitors in the growing sport of street workout. The sport can be practiced anywhere, at any time and for free. Smith ...

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May 28th, 2015

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