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Africa News Now - News Items from Around the Globe of Interest to the African Nations

Africa News Now

News Items from Around the Globe of Interest to the African Nations

Formula One for Africa?

Sports fans all over the world are once again getting excited about the upcoming F1 competition, and the associated thrilling addons, such as the F1 Paddock Club. With the first two races of the season already raced and won, the Fornula One competition of 2013 looks like being an amazing competition, according to my husband. This event brings huge amounts of money into a country but sadly since 1993, there has been no Formula One competition held in Africa.

bernie ecclestone

Bernie Ecclestone


The first South African Formula One event took place in December 1962 in East London. After a few years the race noved to the fast Kyalami circuit, where it continued to be held until 1993.

In 1985, teams mainly opted to boycott the South African Grand Prix on account of apartheid. After apartheid ended in 1991, two more F1 events were held at the circuit, but when the South African Automobile Association bought the course in 1993, they decided it was to expensive to run the F1, and the South African F1 event was no more.In 2012, the boss of Formula One, Bernie Ecclestone said a new venue in South Africa could be on the cards, but as yet, nothing concrete has materialised.

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Holiday in Lilongwe

Looking for a unique vacation spot for you and the family? Well why not consider the destination of Lilongwe (25)Lilongwe?. The name of the city comes from the Lilongwe River and it is nestled in the central area of the nation, Malawi. Lilongwe is by far the largest city in the nation and is also the capital. Economic wise the city of Blantyre is still listed as the economic capital, however even Lilongwe is starting to replace that now. Lilongwe hotels tend to be excellent value for money and you will be treated as royalty for a very reasonable price.

City Centre is the most modern area in that location. At the City Centre there are many banks, international corporate offices, missions, airline offices and even exclusive hotels in this area, like the Sunbird Capital Hotel, Crossroads Hotel and even the Korea Garden Lodge.
Another area of interest in this location for tourism would be the Wild Life Centre. This is essentially a shelter for rescued and orphaned animals of the area. At this Centre you can find Bella the lion and Kambuku the leopard permanently residing there.

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Watch out for Zambia & Gabon, Renard warns ‘Big Guns.’

Chipolopolo Boys trainer Herve Renard has warned Group D big guns Cameroon and Tunisia to look out for Zambia and Gabon as the both countries are capable of upsetting the tables at the African Cup of Nations which kickoff this Sunday.
The Frenchman also said that his lads ‘are not going to Angola just to participate’ [...]…(read more)

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Africa: Underdogs Eye Angola 2010 Crown

All over Africa talks are on about who will eventually be crowned the African football kings. Defending champions Egypt, Ghana, Ivory Coast and the hosts Angola are tipped as favourites. Aside from the usual suspects vying for the title in Angola, there will be a select few who may have what it takes to upset a favourite on their day, and these teams create further excitement in a tournament that will already have the entire continent glued to their television sets and radios on match days.

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Diamond Sales Shelved – Investment Opportunities Grow

GOVERNMENT yesterday shelved the auction of 300 000 carats of diamonds by Mbada Diamonds to ensure that all requirements of the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme are followed.It follows a strong surge in buying assets and property in South Africa as an alternative investment. On the back of this, many nationals are looking to the USA property markets and other international real estate opportunities in an effort to spread their wealth

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Jacob tipped to shine in Angola

Striker Jacob Mulenga has been singled out by Goal.com as one of the potential break out stars of the African Nations Cup in Angola.
Goal.com’s Holland based journalist Tommy Vaneldik has monitored the former Afrisport striker’s progress in the Dutch Eredivisie since making his switch from French ligue 2 side Berrichonne Chateauroux at the start of [...]…(read more)

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70,000 Jobs Created, Says Investments Body

OVER 70,000 new jobs will be created from the projects registered by the Uganda Investment Authority last year.

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Presidency on spouses of Jacob Zuma

Clarity on the spouses of the President

6 January 2010

The Presidency has noted media reports and speculation
following the wedding of President Jacob Zuma to Ms Tobeka
Madiba-Zuma and wishes to clarify a few points.

The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 and
the public service regulations do not make provision for a
First Lady or First Ladies, and there is no such official

However, as has been the practice in past adminis

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Presidency on presidential pardons

Process regarding presidential pardons

6 January 2010

The Presidency has noted the media reports and commentary
relating to possible presidential pardons.

The President of the Republic is empowered by Section 84 (2)
(j) of the Constitution to pardon or reprieve offenders. The
Department of Justice and Constitutional Development
routinely receives the applications for processing and
forwards these to the Presidency for consideration by the
head of stat

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Under-20 starlets off to Russia

Cosafa Youth Championship player of the tournament and Lusaka Dynamos teenage sensation Stanley Nshimbi and three other players from the title winning Zambia under-20 squad have left the country for trials in Moscow, Russia to participate in the CIS Cup which features league Champions from former Soviet (USSR) states.
Kabwe Warriors’ left back Stephen Kabamba, Chifubu [...]…(read more)

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Opposition Watch: Zambia’s group D opponents

Chipolopolo’s Group D opponents are busy preparing in different parts of the World. West African countries Gabon and Cameroon have set base in South Africa and Kenya respectively while the 2004 Champions, Tunisian national began its training in Abu Dhabi, as part of its preparations for the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations which will take [...]…(read more)

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Controversial Diamonds Go on Sale

About 300 000 diamond carats from Chiadzwa diamond fields go under the hammer today in the first formal trade of the precious mineral since Government moved in to normalise mining at the minefields.

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Africa: Congo’s CWN Threatens to Sue Vodacom

IN A stark reminder that doing business in Africa will not always be a walk in the park, Vodacom yesterday revealed it was facing legal action from its minority partner in Vodacom Congo, which it said had demanded it continue funding the network.

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Museveni Signs Disputed Land Bill

Buganda Kingdom was last evening still adamant it would not respect the controversial Land Amendment Act 2010, even after President Museveni yesterday signed it off to become law.

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Africa: Bill Sutherland, Pan African Pacifist, 1918-2010

The following announcement was distributed by the Sutherland family:

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