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

The following announcement was distributed by the Sutherland family:

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Africa: Shell Denies Rumours of Planned Market Exit

Oil marketer Kenya Shell has denied reports that it plans to pull out of the country — the second time it has brushed off claims that it was looking for a buyer of its East African operations.

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East Africa: Egyptian Govt Firm Eyes Regional Market

AN Egyptian-based firm, El Nasr, which deals in import and export business, is to expand its operations in the Great Lakes region.

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Africa: U.S. Imposes Tighter Airline Screening for Many Africans

Airline passengers who are citizens of, or fly through, five African nations will undergo more intensive security screening from today before being permitted to board flights to the United States.

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Africa: Southern Africa Links Water Research Expertise

A project to boost water resources in southern Africa, first announced in 2003, held its first executive meeting last month.

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East Africa: AU Official – ‘We Made Improvement for Restoring Peace in Horn of Africa in 2009′

Ramtane Lamamra, head of the peace and security for the African Union has said that they made improvement for restoring the peace and security in the horn of African countries in the out going year 2009.

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Africa: Terrorism Alert

THE attempted bombing of a Northwest Airlines flight on Christmas Day has prompted the predictable knee-jerk tightening of airport security measures around the world. While this was inevitable given the need to placate anxious travellers, it makes little sense unless the measures themselves are not only effective but sustainable.

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Africa: U.S. Welcomes Chad-Sudan Engagement

The United States welcomes the continued engagement between Chad and Sudan to normalize relations as discussed during meetings last week with Chadian Foreign Minister Moussa Faki and Sudanese Presidential Advisor Dr. Ghazi Salahuddin.

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Africa: ‘Africa’s Growth to Continue in 2010′

BUSINESS in Africa will remain profitable and growing throughout 2010, a survey has shown. According to Africa Practice’s annual business survey, business leaders predicted a positive outlook for 2010, with 95% of the respondents expecting to expand their businesses over the coming year.

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Africa: Continent Can’t Sit on Its Hands and Wait for Climate Justice

The Copenhagen Conference on Climate Change ended dramatically after delegates failed to reach a consensus. Millions of people were disappointed.

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Africa: Treatment Failure Going Undetected

Too many HIV-infected patients in Africa are dying due to the difficulty of diagnosing and managing antiretroviral treatment (ART) failure in resource-limited settings.

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Africa: More Details Unfold About Suspected Saboteur

Abdulfarouk Umar Abdulmutallab, the Nigerian at the centre of a failed attempt to bomb an airliner, is just like the guy next door – a basketball player and a football fan.

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