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Amazon to launch online shopping service in South Africa

Amazon to launch online shopping service in South Africa

U.S. e-commerce firm Amazon announced it would launch its online shopping service in South Africa in 2024, entering a market dominated by Naspers’ TakeAlot, Reuters reported. The online retail giant said starting on Tuesday, independent sellers in South Africa could register their businesses on its marketplace website. The launch of …

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TotalEnergies sued in Mozambique for terrorist attack

TotalEnergies sued in Mozambique for terrorist attack

Three survivors and four relatives of the victims of a terrorist attack in Mozambique have sued the French multinational oil company TotalEnergies. The survivors and relatives, who are British and South African, are accusing Total of involuntary manslaughter and negligence for failing to protect its subcontractors. Dozens of people including …

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Namibia bans poultry imports from South Africa over bird flu

Namibia bans poultry imports from South Africa over bird flu

Namibia has suspended imports of live poultry, birds and poultry products from South Africa following the spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in the neighbouring country, Reuters reported. The suspension is in effect until further notice, the agriculture ministry said in a statement released on Wednesday. South Africa is …

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UAE announces lifting of visa ban on Nigeria

UAE announces lifting of visa ban on Nigeria

Authorities in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have annonced the lifting of a year-long visa ban imposed on Nigerian travellers. The restriction placed last October was lifted following negotiations between Nigeria’s President Bola Tinubu and UAE leader Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan in Abu Dhabi, on Monday. President Tinubu’s spokesperson …

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World Bank suspends aid to Uganda after anti-gay law

World Bank suspends aid to Uganda after anti-gay law

The World Bank has announced the suspension of new loans to Uganda following the enactment of the anti-homosexuality law in the country. President Yoweri Museveni signed the anti-LGBT law in May, which imposes the death penalty for “aggravated homosexuality” and a 20-year prison sentence for “promoting” homosexuality. The World Bank …

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Ghanaian opposition calls for resignation of central bank governor

Ghanaian opposition calls for resignation of central bank governor

Ghana’s main opposition party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has given a three-week ultimatum to the central bank governor and his deputy to resign. NDC accuses Ernest Addison of recklessness and mismanaging the bank – with the bank accused of illegally printing money and spending over $8.6m on travel expenses. …

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Kenya suspends crypto project Worldcoin over safety concerns

Kenya suspends crypto project Worldcoin over safety concerns

Kenya’s interior ministry said on Wednesday that it had suspended the local activities of cryptocurrency project Worldcoin while government agencies assess potential risks to public safety, Reuters reported. The project founded by OpenAI CEO Sam Altman launched last week. It requires users to give their iris scans in exchange for …

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