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Early symbolic behavior: Blombos Cave, South Africa

Blombos Cave is a South African coastal site located 300 KM east of Cape Town. It is currently the oldest known site containing solid evidence of symbolic thinking and behavior by Homo sapiens, with its earliest faunal and archaeological deposits dated to the Middle Stone Age period between 100,000-70,000 BC.[1][2][3] 501 more words


Nigerian Military Lies To Media & Claims 100 Abducted Girls Have Been Freed

Earlier this week, Boko Haram Islamists ascended onto a secondary school in Chibok, Nigeria and abducted over 100 schoolgirls. By Wednesday, only  eight of the 129 abducted school girls were still missing, according to the Nigerian military. 736 more words

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Virunga National Park Warden Shot

Chief Warden, Emmanuel de Merode shot in an ambush

Emmanuel de Merode, Chief Warden of Africa’s oldest national park – Virunga – has been shot in an ambush while driving to the Congolese national park head quarters in Rumangabo. 306 more words

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Thank you for your continuous support. Your avid readership has made a nascent idea turn into a daily read in over 80 countries!  26 more words


Remittance fees hurt Africans

Communities in sub-Saharan Africa are being “hurt” by high fees charged by money transfer operators, charity Comic Relief has said.

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African Banks to Fill in Trade Finance Space

  (Syndicated article courtesy of The Habari Network)

African banks are set to maximize on trade finance space left by European lenders due to tough capital requirements.   284 more words

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City of Cape Town looks to boost internet access

The City of Cape Town has announced the signing of eight third party internet service provider agreements, hoping to boost universal access in the area as part of its Universal Broadband Network strategy.

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