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Announcing the Battlefield of Sub-Saharan Africa agenda

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TechCrunch and Facebook are collaborating to bring TechCrunch’s very first Startup Battlefield to Nairobi, on October 11. The pitch-off competition will feature startups from all over Africa in three categories: Productivity and Utility, Social Good, and Gaming and Entertainment. 459 more words

Technology

South Africa has its own wild version of Burning Man — take a look inside the madness

(Source: www.businessinsider.com)

Every year since 2007, a tent city has risen over a remote swath of desert outside Cape Town, South Africa. Thousands of people descend for the weeklong gathering, complete with crazy costumes, art installations, and all-night parties. 92 more words

Lifestyle

South Africa's Jacob Zuma abandons rally after being booed

Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Jacob Zuma has repeatedly rejected calls to to step down South Africa’s scandal-hit President Jacob Zuma has abandoned a May Day rally after he was booed by workers demanding his resignation. 160 more words

Africa's top shots

Image copyright Tamasin Ford Image caption Sapeurs from DR Congo and Ivory Coast gathered on Tuesday to pay homage to musician Papa Wemba who died at the Femua music festival in Abidjan a year ago…

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South Africa's president fired his respected finance minister — and now the rand is tumbling

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PRETORIA, South Africa — The firing of South Africa’s respected finance minister on Friday sent the currency tumbling by close to 5% and brought fresh anger at President Jacob Zuma as a split in the ruling party deepened. 656 more words

Money Matters

South Africa's Winnie Mandela admitted to hospital

(Source: www.straitstimes.com)

JOHANNESBURG (REUTERS) – South African anti-apartheid veteran Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, former wife of the late Nelson Mandela, has been admitted to hospital for observation, a statement from her family said on Thursday (March 9). 97 more words

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