Tough Going for Mokoka At Tokyo Marathon

[News24Wire] After making his presence felt in the early stages, Stephen Mokoka struggled to find top gear on Sunday, eventually settling for 36th position at the Tokyo Marathon in Japan.

[News24Wire] After making his presence felt in the early stages, Stephen Mokoka struggled to find top gear on Sunday, eventually settling for 36th position at the Tokyo Marathon in Japan.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Ethiopia – Simpler Phone, Smarter Choice?

[Deutsche Welle] The World Mobile Congress gets underway in Barcelona on Monday and one highlight is the reported relaunch of the Nokia 3310. In parts of Africa, simpler phones are coveted because they are robust and cheap.

[Deutsche Welle] The World Mobile Congress gets underway in Barcelona on Monday and one highlight is the reported relaunch of the Nokia 3310. In parts of Africa, simpler phones are coveted because they are robust and cheap.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

What’s Gone Wrong?

[IRIN] There was hope last year that the election of President Faustin-Archange Touadéra would bring real change to the troubled Central African Republic. But 12 months on, he has been unable to extend his authority beyond the capital, Bangui, and the rest of the country is as lawless as ever.

[IRIN] There was hope last year that the election of President Faustin-Archange Touadéra would bring real change to the troubled Central African Republic. But 12 months on, he has been unable to extend his authority beyond the capital, Bangui, and the rest of the country is as lawless as ever.

source: AllAfrica News: Central African Republic

South Africa Has Become the Bad Guy in Africa

[Daily Maverick] South Africa’s reputation on the continent has taken a battering in recent years. Increasingly, the country is being defined not by its much-lauded ideals, but by its flourishing xenophobia. And xenophobia is not just bad – it’s also b…

[Daily Maverick] South Africa's reputation on the continent has taken a battering in recent years. Increasingly, the country is being defined not by its much-lauded ideals, but by its flourishing xenophobia. And xenophobia is not just bad - it's also bad for business. By SIMON ALLISON.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Kidnapped German Professor, Associate Regain Freedom

[Daily Trust] Kaduna -German archaeologist Professor Peter Breunij and his research assistant Johannes Buringer who were kidnapped on Wednesday in Kaduna have been released.

[Daily Trust] Kaduna -German archaeologist Professor Peter Breunij and his research assistant Johannes Buringer who were kidnapped on Wednesday in Kaduna have been released.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Osun University Threatens to Dismiss 4,000 Students

[Daily Trust] Osogbo -The management of Osun State University, Osogbo has resolved to expel over 4,000 students who are yet to pay their tuition fees as the February 28 deadline ends tomorrow.

[Daily Trust] Osogbo -The management of Osun State University, Osogbo has resolved to expel over 4,000 students who are yet to pay their tuition fees as the February 28 deadline ends tomorrow.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Mugabe Celebrates 93rd Birthday With Extravagant Party

[Deutsche Welle] Thousands of supporters praised the leadership of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe at a celebration to mark his 93rd birthday. The party is estimated to have cost the cash-strapped country up to $2 million.

[Deutsche Welle] Thousands of supporters praised the leadership of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe at a celebration to mark his 93rd birthday. The party is estimated to have cost the cash-strapped country up to $2 million.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

At 93rd Birthday Bash, Mugabe Says He Won’t Quit

[Al Jazeera] Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has marked his 93rd birthday with lavish celebrations, addressing his own mortality in a speech, but showing no signs of quitting politics.

[Al Jazeera] Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has marked his 93rd birthday with lavish celebrations, addressing his own mortality in a speech, but showing no signs of quitting politics.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

As CBN Pumps Another $221 Million, Analysts Expect U.S.’s Slide to N400

[This Day] As part of efforts to sustain its defense of the naira, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Thursday sold $221,371,218.04 to banks in its second special wholesale intervention forwards since the new foreign exchange (FX) policy actions were…

[This Day] As part of efforts to sustain its defense of the naira, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Thursday sold $221,371,218.04 to banks in its second special wholesale intervention forwards since the new foreign exchange (FX) policy actions were announced a week ago.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria