SA, Zim Teams Grace Phikwe Tourney

[Botswana Daily News] Selebi Phikwe -Organisers of the annual Selebi Phikwe Softball Extravaganza scheduled for the President’s Day Holidays has roped in teams from South Africa and Zimbabwe to make the tournament competitive.

[Botswana Daily News] Selebi Phikwe -Organisers of the annual Selebi Phikwe Softball Extravaganza scheduled for the President's Day Holidays has roped in teams from South Africa and Zimbabwe to make the tournament competitive.

source: AllAfrica News: Botswana

Flying Home With Cyril Ramaphosa

[Daily Maverick] President Cyril Ramaphosa is off this week on his first state visits since taking office – to the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia – with a stopover in Nigeria, travelling in a chartered South African Airways Boeing big enough for…

[Daily Maverick] President Cyril Ramaphosa is off this week on his first state visits since taking office - to the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia - with a stopover in Nigeria, travelling in a chartered South African Airways Boeing big enough for two suburban ANC branches. It costs millions, but for now it's probably the best of the bad choices - and he tagged along some hacks as well. Earlier this month, our correspondent flew back with the President from Mauritania after the African Union summit.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Serial Rapist Sentenced to Four Life Sentences Plus 259 Years

[News24Wire] A man was sentenced to more than 250 years’ imprisonment and four life sentences in the Limpopo High Court in Polokwane on Wednesday after being found guilty on 31 charges including rape and attempted murder.

[News24Wire] A man was sentenced to more than 250 years' imprisonment and four life sentences in the Limpopo High Court in Polokwane on Wednesday after being found guilty on 31 charges including rape and attempted murder.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

New Free-Trade Zone Creates Opportunities, Deepens Dependency

[VOA] In a ceremony last week attended by heads of state from across East Africa, Djibouti inaugurated what it says will become the largest free-trade zone on the continent.

[VOA] In a ceremony last week attended by heads of state from across East Africa, Djibouti inaugurated what it says will become the largest free-trade zone on the continent.

source: AllAfrica News: Djibouti

Federal Government of Nigeria Supports Google’s Next Billion Users Plan

[CIO] In line with its Economic Recovery and Growth Plan, especially its strategy to diversify the economy by making technology an enabler for forex revenue earnings, the Buhari administration would be actively supporting Google’s Next Billion users pl…

[CIO] In line with its Economic Recovery and Growth Plan, especially its strategy to diversify the economy by making technology an enabler for forex revenue earnings, the Buhari administration would be actively supporting Google's Next Billion users plan intended to ensure greater digital access in Nigeria and around the world.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Couple Appear in Court After Two Girls Burn to Death While Home Alone

[News24Wire] The mother of two girls who burnt to death after being left home alone in Colorado Park, Cape Town, was on Wednesday granted R500 bail in the Mitchells Plain Magistrate’s Court, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said.

[News24Wire] The mother of two girls who burnt to death after being left home alone in Colorado Park, Cape Town, was on Wednesday granted R500 bail in the Mitchells Plain Magistrate's Court, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

City of Tshwane Will Meet With Hammanskraal Residents Following Violent Unrest

[News24Wire] The City of Tshwane says it will meet with residents of Hammanskraal to attend to their demands after they brought the town to a standstill on Tuesday and Wednesday in a protest believed to be over the quality of water.

[News24Wire] The City of Tshwane says it will meet with residents of Hammanskraal to attend to their demands after they brought the town to a standstill on Tuesday and Wednesday in a protest believed to be over the quality of water.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa