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Iconic singer hopes to close financing gap for African women
| November 20th, 2019  4:19 AM
Iconic singer hopes to close financing gap for African women
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The insect-eaten money fluttered in pieces to the floor. For global music star Angelique Kidjo, that image of her grandmother having to use a closet as a bank is driving her desire to see African women leap the many obstacles to obtaining credit — and respect. The Benin-born singer, one of Africa’s iconic artists and…
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Strike begins at South Africa’s state-owned airline
Strike begins at South Africa’s state-owned airline
November 15th, 2019  8:43 AM

Strike begins at South Africa’s state-owned airline as workers fear nearly 1,000 job cuts

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Workers strike at South Africa’s state-owned airline
November 15th, 2019  3:18 AM

Strike begins at South Africa’s state-owned airline as workers fear nearly 1,000 job cuts

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South Africa’s troubled airline cancels flights pre-strike
November 14th, 2019  2:23 AM

South Africa’s troubled airline cancels flights ahead of strike over expected job cuts

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Justices could return cable TV race bias suit to lower court
November 13th, 2019  1:59 PM

The Supreme Court seems likely to overturn a lower court ruling in favor of an African-American media mogul who’s suing Comcast for racial discrimination

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Buffalo Wild Wings: Workers fired over skin color reseat bid
November 4th, 2019  9:19 AM

Buffalo Wild Wings says multiple employees have been fired at one of its suburban Chicago restaurants after a group of mostly African American customers said they were asked to move to another table because of their skin color

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Scientists say quarter of all pigs could die of swine fever
October 31st, 2019  3:49 AM

The World Organization for Animal Health says around a quarter of the global pig population is expected to die from African swine fever

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Appeals court hears dispute over pipeline compressor station
October 29th, 2019  1:59 PM

A federal appeals court has aggressively questioned lawyers about a contentious plan to build a natural gas compressor station in a historic African American community in Virginia

Putin courts Africa, offers to mediate Nile dam dispute
Putin courts Africa, offers to mediate Nile dam dispute
October 24th, 2019  12:19 PM

Putin courts Africa and offers to mediate growing Nile dam dispute between Egypt and Ethiopia

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Intel to pay $5M to settle pay discrimination allegations
October 15th, 2019  7:21 PM

The U.S. Department of Labor says it has settled with chip maker Intel Corp. for $5 million over pay discrimination against female, African American and Hispanic employees

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The Latest: Tunisia projections say professor wins election
October 13th, 2019  3:13 PM

Tunisian polling agencies are forecasting that conservative law professor Kais Saied has overwhelmingly won the North African country's presidential election

South Korea confirms 2 more swine fever cases
South Korea confirms 2 more swine fever cases
October 2nd, 2019  3:16 AM

South Korea has confirmed two additional cases of African swine fever near its border with North Korea despite heightened efforts to contain the epidemic that has ravaged pig herds across Asia

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Cars taken from African leader's son worth $18.5M at auction
September 29th, 2019  2:37 AM

Cars seized from African leader's son worth $18.5M are being sold at auction after money-laundering probe

Fears grow in South Korea as tests confirm more swine fever
Fears grow in South Korea as tests confirm more swine fever
September 24th, 2019  11:28 PM

South Korea's African swine fever crisis is intensifying with lab tests confirming the fifth case since last week from an island near its border with North Korea

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South Korea confirms 4th swine fever case in a week
September 24th, 2019  6:08 AM

South Korea's African swine fever crisis is intensifying with lab tests confirming the fourth case in a week from a farm near its border with North Korea

South Korea says 2 farms tested negative for swine fever
South Korea says 2 farms tested negative for swine fever
September 20th, 2019  9:17 PM

South Korea says tests on dead pigs from two farms near its border with North Korea came back negative for African swine fever, at least temporarily easing fears over the spread of the illness that has ravaged pig herds across Asia

South Korea reports more suspected swine fever cases
South Korea reports more suspected swine fever cases
September 20th, 2019  5:53 AM

South Korean is investigating two more suspected cases of African swine fever from farms near its border with North Korea, as fears grow over the spread of the illness that has decimated pig herds across Asia

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South Korea reports 2 more suspected swine fever cases
September 20th, 2019  12:34 AM

South Korean is investigating two more suspected cases of African swine fever from farms near its border with North Korea, as fears grow over the spread of the illness that has decimated pig herds across Asia

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Niger seeks to step up oil production with pipeline to coast
September 18th, 2019  3:51 PM

Niger has started construction on an oil pipeline that will link it to the coast through West African neighbor Benin, a project that Niger's president said will bolster the country's economic development

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Niger begins building largest pipeline project to Benin
September 18th, 2019  1:54 PM

Niger has started the construction of an oil pipeline that will link it to the coast through West African neighbor Benin, a project that Niger's president said will bolster the country's economic development.

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Thai officials deny swine fever outbreak after culling news
September 18th, 2019  5:44 AM

Thailand's government has denied rumors of an outbreak of African swine fever that spread after media reports of the culling of pigs in the country's north

South Korea confirms 2nd case of African swine fever
South Korea confirms 2nd case of African swine fever
September 18th, 2019  3:02 AM

South Korea has confirmed a second case of African swine fever near its border with North Korea, raising concerns that the outbreak could spread and wreak havoc on the country's massive pig herds

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Jailed tycoon and professor in Tunisia's presidential runoff
September 17th, 2019  2:42 PM

Jailed media magnate Nabil Karoui and independent law professor Kais Saied will advance to Tunisia's presidential runoff, sending the North African nation's young democracy into an unprecedented electoral battle

South Korea culls pigs after confirming African swine fever
South Korea culls pigs after confirming African swine fever
September 17th, 2019  1:21 AM

South Korea is culling thousands of pigs after confirming African swine fever at a farm near its border with North Korea, which had an outbreak in May

China pork prices soar as herds hit by fever, farm closures
China pork prices soar as herds hit by fever, farm closures
September 13th, 2019  4:45 AM

Chinese families are having to rethink menu options as prices for pork soar despite government efforts to boost inventories after herds were decimated by African swine fever and large-scale closures of pig farms for environmental reasons

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