Africa News Headlines for 14 November 2015 – Paris Attacks Edition

This is a selection of Africa news headlines related to the terrorist attacks in Paris on November 13, 2015, collected from publications over the past 24 hours. African leaders stand in solidarity with France following Paris attacks Source: RFI English AU strongly condemns ‘despicable’ terrorist attacks in Paris Source: Jacaranda FM SPLM-N condemns deadly terror …

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More sex during South Africa’s World Cup meant more boys nine months on

Gwinyai Masukume, University of the Witwatersrand and Victor Grech, University of Malta Nine months after South Africa hosted the 2010 football World Cup a disproportionately higher number of male babies were born compared with the previous eight years. There are two reasons for this: people were having more sex and they were happy. In our …

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Africa News Headlines for 7 June 2015

Do African countries need instant noodles to build their middle class? Source: Quartz African Union summit to focus on women, development Source: The Guardian 5 Forecasts for the Future of African Cities Source: TakePart How Fintech Can Disrupt Africa’s Cash-Based Economy Source: Techcrunch International Scholarships: Regional Studies in Africa Source: Inside Higher Ed Time might …

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FIFA, Blatter and Africa: a special relationship

Peter Alegi, Michigan State University On Tuesday, June 2, Sepp Blatter announced his intention to resign as FIFA president just four days after winning reelection to a fifth term — an electoral victory that simply could not have happened without the support of FIFA’s African members. According to unofficial calculations, the 133 votes secretly cast …

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Africa News Headlines for 4 June 2015

South African police investigating World Cup bribes Source: San Diego Union-Tribune/AP Security Assistance to Africa Source: U.S. Department of State ‘Game Over’ for Democracy in Rwanda Source: Freedom House Is Kenya prepared for the gay culture? Source: The Nairobian Same Sex Marriages Coming to Zambia? Source: UKZAMBIANS The Age of Plunder: How We Traded Africa …

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