Africa News Headlines for 11 October 2015

A selection of Africa news headlines from around the globe that appeared over the past seven days Partnership allows UVa to offer more-obscure language classes Source: The Daily Progress Facebook to beam Internet to Africa with Israeli AMOS-6 communications satellite Source: Port2Port Malawi, Sudan and Ethiopia cost of living highest in Comesa Source: The Star …

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Africa News Headlines for 19 August 2015

A selection of Africa news headlines from around the globe during the past 24 hours. Is South Africa Headed Toward Legalized Marijuana? Source: AFK Insider US Says AGOA Much More Than Simple Economic Agreement Source: Voice of America Nigeria to raise tertiary education tax to 4% Source: Premium Times Gabon opens new palm oil plant …

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Could Shakespeare have been high when he penned his plays?

Francis Thackeray, University of the Witwatersrand State-of-the-art forensic technology from South Africa has been used to try and unravel the mystery of what was smoked in tobacco pipes found in the Stratford-upon-Avon garden of British playwright William Shakespeare. Residue from clay tobacco pipes more than 400 years old from the playwright’s garden were analysed in …

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Africa News Headlines for 5 August 2015

A selection of Africa news headlines from around the globe during the past 24 hours. Barack Obama serenaded with surprise ‘Happy Birthday’ at Young African Leaders Summit Source: The Independent High-profile attacks in Burundi have country on edge Source: Christian Science Monitor SA’s Agoa membership not decided Source: IOL/Business Report Why Obama is losing Africa …

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Africa News Headlines for 21 June 2015

Tanzania, Zambia sign deals to ease cross-border road transport Source: SpyGhana 10 great pre-colonial African kings you should know about Source: The Grio Uganda 9th largest refugee host worldwide Source: New Vision Assailants Target Police in Burundi Source: The New York Times/Reuters SA is aiming for universal free education: Zuma Source: News24 Kenya wages war …

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