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Kenya's, Swaziland`s, and Australia`s Central Banks Make Statements on Bitcoin

The Central Banks of Kenya and Swaziland have already declared their official statements relating cryptocurrencies. Kenya's central bank officially proclaimed that the country's financial controlling bodies would have a special meeting to discuss what to do with cryptocurrencies. The administration


Botswana Grants Globalstar's First International Terrestrial Spectrum Approval

COVINGTON, La., Nov. 16, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Globalstar, Inc. (NYSE American:GSAT) announced today that the Botswana Communications Regulator Authority (BOCRA) has granted terrestrial authority to Globalstar's Botswana subsidiary to provide terrestrial mobile broadband services over 16.5 MHz of


The Mugabe era might be winding down, but 1 in Africa has ruled longer

(CNN)Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's decades-long grip on power in the southern African nation appeared to be winding down this week after the military seized control of state institutions. He is the last living African head of state who's been in power continuously since his country's indepe


Senegal's largest airport cleared for launch

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Southern Africa is slipping again after coming close to eliminating malaria

In the last five years, South Africa, Botswana, Namibia and Swaziland have all been on the verge of eliminating malaria. In fact, progress had been so good that the southern African region had been tipped to be malaria free by 2018. But a spike in cases this year means that it's unlikely to meet the


This Tiny African Nation Could Be Next to Sell a Eurobond

Another African country is considering selling dollar debt -- but it's international debt market debut may be hindered by its economy being too small. Swaziland is debating whether to issue a Eurobond and should decide by January or February, Bheki Bhembe, principal secretary at the Finance Ministry


Here Are the Films That Won Awards at The 40th Denver Film Festival

After two weeks of screening hundreds of feature-length and short films, the Denver Film Festival has announced the winners of their awards, including the People's Choice (a result tallied by the ballots handed out at most of the screenings by volunteers). One of the winners, Thirst Street will have


Rabbi Arnold Resnicoff, retired Navy chaplain, found humanity amid war

Rabbi Arnold E. Resnicoff, retired Navy chaplain, stands next to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. (NCR photo/Rick Reinhard) Washington - Back in an era when the term "terrorism" still held the power to jolt, Rabbi Arnold Resnicoff came face-to-face with its raw reality in the afte


The joys of marriage

My wife is one of the great joys in my life. Chris was born in Swaziland at a remote mission station. At birth she weighed a little over 4 pounds. The doctor told her parents, "I can't do anything for her. You might as well take her home. She will either live or die." Thankfully, she lived! Her fath


Films That Will Make You Proud to be a Coloradan at Denver Film Festival

Colorado is known for its impressive expanses of wilderness, people driving 4Runners, trucks or Subarus, craft breweries and dispensaries on every block, and the pressing development of Denver and the surrounding neighborhoods. It hasn't been known to have a formidable force on the film circuit, sav


Advances in HIV Prevention, Treatment and Cure: a special issue of PLOS Medicine

This week, publication of a special issue on Advances in HIV Prevention, Treatment and Cure begins in PLOS Medicine, advised by guest editors Linda-Gail Bekker of the Desmond Tutu HIV Centre, University of Cape Town, South Africa; Steven Deeks of the University of California San Francisco, USA; and


The Lewis Center for the Arts' Program in Theater presents Eclipsed by Danai Gurira

The Lewis Center for the Arts' Program in Theater at Princeton University will present Eclipsed by Danai Gurira, featuring senior Ugonna Nwabueze with guest director Shariffa Ali, on November 10, 11, 16, 17 and 18 at 8 p.m. Performances will take place in the Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Cent


TURKEY E-VISA: Requirements + How to Apply Online

Okay, let's go straight to the point. Not everyone is eligible to apply for a Turkish e-visa. It is only available to those who have a valid visa or residence permit from the United States (USA), the United Kingdom (UK), Ireland, or any Schengen country. I was surprised to learn about this because w


UFC 217 live stream - Watch 'Bisping vs St-Pierre' fights tonight

Find out what channel UFC 217 is on tonight and how you can watch the pay-per-view (PPV) streaming online, at a local bar and/or on your phone. The complete UFC 217 fight card will air later this evening (Sat., Nov. 4, 2017) on two different stations -- FOX Sports 1 and pay-per-view (PPV) -- as well


Swaziland Central Bank Governor: It's 'Not Wise' to Dismiss Cryptocurrency

The central bank of the Kingdom of Swaziland is researching cryptocurrencies, according to its governor. Speaking at an economic forum last week, Central Bank of Swaziland (CBS) chief Majozi Sithole struck an optimistic note about the technology, according to a report from the Swazi Observer. While


Snared wildebeest charges rescuer in Swaziland game reserve

This wildebeest tried to charge its rescuer after he freed her from a snare in a game reserve in Swaziland. The video, capture by the rescuer on October 28, shows the wildebeest lying on the floor, its leg caught in a snare. The rescuer decides to tie the animal's horns to avoid being hit by them w


Rescuing Africa from the Jaws of Corruption

Corruption threatens our future. Photo: ISS facebookgoogleplustwitterwhatsappviber Africa, with its estimated population of about 1,263 billion, or 16,41% of the global population, is one of the most corrupt places in the world. Corruption has been identified as the continent's greatest impediment t


Goodbye to 500ml buddy coke bottle, hello to a new smaller one

JOHANNESBURG - Coca-Cola is downsizing its bottles all in the name of better health. Come the first of November its half-a-litre bottle will be replaced by a 440ml bottle, but the price remains the same and not everyone is excited about the change. Coca-Cola says the 440ml bottle will help consumer


Could Swaziland giants Mbabane Swallows be allowed to compete in the PSL?

The Premier Soccer League (PSL) could be headed for a historic judgement should Swaziland's Mbabane Swallows go through with a bid to acquire a PSL status. Swallows have been a dominant force of Swazi football of recent years, winning a record six Swazi Premier League titles, four Swazi Cups, four S


Digital patient tracking aims to tackle TB crisis in Southern Africa

A miner in South Africa. Photo by: Jan Truter / CC BY-NC-ND GUADALAJARA, Mexico - Every year, 500,000 men travel across southern Africa to work in South Africa's mines. In doing so, they find themselves triply vulnerable to contracting tuberculosis. Mines produce high levels ofsilica dust, which re