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Africa poses critical challenge for World Bank and IMF

21 July 2019, 6:38 AM

Global heat maps of extreme poverty show Africa in deep red. And the problem will only accelerate as population on the continent grows in coming decades.

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PepsiCo plans to acquire South Africa’s Pioneer Foods

19 July 2019, 9:48 AM

PepsiCo offered a cash consideration of R110 per Pioneer Foods ordinary share, a 56.5% premium as of July 12, 2019.

Tunisian LGBT+ activist and presidential candidate Mounir Baatour works in his office in Tunis, Tunisia.

LGBT campaigner bids to become Tunisia’s first openly gay president

10 July 2019, 5:12 AM

Mounir Baatour hopes to change perceptions in the conservative North African country, where homosexuality is punishable by up to three years in jail.

Togo ruling party triumphs at first local polls in 30 years

6 July 2019, 2:49 PM

Togo’s ruling party has cruised to victory at the first local elections in 32 years in the West African nation that has been dominated by one family for decades, results said.

Botswana seeks to overturn court ruling allowing gay sex

6 July 2019, 12:01 PM

Botswana’s government will appeal a high court ruling which decriminalised homosexuality, potentially resuscitating a law that punished gay sex by up to seven years in prison.

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