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Catch up on all the important stories happening in Africa today. Tune into Cape Talk radio every weekday at 5:25 - 5:30am as Africa.com News Editor, Sokhu Sibiya, joins presenter Abongile Nzelenzele for The Africa Report to chat about the positive top stories in Africa. LATEST PODCAST We introduce you to Zungueira Run, the latest game craze  set in Angola where players take on the character of zungueira vendor Mana Augustina; and [...]

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#1 – There’s A New Tea On The Kenyan Market

Kenya is the world’s third largest tea producer. Nearly all of that tea is grown for export and nearly all of it is black tea. But Kenya has been branching out into a new variety, purple tea, hailed by some for its superior health benefits. Read More >> Source: Voice Of America

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#2 – Journalist Arrested For Doing His Job In Somalia

Al Jazeera journalist Hamza Mohamed has been detained by Somali security agents in the capital Mogadishu. Mohamed, a British national, was arrested on Tuesday afternoon along with a driver, fixer and cameraman. Read More >> Source: Al Jazeera

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#3 – What Kind Of Endorsements Should Feminists Do?

Nigerian writer Chimamanda Adichie has taken what may seem like an unusual gig for one of the world’s most popular contemporary feminist voices: representing a drugstore makeup brand. Read More >> Source: Quartz Africa

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#4 – “Safari” Shines A Light On The World Of Trophy Hunting

Despite outrage after the killing of Cecil the lion, in Zimbabwe, in Namibia, it's an industry that refuses to die. Hunters, mainly tourists, pay huge fees for a license to shoot big and rare African fauna. Read More >> Source: CNN

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#5 – Somaliland Hopes Brexit Will Yield Results For Its Soverignty Goals

The government of Somaliland believes the impending split marks a pivotal moment, one that will free the UK to grant the self-declared state the international recognition it has been seeking for more than 25 years. Read More >> Source: The Guardian

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#6 – MTN And Nigeria At Loggerheads

MTN Group Ltd. shares slumped to a six-year low after a Nigerian lawmaker claimed the wireless carrier may have illegally moved more than the previously estimated $14 billion out of the country, citing early findings from an investigation into the allegation. Read More >> Source: Bloomberg

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#7 – Will This Woman Take Mozambique’s Gas Ambitions Further?

President Filipe Nyusi has appointed businesswoman Leticia Klemens as his new energy minister. Read More >> Source: CNBC Africa

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#8 – You Won’t Fly On Angola Airlines With Your Samsung

TAAG Angola Airlines has with immediate effect banned the use on its flights of the Samsung S7 Edge and Galaxy Note 7 saying there were fire danger risks associated with the transportation and use of these devices. Read More >> Source: eNCA

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#9 – Who Will Be The Next AU Commissioner?

African Union (AU) chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma Three new candidates have joined the race for the position of AU Commission chair, while two candidates from the first round in July have decided to try again. Read More >> Source: Business Day Live

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