Africa: South Africa
Ford started manufacturing the Ford Kuga in 2008.  By JEAN-PIERRE MULLER (AFP)

Ford Recalls 4,500 Cars In S.africa After Fires

Monday, January 16, 2017 Pretoria (AFP) - US motor giant Ford on Monday recalled 4,500 1.6-litre Kuga cars in South Africa after nearly 40 incidents in which vehicles were reported to have burst into flames. Over recent years, the SUV model has been the focus of repeated accounts in South Africa of spontaneous fires taki ...
Ford started manufacturing the Ford Kuga in 2008.  By JEAN-PIERRE MULLER (AFP)

Ford announces recall of Kuga cars in S. Africa after fires

Monday, January 16, 2017 Pretoria (AFP) - US motor giant Ford announced Monday the recall of 4,500 1.6-litre Kuga cars in South Africa over safety fears, after nearly 40 incidents in which vehicles were reported to have burst into flames. We are now announcing a voluntary safety recall of the Kuga 1.6, Ford South Afric ...

Sri Lanka Kusal Mendis strikes the ball during the third Test between South Africa and Sri Lanka on January 14, 2017 at Wanderers Cricket Stadium in Johannesburg.  By Marco Longari (AFP)

Sri Lanka forced to follow on in South Africa Test

Saturday, January 14, 2017 Johannesburg (AFP) - Sri Lanka were forced to follow on after South Africa's fast bowlers sent them tumbling to 131 all out on the third day of the third and final Test at the Wanderers Stadium on Saturday. Trailing by 295 runs, Sri Lanka's second innings started badly when Kaushal Silva was caug ...
Sri Lanka Kusal Mendis strikes the ball during the third Test between South Africa and Sri Lanka on January 14, 2017 at Wanderers Cricket Stadium in Johannesburg.  By Marco Longari (AFP)

Sri Lanka 131 all out in South Africa Test

Saturday, January 14, 2017 Johannesburg (AFP) - South Africa's fast bowlers sent Sri Lanka tumbling to 131 all out on the third day of the third and final Test at the Wanderers Stadium on Saturday. Sri Lanka were able to add only 51 runs to their overnight total of 80 for four. South Africa decided to enforce the follow on ...
President of Gabon, Ali Bongo Ondimba, visits the Stade de l'Amitie Sino-gabonaise Stadium in Libreville on January 13, 2017, on the eve of the opening game of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, Gabon vs Guinea Bissau.  By GABRIEL BOUYS (AFP)

Gabon pin hopes on Aubameyang as Africa Cup of Nations begins

Saturday, January 14, 2017 Libreville (AFP) - The Africa Cup of Nations gets underway in Gabon on Saturday afternoon as the hosts, spearheaded by the brilliant Pierre-Emerick Aubemayang, face minnows Guinea-Bissau in the tournament's opening game in Libreville. The Panthers, coached by veteran Spaniard Jose Antonio Camacho ...
Zimbabwe's national football team ('The Warriors') players attend a training session at the National Sports Stadium in Harare, on January 6, 2017, ahead of the upcoming 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon.  By Jekesai Njikizana (AFP/File)

Cash row sours Zimbabwe's Africa Cup build-up

Saturday, January 14, 2017 Harare (AFP) - Zimbabwe have endured a troubled run-up to the Africa Cup of Nations, with players refusing to attend a farewell gala and missing scheduled flights to the tournament in a dispute over pay. The Warriors , who have all now arrived in Gabon, look to overcome their minnows status in t ...

Commodity Prices Crash Hits Africa....Volatile Global Financial Markets And Weaknesses In Global Growth To Blame

Friday, January 13, 2017 Just three years ago, most of the world rsquo;s fastest-growing economies were in Africa, among them Angola, Chad, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda and Sierra Leone. A middle class was emerging, led by young, tech-savvy entrepreneurs who bought flashy cars, new houses and the latest smartpho ...
South Africa's Kagiso Rabada (centre) celebrates the wicket of Sri Lanka's Kusal Mendis during the third Test in Johannesburg on January 13, 2017.  By MARCO LONGARI (AFP)

Sri Lanka in familiar trouble against South Africa in 3rd Test

Friday, January 13, 2017 Johannesburg (AFP) - Vernon Philander and Kagiso Rabada plunged Sri Lanka into familiar trouble when they both took two wickets on the second day of the third and final Test against South Africa at the Wanderers Stadium on Friday. Sri Lanka were 80 for four when bad light ended play for the day, ...
Sri Lanka batsman Dimuth Karunaratne leaves after having been caught out by South Africa Quinton de Kock on January 13, 2017.  By Marco Longari (AFP)

Sri Lanka show resolve in South Africa Test after early wicket

Friday, January 13, 2017 Johannesburg (AFP) - Dimuth Karunaratne was out in the first over of the Sri Lankan innings after South Africa were bowled out for 426 on the second day of the third and final Test at the Wanderers Stadium on Friday. Sri Lanka were 46 for one at tea, with Kaushal Silva and Kusal Mendis showing re ...
Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland looks at the ball on the 15th green during the BMW South African Open at Glendower Golf Club on January 12, 2017 in Johannesburg.  By CHRISTIAAN KOTZE (AFP)

McIlroy trails by one in South Africa

Thursday, January 12, 2017 Johannesburg (AFP) - Several superb second-nine recoveries helped world number two Rory McIlroy fire a first-round 67 in the South African Open Thursday to trail leaders Trevor Fisher junior and Keith Horne by one shot. Experimenting with clubs from three manufacturers after previous supplier Nik ...
 António Guterres

UN, African Union Commission Appoints Jeremiah Kingsley Mamabolo Of South Africa Acting Joint Special Representative For Darfur

Thursday, January 12, 2017 United Nations Secretary-General Ant oacute;nio Guterres and African Union Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma announced today the appointment of Jeremiah Nyamane Kingsley Mamabolo of South Africa as Acting Joint Special Representative for Darfur and Head of the African Union-United Nat ...

International SOS Acquires International Health Solutions From Europ Assistance

Thursday, January 12, 2017 Johannesburg, January, 2017; Europ Assistance has sold its International Health Solutions (IHS) affiliate to International SOS. International SOS is acquiring the African medical onsite service business of Europ Assistance, with a presence in countries such as Angola, Chad and Niger. IHS s ...

Talking to Africa: New Book Explores Differences in PR Approachesin Major African Markets

Thursday, January 12, 2017 JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 12 January 2017,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- A new e-book released this week, Talking to Africa: Considering Culture in Communications for a Complex Continent, argues that communications and public relations in Africa are not a one-size-fits-all exercise. Mimi ...
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