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African elections during 2012

The election schedule in Sub-Saharan Africa in 2012This year looks to be a full one in terms of political elections taking place across Africa. Numerous countries will be going to the polls in 2012 including Senegal, Ghana and Angola. These elections will no doubt be watched closely by the...
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SA business culture different to rest of Africa

  South African companies should learn to adapt to the different business cultures in the rest of the continent, says Nigerian-born entrepreneur Nissi Ekpott.Nissi Ekpott“The market out in Africa is so much different than South Africa – the structure and how things work. Many...
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Cultural training - Awareness is the key to international success for companies and expats.

 One of the most important and overlooked factors for international  relocation success to foreign markets is cultural awareness.Cultural awareness refers to the ability to appreciate and learn about different cultural values and customs of a foreign country.What may be normal and...
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Guinea Bissau President Malam Bacai Sanha seriously ill

 Malam Bacai Sanha has suffered from health problems since he took office in 2009 The president of Guinea Bissau, Malam Bacai Sanha, has been admitted to hospital in Paris after becoming seriously ill, the BBC has confirmed.Mr Sanha was taken to a hospital in Senegal last week where he...
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South Africa ex-police chief Jackie Selebi loses appeal

A court in South Africa has dismissed an appeal by ex-police chief and Interpol president, Jackie Selebi, against his conviction for taking bribes from a drug dealer.Shortly after hearing the news, Selebi collapsed at home and was taken to hospital, his lawyer says.Selebi, an ex-Interpol president...
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Nigeria's thriving economy lures expats back home

By Jonah Fisher BBC News, Lagos At first glance Tunde Ogunrinde appears completely at home in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos.Armed with a winning smile, the 42 year old chats easily with the staff working behind the till at fast-food restaurant Chicken Republic.But this is all relatively new...
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Nigeria's Lamido Sanusi wins Forbes award

Lamido Sanusi has pledged to root out unethical practices in banks Nigeria's central bank governor Lamido Sanusi has been voted Africa Person of the Year by Forbes magazine.He beat five other candidates for the inaugural award - including Nobel Peace laureate Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Africa's...
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News from Africa - Egypt

Run-off elections begin across the countryEgypt will hold run-off elections for the recent first phase of the People's Assembly/National Assembly (Majlis Al-Sha'b or lower house) election. The run-off will be held in at least 52 districts across a number of governorates and regions, including the...
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News from Africa - Kenya

Flooding affecting parts of the Rift ValleyCasualties have been reported and hundreds of people have been displaced in the Marigat district of Kenya's Rift Valley Province amid ongoing flooding since 2 December. A number of roads in the area have been flooded as the Perkerra and Molo rivers have...
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News from Africa - Democratic Republic of Congo

Authorities suspend text messaging services countrywideAuthorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) suspended text messaging (SMS) services across large parts of the country for an indefinite period from 3 December in an effort to prevent the dissemination of false election results. The...
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