Latest News July 22, 2015

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  • South Africa: Huguenot Tunnel Closed After Winds Overturn Trucks
    [News24Wire] The Huguenot Tunnel on the N1 in the Western Cape was closed after strong winds overturned four trucks near the tunnel on Tuesday, provincial traffic chief Kenny Africa said.
  • South Africa: Dear Starbucks, Welcome to South Africa, a Place of Really Good Coffee
    [Daily Maverick] The arrival of the head of Global Coffee Imperialism will be a shot in the arm for the local industry, leaving it far healthier and more egalitarian. By DAVID DONDE.
  • South Africa: Ryder On the Storm – MTN-Qhubeka's Honcho Gets Candid
    [Daily Maverick] They’ve won a stage. They’re second in the team standings. And now, Doug Ryder, the Tour de France’s newly anointed strategic genius, is about to make like Hannibal and storm the Alps. But as the Tour takes a break before those gruesome mountain stages, Ryder made the time to chat to Daily Maverick. By RICHARD POPLAK.
  • Nigeria: We Can Negotiate for Chibok Girls' Release – Buhari
    [Leadership] President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the federal government is ready to negotiate for the release of Chibok girls with Boko Haram if the leadership of the group is credible.
  • Burundi: 'I Don't Know If Elections Will Bring My Family Back'
    [IRIN] Bujumbura -The presidential election finally took place today. Across the country, according to state radio and other stations still on the air, things are fine.
  • Nigeria: Insurgency – Nigeria Borrows U.S.$2.1 Billion to Rebuild North East
    [Vanguard] Abuja -President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the World Bank for unfolding a package which would see it spending 2.1 billion dollars in rebuilding ravaged North-eastern part of Nigeria occasioned by Boko Haram insurgency.
  • Kenya: Open Letter to Barack Obama
    [The Star] First of all Mr President, please allow me to tell you how your wife Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States, reminds me so much of my late Aunty Damaris — a gorgeously tall black woman who was extremely comfortable in her own dark skin. Flotus epitomises what it means to be a hardworking, graceful, elegant and beautiful black woman in these present times and she does it with such enviable poise the entire world has no choice but to stand in awe at her perfection. My Aunty Damaris was pretty much
  • Nigeria: I'm Alive, Jonathan's Former Security Chief Says
    [Leadership] The Chief Security Officer (CSO) to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Mr. Gordon Obua yesterday told Nigerians and the world at large that he is hale and hearty and is being treated with dignity by the management and staff of Department of State Security Services (DSS).
  • Africa: Has Africa Benefitted From First Black Man in White House?
    [The Star] Our writer Njonjo Kihuria delves into President Barack Obama’s Africa policy and argues that the chance for the leader of the free world to do something for the continent is now

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