Latest News February 28, 2016

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  • Africa: Gianni Infantino Elected FIFA President
    [SAFA] Gianni Infantino has today been elected as the President of FIFA for the remainder of the current term of office (until 2019) by the Extraordinary FIFA Congress held in Zurich.He was elected as the ninth FIFA President after the second ballot with 115 of 207 total votes. In line with the FIFA Statutes, the mandate of the new FIFA President started after the conclusion of the Congress.
  • Cote d'Ivoire: Toure Powered City Cruise Past Dynamo Kyiv
    [RFI] Manchester City shook off woeful domestic form to beat Dynamo Kyiv 3-1 in the first leg of their Round of 16 Champions League match in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev last night. A stunning left foot strike by Yaya Toure in the second half was the icing on the cake for City which scored two goals in the first half.
  • South Africa: Cape Town Man Dies in Fire
    [News24Wire] One man was killed in another fire in Cape Town, this time at the Burundi informal settlement, the city’s emergency services said.
  • South Africa: Four Killed in Cape Town Crash
    [News24Wire] Four people were killed and another two seriously injured when their vehicle crashed into a concrete barrier in Cape Town early on Sunday, a traffic official said.
  • Zimbabwe: No Plans to Settle in Zim – Hugh Masekela
    [Zimbabwe Standard] INTERNATIONALLY acclaimed trumpeter, singer and songwriter, Hugh Masekela has rubbished reports that he is considering settling in Zimbabwe.
  • Zimbabwe: Mugabe's Masvingo Feast of Shame
    [Zimbabwe Standard] President Robert Mugabe celebrated his 92nd birthday in the drought-stricken province of Masvingo yesterday where guests were treated to an obscene feast after struggling companies were coerced to donate towards the event.
  • Somalia: Car Bombs, Gunfire Kill More Than 20 People in Mogadishu
    [Shabelle] On Friday night at around 7:45 p.m., a powerful explosion followed by heavy gunfire heard in most parts of Mogadishu, the Somali capital, officials said.
  • Africa: How South Africa's Media Deny the Country's Youth a Voice
    [The Conversation Africa] During the transition to democracy in the early 1990s, the media in South Africa underwent a shift in their operations and understanding of what their role in society was to become.
  • Zimbabwe: Lavish Parties Planned As Zimbabwe's Mugabe Turns 92
    [Al Jazeera] The world’s oldest leader, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, is set to host lavish celebrations to mark his 92nd birthday at a time of severe drought and increasing friction over his succession.

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