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Bafana Bafana arrives for Eagles clash

Bafana Bafana

The South Africa Football Association (SAFA) has confirmed that the Bafana Bafana delegation will fly into Lagos on Wednesday, and would immediately connect a flight to Uyo for the African Nations Cup encounter to be held at the Godwill Akpabio International Stadium. The last outing between the two teams was a friendly match at the Mombola Stadium, Newspring, two years ...

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Super Eagles arrives Uyo for South Africa

Super Eagles

Nigeria’s senior national football team, the Super Eagles, is expected to to leave Abuja to Uyo in Akwa Ibom State on Monday, June 5, 2017 as camp opens for the African Cup of Nations qualifier against South Africa. The Eagles began camping on Saturday as the team prepares to face the Bafana Bafana of South Africa at the Godswill Akpabio ...

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Lions escape from South Africa’s Kruger National Park


Armed South African wildlife rangers and police scoured farmland around a small town near the Mozambican border on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 for five lions that escaped from the country’s main national park. The animals broke free from the Kruger National Park on Monday morning close to Komatipoort, a community of about 5,000 people. “We believe it is five lions, ...

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AFCON: NFF insists Mikel must play against S/Africa


The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has said that former Chelsea midfielder, John Mikel Obi, will be sufficiently recovered to play as Nigeria takes on South Africa in an African Cup of Nations qualifier next month. The Super Eagles skipper under went surgery in England on the 29th of last month and was expected to be out of action for a ...

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Monsanto’s GM drought-tolerant maize challenged in South African court


The African Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) has lodged an appeal to the High Court of South Africa to overturn decisions of the GMO authority, the GMO Appeal Board and the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, to commercialise Monsanto’s genetically modified (GM) drought tolerant (DT) maize seed. More than 25 000 concerned citizens have signed petitions and submitted objections in ...

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South African court lifts ban on trade in rhino horns


South Africa’s constitutional court on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 rejected an attempt by the government to keep a ban on the domestic trade in rhino horns. This is the outcome of a long legal battle with John Hume, the world’s largest rhino breeder. The ruling that the application be dismissed means that rhino horns can effectively be traded in the ...

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Cricket team leaves for South Africa


About 16 Nigerian Cricket players and officials have departed the country for South Africa, ahead of the International Cricket Council African division one qualifiers. The senior men national team has been in camp for over a month in preparation for the qualifiers. Before their departure, the captain of the team, Chimezie Ewuzurinke, said the team was ready to give the ...

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South Africa’s top five retailers committed to renewable energy vision, says Greenpeace


South Africa’s top five retailers (Pick n Pay, Massmart, Spar, Woolworths and Shoprite) have a major role to play in shaping sustainable growth in the energy sector and need to champion South Africa’s transition to 100% renewable energy, according to a report launched on Tuesday by Greenpeace Africa. The report, titled “Shopping Clean – Retailers and Renewable Energy”, marks the launch of ...

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BASIC countries commit to sign Paris Agreement


The BASIC countries, a bloc of four newly industrialised nations comprising Brazil, South Africa, India and China, have committed to signing the Paris climate change agreement on 22 April in New York. The bloc, formed by an agreement on 28 November 2009, made the submission on Thursday (7 April 2016) at a Joint Statement issued at the close of the two-day ...

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Senegal ratifies Nagoya Protocol, SA issues compliance certificate


Senegal has ratified the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilisation, making it the 32nd African nation to do so, and the 73rd country in the world. The Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilisation to ...

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