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Pope Gives Sleeping Bags to Homeless

Daily Beast - ‎1 hour ago‎
What did Pope Francis do to celebrate his 78th birthday Thursday? The pontiff marked the day by ordering the distribution of hundreds of sleeping bags to homeless people in Rome.

Russian Crisis Creeps Into Europe on Ruble Rout, Economic Slump

Bloomberg - ‎1 hour ago‎
Russia's financial crisis is slowly yet surely spilling into Europe. From the Swiss central bank's decision today to impose its first negative deposit rate since the 1970s to repel inflows of rubles and Bayerische Motoren Werke AG shifting cars that were destined ...

Scuffles and fighting breaks out inside Kenyan Parliament

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎1 hour ago‎
Kenya's parliament erupted into chaos on Thursday after opposition members tore up the day's order papers in protest against a controversial security bill.

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras. Source: Getty Images

The Australian (blog) - ‎3 hours ago‎
GREECE'S high-stakes presidential election went into a second round yesterday after parliament failed to pick a head of state in a first ballot, fuelling concerns about fiscal reforms.

Love affair leads to bloodbath in Mangwe

Nehanda Radio - ‎9 hours ago‎
PLUMTREE - An extra-marital affair between a 34-year-old woman and her domestic worker ended in tragedy after the man brutally axed her to death and then committed suicide at her homestead in Mangwe.

Analysis: The status of the vice presidents

New Zimbabwe.com - ‎11 hours ago‎
WHAT was the relationship, if any, of the former Vice President Dr. J. Mujuru with the Parliament of Zimbabwe as at 11 September 2013 when she became the Vice President?

Armed groups recruit 10000 child soldiers in Central African Republic: NGO

TODAYonline - ‎1 hour ago‎
DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Up to 10,000 children have been recruited by armed groups during the conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR) despite a U.N.

ASSEMBLY REMOVES RT HON DR ZZIWA FROM OFFICE

StarAfrica.com - ‎2 hours ago‎
ARUSHA, Tanzania, 17 December 2014 / PRN Africa / - EALA has this afternoon voted to remove Rt. Hon Dr. Margaret Nantongo Zziwa from office.

Obanikoro Takes Lagos PDP To Court

CHANNELS TELEVISION - ‎2 hours ago‎
Obanikoro The former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro has dragged his party; the Peoples Democratic Party (Lagos) to court over the recently conducted Lagos PDP governorship primary.

Progress on Limpopo textbook deliveries - department

Mail & Guardian Online - ‎3 hours ago‎
The basic education department reports that Limpopo textbook deliveries are on track, with pupils set to receive their materials on time.

Merkel's (and Europe's) Foreign Policy at the Crossroads

Carnegie Europe - ‎4 hours ago‎
If European leaders weaken their sanctions on Russia, they will destroy any chance of doing foreign policy and strategy. Related Topics.

Maman S. Sidikou welcomes appointment of Somali PM

Diplomat News Network - ‎3 hours ago‎
Mogadishu ( DIPLOMAT.SO) - The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia, Ambassador Maman S. Sidikou has welcomed the appointment of Mr. Omar Abdirashid Sharmarke as Somalia's new Prime ...

Zimbabwe sack head coach Stephen Mangongo just eight weeks before World ...

EIN News Zimbabwe - ‎1 hour ago‎
It's not just about press release distribution, it's about effectiveness. We are both a destination (EIN Newsdesk) and a distributor (EIN Presswire) for news.

Indian Geosynchronous rocket blasts off for test flight

RT - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully tested the atmospheric re-entry of an unmanned crew module with the launch of its Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-MkIII) in Sriharikota on Thursday.

Oil rises 2% to US$62 as energy firms slash investments

THE BUSINESS TIMES - ‎1 hour ago‎
[LONDON] Brent crude rose 2 per cent to above US$62 a barrel on Thursday, extending a rebound from five-year lows this week as oil's six-month price rout forced more energy firms to cut investments in new production.

Barrick Suspends Zambia Copper Mine on Royalty Increase

Bloomberg - ‎1 hour ago‎
Barrick Gold Corp. (ABX), the world's biggest producer of the metal, will start shutting down production at its Zambian operation after the southern African country tripled mining royalties.

Nigerian central bank intervenes to prop up sliding naira

Reuters Africa - ‎1 hour ago‎
LAGOS (Reuters) - Nigeria's central bank intervened again to prop up the naira on Thursday after its efforts to stamp out speculation by barring commercial banks from holding dollars failed to prevent the currency hitting another record low.

Online privacy to remain thorny issue: survey

Times LIVE - ‎1 hour ago‎
Online privacy will remain a thorny issue over the next decade, without a widely accepted system that balances user rights and personal data collection, a survey of experts showed Thursday.

Micromax online brand Yu launches smartphone for Rs. 8999

The Hindu - ‎2 hours ago‎
Yu, the new brand from domestic handset maker Micromax, on Thursday launched its first device named Yureka. The 4G device comes with Cyanogen operating system and is priced at Rs 8,999.

Why the BlackBerry Classic is critical to the new BlackBerry

CNET - ‎2 hours ago‎
The BlackBerry Classic, as its name implies, is a throwback to the company's glory days of old. But the smartphone plays an important role in what BlackBerry hopes to be.

LG Tips WebOS 2.0 TVs Ahead of CES

PC Magazine - ‎1 hour ago‎
LG Electronics has big plans for the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show—big-screen plans, that is. The company said today that it will unveil new TVs featuring its newest webOS 2.0 Smart TV platform at the show.

No Funding With Conditions, Ibumba Fest Organisers

AllAfrica.com - ‎11 hours ago‎
IBUMBA International Festival will not accept sponsorship from corporates that are pushing a certain agenda, which is against the founding values of the arts fiesta, organisers said this week.

Zimbabwe coach sacked with two months to go until World Cup

Sports Mole - ‎38 minutes ago‎
Zimbabwe sack head coach Stephen Mandongo after five months in charge and two months ahead of the World Cup. By Charlie Bennett, Reporter Filed: Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 14:53 UK.

Crocker invited to Patriot All-America Tournament

NewsDay - ‎6 hours ago‎
UNITED States-based Zimbabwean amateur golfer Sean Crocker is one of 84 players invited to participate in the Patriot All-America Tournament to be held during the week of December 26-31 at The Wigwam in Litchfield Park, Arizona.

Zimbabwean referees snubbed for Afcon

NewsDay - ‎7 hours ago‎
The Confederation of African Football (Caf) yesterday unveiled the list of the referees who will officiate at the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Equatorial Guinea, and for the umpteenth time, there will be no Zimbabwean representative at the football ...

Baby elephant export plan in Zimbabwe raised international outcry

CT Australia - ‎1 hour ago‎
The news about Zimbabwe's act of capturing numerous baby elephants from the wild and plans of exportation has alarmed conservationists, elevating new questions regarding the existing policies that govern the live elephant's trade.

SpaceX delays space station cargo run till early January

CBC.ca - ‎1 hour ago‎
Space Exploration Technologies is delaying the planned launch on Friday of an unmanned Falcon 9 rocket, which will carry a cargo ship to the International Space Station for NASA, to early January, officials said on Thursday.

Letter: Revenue-neutral carbon tax benefits Americans, citizens of the world and ...

NJ.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
Coming on the heels of the China-U.S. agreement limiting carbon emissions, it is welcome news indeed that 196 nations at the U.N. Climate Conference in Lima, Peru, have agreed to submit detailed domestic plans over the next six months to achieve similar ...

Doctors Approach Court Over Salary Dispute

AllAfrica.com - ‎10 hours ago‎
THE Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA) says it will Thursday file an urgent High Court application challenging the government's decision to deduct salaries for all junior doctors who participated in the November strike.

Travellers endure 12 hours at Beitbridge Border

NewsDay - ‎4 hours ago‎
Commuters travelling from South Africa for the festive season are waiting as long as 12 hours before crossing the Beitbridge border post.
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