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28 min ago | Mail & Guardian

How the US and South Africa became friends again

SA's reaction to Kebby Maphatsoe's CIA comments is a far cry from the tense relationship with the US under Thabo Mbeki, writes Verashni Pillay. The realisation of the US's economic importance to South Africa is one of the factors that has changed the relationship between the two countries.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

State Department

Speeches: The Benefits of Space Security for Development in Africa

It is an honor to be here at COSTECH and to have the opportunity to speak with you. This is my first time visiting Tanzania, so it is a real pleasure to be with you today.

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Examiner.com

New York Aquarium

New York Aquarium is not just rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy. It is actually renovating.

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Cape Gazette

Each semester, Delaware Technical Community College offers the Global Understanding Series ...

The first Owens Campus Global Understanding Series event was Art Around the World. Shown , Valeriano Canastuj, a web development student; Allison Castellanos, Language Department instructor; and Loren Harmon, an agribusiness management student, follow the instructions for Russian Hohloma painting.

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Jalopnik

San Diego's Airport Won't Allow 'Stinky' Cab Drivers

Cab drivers in San Diego are upset that they're being subject to body odor tests as one of the criteria that they have to pass in order to work from San Diego's Lindbergh Field. They're saying the rule is prejudicial and discriminatory.

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Brandon Sun

Ex-Brandon couple opens adventure lodge in Africa

Shirley and Darryl Peters, who lived in Brandon until 1999, fulfilled a decades-long dream of moving to Africa in 2009 and have opened an adventure lodge in Tanzania. From the harsh winter plains of Manitoba, a couple decided to give up everything to move to the mountainous country of Tanzania.

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CNN

Durban: The coolest city in S. Africa you've never seen

One of uShaka's attractions is the Cargo Hold restaurant, where diners eat while sharks look on, possibly licking their lips. One million South Africans flock to Durban's beaches every summer.

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News Times

US works to step up Ebola aid, but is it enough?

In this Sept. 9, 2014 file photo, Valor Christian High School sophomore and volunteer Paige Kula loads a pallet with medical supplies bound for Sierra Leone to combat Ebola, inside the warehouse of Project C.U.R.E., in Centennial, Colo.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

National Journal

Small Farm Program Paying Big Dividends

World Food Program USA President and CEO Rick Leach congratulates Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow on receiving the group's McGovern-Dole Leadership Award. Fresh from a research trip to Africa, Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow last Wednesday received the McGovern-Dole Leadership Award from the World Food Program USA, a private-sector group set up to promote the World Food Program, the United Nations agency that distributes food aid.

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The Fresno Bee

A virus hunter faces the big one: Ebola

That's his thing. The 37-year-old American loves chasing dangerous pathogens, studying them in secure labs or searching for them in jungles where the microbes lurk.

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Iol.co.za

Pretoria Zoo increases security

The Pretoria Zoo on Sunday said it had insured that security measures have been increased in the wake of two crimes committed in its proximity. "We are aware of two cases of crime-related incidents involving visitors outside the Zoo and all measures are in place to avoid any further possible incidents," Zoo spokesman Craig Allenby said in a statement.

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Channelnewsasia.com

Limited impact of Ebola on Singapore companies

Olam International, which operates in more than 20 African countries, has tasked its senior managers to look into measures to protect health and safety. Another company Tolaram Group, which makes instant noodles, has sought advice from medical experts.

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Air Force Times

Air Force expects high op tempo for Europe rotations

Capt. Sean McKee meets with Polish paratroopers in April before they conduct low-level jumps during training at Powidz Air Base, Poland. The Air Force has spent the last 20 years reducing its footprint in Europe, but the last six months of Russian military aggression, among other world events, could force the service to rethink that strategy.

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Iol.co.za

Nakasa 'no longer a native of nowhere'

A "Native of Nowhere" is now back home, resting among his people. Fifty years after his death in New York, anti-apartheid journalist Nat Ndazana Nakasa has found his final resting place, in the area he grew up in, buried alongside renowned Struggle heroes.

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New Vision

UTB partners with Golf club to woo tourists

No sport draws crowds of the world's most extravagant spenders like golf. It is with this in mind that Uganda Tourism Board has positioned itself to utilise golf as an avenue to promote Uganda's tourism.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

ABC News

Polota-Nau and Bethem latest victims of Wallabies injury curse

Australia hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau and winger Peter Betham are likely to miss the next round of the Rugby Championship because of injury, further depleting Ewen McKenzie's resources in the areas he can least afford it. Polota-Nau was rushed back from a knee injury for Saturday's 32-25 victory over Argentina on the Gold Coast but ended the evening hobbling around the Robina Stadium on crutches with an ankle problem.

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Vanguard

Eaglets set to battle Ebola frightened Gabonese

Nigeria's under-17 team,the Golden Eaglets landed in Libreville, Saturday for the African Under- 17 championship qualifier and are ready to punish their Gabonese opponents who subjected them to a harrowing travel ordeal, because of concerns for the Ebola virus running riot in West Africa. The match was scheduled for Saturday, but Gabonese officials ordered the Eaglets not to fly into their country, after the delegation had boarded an aircraft in Lome, Togo.

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Voice of America

Ebola Has Devastating Impact on Children in Liberia

Health workers place the body of a man, whom they suspect of dying of the Ebola virus, inside a plastic body bag as a small crowd watches in Monrovia, Liberia, Sept. 4, 2014.

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New Vision

New Big Brother house found, show starts Oct 5

A new Big Brother house has been found in Johannesburg, South Africa, following a devastating fire that gutted the original one on September 2. M-Net and Big Brother producers Endemol have confirmed that with this development, Season Nine of the hit reality TV show will commence on October 5, dubbed Big Brother Hotshots. The show was meant to kick off on September 7, with contestants from 12 African countries already holed up in different hotels in Johannesburg waiting to enter the house.

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AllAfrica.com

West Africa: Airlines Cut West Africa Flights, Delay Ebola Aid

The Ebola crisis in West Africa has closed borders and international airlines have cut flights to the area, but some say the measures aimed at controlling the outbreak also are holding up humanitarian aid deliveries. Senegal and Ivory Coast have closed airports to planes coming from Ebola-affected countries, and many airlines have cut services to the capitals of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia despite World Health Organization calls to keep air traffic moving.

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