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South African death toll in TB Joshua church collapse in Nigeria rises

The number of South Africans who died after a building collapsed in Lagos, Nigeria last Friday has risen to 84, an envoy has said.

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Cote d'Ivoire: Audit of no-bid contracts reveals widespread abuse

President Alassane Ouattara's government has maintained that the no-bid deals are necessary to allow reconstruction to move forward quicklyMost of Ivory Coast's no-bid government deals contravene regulations and should have been opened up to bidding, an audit by the public procurement watchdog showed on Thursday, echoing growing donor concern over the contracts.

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Mali to boost funding and policing of artisanal gold mining

Photo@ReutersMaliminingMali plans to boost funding opportunities for its artisanal miners and to improve the policing of a sector that produces about a third of the country's gold exports, officials said at the start of a mining reform meeting.

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Ghana's human rights, anti-corruption commissioner in murky rent deal

CHRAJ Commissioner, Lauretta LampteyA commissioner in Ghana's Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice has been accused of living in a hotel for three years, where she spent $203,500 for her lodgings.

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South Africa sends forensic unit to Nigeria in church collapse search

The South African government has sent a specialised forensic unit to Nigeria to help identify its national who died after a guesthouse at the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) collapsed.

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World Bank: Ebola could drain billions of dollars from African economies

The largest-ever outbreak of Ebola could drain billions of dollars from economies in West Africa by the end of next year if the epidemic is not contained, the World Bank said in an analysis on Wednesday.

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