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Far from Ethiopia's capital, change remains a distant dream


HARAR, Ethiopia Clutching the bloodstained student ID card and post-mortem certificate of his younger brother, Abedir Jamal's elation at the huge changes underway in Ethiopia is tempered by his fear that they won't reach him.

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Platinum faces worst year since 2005 as demand nightmare continues

LONDON Platinum prices will average their lowest in more than a decade this year before a modest recovery in 2019, a Reuters poll showed on Friday, with the metal predicted to maintain its historically unusual discount to palladium.

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Harnessing the enemy: as crops dry, Malawi turns to solar irrigation

ZOMBA, Malawi (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As climate change brings longer droughts, farmers in eastern Malawi's already dry Lake Chilwa basin are seeing an ever-more-frequent disaster: maize wilting or drying completely, leaving families hungry.

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Golf: Molinari plots course through the mayhem to win Open

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland Francesco Molinari kept the coolest head in Carnoustie as he steered a steady course through a wild afternoon of nailbiting tension at the British Open on Sunday to become the first Italian major champion. | Video

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South Africa's Eskom in talks with government over firm's headcount

JOHANNESBURG South African power utility Eskom said on Monday it was in discussions with the government to look at the cash-strapped firm's headcount in effort to boost productivity.

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Berlin locals, drug dealers meet over migrancy as welcome wavers

BERLIN (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Dog walkers, cyclists and doting parents all enjoy Berlin's Gorlitzer Park. Everyone goes about their business, including the drug dealers - many of them migrants from west Africa - who work the park gates, seeking out potential customers.

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South Africa's power utility Eskom swings into loss

JOHANNESBURG South Africa's struggling state-run power firm Eskom reported a 2.3 billion rand ($171 million) loss on Monday, underlining the enormity of the task facing President Cyril Ramaphosa, who has pledged to turn the company around.

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PayU buys Israeli payment technology firm Zooz

TEL AVIV Online payment company PayU, a subsidiary of Naspers , said on Monday it agreed to acquire Israeli payment technology provider Zooz to support its expansion in high-growth markets.

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Petra shares drop after it cuts 2019 diamond production forecast

Petra Diamonds Ltd forecast lower-than-estimated production for 2019 after reporting 2018 output at the bottom end of its previously guided range, sending its shares down more than 8 percent on Monday.

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Too poor for periods, Zimbabwe's girls rely on rags, paper, leaves

MAKONDE, Zimbabwe (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When her monthly period comes, 17-year-old Maria Chaodza dismantles a home-made pillowcase and picks out pieces of its worn stuffing - an old, cloth rug - which she uses in place of the sanitary pad she cannot afford.

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Islamic State announces death of one of its Egypt branch leaders

CAIRO A local leader of Islamic State's branch in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula has been killed, the group and a security source said on Sunday.

Jul 22 2018