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Mar 24, 2018 at 06:52 o\clock

Reuters.com | Africa

WASHINGTON John Bolton, U.S. President Donald Trump's new national security adviser, said Trump should insist that any meeting he holds with North Korea's leader must be focused squarely on how to eliminate that country's nuclear weapons program as quickly as possible.

Mar 23 2018

TREBES, France French officials hailed the bravery of a gendarme who was severely wounded after swapping himself for a hostage held by a gunman during a deadly siege of a supermarket.



Mar 23 2018

TREBES, France Christian Guibbert described how he walked into the middle of a hostage-taking at his local supermarket on Friday and escaped only after the attacker yelling "God is greatest" in Arabic lunged at him with a knife.

Mar 23 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A British charity's decision to move away from celebrity-fronted fundraising appeals for Africa has been praised as daring by the aid watchdog that helped trigger the move, and which had branded an ad starring singer Ed Sheeran as "poverty tourism".

Mar 23 2018





Mar 23 2018

https://www.reuters.com/places/africa

Mar 18, 2018 at 16:01 o\clock

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Mar 14, 2018 at 05:45 o\clock

Ghana and Zimbabwe Students Scoop Top Honours at 5th Edition of DStv Eutelsat Star Awards Organised by MultiChoice Africa and Eutelsat

JOHANNESBURG & NAIROBI & PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Regulatory News:



Eutelsat Communications (Paris:ETL):



The winners of this year's DStv Eutelsat Star Awards were

announced tonight during a ceremony held in Nairobi, Kenya, that also

celebrated rising student interest in science and technology.





The keynote speaker was Kenya's Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of

ICT, Hon. Joe Mucheru who said: "It is important to note that His

Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta and his government is determined to

promote holistic development of the country covering all sectors with

particular focus on leveraging science and technology in the delivery of

services in all sectors of the economy including ICT and education.

Therefore, it is gratifying to note the effort by both MultiChoice

Africa and Eutelsat in ensuring that we nurture interest and build

capacities in science and technology."

About the DStv Eutelsat Star Awards

In 2010 MultiChoice Africa and Eutelsat combined their expertise to

initiate an annual pan-African student competition called the DStv

Eutelsat Star Awards. The DStv Eutelsat Star Awards encourages 14-19

year-old students to write an essay or design a poster on a

satellite-related topic. Country winners from across Africa then compete

in the overall awards for a trip to the Eutelsat facilities in Paris,

with the essay winner travelling onwards to witness a live rocket

launch. Runners-up win a trip to South Africa as guests of MultiChoice

Africa and the South African National Space Agency at Hartebeesthoek.

Schools attended by the overall winners also receive a DStv

installation, including dish, television, state-of-the-art PVR decoder

and free access to the DStv Education Bouquet. Winners at national

levels win prizes such as computers or tablets.

About Eutelsat Communications

Established in 1977, Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL, ISIN

code: FR0010221234) is one of the world's leading and most experienced

operators of communications satellites. The company provides capacity on

40 satellites to clients that include broadcasters and broadcasting

associations, pay-TV operators, video, data and Internet service

providers, enterprises and government agencies. Eutelsat's satellites

provide ubiquitous coverage of Europe, the Middle East, Africa,

Asia-Pacific and the Americas, enabling video, data, broadband and

government communications to be established irrespective of a user's

location. Headquartered in Paris, with offices and teleports around the

globe, Eutelsat represents a workforce of 1,000 men and women from 37

countries who are experts in their fields and work with clients to

deliver the highest quality of service.

For more about Eutelsat please visit www.eutelsat.com

About MultiChoice Africa

MultiChoice Africa Limited ("MultiChoice Africa") is a leading video

entertainment service provider with over twenty years' digital

television experience. The company provides premium video entertainment

for subscribers in 49 sub-Saharan African countries and its adjacent

Indian Ocean islands. For over two decades, MultiChoice has positively

impacted the television production and creative industries while

creating employment and empowering small businesses in related

industries, from being the best provider of home video entertainment to

launching on demand services - including Box Office, Catch Up, DStv Now

and AMGO which truly meet the evolving needs of Africa's tech-savvy

consumers. MultiChoice Africa provides video entertainment content

varying from blockbuster movies, the latest series, the world's greatest

sport, up to the minute news, great children's programmes, music and an

array of specialist genres including language specific channels

available on both the DStv and GOtv bouquets. Video Entertainment is

available on a number of different subscription platforms including

direct to home satellite, Digital terrestrial Television (DTT), Live

streaming, Video-On-Demand and Mobile. As a corporate citizen,

MultiChoice has an unmatched community investment record stretching back

two decades creating a meaningful legacy on the continent.

For more about MultiChoice Africa please visit www.dstv.com

Mar 10, 2018 at 16:42 o\clock

15 new Netflix original series debuting in 2016







Taylor Schilling in a scene from Netflix's "Orange is the New Black" Season 2.

JoJo Whilden/Netflix

With shows like "House of Cards" and "Orange Is the New Black," Netflix has led the pack when it comes to original streaming series. The streaming service picked up several Golden Globe nominations recently for "Narcos," "Orange Is the New Black," "Grace & Frankie" and "House of Cards."



Here are the Netflix original series you can look forward to in 2016.

Mar 8, 2018 at 18:02 o\clock

Zimbabwe Election Marked By Intimidation

Roaming bands of government supporters heckled, harassed or threatened people into voting in a runoff election Friday in which President Robert Mugabe was the only candidate, ensuring he will remain in power despite international condemnation of the balloting as a sham.

Residents said they were forced to vote by threats of violence or arson from the Mugabe supporters, who searched for anyone without an ink-stained finger - the telltale sign that they had cast a ballot.

Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, who withdrew from the runoff after an onslaught of state-sponsored violence against his Democratic Movement for Change, said the results would "reflect only the fear of the people."

"What is happening today is not an election. It is an exercise in mass intimidation," he said at a news conference.





He appeared jovial as he voted, telling a reporter in Harare he was feeling "very fit, very optimistic, upbeat and hungry."



Shortly after voting, Mugabe told Southern African Development Community observers he was confident he would be victorious, a spokesman for the key regional bloc said on Angolan state radio.

Marwick Khumalo, head of the Pan-African Parliament observer mission, told the BBC the mood in Harare was somber and that the turnout was low.

He said while walking in one high density suburb, observers mistook a long line of people for voters waiting at a polling station, only to find that the people were queuing for bread.

"It was quite a very long queue," he said.

Khumalo said he had not seen signs of intimidation and that the organization would make an announcement on the election on Sunday.

However, he said he had not seen "the ingredients that make this election free and fair."

Tsvangirai was first in a field of four in the March vote, an embarrassment to Mugabe. The official tally said he did not gain the votes necessary to avoid a runoff against Mugabe. Tsvangirai's party and its allies also won control of parliament in March, dislodging Mugabe's party for the first time since independence in 1980.

Mugabe was once hailed as a post-independence leader committed to development and reconciliation, but in recent years has been denounced as a dictator intent only on holding onto power through intimidation and election fraud.

Zimbabwe was the topic of long, closed-door discussions Friday in Egypt among foreign ministers gathered ahead of an African Union summit that begins Monday - and that Mugabe has said he will attend.

Some AU members say the runoff shouldn't have been held, while others, such as regional powerhouse South Africa, refuse to publicly criticize Mugabe even on that point.

"Our position is that the parties in Zimbabwe should work together for the future of Zimbabwe," South African Foreign Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma told AP Television News.