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FIFA confirms nine places for Africa at 2026 World Cup

FIFA confirms nine places for Africa at 2026 World Cup

Africa could have as many as 10 teams competing at the 2026 World Cup after the allocation for places at the expanded 48-nation competition was ratified by the FIFA Council during their meeting in Bahrain.

Kenya beat Fiji to win first ever World Rugby Sevens Series title

Kenya beat Fiji to win first ever World Rugby Sevens Series title

Kenya dispatched Fiji 30-7 in the final of the Singapore Sevens to secure their first ever tournament win in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series.

Streaming services are targeting Africa as wireless networks become more widespread and reliable, allowing the delivery of video in a region where mobile connectivity growth is one of the fastest in the world. Photographer: Gallo Images via Getty Images

Hong Kong billionaire said to plan South African rival to Netflix

Streaming services are targeting Africa as wireless networks become more widespread and reliable, allowing the delivery of video in a region where…

Primary school pupils from Durban react after Durban was officially named as host of the 2022 Commonwealth Games, on September 2, 2015 in Durban (AFP Photo/Rajesh Jantilal)

South Africa vows Durban Commonwealth Games will "heal wounds"

South Africa on Wednesday promised to deliver a world-class event when the city of Durban hosts the 2022 Commonwealth Games, saying the occasion would help the country overcome its turbulent past.

Strive Masiyiwa, Founder & Chairman, Econet Wireless Group

Transaction banking is dead: Econet Wireless Founder Strive Masiyiwa

As the evolution of mobile banking continues to disrupt the financial services sector, the founder and executive chairman of privately held telecoms conglomerate Econet Wireless Group sounded the death knell for traditional transaction banking.

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Avis partners with South Africa's Barloworld to operate Budget car rental brand in southern African countries

Moving ahead with the expansion of its Budget Car Rental brand and further extending itsmulti-brand strategy, Avis Budget Group Inc. (CAR – Analyst Report) penned a deal with Barloworld Ltd. to operate its Budget Car Rental brand in southern Africa.

The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Annual Convention, Camp Ground, Mowe, on the outskirts of Lagos. As many as 300,000 people attended the mass. Photo credit: Robin Hammond

Life in Lagos: The Deafening Roar of Big Religion

Every Sunday, as a child growing up in Wellington, New Zealand, I was taken to church; my Dad insisted. While the priest—a good man, but a man with no natural talent for public speaking—sermonized, my father would invariably fall asleep.

Johannesburg skyline | Source: Shutterstock

In South Africa, more evolution than revolution

When Khanyi Dhlomo opened a plush designer boutique here late last year, it revealed as much about the national psyche as it did about the local fashion industry.

The Victoria & Alfred (V&A) Waterfront in Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town, South Africa ranked #1 for best hotels globally

As the new year approaches, many travelers are looking for inspiration on where to head in 2015. This list might help.

Blessing Okagbare storms to gold in the 100m

Nigeria's Blessing Okagbare storms to gold in the 100m, setting new Commonwealth record

Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare set a new Commonwealth record of 10.85 seconds to win 100m gold and put her Jamaican rivals in the shade.

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Spotify in Talks With Vodacom Over Music Deal in Africa

Spotify Ltd. is in talks with Vodacom Group Ltd. (VOD) on a partnership that would mark the music-streaming service’s first foray into the African continent, according to two people familiar with the matter.