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New Zealand skipper Richie McCaw is trying to lead the All Blacks to their fourth consecutive Rugby Championship title.
26/07/2015 - rugby

Australia set up Rugby Championship showdown with New Zealand

This year's most prestigious prize in rugby is the William Webb Ellis Cup. It is presented to the team that wins the World Cup. That's for later in the autumn.

African press review 20 July 2015

The situation in Burundi on the eve of a controversial presidential election, tensions between Bujumbura and Kigali over support for Pierre Nkurunziza, one reason why South Africa's tourism industry ...

African press review 18 July 2015

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has a security scare as he is mobbed by fans in end-of-Ramadan celebrations in Abuja.
Dan Carter (left) and  skipper Richie McCaw celebrate after New Zealand's win over Argentina
17/07/2015 - Rugby

New Zealand crush Argentina in Rugby Championship

New Zealand have won the Rugby Championship four years on trot. On Friday they started their quest for a fifth consecutive title in front of their adoring fans.

African press review 17 July 2015

Malpractice could be behind a mystery illness crippling children at a remote western Kenyan village.

African press review 16 July 2015

Kenya is troubled by the outbreak of a strange illness that paralyses children. And, an inside account about why US President Barack Obama never inherited his father's estate.


African press review 15 July 2015

South Africa's Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa is gripped by an incredible controversy about tall trains and tall stories as it prepares to launch a new flagship service.

African press review 14 July 2015

All change at the helm of the Nigerian military machine; local papers ask how much difference the new men are likely to make in the war aganist the armed Islamists of Boko Haram; and South African ...

African press review 13 July 2015

Julius Malema and the other members of the South African Economic Freedom Fighters say they are not afraid of "death threats" from the local Communist Party.

African press review 11 July 2015

Trouble looms for the South African mining industry, hit by a slowdown in Chinese demand for raw materials and by a global slump in prices.