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African press review 31 August 2015

The 'world's tallest man' is in Zimbabwe; the hour of reckoning nears for Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini, who fanned xenophobic attacks on Africans; and the Nigerian president has his daggers drawn ...
Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands after winning the women's 200m final
29/08/2015 - Athletics World Championships

Willpower makes Schippers third-fastest woman of all time

She narrowly lost to a Jamaican in the 100 metres final on Monday and she edged past another on Friday night to claim the 200 metres crown.
Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands (R) crosses the finish line first to win the women's 200m final
29/08/2015 - Athletics World Championships

Flexibility, determination, perseverance at the Athletics World Championships … but Oh, those hurtful hurdles!

Schippers shows the virtues of flexibility, Merritt battles a kidney disorder, Kiprop praises perseverance, Eaton leads the decatheletes and Shubenkov takes the pain on the hurdles on day seven of ...
28/08/2015 - South Africa

New criminal networks target fast-growing African economies

Mafias were once seen as armies of obedient henchmen who answered to all powerful godfathers.
Usain Bolt after winning the men's 200 metres final
28/08/2015 - Athletics World Championships

Beijing blesses Bolt again with 10th world championship gold

It’s his baby, the one he loves dearly. So it’s fitting then that the cherished 200 metres brought him a train of honours.
Usain Bolt with Anaso Jobodwana before the men's 200 metres final
28/08/2015 - Interview: Athletics World Championships

South Africa's Jobodwana joins world sprint elite and aims to stay there

South African runner Anaso Jobodwana is aiming high after winning third place in the 200 metres, he said after the race.
Usain Bolt crosses the 200 metres finish line ahead of Justin Gatlin on Thursday
28/08/2015 - Athletics World Championships

Bolt the record-breaker triumphs again on day six of the World Athletics Championships

Bolt breaks records and a cameraman breaks his lap of honour, the runners are overflowing with brotherly love and Jobodwana says he’s proved his consistency on day six of the Beijing World ...
South Africa's Wayde Van Niekerk (à droite) beats the US's LaShawn Merritt.
27/08/2015 - Athletics World Championships

Niekerk hospitalised, drugs busts and Kenyan triumphs on day five of World Athletics Championships

Van Niekerk is rushed to hospital, Zakari and Manunga are busted, Yego and Jepkemoi keep Kenya winning and Bolt and Gatlin should watch out for Hughes and on day five of the Beijing World Athletics ...

African press review 22 August 2015

Banking in Nigeria takes a hit from endemic insecurity.

African press review 18 August 2015

Modern-day Moses figures in Uganda and high priests in Kenya, biblical references dominate the African press.