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    South Africa: Big Payday in Singapore As Le Clos Wins World Cup Series

    allafrica.com 20 Nov '17, 6am

    South Africa's Chad le Clos and Sweden's Sarah Sjostrom were the big winners as they were crowned series champions at the Fina/airweave Swimming World Cup in Singapore, on Sunday. Both superstars collected winner's cheques for $150,000 and Sjostrom's winnings were topped up by $50 000...

  • Mugabe, quietly left for Singapore over the weekend for medical care,

    Zimbabwe: Mugabe Running Zim From Hospital Bed - Opposition

    allafrica.com 10 Jul '17, 7am

    Photo: The Standard (file photo). Opposition political parties have demanded the immediate retirement of President Robert Mugabe, accusing the near-centenarian of running the country from a hospital bed. Mugabe, who turned 93 this year, quietly left Harare for Singapore at the weekend...

  • Zimbabwe: Mugabe Off to Singapore for Routine Medical Check-Up - Report

    allafrica.com 09 May '17, 9am

    Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has left Harare for Singapore for routine medical check-up, a report says. According to The Herald, Mugabe was expected back in the country at the weekend "in time for the burial of national hero, Retired Chief Justice Godfrey Chidyausiku", who died ...

  • Zimbabwe: Mugabe Resumes Nationwide Rallies After Singapore Medical Trip

    Zimbabwe: Mugabe Resumes Nationwide Rallies After Singapore Medical Trip

    allafrica.com 21 Jul '17, 10am

    Photo: The Herald President Robert Mugabe's supporters (file photo). Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is set to resume his nationwide rallies in Lupane, Matabeleland north on Friday amid speculation the gatherings are a prelude before he calls a snap election during the first quarte...

  • Zimbabwe: Mugabe Back in Zimbabwe After Singapore Health Check-Up

    allafrica.com 15 Jul '17, 4pm

    President Robert Mugabe arrived back in Zimbabwe on Saturday after a week-long trip to Singapore for a medical check-up, state radio said. The ZBC said Mugabe and his wife Grace were met at the Harare International Airport by the country's two vice presidents and several cabinet minis...

  • Uganda: Rolex - Uganda's Favourite Street Snack

    allafrica.com 11 Mar '17, 5pm

    A tray of eggs, balls of wheat dough neatly lined up in rows, a cup of cooking oil, shredded cabbage, tomatoes and salt, a flat pan and busy young men under a makeshift structure prepare Uganda's favourite street snack called rolex. A rolex, which can be found at any street in urban a...

  • Uganda: The Ugandan Rolex - Opportunity Couched in Humble Beginnings

    allafrica.com 28 Dec '16, 5am

    It is said that a prophet is often not accepted in his hometown. And so it seems with the Ugandan rolex - that simple and yet ingenious chapatti-egg-vegetable roll born off the streets of Kampala. Derided as 'petty', 'insignificant' and unworthy of national celebration relative to 'mo...

  • South Africa: Blitzboks Face Tough Pool in Singapore

    allafrica.com 10 Apr '17, 7am

    After the disappointment of losing in the final of the Hong Kong Sevens to Fiji, the Blitzboks look ahead to the Singapore Sevens taking place on the weekend of April 15 and 16. The World Sevens Series log leaders have been drawn in a tough Pool B alongside England, France and Japan. ...