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Britain’s May to miss Davos to focus on Brexit

Britain is scheduled to leave the bloc after 46 years on March 29.

Punch , Nigeria Jan 17, 2019

Kenya's Safaricom's overdraft service exceeds expectations -CEO

Safaricom, part-owned by South Africa’s Vodacom and Britain’s Vodafone, launched the new overdraft feature called Fuliza on Jan. 7 this year.

Reuters , Africa Jan 17, 2019

What next for Brexit? Three main scenarios

Here are the three main scenarios now facing Britain while the clock ticks down to its scheduled departure from the European Union on March 29: Try to get another deal May promised cross-party talks to try to find an alternative deal, beginning immediately on Wednesday night.

News 24 , South Africa Jan 17, 2019

Sudan protests rumble on as Bashir remains defiant

"At the moment, Bashir appears to have the majority of the security services on his side," said Willow Berridge, a lecturer at Britain's Newcastle University.

News 24 , South Africa Jan 17, 2019

UPDATED: France activates plan for no-deal Brexit

Speaking after a ministerial meeting called to discuss the British parliament’s rejection of the divorce deal negotiated with the EU, Philippe said: “I have taken the decision to activate the plan for a no-deal Brexit.” The plan provides for 50 million euros ($56 million) of investment in French ports and airports, “which are obviously the places most affected by the changes needed” in the event of Britain crashing out of the EU without a deal.

Punch , Nigeria Jan 17, 2019

Brexit : Germany, Europe react after parliament voting

The Norwegian newspaper Bergens Tidende says Britain threatens to upend the European Economic Area (EEA) if it joined the organization.

Vanguard News , Nigeria Jan 17, 2019

UK PM May seeks Brexit fix in talks with rivals

That scenario would see trade barriers go up overnight as existing agreements between Britain and the EU expire on March 29.

The East African , Kenya Jan 17, 2019

Sudan: torn apart by war

– Bashir in power since 1989 – Sudan became independent in 1956 after a period of joint rule by Britain and Egypt.

The Independent , Uganda Jan 17, 2019

Russia says sent BBC second demand for information about ownership - Ifax

FILE PHOTO: A man talks on a mobile phone inside the BBC headquarters in London, Britain November 21, 2008.

Reuters , Africa Jan 17, 2019

Russia's RT seeks legal challenge over UK watchdog's ruling

LONDON (Reuters) - Russia’s RT plans to launch a legal challenge over a ruling by Britain’s media regulator that it failed to cover the poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in an impartial way.

Reuters , Africa Jan 17, 2019