Mara Group hopes a locally-produced smartphone, made in South Africa and Rwanda, will compete against the might of China's Tecno, which sells more handsets to Rwandans than any other company.
From climate change to India's complete take over of disputed Kashmir to massive anti-Beijing demonstrations in Hong Kong, here are some of the global protests that dominated headlines in 2019.
The teams now move onto Cape Town for the second test at Newlands from January 3-7.
Many Rwandan refugees continue to refuse returning home despite a UN decision to terminate their refugee status. They fear state reprisals but Kigali says only those with 'criminal records' aren't returning.
President Hage Geingob, Namibia's third leader since the sparsely populated and mostly arid country freed itself from the shackles of apartheid South Africa in 1990, was seeking a second and final term in the November 27 election.
Three people were killed in events following Thursday marches across Colombia as cities woke on Friday to widespread public transportation problems and calls for another protest.
In a long-running sit-in in front of the UN refugee agency offices in Pretoria, asylum-seekers are asking for protection and relocation to a safer country. The sit-in was sparked by a wave of xenophobic violence in September.
Unions are pressing for a three-year guarantee of job security and an 8 percent across-the-board wage hike, while pilots accepted a 5.9% and will not participate in the strike.
For the first time in 127 years, a black man captained the South African national team, the Springboks, to a Rugby World Cup victory. But his story should not fool us into thinking South Africa has overcome its racist past.
Instead of nudging Harare towards reforms, the targeted sanctions have become a lucrative cover for non-performance, incompetence and unbridled corruption by the ruling elites.
Springboks out-gunned England 32-12 to win the trophy for the third time and reassert the supremacy of the southern hemisphere on Saturday.
Following a decision to revoke his extradition, a South Africa court is appealing to the justice minister to overturn the previous decision.
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