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    Madrid climate negotiators seek to break deadlock on role of carbon markets

    * Talks entering final days * Rules on carbon markets yet to be agreed * Double counting, Kyoto credits main sticking points By Susanna...

    Rape map and murdered women – welcome to South Africa’s Republic of Sexual Abuse

    JOHANNESBURG, Dec 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - It has its own currency, passports and a blood-stained map, but this is no ordinary country. Welcome...

    Petra Diamonds restarts South African mines

    Dec 10 (Reuters) - Petra Diamonds Ltd has restarted its mining operations in South Africa, but is restricting power usage in line with requirements...

    UPDATE 1-South African rand tumbles on blackouts shock, platinum and gold shares shine

    (Adds latest prices, analyst comments) JOHANNESBURG, Dec 10 (Reuters) - South Africa’s rand tumbled to a two-week low on Tuesday, along with bonds and...

    UPDATE 1-Islamist militants attack hotel in Somali capital

    (Adds details, background) MOGADISHU, Dec 10 (Reuters) - Islamist Al Shabaab gunmen attacked a hotel in Somalia’s capital near the presidential residence on Tuesday,...

    Al Shabaab gunmen attack hotel near president’s residence in Somali capital- police, group

    MOGADISHU, Dec 10 (Reuters) - Al Shabaab gunmen attacked a hotel in Somalia’s capital near the president’s residence on Tuesday and fighting was still...

    African cities bet on new technology to fix growing water shortages

    DAKAR, Dec 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From solar-powered ground pumps to 3D-printed filters, new technology can help solve water shortages in African cities...

    W. Africa Crude-Freight rates swell as Angolan glut looms

    LONDON, Dec 10 (Reuters) - Freight rates for tankers from West Africa to most key markets are billowing up towards their highest...