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26 May 2021
South Africa's Springbok Sevens are preparing for the Olympic Games in Tokyo with one goal in mind: bringing back a gold medal. Disappointed by their third place finish at the Rio Olympics, they want to follow in the footsteps of the national rugby union team, who won the World Cup in Japan in 2019.
14 Apr 2021
Edo State Deputy Governor Philip Shaibu on Monday entered the history books as the country’s first major political office holder to win a football gold medal at the National Sports Festival, after leading Team Edo to a 3-2 win over Team Lagos in the final of the men’s football event of the 20th edition in Benin City.
6 Feb 2021
A ton of paint here, a load of scraping there - as she nears her 132nd birthday, France's 'Iron Lady' is being treated to the biggest makeover of her life, to put her best arch forward in Paris 2024.
3 Feb 2021
As a result of oil production cuts, price instability, and disruptions in the oil supply chain, the case for diversification has intensified in Nigeria, which is why the current administration is making attempts to diversify Africa's largest economy away from crude to gold. How successful will the new quest be?⁣⁣
8 Sep 2020
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13 Aug 2020
An Israeli jewelry company is working on what it says will be the world’s most expensive face mask against the coronavirus. The gold and diamond-encrusted face mask will be yours with a price tag of $1.5 million.
2 Mar 2020
Nigeria has licensed two gold refineries to produce gold for export and for the central bank to hold in its reserves, Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Olamilekan Adegbite told reporters in the capital, Abuja.
7 Feb 2020
At least two people are killed and around 20 others are thought to be trapped below ground in a mining accident in Zimbabwe. Meanwhile, the world's mining elite gather in Cape Town for a top-flight industry conference. We hear more about the challenges facing the sector. And the very few Congolese World War II veterans still alive remember the sacrifices they made fighting for Belgium during the conflict. The former colonial ruler has been criticised for turning its back on African soldiers who battled shoulder to shoulder with the Belgians.
27 Oct 2019
Several cabins at the mine flooded when a dam burst, leaving at least 15 people dead and about a dozen missing. Weak safety rules and Soviet-era infrastructure are being blamed for the tragedy.
28 Jun 2019
The price surge of gold in June has stimulated the sales of gold jewelry, especially those heavy ones, in China. It was reported that the gold price hit a six-year high on June 25 to the point of 1,440 U.S. dollars per ounce on the COMEX division of the New York Mercantile Exchange.
1 Jun 2019
Thomas Kaplan, The Electrum Group Chairman, talks about why central banks buy so much gold. He appears on the latest episode of "The David Rubenstein Show: Peer-to-Peer Conversations."
16 May 2019
Nine-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt has launched his electric scooter business in France. He speaks with Bloomberg's Caroline Connan at Vivatech in Paris.

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