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France gives weapons to Central Africa, favors end to embargo

France on Tuesday delivered hundreds of assault weapons to Central African Republic (CAR) to fight the growing influence of armed groups in its former colony and said it had no objections in principle to lifting a U.N. arms embargo on the country.

A woman stands next to a TymeBank client onboarding kiosk in Johannesburg

Digital newcomers out to disrupt South African banking

Armed with low-cost operating models, three South African digital banks are betting on aggressive pricing and data analytics to attract tech-savvy, price-conscious consumers when they launch next year in a rare challenge to the old guard.