Saturday 22nd July, 2017

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Mauritania referendum campaign starts under opposition boycott

Nouakchott - Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz launched a campaign on Friday for a constitutional referendum boycotted by opposition figures who call the vote a smokescreen to keep the rul ...

Institute defends bursary for blacks and coloureds only

Johannesburg - The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (Saica) has defended its Thuthuka Bursary Fund after social activist Yusuf Abramjee claimed that it discriminated against Indians. ...

Countrywide 10111 strike temporarily suspended

Cape Town - The countrywide strike by 10111 call centre operators has temporarily been suspended, the South African Policing Union said on Friday.An estimated 5 000 operators, represented by SAPU, s ...

UN report reveals shocking abuse African migrant women face on their journey to Europe

21 July 2017 -- The United Nations migration agency today said that perhaps 80 per cent of Nigerian migrant women and girls arriving on Europe's shores in Italy could potentially be sex trafficking vi ...

Burundi Relying on US Police to Find Missing Robotics Teenagers - Official

Burundi is counting on U.S. law enforcement officials to find six teenagers who went missing after a robotics competition in Washington, an official with the east African country's embassy said on Fri ...

Burundi leader urges nearly 250 000 refugees to return home

Dodoma - Burundi's president is urging the nearly quarter-million Burundians sheltering in Tanzania to return home, saying the country is now peaceful.President Pierre Nkurunziza is visiting neighbo ...

Namibia genocide victims battle for compensation

Luederitz - On a thin strip of land at the bay of Luederitz in southern Namibia are dozens of gravestones bearing the names of each German soldier killed during a largely forgotten colonial war.Near ...

Simbine to break Bolts unbeaten streak'

Cape Town - Will South Africa's very own Akani Simbine break the eight-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt's winning streak at the IAAF Diamond League in Monaco?Simbine will be running alongside ...

UNODC-SADC Regional Programme holds annual review meeting to reflect on progress in tackling crime and drugs

Under the Regional Programme entitled "Making the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Region Safer from Crime and Drugs", UNODC and the bloc assist Member States in policy development and le ...

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UPDATE: Zambian ex-leader KK recuperating well in hospital

Cape Town - Zambian ex-President Dr Kenneth Kaunda fondly known as KK was recuperating well at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) in Lusaka, a statement says.The veteran leader's follow up medic

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The jungle book 2016

Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book is being described as a live-action updating of Disney’s 1967 classic animated film, and that description is both testament to how well the film works and how thoroughly blurred the divide between the “real” and the computer-generated has become...

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