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Parliament finally has a intelligence watchdog

Almost five months after the Sixth Parliament was constituted, it has a committee empowered to keep an eye on South ...


Bafana soundly beaten by impressive Ghana in AFCON qualifier

Cape Town - Bafana Bafana coach Molefi Ntseki suffered defeat in his first competitive match in charge of the national ...


Two killed in DRC's Virunga national park

Gunmen killed a guard and a driver's help while they were crossing Virunga, Africa's oldest national park in Democratic Republic ...


Guinean teen shot dead by police during protest: family, doctor

A Guinean teenager was shot dead on Thursday by police as he tried to flee a crackdown on anti-government protests ...


International

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Trump stares down impeachment as hearings open

WASHINGTON, DC - Historic impeachment hearings targeting U.S. President Donald Trump opened on Wednesday in Washington, with lawmakers faced with ...

No checklist for evaluating lone wolf attackers, study says

An FBI study of lone wolf terrorist attacks in the U.S. takes an unprecedented look at the backgrounds, behavioral characteristics, ...

Asia Pacific to benefit from expanding life spans

TOKYO, Japan - Aging populations could be a boon to economies in the Asia and Pacific region if governments adopt ...

Many casualties as car bomb explodes in Afghan capital

KABUL, Afghanistan - An attack on a convoy during the peak morning rush hour in Kabul has killed at least ...

Australian High Court to hear appeal by George Pell

MELBOURNE, Victoria, Australia - The Australian High Court will hear an appeal of a decision in August by the Court ...

Unrest in South America resembles Arab Spring

The news that Bolivian President Evo Morales is resigning amid an election fraud scandal highlights an unfortunate reality about South ...

Central Africa

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Mozambique economy set to bounce back in 2020 - IMF

Mozambique's economy is on track for a "strong rebound" in 2020, the International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday, as it ...

Bafana soundly beaten by impressive Ghana in AFCON qualifier

Cape Town - Bafana Bafana coach Molefi Ntseki suffered defeat in his first competitive match in charge of the national ...

Two killed in DRC's Virunga national park

Gunmen killed a guard and a driver's help while they were crossing Virunga, Africa's oldest national park in Democratic Republic ...

Digital training can help supervisors lift PhD output

Several African countries have increased the number of new universities and increased enrolments as part of an effort to boost ...

Gordhan on SAA: Hopefully unions will come to their senses

The South African government signaled it's going to take a hardline approach to its cash-strapped national airline as labour unions ...

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Business

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Lower energy prices keeping lid on inflation, says Powell

WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Federal Reserve remains upbeat about the American economy citing favorable consumer confidence, a strong jobs ...


Little action on Wall Street as investors move to sidelines

NEW YORK, New York - U.S. stocks were treading water on Thursday, with investors and traders unwilling to commit to ...


Countries in Central and West Asia re-commit to CAREC 2030

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan - Ministers and senior government officials from 11 countries in Central and West Asia gathered in the Uzbek ...


Asian markets mixed as greenback slides

SYDNEY, Australia - Stocks were mixed in Asia on Thursday.In Japan the Nikkei 225 fell 178.32 points or 0.76% to ...


ADB to fund Philippine government's decentralisation initiative

MANILA, Philippines - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $300 million policy-based loan to support the Philippines' efforts ...


Industrial stocks zoom higher in U.S., Nasdaq dips

NEW YORK, New York - Upbeat comments from the chairman of the Federal Reserve on Wednesday helped curtail the negative ...


Hotel Review

Hyatt Regency New Orleans

Expectations were high for this top of the line Hyatt product in "The Big Easy". The taxi rolled up to the rear of the ...

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