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EARTHQUAKE IN CHINA

18 June 2019
EARTHQUAKE IN CHINA

  Six people were killed and 76 were injured after a 6.0 magnitude earthquake hit Yibin City, southwest of China's Sichuan Province, according to local authorities. Some 302 firefighters with 63 firefighting trucks from Sichuan Province have re...

MAN JAILED FOR SHARING CHRISTCHURCH SHOOTING

18 June 2019
MAN JAILED FOR SHARING CHRISTCHURCH SHOOTING

  Phillip Arps, 44, also a self-confessed white supremacist has been jailed for 21 months in jail for distributing online images of the Christchurch shooting at two separate mosques on March 15th. Arps was charged with offensive behavior and fi...

EU CALLS FOR DE-ESCALATION OF TENSIONS IN MIDDLE EAST

18 June 2019
EU CALLS FOR DE-ESCALATION OF TENSIONS IN MIDDLE EAST

  The European Union has called for an independent investigation into two oil tanker attacks in the waters of the Gulf of Oman to avoid any military escalations as Washington sends 1 000 troops to the Middle East in response to what it called &...

CALM SETS IN HONG KONG AS ANTI-EXTRADITION PROTEST WINDS DOWN

18 June 2019
CALM SETS IN HONG KONG AS ANTI-EXTRADITION PROTEST WINDS DOWN

  Hong Kong is calm for now as protests decreased against the controversial extradition bill. Just around a dozen activists are still camping around the city's seat of government. More than a million people marched through the streets of Hong K...

EGYPT AUTHORITIES REFUSE BURIAL OF Former President MURSI IN HIS HOME PROVINCE

18 June 2019
EGYPT AUTHORITIES REFUSE BURIAL OF Former President MURSI IN HIS HOME PROVINCE

  Former Egyptian President Dr. Mohamed Mursi has been buried alongside other senior figures of the Muslim Brotherhood in Cairo. His son, Ahmed Mursi, announced through social media that the burial was attended by members of the family in Cairo...

ANC KZN HOLDS ITS LEKGOTLA

18 June 2019
ANC KZN HOLDS ITS LEKGOTLA

Improving on service delivery and driving economic growth is one of the top priorities of the newly elected provincial government in Kwa Zulu Natal. The ANC’s Lekgotla is currently underway in Greyville, Durban. The two day meeting ends today....

EFF loses appeal in Trevor Manuel defamation case

18 June 2019
EFF loses appeal in Trevor Manuel defamation case

  The EFF has lost its appeal bid against a defamation ruling in favor of Former Finance Minister Trevor Manuel. Last month, the South Gauteng High Court ordered the EFF to apologise to Manuel  after the former finance minister sued the pa...

U.N. CALLS FOR END TO VIOLENCE IN MALI

13 June 2019
U.N. CALLS FOR END TO VIOLENCE IN MALI

  United Nations Special Representative for Mali Saleh Annadif has pleaded with the U.N. Security Council that the “hellish, vicious cycle of violence” in Mali must be stopped before people begin to take “justice into their ow...

U.S. TRADE PROTECTION TO BACKFIRE

13 June 2019
U.S. TRADE PROTECTION TO BACKFIRE

  The U.S. government’s pursuit of protectionist trade policies, and going against globalization is not conducive to the development of the U.S. economy, says Michel Kempeneers, COO of Overseas Investment, in Belgium. He said what the U.S...

SUDAN PEACE TALKS GLOBALLY SUPPORTED

13 June 2019
SUDAN PEACE TALKS GLOBALLY SUPPORTED

  The announcement by Sudan’s warring parties that they had agreed to re-establish contact and begin talks on the transitional council have been received with optimism by the United States and the African Union. In a statement issued by S...

ANC TO INVESTIGATE MEMBERS AFTER ALLEGATIONS OF INVOLVEMENT IN MOBILISING SMALLER PARTIES

13 June 2019
ANC TO INVESTIGATE MEMBERS AFTER ALLEGATIONS OF INVOLVEMENT IN MOBILISING SMALLER PARTIES

  African National Congress has formed an independent team to investigate allegations that ANC members were involved in the formation and mobilising support for smaller political parties. The committee comprises of former ANC deputy president&n...

FORMER MINISTER MILDRED OLIPHANT RESIGNS

13 June 2019
FORMER MINISTER MILDRED OLIPHANT RESIGNS

  Former Minister of Labour, Mildred OLIPHANT has resigned as an ANC Member of Parliament.Oliphant is the 9th senior ANC member to resign from parliament after exclusion from President Cyril Ramaphosa’s cabinet. The ANC has seen an unprec...

Hundreds march against discrimination and spreading of HIV/AIDS in KZN

13 June 2019
Hundreds march against discrimination and spreading of HIV/AIDS in KZN

  Hundreds marched against discrimination, gender-based violence and the spreading of HIV/AIDS in Durban.The march was led by KwaZulu Natal’s newly sworn in Premier, Sihle Zikalala. Several KZN MEC’s and AIDS Activists also joined i...

PUBLIC PROTECTOR GIVES PRESIDENT UNTIL JUNE 21 TO RESPOND TO ALLEGATIONS OF VIOLATING EXEC. ETHICS CODE

13 June 2019
PUBLIC PROTECTOR GIVES PRESIDENT UNTIL JUNE 21 TO RESPOND TO ALLEGATIONS OF VIOLATING EXEC. ETHICS CODE

  President Cyril Ramaphosa has received notice from the Public Protector that he is being investigated for violating the Executive Ethics Code. The investigation is in relation to a payment of R500 000 from Bosasa CEO Gavin Watson to the Presi...

U.S. CONSUMERS AFFECTED BY TARIFFS AMID US-CHINA TRADE TENSIONS

12 June 2019
U.S. CONSUMERS AFFECTED BY TARIFFS AMID US-CHINA TRADE TENSIONS

  Columbia University Professor of Finance, and International Trade, David Weinstein has warned that in fact the duties imposed will be paid by the United States. Weinstein points out that the tariff burden was transferred to U.S. importers and...

US BULLYING HARMS WORLD TRADE

12 June 2019
US BULLYING HARMS WORLD TRADE

  U.S. trade policy of “America First” has come under heavy criticism from various parts of the world.  Since U.S. President Donald Trump came into power, the U.S. has imposed tariffs on various countries, including Canada, Rus...

EU WILL NOT RESTART BREXIT AS POLITICIANS PREPARE FOR POSSIBLE “NO DEAL”

12 June 2019
EU WILL NOT RESTART BREXIT AS POLITICIANS PREPARE FOR POSSIBLE “NO DEAL”

  The European Union says it will not change the existing conditions for Britain to leave despite a new prime minister. Negotiations for Brexit broke down when British Prime Minister, Theresa May failed to win the support of the British parliam...

HONG KONG RESIDENTS & POLICE CLASH

12 June 2019
HONG KONG RESIDENTS & POLICE CLASH

  Hong Kong police fired tear gas at demonstrators who threw plastic bottles at them outside the city's legislature. Hong Kong resident are angry at an extradition bill that would allow people to be sent to mainland China for trial. Tens of tho...

SUDANESE STRIKE SUSPENDED AS SUDAN’S TMC AND OPPOSITION AGREE TO RESUME TALKS

12 June 2019
SUDANESE STRIKE SUSPENDED AS SUDAN’S TMC AND OPPOSITION AGREE TO RESUME TALKS

  Sudan’s Transitional Military Council (TMC) and the opposition alliance have agreed to resume talks on the formation of a transitional council to oversee the transition to democratic and civilian governance. In a gesture of goodwill, th...

LAERSKOOL KENMARE CLOSED AFTER FLU LIKE DISEASE AFFECTS LEARNERS & EDUCATORS

12 June 2019
LAERSKOOL KENMARE CLOSED AFTER FLU LIKE DISEASE AFFECTS LEARNERS & EDUCATORS

  Gauteng’s MEC for Education, Panyaza Lesufi has closed Laerskool Kenmarein Krugersdorp after a flu like disease affected learners and educators, killing one child. The school has been closed indefinitely and the premises quarantined unt...

SA’S LAND REFORM ADVISORY REPORT GETS COMPLETED

12 June 2019
SA’S LAND REFORM ADVISORY REPORT GETS COMPLETED

  In an effort to accelerate the land reform process, the report of the Presidential Advisory Panel on Land Reform and Agriculture has been completed and handed over to President Cyril Ramaphosa. The panel was appointed in September last year t...

CHILD LABOUR IN INDIA INCREASES

11 June 2019
CHILD LABOUR IN INDIA INCREASES

  Cities in India have a much higher number of child labourers, many less than nine years of age, according to UNICEF. The latest Indian census data shows there are nearly 4.4 million child workers in the 5 to 14 age group in India. The State o...

ETHIOPIA SEEKS NEW IMAGE AFTER YEARS OF MEDIA SUPPRESSION

11 June 2019
ETHIOPIA SEEKS NEW IMAGE AFTER YEARS OF MEDIA SUPPRESSION

  Ranked as one of the worst places in Africa to work as a journalist, Ethiopia. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed plans to remove this image as the country works on becoming a model for press freedom in the region. The Oromia Media Network used t...

MORE PROTESTS EXPECTED IN HONG KONG IN LIGHT OF PUSHING EXTRADITION BILL

11 June 2019
MORE PROTESTS EXPECTED IN HONG KONG IN LIGHT OF PUSHING EXTRADITION BILL

  Hong Kong is gearing up for more protests, including strikes, transport go-slows and even picnics, as the controversial extradition bill, is due for a second round of debate on Wednesday in the city's 70-seat Legislative Council. People in Ho...

WORLD BANK PRESIDENT MEETS CHINESE PREMIER

11 June 2019
WORLD BANK PRESIDENT MEETS CHINESE PREMIER

  Chinese Premier Li Keqiang held talks with recently appointed World Bank President David Malpass in Beijing yesterday. Prior to taking up the top job at the World Bank Malpass worked at the U.S. Treasury. Whilst in that role he took part in t...

MALIAN PRESIDENT CONDEMNS VILLAGE MASSACRE

11 June 2019
MALIAN PRESIDENT CONDEMNS VILLAGE MASSACRE

  Malian President Ibrahim Boubakar Keita has unreservedly condemned Sunday’s attack which left at least 95 people dead, and some burned down to the ground in the Malian village of Dogon, in central Mali. United Nations peacekeepers provi...

RELIEF AT U.S-MEXICO BORDER, AS TARIFF THREAT LIFTS

11 June 2019
RELIEF AT U.S-MEXICO BORDER, AS TARIFF THREAT LIFTS

  Mexicans can breathe a sigh of relief following the United States decision not to impose tariffs on Mexican goods coming into the U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to impose 5% import tariffs on all goods if Mexico did not commit to do m...

ANOTHER SOUTH AFRICAN MP - BATHABILE DLAMINI STEPS DOWN

11 June 2019
ANOTHER SOUTH AFRICAN MP - BATHABILE DLAMINI STEPS DOWN

  Another Member of Parliament has resigned. This time it’s the former Minister for Women in the Presidency, Bathabile Dlamini. Since the official swearing-in of MPs following this year’s election, the ANC has seen an unprecedented...

PUBLIC URGED TO SAFEGUARD CHILDREN

03 June 2019
PUBLIC URGED TO SAFEGUARD CHILDREN

  National Child Protection Week is observed in South Africa annually to raise awareness of the rights of children as articulated in the Children's Act of 2005. Protecting children from violence, exploitation and abuse starts at home, and is al...

TRUMP IN BRITAIN AMID PLANNED PROTESTS TO DENOUNCE HIS “AMERICA FIRST” POLICY

03 June 2019
TRUMP IN BRITAIN AMID PLANNED PROTESTS TO DENOUNCE HIS “AMERICA FIRST” POLICY

  U.S. President Donald Trump departed for the United Kingdom where he is expected to discuss trade relations after Brexit. rump is also expected to call on Britain to be tough towards Chinese telecom giant, Huawei and for Britain to be strong...

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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced today that a Royal Commission of Inquiry, will be held into the Christchurch Mosque attacks that left 50 people dead. The Royal Commission of inquiry is the country's highest form of investigation. Ardern says that while New Zelanders and Muslim communities are still grieving they are also asking questions that need answers, such as , how this terror attack was able to happen in Christchurch? In short, the inquiry will look at what could have or should have been done to prevent the attack. She says agencies that will be involved in the investigation will include, the country's domestic spy agency, the Security Intelligence Service, and its international counterpart, the Government Communications Security Bureau. Other agencies to be looked at include the police, customs and immigration. Australian white supremacist Brenton Tarrant, 28, has been charged with murder for the March 15th attacks. He is next due in court on April 5.

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