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TEEN CLIMATE CHANGE ACTIVIST MEETS OBAMA

19 September 2019
TEEN CLIMATE CHANGE ACTIVIST MEETS OBAMA

  Swedish teenage climate activist, Greta Thunberg who received the Amnesty International Ambassador Award last week for her activism, met former U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington D.C. on her first visit to the United States. Thunberg h...

MALAYSIAN SKIES SUFFER HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTION

19 September 2019
MALAYSIAN SKIES SUFFER HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTION

  Nearly 1 500 schools have closed across Malaysia due to a hazardous smoke blanketing much of the country. According to the government, the smoke is caused by slash-and-burn land-clearing in neighbouring Indonesia, as hundreds of fires co...

SAUDI DISPLAYS FRAGMENTS OF ARMS ALLEGEDLY USED IN ARAMCO ATTACK

19 September 2019
SAUDI DISPLAYS FRAGMENTS OF ARMS ALLEGEDLY USED IN ARAMCO ATTACK

  Saudi Arabia displayed the fragments of what it, described as Iranian drones and cruise missiles used in an attack on Saudi oil facilities at Abqaiq, home to the world's largest oil processing facility. Cruise missiles had also targeted Khura...

US & UK WANTED MUGABE REMOVED: MBEKI

19 September 2019
US & UK WANTED MUGABE REMOVED: MBEKI

  Former South African President Thabo Mbeki lashed out at Western countries, saying the UK and US, in particularwere adamant that Mugabe should be removed then from public office. Mbeki said when he was President, former UK Prime Minister Tony...

LIFE ESIDIMENI TRADEGY REFERRED TO HIGH COURT FOR FORMAL INQUEST

19 September 2019
LIFE ESIDIMENI TRADEGY REFERRED TO HIGH COURT FOR FORMAL INQUEST

  The Acting Director of Public Prosecutions, Advocate George Baloyi, has decided that a formal and joint inquest into all deaths related to the Life Esidimeni tragedy be held in the High Court of Pretoria before a judge. The National Prosecuti...

NIGERIANS RETURNING TO LAGOS RECALL ATTACKS IN SOUTH AFRICA

19 September 2019
NIGERIANS RETURNING TO LAGOS RECALL ATTACKS IN SOUTH AFRICA

  A second wave of Nigerians returned to Lagos yesterday after fleeing the recent violence that began in Pretoria and spread to Johannesburg. The group of 314 men, women and children arrived almost 24 hours later than scheduled after the report...

PALESTINIANS EXPECT NO CHANGE AFTER ISRAELI ELECTIONS

18 September 2019
PALESTINIANS EXPECT NO CHANGE AFTER ISRAELI ELECTIONS

  Palestinians in the West Bank, Gaza and other occupied territories have expressed mixed feelings over the Israeli elections as exit polls showed the race too close to call, with Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu having been weakened after fa...

ISRAELI VOTERS HOPE FOR THE BEST AFTER ELECTIONS

18 September 2019
ISRAELI VOTERS HOPE FOR THE BEST AFTER ELECTIONS

  Israelis have expressed different views on the outcome of the second round of parliamentary elections after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to form a governing coalition following the April elections. 29 parties are vying for the 120...

TRADE WAR IMPACTS U.S. FEMALE CONSUMERS AS RETAIL STORES INCREASE PRICE OF GOODS

18 September 2019
TRADE WAR IMPACTS U.S. FEMALE CONSUMERS AS RETAIL STORES INCREASE PRICE OF GOODS

  United States female consumers have warned against further trade tariffs on Chinese imports as that would pass the burden to them. Clothing and shoes are among other items facing additional 15 percent tariff increases when imported from China...

SAUDI ARABIA’S ENERGY MINISTER SAYS DAMAGE TO OIL FACILITIES HAVE BEEN CONTAINED

18 September 2019
SAUDI ARABIA’S ENERGY MINISTER SAYS DAMAGE TO OIL FACILITIES HAVE BEEN CONTAINED

  Saudi Arabia’s Energy Minister, Abdulaziz Bin Salman says oil supply is back to normal after the weekend attacks that halved output. Bin Salman said, the Kingdom will achieve 11 million barrels per day by the end of September and 12 mil...

MPILO – MOBILE APP WHERE GAUTENG USERS OF PUBLIC HEALTH CARE CAN LODGE CONCERNS

18 September 2019
MPILO – MOBILE APP WHERE GAUTENG USERS OF PUBLIC HEALTH CARE CAN LODGE CONCERNS

  Gauteng residents using public health facilities will now be able to report service delivery, good or bad through their mobile phones. A mobile app called Mpilo has been launched by Gauteng’s department of health. The mobile app aims to...

CONSTITUTIONAL COURT FINDS SPANKING A CHILD AT HOME IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL

18 September 2019
CONSTITUTIONAL COURT FINDS SPANKING A CHILD AT HOME IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL

  The Constitutional Court has ruled today that it is unlawful for parents to spank their children. The constitutional court has upheld the South Gauteng High Court's 2017 ruling against corporal punishment in the home. The defence fo...

LEBANESE ECONOMY DEALT A SEVERE BLOW

16 September 2019
LEBANESE ECONOMY DEALT A SEVERE BLOW

  The recent downgrade of Lebanon's credit rating by Fitch Ratings have not only put thecountry's economy at risk, but will stall any further growth. Fitch is one of the leading internationalratings agencies, downgraded Lebanon's rating from B-...

SAUDI OIL FIELDS COME UNDER ATTACK

16 September 2019
SAUDI OIL FIELDS COME UNDER ATTACK

  Oil went up over the weekend to four a months high after Saudi Arabia's crude oil facilities came under attack.Analysts fear that disruption  to oil supply could bring "dire" consequences to the global economy and a repeat of global...

OVER 900 SUSPECTS ARRESTED IN GAUTENG

16 September 2019
OVER 900 SUSPECTS ARRESTED IN GAUTENG

  The latest intensified crime combatting operations in Gauteng have resulted in the arrest of more than 900 suspects and the recovery of 15 illegal firearms. People of Gauteng should expect high visibility in areas that were recently affected...

DEPUTY MINISTER BAVELILE HLONGWA DIES WHILE HELPING AT ACCIDENT

16 September 2019
DEPUTY MINISTER BAVELILE HLONGWA DIES WHILE HELPING AT ACCIDENT

  The Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Bavelile Hlongwa, passed away after she and at least three others were hit by a truck when they stopped to assist at an accident scene on Friday night. Hlongwa was among the new Members of...

“SOUTH AFRICANS ARE NOT XENOPHOBIC”: RAMAPHOSA AT MUGABE'S FUNERAL

16 September 2019
“SOUTH AFRICANS ARE NOT XENOPHOBIC”: RAMAPHOSA AT MUGABE'S FUNERAL

  South African President Cyril Ramaphosa apologised on Saturday in Zimbabwe for the wave of deadly riots and attacks that hit thenation in recent weeks. Speaking at the funeral ceremony of late former president Mugabe, Ramaphosa apologised for...

ZIMBABWE HOLDS STATE FUNERAL FOR LATE FORMER PRESIDENT MUGABE

16 September 2019
ZIMBABWE HOLDS STATE FUNERAL FOR LATE FORMER PRESIDENT MUGABE

  Thousands of mourners, including national leaders and envoys attended the late former President of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe’s official funeral ceremony at the country's national stadium in the capital Harare on Saturday. Leaders from Sou...

BAHAMAS INTENSIFY EFFORTS TO FIND THOSE MISSING

13 September 2019
BAHAMAS INTENSIFY EFFORTS TO FIND THOSE MISSING

  Bahamas Prime Minister, Hubert Minnis says he has no words to describe the tragedy of Hurricane Dorian which battered the Caribbean island with windspeeds of up to 320 kilometres per hour. More than a week after the category 5 hurricane, part...

PEACE ONLY WAY OUT OF HK VIOLENCE AFTER EXPERIENCING 130 PROTESTS

13 September 2019
PEACE ONLY WAY OUT OF HK VIOLENCE AFTER EXPERIENCING 130 PROTESTS

  Chairwoman of the Hong Kong Federation for Women, has called for a rational and peaceful way to resolve Hong Kong’s problems as the 42nd Session of the Human Rights Council meets in Geneva. Pansy Ho Chiu-king, said in the 95 days beginn...

NIGERIANS FLEE SOUTH AFRICA AFTER VIOLENCE & LOOTING

13 September 2019
NIGERIANS FLEE SOUTH AFRICA AFTER VIOLENCE & LOOTING

  Over a hundred Nigerians fleeing South Africa arrived at Lagos airport last night. The private Nigerian airline, Air Peace – left South Africa at 3pm after an 8 hour long biometric verification process by the country's immigration servi...

THREE ARRESTED FOR MURDER OF OFFICER IN CAPE TOWN

13 September 2019
THREE ARRESTED FOR MURDER OF OFFICER IN CAPE TOWN

  Minister of Police, Bheki Cele visited the families of the slain police member, as well as the officer recovering from Sunday’s attack in the cape flats. Speaking to the media after the visit he shared his relief at the fact that the su...

MURDER HAS INCREASED BY 3.4% IN SOUTH AFRICA

13 September 2019
MURDER HAS INCREASED BY 3.4% IN SOUTH AFRICA

  The SAPS has revealed in its recent crime stats from April last year until March 2019 –that murder increased by 3.4%. Most victims of murder were killed with firearms and knives. 60% of all murders in the country took place on a weekend...

HURRICANE DORIAN EVACUEES RECALL EXPERIENCE

11 September 2019
HURRICANE DORIAN EVACUEES RECALL EXPERIENCE

  Bahamas authorities have set up an evacuation center to help victims of Hurricane Dorian that ripped through the island killing at least 50 people. Evacuees and rescue workers widely expect the number to climb higher as more bodies are pulled...

TUNISIANS UNSTABLE AHEAD OF ELECTIONS

11 September 2019
TUNISIANS UNSTABLE AHEAD OF ELECTIONS

  Tunisians remain unstable as poverty, unemployment and poor services have undermined trust in the new democratic politics following Tunisia’s revolution eight years ago. For many people Tunisia’s “Arab Spring” has made...

JUDGES FROM AFRICA DISCUSS PLIGHT OF REFUGEES

11 September 2019
JUDGES FROM AFRICA DISCUSS PLIGHT OF REFUGEES

  At least 100 judges and decision-makers from 20 countries in Africa gathered at the Africa Chapter of the International Association of Refugee and Migration Judges, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1969 OAU Convention dealing with R...

ARAB LEAGUE CONDEMNS NETANYAHU’S PLAN TO ANNEX JORDAN VALLEY

11 September 2019
ARAB LEAGUE CONDEMNS NETANYAHU’S PLAN TO ANNEX JORDAN VALLEY

  Arab foreign ministers have condemned a plan by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to annex the Jordan Valley, a large swathe of the occupied West Bank, THAT’S if he wins a closely contested election just a week away. The Arab Le...

POLICE ATTACKED IN NORTHERN IRELAND WITH PETROL BOMBS

11 September 2019
POLICE ATTACKED IN NORTHERN IRELAND WITH PETROL BOMBS

  Dozens of petrol bombs were thrown at police vehicles on Monday in Nothern Ireland. Two young people were burned as they took part in the attack on a police cordon at the scene. There has been an increase in attacks in recent months, raising...

STAMPEDE IN IRAQ

11 September 2019
STAMPEDE IN IRAQ

  At least 31 people died and another 100 were wounded yesterday during a stampede on the day of ashura, the 10th day of muharram in Iraq’s southern city of Kerbala. The death toll released by the Iraqi health ministry was expected to ris...

RESCUE TEAMS CONTINUE SEARCH FOR BODIES

11 September 2019
RESCUE TEAMS CONTINUE SEARCH FOR BODIES

  Rescue workers continue to search for bodies and survivors in hurricane-ravaged Bahamas as relief agencies worked to deliver food and supplies, crossing over flooded roads and piles of debris. Large swaths of the island were destroyed and inf...

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The KwaZulu Natal IEC provincial office says it is all systems go for the 2019 South African general elections. On Monday, South Africa wrapped up its first day of special votes and those who could not vote yesterday can still vote today. In the North West arrests were made after an electoral officer's vehicle in Ganyesa was allegedly torched yesterday. President Cyril Ramaphosa has urged South African employers to observe the 8th May, the day of National and Provincial elections, as a public holiday. South African citizens are encouraged to use the day to exercise their right to vote. All voting stations will open from 7am until 9pm.

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