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NEW KENYA RAILWAY WILL LINK NAIROBI TO NAIVASHA

17 October 2019
NEW KENYA RAILWAY WILL LINK NAIROBI TO NAIVASHA

  Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta unveiled the Nairobi-Naivasha railway line built and financed by the Chinese, over a period of 21 months. In his address Kenyatta described the project as a shining example of Kenya-China cooperation.  The...

SYRIAN ARMY READY TO COUNTER TURKISH OFFENSIVE

17 October 2019
SYRIAN ARMY READY TO COUNTER TURKISH OFFENSIVE

  The Syrian army entered the cities of Manbij of Aleppo Province and the Raqqa Province in northern Syria, as part of the Syrian army's move to enter Kurdish-held areas to counter the ongoing Turkish assault in the region. A deal has reportedl...

BRITISH ECONOMY UNDER STRAIN OVER BREXIT

17 October 2019
BRITISH ECONOMY UNDER STRAIN OVER BREXIT

  Experts in the United Kingdom and European Union agree that a prolonged “Brexit” negotiation was dragging down the British Economy. Britain is due to leave the EU come October 31st with or without a deal, according to Prime Minist...

RAIL SERVICES DISRUPTED IN LONDON

17 October 2019
RAIL SERVICES DISRUPTED IN LONDON

  Climate change activists disrupted rail services in the east of London early on Thursday morning, sparking a physical confrontation between angry commuters and a protester who had climbed onto the roof of a London Underground train. Extinctio...

VAAL RIVER WATER CRISIS

17 October 2019
VAAL RIVER WATER CRISIS

  Over the past few months the Vaal River has deteriorated and poses a serious social and economic challenge for the country. To alleviate the challenge, the Department of Water and Sanitation has sourced the City of Ekurhuleni to intervene in...

LOADSHEDDING CONTINUES NATIONWIDE

17 October 2019
LOADSHEDDING CONTINUES NATIONWIDE

  Eskom will continue with loadshedding nationwide until 11pm today. As a result of shortage in capacity due to a number of generating units still out of service due to breakdowns. Eskom says that loadshedding is conducted rotationally as a las...

ASIA IS LEADING IN TRADEMARKS & PATENTS

16 October 2019
ASIA IS LEADING IN TRADEMARKS & PATENTS

  The World Intellectual Property Organization’s (WIPO) annual report has listed Asia as the leading continent in the filings for patents, trademarks and industrial designs. The report pointed out that Asia has become the center of patent...

HOME FOR THE ELDERLY IN JAPAN DAMAGED BY TYPHOON

16 October 2019
HOME FOR THE ELDERLY IN JAPAN DAMAGED BY TYPHOON

  About 100 elderly people living in a nursing home in one of the cities affected by Typhoon Hagibis in Japan had to be evacuated after a small burst in a nearby river inundated the local nursing home with a flood of water. Early assessment of...

IMF CHIEF CALLS FOR FREE TRADE

16 October 2019
IMF CHIEF CALLS FOR FREE TRADE

  International Monetary Fund (IMF), Managing Director, Kristina Georgieva has urged world nations to uphold and maintain multilateralism and protect a trading system that is fair, transparent and beneficial so as to release the growth potentia...

IMF REPORT SHOWS GLOBAL GROWTH DOWN BY 3%

16 October 2019
IMF REPORT SHOWS GLOBAL GROWTH DOWN BY 3%

  The International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) Annual Report, has painted a grim picture of the global economy as it lowered the global growth forecast for 2019 to 3 percent. IMF Chief Economist, Gita Gopinath said that this was the slowest pa...

UN HIGH COMMISSIONER VISITS SOUTH AFRICA

16 October 2019
UN HIGH COMMISSIONER VISITS SOUTH AFRICA

  The United Nations High Commission for Refugees Filippo Grandi, has been on a two-day visit in South Africa to discuss matters relating to migration within Africa, as well as the recent public violence in South Africa that affected nationals...

ESKOM IMPLEMENTS LOADSHEDDING NATIONWIDE

16 October 2019
ESKOM IMPLEMENTS LOADSHEDDING NATIONWIDE

  Eskom announced their electricity system has been severely constrained this week. As a result of the loss of additional generation, Stage 2 rotational loadshedding began at 9am today and will continue until 11pm in order to protect the power...

AFTERMATH OF TYPHOON HAGIBIS

15 October 2019
AFTERMATH OF TYPHOON HAGIBIS

  Fukushima residents took stock of the damage left in the wake of Hagibis, as the death toll of the worst typhoon to hit Japan for decades climbed to 66. At least 133,000 households are without water while 22,000 lack electricity, a cause for...

HONG KONG LEADER REJECTS NOTION OF “POLICE STATE”

15 October 2019
HONG KONG LEADER REJECTS NOTION OF “POLICE STATE”

  Hong Kong’s Chief Executive, Carrie Lam has rejected accusations that the city of Hong Kong was modelled on the principles of a “police state”, and condemned the planned visit by U.S. senators whom she said had arrived with...

CONCERNS RAISED OVER TURKEY’S SAFE ZONE

15 October 2019
CONCERNS RAISED OVER TURKEY’S SAFE ZONE

  concerns are growing about Turkey’s planned safe zone for Syrian refugees in the aftermath of its military campaign in northeast Syria. Currently, Turkey is hosting close to 3.6 million Syrian refugees and the refugee problem continues...

U.S. IMPOSES NEW SANCTIONS ON TURKEY

15 October 2019
U.S. IMPOSES NEW SANCTIONS ON TURKEY

  The United States government has announced a series of sanctions on several government departments and ministers as Turkey ignores calls to halt its military incursion into northeast Syria. In a statement, U.S. Treasury Secretary, Steven Mart...

PRISON FUGITIVE RE-ARRESTED IN DURBAN

15 October 2019
PRISON FUGITIVE RE-ARRESTED IN DURBAN

  An awaiting trial prisoner who escaped from the Westville prison in Durban two months ago, using another prisoner’s particulars was re-arrested in Umbilo on Monday. The 27- year-old suspect, was in custody for a murder case that wa...

ZUMA TRIAL POSTPONED - PRE-TRIAL SET FOR 4TH FEBRUARY 2020

15 October 2019
ZUMA TRIAL POSTPONED - PRE-TRIAL SET FOR 4TH FEBRUARY 2020

  Former president, Jacob Zuma appeared at the Pietermaritzburg High Court this morning where his pre-trial date has been set for February 4th 2020. On Friday, a full bench of judges dismissed Zuma’s application for a permanent stay of pr...

SYRIAN ARMY DEPLOYED INTO NORTH EAST

14 October 2019
SYRIAN ARMY DEPLOYED INTO NORTH EAST

  Hundreds of Syrian troops have been deployed in some parts of the north East following Turkey’s military incursion after the United States announced a withdrawal of its troops, giving Turkey a green light to launch its long-awaited mili...

NEW ZEALAND’S PRIME MINISTER PURSUES ONLINE EXTREMISM

14 October 2019
NEW ZEALAND’S PRIME MINISTER PURSUES ONLINE EXTREMISM

  New Zealand Prime Minister, Jacinda Arden has unveiled more funding and support to the country’s efforts to stamp out online extremism following the killing in March of Muslim worshippers, at two separate mosques while the massacre was...

TUNISIANS CELEBRATE KAIS SAIED’S PROJECTED VICTORY

14 October 2019
TUNISIANS CELEBRATE KAIS SAIED’S PROJECTED VICTORY

Thousands of Tunisians took to the streets of the capital celebrating presidential candidate Kais Saied’s victory. An exit poll conducted by Sigma consulting, projected a landslide win for Saied, indicating that he had taken 76.9% of the votes...

TYPHOON HAGIBIS CAUSES FLOODS IN JAPAN KILLING OVER 30

14 October 2019
TYPHOON HAGIBIS CAUSES FLOODS IN JAPAN KILLING OVER 30

  Japanese rescue workers accompanied by thousands of troops continue to save stranded residents in the fight against typhoon Hagibis that has caused havoc across the country. At least 31 people were killed and vast sections of towns in central...

PROTEST ACTION IN RANDBURG CLEARED

14 October 2019
PROTEST ACTION IN RANDBURG CLEARED

  Motorists were advised to be cautious on Malibongwe Drive, the N14 and R114 this morning due to protest action. Protestors had blocked Malibongwe Drive in Randburg, north of Johannesburg with burning tyres and rubble. The Johannesburg Metro P...

FORMER PRESIDENT JACOB ZUMA GOES ON TRIAL TOMORROW FOR CORRUPTION CHARGES

14 October 2019
FORMER PRESIDENT JACOB ZUMA GOES ON TRIAL TOMORROW FOR CORRUPTION CHARGES

  South Africa’s former president, Jacob Zuma’s trial is expected to start tomorrow in Pietermaritzburg. Zuma, who was in office from 2009-2018, had applied for a permanent stay of prosecution on 18 charges of fraud, racketeering an...

WTO: SERVICES - A DYNAMIC COMPONENT OF TRADE

10 October 2019
WTO: SERVICES - A DYNAMIC COMPONENT OF TRADE

  The World Trade Organization’s (WTO) recently released report says services have become the most dynamic component of international trade and will continue to expand in the coming decades, if international cooperation is enhanced to sup...

U.S. SAYS TARIFFS ON CHINA ARE WORKING DESPITE WARNINGS TO DE-ESCALATE

10 October 2019
U.S. SAYS TARIFFS ON CHINA ARE WORKING DESPITE WARNINGS TO DE-ESCALATE

  The United States and China have become embroiled in a war of words on the impact of the trade tensions between them. Despite warnings that the trade war has weighed on global growth and shaken financial markets, the United States believes it...

CALM AT TURKISH-SYRIAN BORDER AS TURKISH MILITARY BEGIN OPERATIONS IN NORTHERN SYRIA

10 October 2019
CALM AT TURKISH-SYRIAN BORDER  AS TURKISH MILITARY BEGIN OPERATIONS IN NORTHERN SYRIA

  Turkey’s border with Syria was calm this morning (Oct. 10), a day after Turkey began its long-awaited military action into northern Syria under the pretext to close down what Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has called a "terror corrido...

SYRIAN OPPOSITION REJECTS TURKISH INVASION

10 October 2019
SYRIAN OPPOSITION REJECTS TURKISH INVASION

  Syrian Opposition Groups meeting under the Syria Opposition Negotiation Commission in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, have condemned Turkey’s military incursion into northeastern Syria, saying that any military existence by external forces on Syr...

THUNDERSTORMS EXPECTED TODAY IN PARTS OF TSHWANE, JOHANNESBURG & EKURHULENI

10 October 2019
THUNDERSTORMS EXPECTED TODAY IN PARTS OF TSHWANE, JOHANNESBURG & EKURHULENI

  As we enter a change of season during this part of the year, the SA weather service has sent a warning for severe thunderstorms with possible large hail and strong gusty winds expected between 2pm and 8pm today in places over the City of Tshw...

HAWKS RAID FORMER DURBAN MAYOR ZANDILE GUMEDE’S HOUSE

10 October 2019
HAWKS RAID FORMER DURBAN MAYOR ZANDILE GUMEDE’S HOUSE

  The Hawks and Asset Forfeiture Unit swooped on several properties, including the home of former eThekwini mayor Zandile Gumede, this morning. The unit, together with the Hawks and SAPS, obtained a court order for Gumede’s belonging...

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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 thousands of protesters continue to gather near the legislative council building where the controversial extradition bill, is due for a second round of debate today. The protesters erected barricades as they prepare for an extended occupation of the area. Others also rallied around the offices of Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam, as hundreds of armed riot police, some with plastic shields, warned them to stop advancing.

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