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16 INJURED AS TAXI ROLLS DOWN EMBANKMENT ON WILLIAM NICOL DRIVE

23 October 2019
16 INJURED AS TAXI ROLLS DOWN EMBANKMENT ON WILLIAM NICOL DRIVE

  Around 06H23 this morning, 16 people were injured in a collision on William Nicol Drive in Bryanston, Sandton. Reports from the scene indicate that the driver of a mini-bus taxi lost control resulting in the taxi rolling several meters down a...

LEBANESE PROTESTERS ASK FOR ACTION ON THE GROUND - NOT JUST TALK

22 October 2019
LEBANESE PROTESTERS ASK FOR ACTION ON THE GROUND - NOT JUST TALK

  Lebanon has approved an emergency reform package in response to protests over dire economic conditions, However, recent government attempts did not persuade demonstrators to leave the streets. Protesters sang into the night in Beirut and cont...

FORMER MALAYSIAN PM NAJIB RAZAK BACK IN COURT

22 October 2019
FORMER MALAYSIAN PM NAJIB RAZAK BACK IN COURT

  Former Malaysian Prime Minister, Najib Razak returned to court today (Oct. 22), for prosecutors and defence lawyers to present their closing remarks in his corruption trial over a multibillion-dollar scandal at state fund 1 MDB. The 1 Malaysi...

CIVILIANS IN SYRIA THROW POTATOES AT U.S. MILITARY PASSING QAMISHLI

22 October 2019
CIVILIANS IN SYRIA THROW POTATOES AT U.S. MILITARY PASSING QAMISHLI

  Civilians in Syrian threw potatoes and yelled for America to leave, as United States armoured vehicles passed the northeast border town of Qamishli. A video uploaded online by THE Kurdish news agency ANHA shows civilians shouting and hurling...

FIVE-DAY TRUCE IN SYRIA COMES TO AN END LATER TODAY

22 October 2019
FIVE-DAY TRUCE IN SYRIA COMES TO AN END LATER TODAY

  Turkey’s five-day truce to allow Kurdish forces to evacuate an area designated as a “safe zone” comes to an end today, and indications are that the military campaign will resume. It was still unclear if the Kurdish-led Syria...

PUBLIC PROTECTOR FACES ANOTHER CHALLENGE

22 October 2019
PUBLIC PROTECTOR FACES ANOTHER CHALLENGE

  Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane is set to face yet another challenge. The High Court in Pretoria will hear an application by NGO Accountability Now which seeks to have Mkhwebane declared unfit to hold office. The civil society organi...

ESKOM TAKES DELOITTE TO COURT

22 October 2019
ESKOM TAKES DELOITTE TO COURT

  Eskom has issued court papers and filed an affidavit against Deloitte Consulting for the recovery of funds amounting to R207 million. Eskom says that Deloitte was allegedly granted contracts relating to improperly-awarded work during 2016, wh...

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...

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