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President Weah Applauds Lebanon on 77th Independence Observance

President George Manneh Weah, has on behalf of the Government and people of the Republic of Liberia and in his own name extended heartfelt congratulations to the Lebanese President, Michel Aoun, and … [+1085 chars]

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Redd Vows to Transform Rural Broadcaster

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Authorities Weaponize Covid-19 for Repression

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How Dr. Jill Biden Gave President-Elect Joe Biden Another Chance at Love

So when he broached the subject a fifth time in the spring of 1997, dropping by her apartment en route to a Congressional trip to South Africa, she was ready. "'Look,' he said. 'I've been as patient … [+888 chars]

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Kenya: Overloading Blamed for Boat Tragedy That Claimed 10 Lives

The boat that capsized in Lake Victoria on Tuesday night killing 10 people may have been overloaded. Authorities in Siaya believe the vessel, which was coming from Uganda, was carrying cargo way bey… [+4252 chars]

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Hope and Religion in a Time of Crisis - Evidence From Colombia and South Africa

Strict lock-down regulations, that have been implemented during the COVID-19, pandemic have broad implications for well-being. In many countries, businesses and other kinds of operations had to adjus… [+4868 chars]

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ConCourt rules in favour of compensation for domestic workers

By Nicola Daniels8m ago Cape Town - In a final victory for domestic workers across South Africa, the Constitutional Court has confirmed an order declaring their exclusion from the Compensation for O… [+2633 chars]

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South Africa Start With Win, Zimbabwe and Angola Draw

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Main Opposition Party Caught in an Unenviable Political Bind

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New Police Bill Fails to Address Chilling Effect On Freedom of Assembly

Protests and large gatherings are often the only mechanism available to vulnerable people to express their concerns. Archive photo: Ashraf Hendricks The South African Police Service Amendment Bill, … [+6419 chars]

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Judge's Refusal to Step Down From Corruption Probe Was the Right Call

Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, the head of the inquiry into allegations that the South African state was "captured" and repurposed to benefit private interests during former president Jacob Zuma… [+7139 chars]

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Sudan Halts Livestock Exports to Saudi Arabia Pending Protocol

Khartoum — Sudan's acting Minister of Livestock and Fisheries, Adel Farah, has announced that the export of livestock from Sudan to Saudi Arabia has been stopped, subject to the signing of a commerci… [+1605 chars]

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SPLM-N El Hilu 'Eager for Settlement to End Civil Wars in Sudan'

Khartoum — The Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North under the leadership of Abdelaziz El Hilu (SPLM-N El Hilu*) reaffirmed its eagerness "to reach a peaceful, just, and comprehensive political se… [+3407 chars]

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Government for Education Sector Overhaul

Lilongwe — , Mana: Government has conceded existence of gaps that are paralysisng the country's education, and has challenged respective players in the sector to jointly implement practical solutions… [+3131 chars]

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16 killed as Ugandan troops move to quell protests over Bobi Wine arrest

By Reuters9m ago Kampala - Sixteen people have been killed in Uganda in army and police operations to quell protests that broke out over the arrest of presidential candidate and pop star Bobi Wine, … [+2398 chars]

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Beneath Mashaba's 'Centrism' Lurks the Reactionary

A fanatic of the free market, Herman Mashaba advances extreme economic policies for South Africa. But he needs political power first, so he rides on xenophobic sentiments for votes. In the launch ma… [+17423 chars]

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News24.com | South African named head coach of Wales' women's rugby team

South African-born Warren Abrahams has been named head coach of Wales' national women’s rugby team. The former USA Women's sevens assistant coach will lead Wales' preparations for the 2021 Rugby Wor… [+1795 chars]

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East Africa: Lake Victoria - East Africa Sitting On Untapped Trade Worth $60b

The development of Lake Victoria ports is the biggest project in implementing the East African Community Inland Waterway Transport infrastructure development agreed by partner states to strategically… [+6768 chars]

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All Eyes On Kiir After Reform Meetings

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir may be the next entity to decide the country's ultimate direction after the National Dialogue conferences proposed several legal changes to stabilise the country. … [+5562 chars]

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Copperstone Resources intends to carry out a MSEK 160 rights issue with subscription undertakings amounting to MSEK 82 and announces underlying assumptions for the Viscaria Project

PRESS RELEASE Kiruna on 20 November 2020 NOT FOR RELEASE, DISTRIBUTION OR PUBLICATION, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN THE UNITED STATES, AUSTRALIA, JAPAN, CANADA, SOUTH AFRICA, NEW ZEALAND SINGAPORE HON… [+22299 chars]

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Ace Magashule: I doubt supporters had had opportunity to reflect on asbestos debacle

By Opinion4m ago Walter Matshwi Pretoria - South Africa is again mired in controversies, from the fleeing of the Bushiri couple, Jacob Zumas bid to have Justice Zondo recuse himself, which failed, … [+3639 chars]

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Unicef Appoints Nkosi Nyathi (17) As Youth Climate Advocate

UNICEF Zimbabwe has appointed Nkosilathi Nyathi (17) as a UNICEF Youth Climate Advocate to advance the climate and environment agenda in Zimbabwe and mobilise other young people to join the fight aga… [+2956 chars]

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Mother Earth Can't Wait - Do Your Part for Climate

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Ethiopia: 'Many of the Refugees Left Behind Children And Parents'

In a briefing to journalists on Thursday, a senior UN humanitarian official in Sudan recounted moving testimony from refugees who are crossing the border from Ethiopia in their thousands, fleeing fig… [+3344 chars]

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President 'Embarrassed' After Escape of Preacher Shepherd Bushiri

The escape from South Africa of self-styled Malawian prophet and preacher Shepherd Bushiri and his wife Mary has left President Cyril Ramaphosa "embarrassed and concerned" and has dented diplomatic r… [+3721 chars]

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East Africa: Tigray Refugees Recount the Horrors of New Conflict

Hamdayet & Um Rakuba Camp & Village 8, Sudan — 'I can't go back... because the killing is ongoing and I have to protect the only child that is in my hands.' The refugees trekked for days to … [+9679 chars]

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Uganda: How Museveni Mastered Violence to Win Elections

Repeated arrests and office raids are part of a strategy designed to project control without overly provoking domestic or international criticism. On 18 November, Uganda's musician-turned-politician… [+8733 chars]

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Bushiri, Wife Granted Unconditional Release - Malawi Court Rules Arrest Was Illegal

Prophet Shepherd Bushiri leader of the Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) church and his wife, Mary, have made a giant score in the long battle to seek justice in the face of a menacing South Afri… [+2299 chars]

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Mozambique Injects Us$30m for Rail Rehabilitation Works to Benefit Malawi

Mozambique has announced that it has invested US$30 million to its public-owned ports and railway company (CFM) to carry out rehabilitation works of its rail network that connects with Malawi. This … [+3805 chars]

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Bushiri Says He Doesn't Care Forfeiting Property in South Africa - 'My Life Is More Important'

Prophet Shepherd Bushiri has reacted to the decision by Pretoria Court to order his multimillion-rand Centurion property be forfeited to the State , saying he doesn't care because his life is more im… [+1918 chars]

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Saudi Arabia Foreign Minister Prince Faisal in Malawi for Talks With Chakwera

Prince Faisal bin Farhan the minister of foreign affairs for the Kingdom of Saud Arabia has come to Malawi on a first ever visit to have bilateral talks with President Lazarus Chakwera. During his s… [+673 chars]

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Malawi Relief Fund UK Donates Fertilizer to Farmers in Balaka

As the country has started receiving rains, Malawi Relief Fund UK (MRF-UK) donated 5,000 bags of fertilizer to rural farmers in Balaka to assist them attain good yields. Presenting the donation, MRF… [+3364 chars]

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Is there a relationship between problem gambling and gender-based violence?

By Supplied16m ago Cape Town - Do you think there could be a relationship between the harmful effects of problem gambling and gender-based violence? Have your say at a webinar hosted by the South Af… [+3339 chars]

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As new debt crisis looms, Africa needs more than world is offering - Reuters

(Repeats item that first ran on Thursday) * G20 leaders meet on the weekend, debt relief on agenda * China key lender in some African countries * Zambia becomes Africas first pandemic-era default … [+5756 chars]

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Chilima Says Covid Exposed Malawi's Huge Deficit in Epidemiological Modelling - Kuunika Faulted

Vice-President Saulos Chilima has said the Covid-19 has exposed Malawi's huge deficit in epidemiological modelling as the Ministry of Health's Kuunika modeling projected the potential impact of the v… [+1236 chars]

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Activists Fault Chakwera Over Bloated Entourage to South Africa

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News24.com | South Africa may edge to deeper junk rating if S&P cuts outlook

South Africa could move toward an even deeper junk credit rating this week by losing the only stable outlook on its debt assessments. Of the 23 respondents in a Bloomberg survey, 12 expect S&P G… [+2751 chars]

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Cabinet Welcomes Malawian Working Visit

Cabinet has welcomed the recent successful working visit to South Africa by members of the Malawian government led by President Lazarus Chakwera. President Chakwera was on a working visit to South A… [+3138 chars]

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Inter-Religious Council Condemns Electoral Violence, Calls for Bobi Wine Release

Kampala, Uganda — The Inter-religious Council of Uganda (IRCU) has condemned the acts of violence that followed the arrest of presidential candidates Robert Kyagulanyi and Patrick Oboi yesterday. The… [+4953 chars]