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28 April 2017
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04 Dec 2007
Little neutrality in fierce Zuma debate
In the fierce debate raging around the man tipped to become South Africa's next president, African National Congress deputy president Jacob Zuma, there are few neutrals. With less than a...
Cosatu opposes Mbeki step-down call
The Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) says it rejects calls for President Thabo Mbeki to step down as president of the country in the event ANC deputy president Jacob Zuma is elected party head...
03 Dec 2007
Negligence costs the Health Department millions
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Negligence or malpractice at public hospitals has cost the health department millions in damages awards over the past few years, Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang said. However, such cases...
Legal challenge over water policy heard in Johannesburg
The legal challenge over the access to water between the residents of Phiri in Soweto, against the City of Johannesburg commenced in the Johannesburg High Court on Monday. Counsel for Phiri...
UN aid chief appeals for more help for Somalia
The United Nations' top aid official, John Holmes, arrived in Somalia on Monday, calling for more to be done to help the Horn of Africa country where almost 6,000 civilians have been killed in...
British teacher in Sudan pardoned - adviser
A British teacher jailed in Sudan for allowing her students to name a teddy bear Mohammad has been pardoned, a Sudanese presidential adviser said on Monday. A source in a British parliamentary...
SACP leader left unprotected
South African Communist Party (SACP) general secretary Blade Nzimande has been left without police protection because of the African National Congress leadership struggle, the SACP claimed on...
Australia's new government ratifies Kyoto pact
Australia's new prime minister, Kevin Rudd, took the oath of office on Monday and immediately signed documents to ratify the Kyoto Protocol, ending his country's decade of opposition to...
Putin scores landslide win
President Vladimir Putin's party scored a landslide win in Russia's election, results showed on Monday, but the opposition vowed to challenge an outcome that could help Putin keep a grip...
Namibia's Swapo congress appoints new leadership
Namibia's ruling SWAPO, whose long dominance is threatened by the defection of a key member of the inner circle, said on Sunday it had appointed a new party leadership headed by state...
Outbreak of rare Ebola virus in Uganda worsens
The number of Ugandans infected by a new strain of the deadly Ebola virus has risen to 58, raising fears the death toll of 18 will also increase from the outbreak in a remote area near Democratic...
Mbeki may call early polls if he loses ANC Presidency
South African President Thabo Mbeki said he does not rule out early parliamentary elections if he loses the race to lead the ruling ANC to the party's deputy president Jacob Zuma. "I...
30 Nov 2007
Zuma asked to be fired - Lekota
African National Congress (ANC) deputy president Jacob Zuma asked to be dismissed from Cabinet in 2005, Defence Minister Mosiuoa Lekota said in an interview published in The Times on Friday....
Sarkozy makes Algeria trade push, dismisses row
President Nicolas Sarkozy will push a quarrel over the colonial past to one side on a trip to Algeria next week to seek deals in a nation earning $1 billion a week from oil and gas.
Chad rebels declare war on French, foreign forces
Chadian anti-government rebels on Friday declared a "state of war" against French and foreign military forces in an apparent warning to a European Union peacekeeping force that plans to...
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