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25 January 2017
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W.African leaders hold crisis talks as Gambia leader's mandate ends
POLITICS
Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz flew to Senegal to meet with President Macky Sall after last-ditch talks in Gambia aimed at resolving a crisis over the transfer of power, a Senegalese...
 
 
'Moment may be passing' for two-state solution – Obama
POLITICS
The prospects for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are waning because of growing Israeli settlement of the West Bank, Barack Obama has said in his final press conference as...
 
 
Military intervention looms as Jammeh clings to power
POLITICS
Gambia faces the prospect of military intervention by regional forces after a last-ditch attempt to convince Yahya Jammeh to step down as president failed. Jammeh, who lost a December 1...
 
 
SABC inquiry MPs to begin drafting report
POLITICS
The ad hoc committee looking into the fitness of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) board will begin deliberations on its draft parliamentary report on Thursday. Deliberations are...
 
 
Leak of Absa report politically motivated – Cope
POLITICS
The leaking of the report into Bankorp’s (now Absa) apartheid-era loan is intended to divert attention from former public protector Thuli Madonsela’s State of Capture report, The Congress of the...
 
 
Muthambi failed to ease fears over Hlaudi appointment - leaked document
POLITICS
Communications Minister Faith Muthambi failed to allay suspicions over the 2014 appointment of Hlaudi Motsoeneng as the South African Broadcasting Corporations' (SABC’s) permanent chief operating...
 
 
Compensate camp bomb victims, HRW tells Nigeria
REFUGEES
Nigerian authorities should provide compensation to victims of the recent bombing of a refugee camp in Rann, Borno State, a rights group has said. In a statement, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said the...
 
 
DA wants govt to summon Gambian ambassador
POLITICS
The Democratic Alliance (DA) on Wednesday asked the government to summon Gambia's ambassador to South Africa over that country’s president's attempt to stay in power "at all costs". Gambia has been...
 
 
Zuma signs Higher Education Amendment Act
LEGISLATION
President Jacob Zuma has signed the Higher Education Amendment Act, which gives Minister Blade Nzimande greater powers to intervene in university matters and furthers the government's higher...
 
 
ANCYL wants govt to stop banking with Absa
POLITICS
The African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) will intensify calls for the government to stop banking with Absa bank, it said on Wednesday. “We will continue to take strong political action...
 
 
18 Jan 2017
 
At least 76 killed in air strike on Nigerian refugee camp – ICRC
AIR STRIKE
At least 76 people were killed in Tuesday's accidental Nigerian Air Force strike on a refugee camp and more than 100 were wounded, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement (ICRC) said...
 
 
Gigaba “applying his mind” on Zimbabweans
POLITICS
Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba on Wednesday, said at the appropriate moment, he will announce the fate of almost 200 000 Zimbabweans residing and working in South Africa on the basis of the...
 
 
 
 
Davos a chance to interact with investors at the highest level – SA Minister
WEF2017
South African Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies says the World Economic Forum provided the platform to engage with business leaders at the highest level in a bid to attract much needed...
 
 
 
 
World needs policies to counter rise of populism – IMF chief
WEF2017
The rise of populism in developed countries was a concern but could be overcome with the right policies, Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on...
 
 
At least 70 civilians killed in Nigeria refugee camp air strike - International Red Cross
AIR STRIKE
At least 70 civilians were killed in Tuesday's Nigerian Air Force strike on a refugee camp and more than a hundred were wounded, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement said on...
 
 
 
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