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25 April 2017
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30 Nov 2007
US's Rice to visit Ethiopia in rare Africa trip
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will visit Ethiopia next week for meetings on the conflicts in the volatile African Great Lakes region and Sudan and Somalia, said the State Department on...
Rocketry papers highlight books and manuscript sale
Incredible historic documents of interest to private collectors and institutional curators come to auction in New York City on Tuesday, December 4, 2007, including a German ‘Top Secret'...
Sudan court finds UK teacher guilty of insulting religion
A Sudanese court on Thursday found a British teacher guilty of insulting religion and sentenced her to 15 days in prison followed by deportation, a defence lawyer said.
Govt faces R5bn lawsuit after condom scandal - report
Three condom suppliers, the SA Bureau of Standards (SABS), Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang and Finance Minister Trevor Manuel face a R5 billion class-action lawsuit over defective condoms...
SA's Nationwide Airlines says flights grounded
South Africa's Nationwide Airlines said on Friday that all its domestic and international flights had been grounded by the country's civil aviation authority, but did not know how long...
Chad army, rebels fight near Sudanese border
Chad's army fought rebels on Thursday for control of a mountainous area near the Sudanese border, after several days of fighting that has left a month-old peace accord in tatters. The renewed...
Uganda says Ebola virus infects 51, kills 16
A haemorrhagic fever that has infected 51 people and killed 16 in Uganda has been confirmed to be the Ebola virus, the Health Ministry said on Thursday. "The mysterious disease outbreak in...
29 Nov 2007
SA scores low on literacy - study
Almost 80 percent of South African pupils do not develop basic reading skills by the time they reach Grade 5, a new international study released on Thursday shows. The Progress in International...
Government departments fail to improve fiscal management
National government departments have failed to improve on their fiscal management performance and an emergency task team is required for "problem cases", the Democratic Alliance said on...
US Africa Command on charm mission to Nigeria
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The U.S. military's new Africa Command, AFRICOM, is working to assuage Nigerian fears that it means to meddle in internal security or control oil resources, two senior command officials said...
Senegal's democratic shine dims under Wade - groups
Senegal's carefully polished reputation as a bastion of democracy in turbulent West Africa is dimming as its octogenarian leader, Abdoulaye Wade, grows increasingly autocratic, rights groups...
Search and seizure raids unconstitutional - Hulley
Deputy President Jacob Zuma and his lawyer Michael Hulley are claiming in papers filed with the Constitutional Court on Wednesday that search and seizure raids by the Scorpions invaded their...
UK's Brown isolates self rather than Mugabe
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown looks to have isolated himself rather than Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe by boycotting an EU-Africa summit next month in protest at the veteran...
Senegal wants Africa to end Zimbabwe-UK row
Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade said on Wednesday he would push to create a group of African leaders to resolve a stand-off between Zimbabwe and Britain which has cast a shadow over an...
Change a life forever this festive season campaign
At this time of giving and sharing, the Southern Africa Trust has launched a challenging online giving campaign to raise funds from individuals and organisations in South Africa that will get the...
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