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19 January 2017
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State 'not seeking surveillance' with cybersecurity bill
LEGISLATION
The Cabinet-approved cybercrimes and cybersecurity bill’s final draft will not give any power for the State Security Agency (SSA) to control the internet or spy on local users. This is according to...
Updated 7 hours ago
 
 
Gambia's Barrow to take oath in Senegal embassy as regional troops gather
POLITICS
Gambia's President-elect Adama Barrow will be sworn in at the Gambian embassy in neighbouring Senegal on Thursday, officials said, as West African troops prepared to back him in a showdown with a...
Updated 7 hours ago
 
 
Gambia's President-elect to be sworn in at embassy in Senegal – officials
POLITICS
Gambia's President-elect Adama Barrow will be sworn in at a ceremony in the Gambian embassy in neighbouring Senegal on Thursday, diplomatic sources and party officials said. "We have confirmation....
 
 
West African forces poised for Gambia intervention as leader's mandate ends
POLITICS
West African troops were poised to intervene in Gambia on Thursday after President Yahya Jammeh's mandate expired and overnight talks to convince him to stand down failed. Senegal has deployed...
 
 
Nigerian President Buhari tells Senate that he will take ten days leave - source
POLITICS
Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari plans to take ten days leave, a government source said on Thursday. Buhari had informed the Senate by letter about his absence, the source said. No more details...
 
 
Gambia's vice president quits after two decades in role – sources
POLITICS
Gambia's Vice President Isatou Njie Saidy, who has been in the role since 1997, has quit, a government source and a family member told Reuters on Thursday. Saidy is the highest level official to...
 
 
ANC comrades must lead by example – SACP
POLITICS
The African National Congress (ANC) must lead by example when calling for help in strengthening and deepening unity in the tripartite alliance, the South African Communist Party (SACP) has said....
 
 
Hlaudi won’t be called to testify before SABC inquiry
INQUIRY
Parliament’s ad hoc committee inquiring into the affairs of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) on Thursday turned down a request by the United Democratic Movement (UDM) that Hlaudi...
 
 
Support outside court for EFF student
PROTESTS
There was a small contingent of supporters for Fees Must Fall student Bonginkosi Khanyile ahead of his pre-trial conference at Durban Magistrate's Court on Thursday. Khanyile has enjoyed a large...
 
 
Sibanye’s Stillwater platinum deal edges forward
PLATINUM
Precious metals mining company Sibanye’s proposed acquisition, Stillwater Mining of the United States of America, edged forward on Thursday with the notification that both companies had received...
 
 
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...
 
 
 
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