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23 January 2017
                       
 
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20 Jan 2017
 
 
The questionable legality of military intervention in The Gambia
THE CONVERSATION
With tensions rising in The Gambia, a coalition of states have deployed forces along the country’s borders, poised to launch a military intervention should President Yahya Jammeh refuse to cede...
 
 
Ramaphosa full of praise for China’s Xi for taking global lead
POLITICS
South Africa Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday lauded Chinese President Xi Jinping for taking leadership of the world and setting the political and economic agenda. Speaking during an...
 
 
19 Jan 2017
 
Denel: Denel on track to meet contract with Namibia
STATEMENT
Denel is on track to deliver armoured patrol vehicles and light-weight remote weapon systems to Namibia within the next four months. The contract is a substantial one and consists of eight RG32M...
 
 
High stakes as West Africa prepares military action against Gambia's Jammeh
THE CONVERSATION
In further escalation of the post-election crisis in The Gambia, President Yahya Jammeh declared a state of emergency just a day before his official mandate was due to come to an end. The...
 
 
South Sudan: why the international community needs to act urgently
THE CONVERSATION
The international community is focused on defeating ISIS, dealing with the Syrian conflict and the refugee crisis on their doorsteps as well as home grown terrorism. But, now more than ever, it...
 
 
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...
 
 
18 Jan 2017
 
DCS: Commissioner Zach Modise on overcrowding in correctional centres
STATEMENT
Correctional Services National Commissioner Zach Modise has urged the various departments in the Justice, Crime Prevention and Security (JCPS) Cluster to play their role in reducing overcrowding in...
 
 
17 Jan 2017
 
President Xi Jinping: Don’t Blame Economic Globalization for the World’s Problems
WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM
Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a robust defence of globalisation to business, government and civil society leaders in the opening plenary session of the 47th World Economic Forum Annual...
 
 
WC: Anton Bredell on WC fires update
STATEMENT
There are at least 19 fires currently being fought across the Western Cape, mainly in the Cape Peninsula, West Coast and Cape Winelands districts. The major incident at the moment is a fire in the...
 
 
EU nations alarmed by Donald Trump's comments
POLITICS
Germany and France have led a sharp European response to US President-elect Donald Trump's remarks that the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato) is "obsolete" and more countries would leave...
 
 
13 Jan 2017
 
Dlamini's bail valid because State failed to share video footage with defence - judge
LEGAL
The State's failure to share video footage of Fees Must Fall activist Mcebo Dlamini with his legal team was crucial in the decision to grant him bail. The footage allegedly showed him throwing...
 
 
12 Jan 2017
 
Child victim or brutal warlord? ICC weighs the fate of Dominic Ongwen
THE CONVERSATION
The trial of Dominic Ongwen before the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague is like none other springing from the killing fields of the Great Lakes of Africa. These include the...
 
 
11 Jan 2017
 
SADTU: SADTU on North West Premier
STATEMENT
The South African Democratic Teachers Union has noted with disdain the comments attributed to the Premier of the North West Provincial government Supra Mahumapelo regarding the salaries of certain...
 
 
Military veterans dept to clamp down on education benefit fraud
FRAUD
The Department of Military Veterans will be clamping down on fraudulent educational support claims, it said on Wednesday. This included inflated tuition invoices and beneficiaries receiving the...
 
 
South Sudan reverts to refusing deployment of regional force
DEFENCE
The South Sudan authorities are once again refusing the deployment of a regional protection force, alleging that the security situation in the country has improved. In an interview with the Sudan...
 
 
 
                       
 
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