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Killing of women more rife than farm murders: Malema

1 day - 19 October 2020 | International

LOYISO SIDIMBAJOHANNESBURGEFF Leader Julius Malema told party members on Friday there were no farm murders in the country and that the killing of women and children deserved special attention.Malema was speaking outside the Senekal Magistrate's...

Old foes: Guinea's president and his 'technocrat' election rival

1 day - 19 October 2020 | International

MOUCTAR BAHCONAKRYGuinea's President Alpha Conde sought a controversial third term in yesterday's election, but the 82-year-old will have to stave off a stiff challenge from his longtime political foe, opposition leader Cellou Dalein Diallo.Critics say...

12 killed, dozens wounded by car bomb targeting Afghan...

1 day - 19 October 2020 | International

NAMPA/AFPHERAT, AFGHANISTANA car bomb Sunday targeting an Afghan police headquarters in the western province of Ghor killed at least 12 civilians and wounded more than 100, officials said.The attack took place in Feroz Koh, the...

Trump and Biden to court early voters as US...

1 day - 19 October 2020 | International

JARRETT RENSHAWWASHINGTONUS President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger Joe Biden will court early voters as their campaigns step up events ahead of their final debate this week.Concern about crowds at polling stations during thecoronavirus...

Egypt releases satirist after two years in jail: family

1 day - 19 October 2020 | International

NAMPA / AFPCAIROAn Egyptian activist and satirist detained for more than two years has been released, his family has announced.Shady Abu Zeid was arrested in May 2018 and held in pre-trial detention over charges of...

300 000 Mozambicans flee homes

3 weeks ago - 29 September 2020 | International

THEMBELIHLE MKHONZAJOHANNESBURGThe United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has raised concerns about the escalating conflict and deteriorating food security situation in Mozambique's northern Cabo Delgado...

Biden campaign mocks Trump

3 weeks ago - 29 September 2020 | International

TIMOTHY BELLAWASHINGTONPresident Trump on Sunday demanded that Joe Biden be subjected to a drug test for the first presidential debate this week, once more suggesting...

Orange River agreement revised

4 weeks ago - 21 September 2020 | International

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKAgriculture minister Calle Schlettwein has recommended that the National Assembly ratifies the revised Orange-Senqu River Basin Commission (Orasecom) agreement.The agreement between Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho...

'Worried' Swapo says Zimbabwe can self-correct

1 month - 17 September 2020 | International

OGONE TLHAGEWINDHOEKSwapo says it is 'worried' about the deteriorating human rights situation in Zimbabwe, punctuated by an increasing crackdown on protests and arrests of journalists,...

Namibia mourns Bizos

1 month - 10 September 2020 | International

JEMIMA BEUKES WINDHOEKNamibia has joined the world in mourning legendary South African human rights lawyer, advocate George Bizos, who represented Nelson Mandela and many other...

Racist advert storm spreads

1 month - 10 September 2020 | International

SIHLE MLAMBOJOHANNESBURG Clicks and Tresemmé, the two companies at the centre of a racism storm over black women's hair, should release the names of the...

Three massacres in Colombia in 24 hours

1 month - 10 September 2020 | International

SINIKKA TARVAINENBOGOTAThree massacres have taken place in Colombia within a 24-hour period, with a total of 12 people killed, local media reported on Tuesday.More than...

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Frenchman livestreams his death on...

1 month - 08 September 2020 | International

NAMPA/REUTERSPARISA Frenchman suffering from a rare and incurable condition is livestreaming his death on social media as he refuses to take food, drink or medicine...

Israeli protesters keep pressure on...

1 month - 08 September 2020 | International

NAMPA/APJERUSALEMThousands of Israelis protested outside the official residence of prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday night and into early Sunday, pressing ahead with a months-long...

Uncertainty dominates presidential campaigns

1 month - 01 September 2020 | International

STEVE PEOPLES, ZEKE MILLER and JONATHAN LEMIRENEW YORKWithin President Donald Trump's campaign, some privately feared the worst heading into the national conventions.They worried a strong...

Khama slams SADC 'oppressive brotherhood'

1 month - 21 August 2020 | International

JEMIMA BEUKESWINDHOEKFormer Botswana president Ian Khama, known for his frank talk on regional affairs, has challenged so-called revolutionary parties in southern Africa to take a...

‘Merkel must apologise for genocide’

2 months ago - 20 August 2020 | International

JEMIMA BEUKESWINDHOEKDescendants of Namibian genocide victims are demanding that German federal president Frank-Walter Steinmeier or chancellor Angela Merkel apologise for the 1904-08 Nama and Ovaherero...

Give the youth space -...

2 months ago - 18 August 2020 | International

JEMIMA BEUKESWINDHOEKPresident Hage Geingob has warned against social instability, should Southern African Development Community (SADC) leaders continue to socially exclude the region's youth, who are...

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