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Child maids suffer like 'slaves'

1 hour ago | International

“Even a pet animal is better treated,” sobs 17-year-old Fatima, one of thousands of young girls exploited and too often abused while working as housemaids for unscrupulous employers in Morocco.She has managed to get to...

Castro hands torch to Diaz-Canel

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Cuba was poised for the end of an era yesterday as President Raul Castro stepped down, formally handing power to his long-time deputy Miguel Diaz-Canel - and thereby ending his family's six-decade grip on the...

Arab ire, no action

1 day - 19 April 2018 | International

Arab leaders at a summit in Saudi Arabia have slammed Washington's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital and move its embassy there, but analysts say their words are unlikely to lead to action.The shift...

Proof of life for Chibok girls

1 day - 19 April 2018 | International

Nigeria is facing calls to establish how many of the missing Chibok schoolgirls are still alive, after claims that nearly 100 of them may have lost their lives in captivity.Parents of the missing girls and...

Possible solution to plastics pollution

1 day - 19 April 2018 | International

Scientists have accidentally discovered a mutant enzyme that can fully eat up and decompose common plastic, and could help the world solve the problem of plastic waste.Researchers in the US and UK examined an existing...

Dukwe repatriation plans in full swing

3 days ago - 17 April 2018 | International

Efforts to repatriate 916 Namibians from the Dukwe refugee camp in Botswana are at an advanced stage, home affairs minister Frans Kapofi said during the...

Namibia deeply concerned over Syria crisis

3 days ago - 17 April 2018 | International

Namibia said on Sunday it was deeply concerned over the political unrest in Syria, which has seen the United States, UK and France carrying out...

Pope concerned over Syria

3 days ago - 17 April 2018 | International

Pope Francis told the faithful in St Peter's Square that he is “deeply disturbed” by the international community's failure to come up with a common...

Thousands mourn Ma Winnie

4 days ago - 16 April 2018 | International

South Africans turned out in thousands to bid final goodbyes to anti-apartheid icon and Nelson Mandela's former wife Winnie Mandela who was laid to rest...

Trump claims victory in Syria

4 days ago - 16 April 2018 | International

US President Donald Trump on Saturday declared 'Mission Accomplished' for a US-led allied missile attack on Syria's chemical weapons programme, but the Pentagon said the...

Germans challenged on 'secret deal'

1 week ago - 13 April 2018 | International

The Ovaherero Traditional Authority (OTA) has challenged the German government to prove that it did not enter into an agreement with the Namibian government at...

A tale of two men

1 week ago - 13 April 2018 | International

The brewing China-US trade conflict features two leaders who've expressed friendship but are equally determined to pursue their nation's interests and their own political agendas.But...

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Trump promises swift action

1 week ago - 11 April 2018 | International

US President Donald Trump has met with military commanders about a possible “forceful response” to alleged chemical attacks in Syria. Washington is ready to act...

Honoured for her art

1 week ago - 11 April 2018 | International

When South African Ndebele artist Esther Mahlangu began painting at the tender age of ten, she never thought that she would get to travel the...

Dukwe refugees overstay their welcome

1 week ago - 10 April 2018 | International

JEMIMA BEUKES Namibians living in Botswana’s Dukwe refugee camp will eventually be prosecuted as illegal immigrants if they refuse...

The curious case of the...

1 week ago - 10 April 2018 | International

One afternoon in Salisbury has rocked relations between the UK and Russia. Ex-double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were exposed to a nerve...

Remains of abducted children found...

1 week ago - 10 April 2018 | International

Libyan authorities have found the remains of three children abducted for ransom more than two years ago near the capital, in a case that highlighted...

Zuma goes to war

1 week ago - 09 April 2018 | International

An increasingly dire financial situation could hamper the multipronged strategy that Jacob Zuma and his supporters launched last week, in their bid to up the...

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