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Month: October 2019

Human Rights Watch says sanctions against Iranthreatening health, urges US to ensure effective humanitarian exemptions

Own Correspondent WASHIGNTON – The Trump administration’s broad sanctions on Iran have drastically constrained the ability of the country to finance humanitarian imports, including medicines, causing serious hardships for ordinary Iranians and threatening their right to health, Human Rights Watch said in…

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‘Classifying criminals according to their nationalities is irresponsible’: Herman Mashaba told

JOHANNESBURG – Gwen Ngwenya, the former head of policy for South Africa’s biggest opposition party, the Democratic Alliance, this week lambasted the party’s outgoing Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba and the city for classifying criminals according to their nationalities. Ngwenya was…

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Klopp heaps praise on Liverpool players for staying calm in comeback

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp said his players “deserved a lot of praise” for staying calm in overcoming a half-time deficit to beat Tottenham 2-1 at Anfield. The Reds extend their lead over second placed Manchester City to six points and…

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How Uganda’s anti-homosexuality Bill poses severe threat to human rights of LGBT community

KAMPALA – Uganda is facing a serious threat to human rights and the HIV response with the announcement of plans to introduce legislation that will impose the death penalty on people found to have had sex with a member of…

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Burundi: Police arrest Iwacu journalists covering unrest

Nairobi, October 23, 2019—Authorities in Burundi should immediately release four journalists and a media worker from the privately-owned news outlet Iwacu, whom police detained in the western Bubanza province yesterday, the Committee to Protect Journalists said. The news team—broadcast reporter Christine…

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Botswana elections: Early polls say BDP lead, but won’t get a majority

The polls have been opened in Botswana, as the most critical elections in more than 50 years get underway. Here’s all the latest news and developments. Susan NJANJI – Voting opened on Wednesday in Botswana for the hotly-contested elections which could test the…

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After stepping down as SA main opposition leader, Maimane resigns from party and parliament

The official opposition’s FedEx will also be meeting urgently to agree on who exactly is in charge of the party. Former Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane has confirmed that he has resigned from both parliament and the party, following…

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Ramaphosa arrives in Sochi for inaugural Russia-Africa Summit

Own Correspondent MOSCOW – President Cyril Ramaphosa has arrived in Sochi in the Russian Federation where he is leading a South African delegation to the first Russia-Africa Summit to take place on Wednesday 23 and Thursday 24 October 2019. The…

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Mthwakazi Funerals provides dignified burials at the lowest of rates… terms tailor-made for even the struggling

Staff Reporter JOHANNESBURG – Ever wondered what the scariest thing to have ever crossed a human mind is? Generally, it’s the thought of death, but for the unprepared – the cost of death! For Zimbabweans, especially those struggling in the…

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Royal wedding further strengthens Mthwakazi’s socio-cultural ties with SA nations

Staff Reporter JOHANNESBURG – A Zimbabwean delegation recently returned from a South African royal wedding in high hopes of stronger ties between the people of Matabeleland and their South African counterparts. The traditional ceremony in which South Africa’s 58-year-old Ndebele…

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