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22 May 2015
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22 May 2015
Cholera strikes 3 000 Burundi refugees in Tanzania – UN
Some 3 000 cases of cholera have been reported in a worsening epidemic in Tanzania among Burundian refugees, the United Nations said on Friday. A Tanzanian health official told Reuters on Wednesday...
Updated 12 minutes ago
Somalia's al Shabaab fighters attack village in Kenya
Militants from Somalia-based al Shabaab attacked a village in northeast Kenya but were beaten back by security forces, the Interior Ministry said on Friday. It said the militants entered the...
Updated 15 minutes ago
EU to propose relocating 40 The European Commission is set to propose next week that 40,000 asylum seekers who have arrived by boat in Italy and Greece should be relocated across the continent in response to what it considers an emergency situation in bot
The European Commission is set to propose next week that 40 000 asylum seekers who have arrived by boat in Italy and Greece should be relocated across the continent in response to what it considers...
Updated 18 minutes ago
TKAG wants Karoo exploration delayed until conclusion of enviro assessment
The Treasure the Karoo Action Group (TKAG) on Friday called on government to delay publishing final regulations and issuing rights for shale gas exploration in the Karoo, until a 24-month strategic...
Updated 41 minutes ago
ANC mum on report it risks losing votes in 2016
The ANC would not comment on Friday on a report about its internal election strategy document, in which the party admits it could lose votes in next year's local government election. "We have not...
Updated 1 hour 40 minutes ago
National Treasury urges motorists to pay for e-tolls
South Africa’s credit rating is at risk of being downgraded if government fails to pay the debt taken on to fund infrastructure programmes, such as the upgrading of Gauteng’s major highways,...
Updated 2 hours 19 minutes ago
Obama boosts support, elevates status for ally Tunisia
President Barack Obama on Thursday pledged to elevate Tunisia as a major non-NATO ally of the United States, a gesture that recognizes the country's democratic progress after the 2011 Arab Spring...
Updated 3 hours ago
China calls for immediate end to conflict in South Sudan
China called on Friday for an end to conflict in South Sudan where fighting has caused thousands of people to flee from their homes and prompted warnings to oil companies to shut down operations....
Updated 3 hours ago
Eskom to deepen power cuts on Friday
Power utility Eskom said it would extend power cuts to 2 000 MW of electricity from 12:00 to 22:00 on Friday due to a shortage of generating capacity. The cash-strapped State utility, which has...
Updated 4 hours ago
Value of Agoa is diminishing – Davies
The US Act that creates economic growth opportunities in Africa was diminishing in value for South Africa, according to Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies. Speaking ahead of his Budget speech...
Updated 6 hours ago
Uganda rules out sending troops to Burundi
Uganda, which has sent its troops to address regional instability in South Sudan and Somalia, is not considering putting any of its soldiers on the ground in Burundi where political unrest spurred...
Updated 7 hours ago
21 May 2015
Masina fleshes out intricacies of DTI’s black industrialist agenda
Trade and Industry Deputy Minister Mzwandile Masina is expected to expand on the finer points of the Department of Trade and Industry’s (DTI’s) radical Black Industrialists Development Programme...
Launch of $1tn African free-trade area scheduled for June
Africa’s Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) which embraces 26 countries, a combined population of up to 600-million people and a total gross domestic product (GDP) of $1-trillion will be officially...
West Africa's health systems need rebuilding post-Ebola – WHO
Health care systems in West Africa that collapsed during the Ebola epidemic must be rebuilt urgently to provide basic services and confront other killer diseases, the World Health Organization said...
New e-tolls gets mixed reaction
The revised e-toll tariffs, announced by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday, has solicited mixed reactions from businesses, the public and unions in South Africa. Although still...
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