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Eritrea ‘appalled’ by hoax forced polygamy story

BBC A satirical story that Eritrean men have been ordered to marry at least two wives, which has been shared across Africa, has upset Eritrean officials. “Even a madman in [the Eritrean capital] Asmara would know that this story was not true,” an Eritrean official ...

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Eritrea ‘appalled’ by hoax forced polygamy story

BBC A satirical story that Eritrean men have been ordered to marry at least two wives, which has been shared across Africa, has upset Eritrean officials. “Even a madman in [the Eritrean capital] Asmara would know that this story was not true,” an Eritrean official told ...

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Cecil the lion ‘died for a reason’, and has seen thousands raised for charity

metro.co.uk We all mourned Cecil the lion, but it turns out his death was not in vain. The chair of the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force, Johnny Rodrigues, has said: ‘Cecil didn’t die for a reason. He died for a cause.’ He is referring to the ...

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SA govt told to clarify visa requirements

South Africa’s opposition party, Congress of the People (COPE) has warned it’s government to urgently clarify its position on visa requirements in time for the approaching festive season. The neighbouring country came up with stringent rules requiring visitors to apply for visas in person and ...

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SA is stressed out and suicidal

Every day, an estimated 21 South Africans commit suicide and, according to experts, stress could be a significant contributing factor. According to studies done by University of KwaZulu-Natal researcher Lourens Schlebusch, an estimated 7 582 South Africans die by their own hand every year and 20 ...

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18 die of cholera in South Sudan in 3 weeks

Juba – Cholera has killed at least 18 people in Juba, capital of South Sudan, in the last three weeks and the government will step up measures to counter the spread of the disease, the health minister Riek Gai Kok said on Tuesday. Juba has ...

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Guinea quarantines villages in reinforced bid to stamp out Ebola

Conakry – Guinea will put four villages under a 21-day quarantine as part of a robust strategy to stamp out a lingering Ebola epidemic after new cases of the disease were discovered there. The worst Ebola epidemic on record has killed more than 11 000 ...

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SA troops amongst worst sexual offenders – UN report

News24. Johannesburg – A United Nations report has revealed that South African soldiers are the worst sexual offenders on UN peacekeeping missions. This comes as the UN faced controversy over allegations of child sexual abuse by French soldiers deployed to the Central African Republic. The UN Office ...

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Mali hostages, including SA man, plead for release in video

Dakar – Two hostages kidnapped by al-Qaeda militants in north Mali more than three years ago asked their governments to help secure their release in a rare video of them seen by Reuters on Monday. The two men, from Sweden and South Africa, were seized ...

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Rwandan spy chief arrested in London

Rwanda’s intelligence chief Karenzi Karake, who is wanted in Spain for war crimes, has been arrested in London. The Met Police’s extradition unit arrested Gen Karake at Heathrow Airport on Saturday, it is understood. The 54-year-old was remanded in custody until Thursday after appearing before ...

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