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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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Omar al Bashir, the Sudanese president. Pic:Online

Zuma assured AU al-Bashir would not be arrested – Mugabe

President Jacob Zuma gave the African Union summit assurances that Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir would not be arrested, Zimbabwe’s president Robert Mugabe has said. Responding to questions by journalists following the close of the AU summit in Sandton just before midnight on Monday, Mugabe said ...

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Omar al Bashir, the Sudanese president. Pic:Online

Bashir barred from leaving SA shores

Sudan’s president Omar al-Bashir was ordered to remain in South Africa pending the finalisation of an application for the South African government to arrest him, the high court in Pretoria ruled on Sunday. Judge Hans Fabricius ordered that al-Bashir be prohibited from leaving South Africa, ...

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Ghana petrol station inferno kills about 175 in Accra

Some 175 people have died in a fire at a petrol station in Ghana’s capital, Accra, officials say. The fire on Wednesday night started as people in the city were trying to cope with two days of heavy rain, which has left many homeless and ...

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