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AmaXhosa King Sigcawu crowned

AmaXhosa King Sigcawu crowned

(SABC) King Mpendulo Sigcawu has been crowned as monarch of the Xhosa people at a spectacular coronation ceremony at Nqadu Great Place near Willowvale in the Eastern Cape. The Judge President of the Eastern Cape, Judge Themba Sangoni, performed the act of crowning the king ... Read More »

Egypt’s ousted President Morsi jailed for 20 years

Egypt’s ousted President Morsi jailed for 20 years

(BBC) An Egyptian court has sentenced ousted President Mohammed Morsi to 20 years in jail for ordering the arrest and torture of protesters during his rule. It is the first verdict he has received since his overthrow and is one of several trials he faces. Morsi ... Read More »

Ivory Coast’s former first lady Simone Gbagbo jailed

Ivory Coast’s former first lady Simone Gbagbo jailed

(BBC) Ivory Coast’s former first lady, Simone Gbagbo, has been sentenced to 20 years in jail for her role in the violence that followed the 2010 elections. Gbagbo, 65, had been charged with undermining state security. Her husband, former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo, is awaiting ... Read More »

International Women’s Day: Ten top issues for women’s health

International Women’s Day: Ten top issues for women’s health

(WHO website) Dr Flavia Bustreo, Assistant Director General for Family, Women’s and Children’s Health through the Life-course, World Health Organization 8 March – International Women’s Day – is a day to celebrate women and their achievements. It is also a day to take stock of ... Read More »

Cuba demands Guantanamo Bay in return for US ties

Cuba demands Guantanamo Bay in return for US ties

(ALJAZEERA) CUBAN President Raul Castro demanded that the United States return the US naval base at Guantanamo Bay before the two nations re-establish normal relations. Castro also said the US should lift the half-century trade embargo on Cuba and compensate his country for damages in ... Read More »

King Abdullah dead: Oil prices jump as death of Saudi king fuels uncertainty in markets

King Abdullah dead: Oil prices jump as death of Saudi king fuels uncertainty in markets

(THE INDEPENDENT) Oil prices jumped today following the death of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia at the age of 90. Brent crude futures rose to a high of $49.80 a barrel shortly after opening before easing back to $49.30 a barrel by 0650 GMT, up ... Read More »

Rough weather hampers AirAsia Flight QZ8501 search

Rough weather hampers AirAsia Flight QZ8501 search

(CNN)Divers searching in the depths of the Java Sea for wreckage from AirAsia Flight QZ8501 say big waves on the surface aren’t the only difficulty they’re facing. They also can’t see in front of them down on the sea floor. The diving teams who made ... Read More »

AirAsia QZ8501: Indonesia plane search resumes

AirAsia QZ8501: Indonesia plane search resumes

The missing AirAsia Indonesia flight QZ8501 is likely to be at the bottom of the sea, the head of Indonesia’s search-and-rescue agency has said. Bambang Soelistyo said the hypothesis was based on the co-ordinates of the plane when contact with it was lost. The search ... Read More »

Edward Snowden wins Swedish human rights award for NSA revelations

Edward Snowden wins Swedish human rights award for NSA revelations

Whistleblower Edward Snowden received several standing ovations in the Swedish parliament after being given the Right Livelihood award for his revelations of the scale of state surveillance. Snowden, who is in exile in Russia, addressed the parliament by video from Moscow. In a symbolic gesture, ... Read More »

Bringing Education to African Girls

Bringing Education to African Girls

By CHRISTOPHER F. SCHUETZE THE HAGUE — Two decades ago, when Ann Cotton, a British educator and philanthropist, started examining the problem of low school enrollment among girls in rural Zimbabwe, she was struck by the crushing poverty, which to her presented an even bigger ... Read More »