Prime Minister tours flood-ravaged western Canada

OTTAWA, CANADA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday visited areas of Canada’s Pacific coast hit by catastrophic floods, warning of further climate mayhem as the region braces for more…

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Netherlands PM announces new COVID restrictions from Sunday

The Netherlands will tighten its partial Covid lockdown with the early closure of bars, restaurants and shops to curb a spike in cases, Prime Minister Mark Rutte said Friday. Dozens…

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Oil tanks 10% on demand fears over new Covid variant

World oil prices slumped more than 10% Friday, slammed by demand fear after the emergence of a new variant of Covid-19. In late afternoon London trade, New York’s WTI crude…

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GALLERY: This Week in Pictures 20 – 26 November

The past week offered some interesting imagery from around the world and includes visuals of the beautiful ‘Manhattanage’ in New York, riots and protests from around the world, football fan’s…

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Makhura: We relied on social media on understanding magnitude of July unrest

DURBAN – Gauteng Premier David Makhura has told the inquiry probing the July unrest that law enforcement had no intelligence on what was about to happen and relied on social…

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Wits professor urges SA to urgently test-and-trace to curb spread of new variant

JOHANNESBURG – A well-known academic is on Friday calling on government to immediately institute a test-and-trace programme in the wake of the emergence of a new COVID variant.Little is known…

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URC postpones upcoming matches in SA over new COVID variant

JOHANNESBURG – Organisers of the United Rugby Championship (URC) on Friday announced the decision to postpone both the sixth and seventh round of matches to take place in South Africa…

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WC Health Dept officials seeing early signs of COVID fourth wave

CAPE TOWN – Western Cape health officials have warned they are seeing the early signs of a COVID19 fourth wave.The province’s head of Health, Dr Keith Cloete, said that over…

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‘Explosive’ jobs crisis imperils South Africa

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‘South Africa will decline finance deal on energy if terms are bad’

The terms of South Africa’s energy finance deal with a few wealthy countries will determine whether it accepts the offer. President Cyril Ramaphosa told parliament during an oral question and…

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Absa firing is an attack on corporate governance — Sipho Pityana

Sipho Pityana has accused the Absa Group and Absa Bank boards of attacking his constitutional right to defend his name in court and of jeopardising the principles of good corporate…

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Rand Report: Rand driven by international market trends and risk sentiment

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Fresh prince of oversharing? More ‘intimate’ details from Will & Jada

American actor Will Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith have been making shocking revelations about their marriage since she had an “entanglement” with singer August Alsina.  WILL SMITH USED…

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Artists seek release of Egyptian writer jailed over sex scene

NEW YORK – More than 120 writers, journalists and artists around the world have urged Egypt’s president to free a novelist jailed for two years over a sexually explicit scene…

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‘Beefing over phuthu?’: Sizwe leaks audio clips with Unathi

Radio personality Sizwe Dhlomo leaked audio clips of his conversation with Unathi Nkayi about “umphokoqo” via Twitter on Friday 26 November.  UNATHI RESPONDS TO SIZWE ALTERCATION Unathi Nkayi officially broke…

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Legendary Broadway composer Stephen Sondheim dies aged 91

NEW YORK – Legendary Broadway songwriter Stephen Sondheim, widely credited with revolutionizing American musical theater, died Friday at the age of 91.Sondheim — a lyriccist and composer known for works…

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Liberia: Pres. Weah Visits Wells Hairston High Schoo

Monrovia — Liberia’s President George Manneh Weah has attributed his success in life from the dungeon of poverty, to the highest seat in the post-conflict nation, to his resilience and…

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Ethiopia: Addis Abeba University Warns to Take Measures Against Academics Supporting TPLF

Addis Abeba — Addis Ababa University (AAU) has issued warning against graduate academicians to refrain from acts of supporting the TPLF. The University said the measures may extend up to…

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South Africa: Teamwork Is the Key to Success for the IDM

Teamwork is key for Professor Valerie Mizrahi, the director of the Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine (IDM) at the University of Cape Town (UCT). However, TEAM goes a…

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Kenya: TSC Continues Intimidation of Pressure Group Teachers

A Teachers Service Commission (TSC) official confronted a teacher with his transfer letter at a hospital in Nakuru County, as the commission continued a purge on members of a lobby.…

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