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 2018-01-16 08:33 

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Africa should respond to Trump's racist rant by taking the moral high ground...

The Trump administration's incompetence makes it difficult for African countries to engage Washington in seeking meaningful explanations, much less substantive negotiations, writes The Conversation....

 2018-01-16 08:32 

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Tropical cyclone threatens Mauritius and Reunion...

Tropical Cyclone Berguitta is intensifying in the southern Indian Ocean and is likely to have a major impact on the 'island paradises' of both Mauritius and Reunion....

 2018-01-16 08:19 

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Deadly fugu fish flub prompts Japan emergency warning...

A Japanese city has activated an emergency warning system to alert residents to avoid eating locally purchased blowfish, after a mix-up saw toxic parts of the delicacy go on sale....

 2018-01-16 07:28 

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Torture probe launched after 13 siblings held captive in US home...

A California couple has been arrested for torture after authorities say their 13 malnourished children were held captive in their home, with some shackled to beds in the dark....

 2018-01-16 06:57 

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REVEALED: The DA's scathing findings against power-drunk De Lille...

A high-level investigation into embattled Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille by the DA paints a picture of an erratic and vindictive megalomaniac who "clearly has something to hide"....

 2018-01-16 06:42 

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It's quite clear the ANC's on a new route Madikizela-Mandela...

There is no greater task for the newly elected ANC leadership than the renewal of the 106-year-old liberation movement, says ANC stalwart and struggle icon Winnie Madikizela-Mandela....

 2018-01-16 06:30 

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Mugabe 'desperately tried to reappoint his ex-deputy at the height of massive street protests'...

An aide to former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe has revealed how the nonagenarian desperately tried to reappoint his ex-deputy at the height of massive street protests in November just before he stepped down....

 2018-01-16 06:30 

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Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Mnangagwa, Zambia...

Robert Mugabe's ex-spokesperson has revealed how the former president was told hat he could face the same fate as the late Libyan dictator, Muammar Gaddafi, Emmerson Mnangagwa has taken to social media....

 2018-01-16 06:01 

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H&M has shown racial insensitivity before - Ahmed Kathrada Foundation...

The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation says H&M's racist advertisement is not the first time it has come under scrutiny for racial insensitivity....

 2018-01-16 05:38 

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A new era of modern leadership has dawned under Ramaphosa...

South Africa's era of being ruled over by an African Strongman, almost a traditional chief, is over and a new era of modern leadership has started, writes Max du Preez ....

 2018-01-16 04:05 

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Disabled Palestinian killed by Israeli fire - Hamas autopsy...

The autopsy of a disabled Palestinian protester killed in December revealed a bullet entered above his left eye and stayed in his head, says a Hamas-affiliated commission....

 2018-01-16 04:05 

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Grace Mugabe 'supported her ageing husband's decision to resign', says former aide...

Former Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe supported her ageing husband's "decision to resign", Robert Mugabe's former spokesperson George Charamba reportedly revealed....

 2018-01-16 04:05 

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WHO says 'high' cholera risk in DRC capital...

The World Health Organization Monday said there was a high risk of a cholera epidemic after flooding in Kinshasa, the teeming and ramshackle capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo....

 2018-01-16 04:04 

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Firm headed by former DA heavyweights to net R650k for Cape Town drought communication...

A public relations firm headed by former DA leader Tony Leon and communications director Nick Clelland is set to receive over R650 000 from the City of Cape Town....

 2018-01-16 03:17 

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UK air force scrambles 2 fighters to intercept Russian jets...

Britain's Royal Air Force has scrambled two fighter jets to intercept Russian bombers near U.K. airspace, in another illustration of ongoing tensions...

 2018-01-16 03:16 

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'Orange' alert issued as smog engulfs Beijing...

First major pollution event of the winter takes hold in China's capital....

 2018-01-15 20:55 

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Trillian, McKinsey to be served over Eskom and Transnet services, NPA confirms...

A preservation order is expected to be served on Trillian and McKinsey for assets worth around R1.6bn, the National Prosecuting Authority has confirmed....

 2018-01-15 20:49 

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ANC elective conference outcome not surprising - Winnie Madikizela-Mandela...

Struggle icon and ANC member Winnie Madikizela-Mandela says the ANC Women's League did not do enough to deliver the political party its first female president....

 2018-01-15 20:36 

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Kashmir border violence kills nine...

At least nine people including four Pakistani soldiers were killed in fighting in disputed Kashmir, India and Pakistan say....

 2018-01-15 20:27 

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I was not drunk - motorist charged with killing two cyclists...

Omesh Ramnarain, the motorist charged with crashing into and killing two cyclists on the M4 Highway leading out of Durban, says he was not drunk on the morning of the accident....

 2018-01-15 20:01 

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South Africa summons US diplomat to explain Trump comment...

South Africa has summoned United States' senior diplomat to explain Trump's vulgar comments about Africa....

 2018-01-15 19:52 

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Key moments in year one of the Trump presidency...

Here is a look at several key moments in the first year of Donald Trump's turbulent presidency....

 2018-01-15 19:47 

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Court suggests that education department investigate director after #Overvaal ruling...

The North Gauteng High Court has suggested that the provincial education department investigate their Sedibeng East District Director as there were "clear signs" of defeating the ends of justice....

 2018-01-15 19:43 

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Man guilty of brutal murder of teen...

The Western Cape High Court has found Gift Sibondo guilty of the brutal murder of his teenage "girlfriend" Elda Jaftha in Bredasdorp, who was found severely beaten and dead under his bed in 2015....

 2018-01-15 19:27 

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De Lille's controversial Cape Town investigating unit 'shut down' could be reversed...

Embattled Mayor Patricia de Lille's decision to shut down the City of Cape Town's special investigations unit, a move which unearthed an initial set of shocking claims against her, may be reversed....

 2018-01-15 19:16 

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Sisi vows to protect Egypt's water supply...

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has vowed to protect Egypt's water supply while striving for peace with the Nile upstream countries of Sudan and Ethiopia, which is building a controversial dam....

 2018-01-15 19:16 

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20 killed in clashes at Libya's main international airport...

Fighting at the Libyan capital's only working international airport killed at least 20 people, officials have said, after militiamen attacked it in an attempt to free colleagues held at a jail there....

 2018-01-15 19:16 

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Zambia police tear gas traders angered by anti-cholera ban...

Police in Zambia's capital Lusaka have fired tear gas at angry traders marching to the president's office in protest over a ban on street commerce aimed at curbing a deadly cholera outbreak....

 2018-01-15 19:16 

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US Army hero dog during WWII receives posthumous medal...

US Army dog that attacked a German machine-gun nest during World War II has been posthumously awarded Britain's highest honour for animal bravery....

 2018-01-15 18:57 

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Another man shot dead at the notorious Glebelands Hostel...

A late night shooting at the notorious Glebelands Hostel in Umlazi, south of Durban, has claimed the life of a 52-year-old man and left another man seriously injured, police say....

 2018-01-15 18:22 

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Ethiopia to free opposition leader, hundreds of others...

Ethiopia's government has announced it would release hundreds of people awaiting trial including imprisoned opposition leader Merera Gudina and would pardon others convicts in the coming months....

 2018-01-15 18:22 

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Egypt's leader seeks to defuse tension with Sudan, Ethiopia...

Egypt's president has sought to defuse tensions with Ethiopia and Sudan, reassuring them that his country is not meddling in their internal affairs or planning to go to war against them...

 2018-01-15 18:22 

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Three DRC soldiers killed while fighting Ugandan rebels...

Three Democratic Republic of Congo soldiers died while repelling an attack in the eastern Beni region by ADF Ugandan Islamist rebels, who are suspected of murdering 14 UN peacekeepers last month....

 2018-01-15 17:58 

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Man appears in court for 2016 murder of KZN chief...

A 38-year-old man suspected of killing a KwaZulu-Natal chief in 2016 remains in custody following his court appearancey, the Hawks say....

 2018-01-15 17:49 

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State opposes bail for man charged with human trafficking...

A case involving a 39-year-old man charged with human trafficking, following a raid in Milnerton, has been postponed in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court....

 2018-01-15 17:44 

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Farm worker death: 'Did he kill him because he was black?'...

In granting bail in a case in which a tractor driver was killed, the judge conceded that racism is a cancer that must be removed from society, but found that the accused didn't act racist, but rather in a criminal manner....

 2018-01-15 17:15 

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Former Egyptian lawmaker pulls out of presidential race...

A former Egyptian lawmaker said on Monday he will not run in the March presidential election, saying the political "climate" wasn't conducive to campaigning....

 2018-01-15 17:15 

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Policeman killed in fresh violence in anglophone Cameroon...

A policeman was killed by presumed separatists in a restive English-speaking region of Cameroon, where the situation remained extremely tense, sources have said....

 2018-01-15 17:15 

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Two Morocco female porters die in border stampede...

Two women carrying goods between Morocco and Spain's Ceuta enclave were killed in a stampede at the border between the two countries, a rights group and officials have said....

 2018-01-15 17:01 

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Palestinians to get 3G in West Bank, after Israel lifts ban...

Palestinians in West Bank are finally getting high-speed mobile data services, after yearslong Israeli ban....

 2018-01-15 16:41 

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Simba Mhere case: Findings that accused drove reckless are insufficient, says lawyer...

The lawyer representing the man involved in an accident that claimed the lives of Top Billing presenter Simba Mhere and his friend Kady-Shay O'Bryan has rubbished testimonies that his client was driving at high speed when he collided with them....

 2018-01-15 16:26 

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Abbas calls Trump's peace efforts 'slap of the century'...

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has denounced US President Donald Trump's peace efforts as the "slap of the century", at a key meeting on the White House's declaration of Jerusalem as Israel's capital....

 2018-01-15 16:25 

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'I am carrying on with all my work as usual' De Lille...

Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille says she has no intention of handing over her responsibilities in the ongoing water crisis, following a DA directive....

 2018-01-15 16:21 

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Mall of Africa tenants close up shop as protesters descend on H&M store...

Some tenants at the Mall of Africa have closed their doors after a group of about 30 protesters descended on the H&M store....

 2018-01-15 16:07 

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#News24 ICYMI: Gupta crackdown begins; It's De Villiers vs Kohli; and Zanu-PF youth wing to honour Mugabe on his 94th birthday...

The North Gauteng High Court sets aside a bid to have Horskool Overvaal admit 55 English-speaking learners, the world's fifth largest diamond is discovered in Lesotho and see the Queen's response to where the crown jewels were hidden during WW2....

 2018-01-15 16:05 

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Prominent Egyptian activist acquitted of illegal protest...

Prominent Egyptian rights lawyer acquitted of charges of taking part in an illegal demonstration...

 2018-01-15 16:05 

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Clashes in Libyan capital kill 9, close airport...

Libyan officials say heavy clashes among rival militias in Tripoli have left at least nine people dead and forced the capital's only functioning airport to shut down...

 2018-01-15 16:05 

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Gabon opposition leader prevented from flying to France...

Gabon opposition leader Jean Ping was prevented from taking a flight to France by security forces who said he needed to stay over a judicial matter, he has said....

 2018-01-15 16:03 

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AfriForum lays charges against EFF leaders over H&M protest...

Following the EFF's protests against a racist advert by international clothing brand H&M, AfriForum has laid charges against the party's leaders....

 2018-01-15 15:56 

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UNPACKED: The 8 main accusations against De Lille...

Here are the eight main accusations levelled against embattled Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille....

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