BEMBA TO BE SENTENCED FOR BRIBING WITNESSES

The former vice-president of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Jean-Pierre Bemba, is due to be sentenced later today by international judges for bribing witnesses during an earlier war crimes trial. The International Criminal Court in The Hague acquitted the one-time rebel leader three months ago for war crimes and crimes against humanity. But a second […]

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ZIMBABWE CHOLERA DEATH TOLL RISES

Officials in Zimbabwe have declared a health emergency in the capital, Harare, after the death toll of people infected with cholera rose to 20, news agency Reuters reports. At least 2,000 people have been infected after drinking contaminated water. It came about after burst sewers contaminated water in boreholes and open wells, which are used […]

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CLASSES TO RESUME AT TSHWANE UNIVERSITY

Classes will resume at all Tshwane University of Technology campuses on Wednesday. The institution was shut down after the death of law student Katlego Monareng last week. He was allegedly shot by police during protests over SRC election results. There have been disruptions at the Pretoria and Soshanguve campuses. TUT said there is little time […]

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SA ANNOUNCES END OF LISTERIA

South Africa’s Health Minister has announced the end to the world’s worst recorded listeria outbreak after it killed 216 people and caused illness to more than 1,000 people since early 2017. Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi told a news conference that no new cases had been recorded for three months. “The conclusion is that the outbreak […]

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WHITE WORKERS BEGIN STRIKE IN SOUTH AFRICA

More than 6,000 workers from the mainly white union – Solidarity – have begun a three-week strike in South Africa over their exclusion from a company share scheme by petrochemicals company Sasol. Sasol recently introduced a new 10-year staff share scheme, Khanyisa phase 2, which excludes white workers and foreign nationals, something the union’s Dirk […]

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