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Kenya's judges who nullified election face 'savage' threats

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Kenya protests seek removal of judges who nullified election

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6-month promise on RDP houses stretches to 9 years and counting
East London – Nine years ago, families moved from Ezinkomeni to nearby Unit P in Mdantsane, East London’s largest township. They did so on the understanding that RDP houses would be ready for them in six months. Today, they are still living in container homes, GroundUp reports. Members of the 27 families say they are tired of living in the substandard container houses   Read More ...
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SA Conference to kick off 2018 Super Rugby
Cape Town - The SANZAAR executive committee (Exco) has confirmed its commitment to Super Rugby and has released the match schedule for the restructured 2018 tournament. As announced in April this year, the 2018 Super Rugby tournament will change from an 18-team, four conference format to a 15-team, three conference format. Each team will play conference matches that include eight matches within their own conference (home and away) and four matches against teams from each of the other conferences (home or away)   Read More ...
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Nigeria compares Myanmar crisis to Bosnia and Rwanda. New York - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari urged fellow leaders at the United Nations General Assembly to condemn Myanmar's "ethnic cleansing" of the Rohingya people. Comparing the situation in Myanmar's Rakhine province to the massacres in Bosnia in 1995 and Rwanda in 1994, the leader of Africa's most populous nation declared: "The international community cannot remain silent   Read More ...
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Grace Mugabe 'plotting' VP Mnangagwa 'final push' – report
Harare – Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe is reportedly plotting a "final push" to oust Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa at the forthcoming Zanu-PF youth interface rally in Harare. According to NewsDay, Grace had set in motion an elaborate plan to force the vice president out of the ruling Zanu-PF and government, as the battle to succeed the ageing President Robert Mugabe intensified   Read More ...
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Parents open case of negligence over syringes incident at school
Related Links Several parents at Mooifontein Primary School have opened a case of negligence against a family member of a learner who brought syringes to school, the Gauteng Department of Education said. The incident occurred on Friday, where the Grade 4 learner and two friends allegedly injected fellow learners. According to the learner’s family, she had used her sister’s bag on the day and only realised when she was in class that there were needles in the bag   Read More ...
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Ex-All Black questions ‘governance’ of SA rugby
Cape Town - Former New Zealand prop Craig Dowd doesn’t believe the proper structures are in place for the Springboks to compete with the All Blacks on a consistent basis. Dowd was commenting after his former team annihilated the Springboks 57-0 in Albany last weekend. It was the Springboks’ biggest ever defeat since they started playing international rugby in 1891. Via a column for the , Dowd questioned whether the Boks will ever be a force in world rugby again   Read More ...
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Unemployed doctoral graduate to test the waters after finally landing internship
Cape Town - One of the youngest doctoral graduates from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology is expected to report for the first day of his new internship at the City of Cape Town on Thursday after months of searching for employment. Lukhanyo Mekuto, 28, who on Friday, September 15, graduated as a Doctor of Engineering: Chemical from the institution, finally landed the internship when mayor Patricia De Lille offered him a position, saying his "expertise in engineering and micro-organism will be indispensable to the City of Cape Town's efforts to achieving water resilience"   Read More ...
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India to play 3 Test matches in South Africa
The Indian cricket team will be playing three Test matches along with six One Dayers and three T20 Internationals against South Africa, starting January 5. “India will play South Africa in a three-match ‘Mahatma Gandhi-Nelson Mandela’ Test series, six-match One-Day International series followed by three Twenty20 Internationals The dates and venues for the fixtures will be confirmed shortly,” BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Chaudhary stated in a media release   Read More ...
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Student activist helps family of shot Hout Bay teen
Cape Town – When student activist Wanelisa Xaba first saw a story going viral about a Hout Bay boy who was shot with rubber bullets during a protest, she tried to avoid reading it because it was triggering. It was too close to home for the 28-year-old who had been involved in #FeesMustFall protests and witnessed police brutality. When she finally decided to read the story about Ona Dubula, it was hard to get him and his mother, Pinky, out of her mind   Read More ...
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WATCH: 'Storm of the century' Maria pummels Puerto Rico
San Juan - Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico on Wednesday and left the entire island without power as 150 mile-an-hour winds whipped the capital and sent thousands scurrying to shelters. After killing at least nine people in the Caribbean, Maria slammed into Puerto Rico's southeast coast at daybreak before churning across the US territory which is home to 3.4 million people   Read More ...
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Trump says friends going to Africa to 'get rich'
New York - US President Donald Trump hailed Africa's business potential Wednesday, telling several leaders of African nations he has many friends going there to "get rich." At a lunch with the leaders amid the UN General Assembly, Trump mused about the vast continent's opportunities and challenges. "Africa has tremendous business potential," he said. "I have so many friends going to your countries, trying to get rich   Read More ...
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Rival protests in Togo as government blasts street 'coup d'etat'
Lome - Thousands thronged the streets of Togo's seaside capital on Wednesday after the ruling party asked supporters to march at the same time as planned opposition protests demanding the removal of President Faure Gnassingbe, the scion of Africa's oldest political dynasty. The rival demonstrations in Lome came a day after the opposition boycotted a vote on constitutional reform which would have included a presidential term limit, arguing that it was a ploy to let Gnassingbe remain in power till 2030   Read More ...
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South Africa to play four-day test against Zimbabwe
REUTERS: South Africa will play a four-day pink ball test against neighbours Zimbabwe in Port Elizabeth as the traditional Boxing Day fixture before India arrive for a tour in late December, Cricket South Africa has announced. The day-night match has yet to be granted test status by the International Cricket Council but there are precedents for contests in the longest format of the game being played over three, four and six days as well as the usual five   Read More ...
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The rest of Wednesday night's PSL action: Usuthu compile further misery on the Students
The Premier Soccer League(PSL) continued on Wednesday evening with several exciting encounters. In the pick of the night’s remaining action, the champions Bidvest Wits suffered yet another defeat against AmaZulu in Durban. The Clever Boys went in search of their first win of the 2017/2018 campaign, but Wits got the encounter off to the worst possible start as they fell behind after just 10 minutes   Read More ...
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Kaizer Chiefs confirm the presence of two Cameroonian strikers in camp
Kaizer Chiefs have confirmed the presence of two Cameroonian strikers in their camp. Now, the Soweto giants have announced that they are also assessing former Cameroon youth international Christ Mbondi. Related Mbodi is a 25-year-old striker who played for Sion in Switzerland. He was recently on the books of Premier Division side, Deportivo Capiatá in Paraguay. Ebah on the other hand, played for Kapaz in Azerbaijan   Read More ...
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Benni McCarthy laments poor officiating following Cape Town City’s loss to Orlando Pirates
Cape Town City coach Benni McCarthy bemoaned the standard of officiating after they went down 1-0 to Orlando Pirates in a PSL match on Tuesday. Related It’s the umpteenth time that match officials have come under fire so early in the season for horrendous officiating week after week. “When we complain they say its sour grapes and that’s not the case   Read More ...
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Free State Stars coach Luc Eymael targets top eight finish
Ea Lla Koto got their first league win against Polokwane City on Wednesday after a poor start to the season Free State Stars coach Luc Eymael says they aim to finish in the top eight this season. “I would like to do that and bring them into the top eight, but first we are now in the bottom half on the PSL log,” Eymael told   Read More ...
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Orlando Pirates coach Milutin Sredojevic cannot reveal why Thamsanqa Gabuza was dropped
Orlando Pirates head coach Milutin Sredojevic has failed to disclose the full reason why Thamsanqa Gabuza was dropped from the team's match day squad. The forward was a notable absentee when Pirates locked horns with Cape Town City in a PSL encounter on Tuesday. Related “There is something that needs to be kept within the team that we don’t want to put out in public‚” Sredojevic told the media   Read More ...
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India Reach Three-Test South Africa Compromise
India will play three Test matches in South Africa this season, the boards of both countries announced on Wednesday. The first Test will start in Cape Town on January 5 while details of the remaining two Tests as well as six one-day internationals and three Twenty20 internationals will be announced later. South Africa will also stage its first day-night Test, planned as a four-day match against Zimbabwe in Port Elizabeth from December 26 to 29   Read More ...
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Shaka Sisulu's wife withdraws assault charges against him
Johannesburg – Lerato Sedi withdrew assault charges against her husband Shaka Sisulu, saying he had never intended to cause her physical harm. In a statement released by family spokesperson Shenanda Janse van Rensburg, Sedi said she had withdrawn the charge on Wednesday morning after "much reflection". "It was a misunderstanding and it is in the best interest of my marriage that we put this matter behind us," Sedi is quoted as saying   Read More ...
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Tags: Crimes |  Assault |  Assault Charges | 
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Emerging Bangladesh face tough examination in SA
Johannesburg - Bangladesh's quest for recognition as a significant world cricket force faces a tough examination on their tour of South Africa, which starts Thursday with a three-day match against an invitation side. Bangladesh will play two Test matches, three one-day internationals and two Twenty20 internationals. They have lost by an innings in all four Tests they have played on two previous tours of South Africa, as well as losing six of seven one-day internationals and two Twenty20 internationals against the hosts   Read More ...
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Melania Trump to UN: 'Step up' to protect children
New York — First lady Melania Trump is calling on world leaders to "step up" to improve the lives of children. She will deliver the remarks on Wednesday during a luncheon at the US Mission to the United Nations in New York. The White House says the audience will include spouses of world leaders, among others. In prepared remarks, Trump says that children are often "hit first and hardest in any country" when it comes to drug addiction, bullying, poverty, disease, trafficking illiteracy and hunger   Read More ...
Places: South Africa |  New York | 
Maria knocks out power, triggers flooding in Puerto Rico
San Juan - The strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in over 80 years destroyed hundreds of homes, knocked out power across the entire island and triggered heavy flooding Wednesday in an onslaught that could plunge the US territory deeper into financial crisis. Leaving at least nine people dead in its wake across the Caribbean, Hurricane Maria blew ashore in the morning in the southeast coastal town of Yabucoa as a Category 4 storm with winds of 250 kph   Read More ...
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Stolen Rolls Royce abandoned after high-speed chase
Johannesburg – A stolen Rolls Royce was found abandoned in Riverlea on Wednesday afternoon. The car - worth R5m - was stolen from a workshop at The Glen, south of Johannesburg, on Wednesday morning. Johannesburg Metro Police Department spokesperson Edna Mamonyane said in a statement that the car was immediately reported stolen to police. Mamonyane said the workshop’s owner later spotted the luxury car while driving on the N12, and followed it off the N1 South at Golden Highway, where he also alerted two JMPD officers on patrol   Read More ...
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Places: Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  S Africa |  South Africa | 
Carter opts against France World Cup 2023 presentation
Paris - All Blacks legend Dan Carter will not attend France's World Cup 2023 bid presentation in London next week, dealing a blow to officials' hopes of exploiting his star power. d Carter who won two World Cups with New Zealand in 2011 and 2015. He now plays his club rugby in France with Racing 92. France is competing with Ireland and South Africa to host the 2023 World Cup with all three candidate countries scheduled to make oral pitches to World Rugby in London on Monday   Read More ...
Places: South Africa |  France | 
Two SA passengers held at OR Tambo due to bomb threats
Cape Town There is no such thing as an idle threat when you've passing through an airport, with South Africa's busiest International hub OR Tambo seeing not one, but two alleged bomb threats in one day. Two passengers have been arrested at OR Tambo International Airport on Wednesday, 20 September on charges of allegedly making bomb threats, Acsa has confirmed. The incidents took place at about 14   Read More ...
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Joburg businessman released after a month in captivity
Johannesburg – The Bangladeshi businessman who was abducted while heading home from his fast food outlet in Lenasia, Johannesburg, in August, was released by his kidnappers on Thursday, Gauteng Police said on Monday. "He was assaulted repeatedly by the kidnappers and severely bruised," Mvula said. Nahid did not remember where he was held captive, but Mvula said investigations were at an advanced stage   Read More ...
Places: South Africa |  Johannesburg |  Joburg | 
SA to face Zim on Boxing Day, India tour confirmed
Cape Town - Cricket South Africa (CSA) and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) today announced the itinerary for India’s tour of South Africa. It will consist of three Test matches, six One-Day Internationals and three T20 International matches. India arrives in South Africa on December 28 and their tour will start with a two-day practice match at Boland Park on December 30 and 31   Read More ...
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Slow police action contributes to political killings - former KZN premier
Durban - Political killings, such as the murder of former ANCYL leader Sindiso Magaqa, could be avoided or investigated more efficiently if police officers in KwaZulu-Natal were more proactive, former premier Senzo Mchunu said on Wednesday. "They must be proactive and prevent [incidents from happening]. We know police are humans too. Not all crime can be prevented. This is when they must investigate and bring criminals to justice   Read More ...
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Sudan's Bashir pushes for Darfur arms collection
Nyala - Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Wednesday pressed on with a government campaign to collect arms from tribes in war-torn Darfur where a devastating conflict has killed thousands and displaced millions. Bashir, wanted by the International Criminal Court on charges of genocide and war crimes related to the conflict in Darfur, is touring the region ahead of a US decision on October 12 on whether to permanently lift a decades-old trade embargo on Sudan   Read More ...
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Tags: Crimes | 
Places: Africa |  South Africa |  N Africa |  Sudan | 
Tanzania president orders wall be built around tanzanite mines
Nairobi - Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Wednesday ordered the army to build a wall around the country's tanzanite mines to prevent smuggling and better control exports of the precious gems unique to the East African country. The deep blue or royal purple stones are mined in the Mererani hills near Mount Kilimanjaro. Magufuli ordered the army to "start building a wall around this whole area," insisting the work be done as soon as possible   Read More ...
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12 dead, 92 missing as floods hit eastern DRC
Goma - At least 12 people died and 92 were missing after heavy rains caused flooding in two villages in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, an official said Wednesday. "The provisional toll after torrential rain hit the villages of Bihambwe and Matanda in Masisi Territory is 12 dead, 18 injured and 92 missing," said Julien Paluku, governor of Nord Kivu province, where the villages are located   Read More ...
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Places: Africa |  South Africa | 
Majority of SA farmers are not racists – Mbalula
Pretoria – The majority of farmers in South Africa are not racist and should continue to do their work without fear, Police Minister Fikile Mbalula said on Wednesday. "It is our programme of action, from the minister’s point of view, to ensure there is safety in rural areas and we protect our farmers," Mbalula said. Mbalula was addressing the media at the South African Police Service (SAPS) head office in Pretoria, following a meeting with AgriSA to discuss the national rural safety programme   Read More ...
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Tags: Social Issues |  Racism |  Racists | 
Places: Sub-Saharan |  S Africa |  South Africa |  Pretoria | 
Grade 5 pupil dies after being hit by truck
Johannesburg – A Grade 5 pupil from Leratong Primary School in Orlando East, Soweto, has died after being hit by a truck on her way to school on Wednesday. Gauteng Department of Education spokesperson Oupa Bodibe said on Wednesday afternoon the department was saddened by the incident. Bodibe said the incident happened at around 07:30 on Wednesday morning. He said the truck driver lost control of the vehicle   Read More ...
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CPUT lecture theatre targeted by arsonists
Cape Town – A lecture theatre at the Cape Town campus of the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) was set alight on Wednesday, after similar attacks at the institution's Mowbray and Bellville campuses. Security personnel were the first to discover that the classroom had been set on fire, said Western Cape police spokesperson Warrant Officer Henrietta van Niekerk. CPUT spokesperson Lauren Kansley said they were aware of the arson, that but details were still sketchy   Read More ...
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#News24 ICYMI: Robben Island Museum appears to have overlooked warning; 2 die in horror crash and Motlanthe speaks about ANC
Cape Town – A Benoni school boy dies after complaining of severe headaches when he was hit in the head by a pupil; two people crushed to death when a truck overturned and landed on the car they were travelling in and ‘Sleeping’ Mugabe naps throughout President Donald Trump’s address at the United Nations General Assembly. EXCLUSIVE: Robben Island Museum 'not aware' of its own weather warning for ferry that nearly sunk   Read More ...
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Goosen to join Montpellier in 2018/19?
Cape Town - French club ontpellier have expressed interest in former Springbok utility back Johan Goosen, according to reports. Late last year, Goosen made headlines when his French club, Racing 92, announced his retirement. The 25-year-old had earlier signed a contract extension with Racing, increasing his salary to €500 000 (R7.9 million) per year. However, Goosen reportedly took up a commercial director's job in South Africa, which left the French club fuming and they initiated legal proceedings against the Springbok   Read More ...
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'Raging Bull' boxer Jake LaMotta passes away
Miami -Jake LaMotta, the former middleweight boxing champion who was portrayed in the Martin Scorsese film "Raging Bull," has died at the age of 95, his family announced Wednesday. LaMotta, known for a legendary six-fight rivalry with Sugar Ray Robinson, passed away on Tuesday, his daughter Christi LaMotta said on Facebook. Sports Illustrated said he died from complications from pneumonia. In a career spanning 1941 to 1954, LaMotta racked up a record of 83 victories, 30 of them knockouts, against 19 defeats, according to BoxRec, which keeps boxing statistics   Read More ...
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Man killed by police was deaf
Oklahoma City — Oklahoma City police officers who opened fire on a man who was approaching them holding a metal pipe apparently didn't hear witnesses yelling that the man was deaf, the department said on Wednesday. Police Captain Bo Mathews said 35-year-old Magdiel Sanchez wasn't obeying the officers' commands before one shot him with a gun and the other with a Taser on Tuesday night   Read More ...
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Kenya's police teargas opposition, ruling party supporters
Nairobi - Kenya's police tear gassed opposition and ruling party supporters outside the Supreme Court as it delivered its full judgment Wednesday on why it annulled President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election in August. The court annulled Kenyatta's victory in the August 8 election saying there were irregularities and illegalities. It made the decision in response to opposition leader Raila Odinga's petition challenging the official results that Kenyatta won with 54% of the vote   Read More ...
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