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March2015

Lesotho PM’s party leads in elections

The party of Lesotho’s prime minister on Sunday led in initial results from an election in the mountain kingdom, which held an early vote in an attempt to overcome tension among political factions. Lesotho’s election commission said Prime Minister Thomas Thabane’s All Basotho Convention party was ahead with wins in[…]

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Kerry tries to dampen fuss over Netanyahu’s speech

Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday tried to calm tensions with Israel before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s congressional address, yet insisted the Obama administration’s diplomatic record with Iran entitles the U.S. to “the benefit of the doubt” as negotiators work toward a long-term nuclear deal. On a mission to[…]

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CT fires destroy 4 homes

Four homes have been destroyed and three old age homes evacuated in Muizenberg after a fire broke out at the weekend, Cape Town Disaster Risk Management said on Monday. “Unfortunately, four homes have been destroyed, but we have 28 fire-fighting vehicles and 16 supporting vehicles on the scene this morning,”[…]

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IAW allows Israel hatred to flourish: SAJBD

Israel Apartheid Week (IAW) is a week which, under the guise of human rights activism, provides an opportunity for the hatred of Israel to flourish, the SA Jewish Board of Deputies said on Sunday. “It is also here that the line between anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism blur,” spokeswoman Charisse Zeifert said[…]

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Khayelitsha community hall torched

The OR Tambo community hall in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, has been torched, the City of Cape Town said on Sunday. “Yesterday [Saturday] the city’s sport, recreation and amenities department hosted a youth games event at the OR Tambo Hall in Khayelitsha,” said mayoral committee member for community services Belinda Walker[…]

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Numsa will not participate in Cosatu

Eight affiliates of the Congress of SA Trade Unions have pledged not to participate in the federation’s meetings until the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) is reinstated. The national office bearers (NOBs) of the eight affiliates said this in a joint statement on Sunday. “The group of eight[…]

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