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‘Saudi Arabia continues to act with impunity’: analyst

Despite international condemnation over its growing increase of human rights abuses, Saudi Arabia continues to act with impunity. So says analyst Na’eem Jeenah from the Afro-Middle East Centre, in the wake of reports that the Saudi Kingdom plans to execute three prominent moderate Saudi scholars. According to the Middle East[…]

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Calls mount for SA to appoint female deputy president

South Africa is in limbo without a second-in-command and some people are calling for candidates other than David Mabuza to be considered. The ANC’s second-in-command was not sworn in as an MP on Wednesday. The party says Mabuza is opting to meet with the party’s Integrity Commission first before considering[…]

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Stellenbosch VC appalled by coloured women study

Stellenbosch University Rector and Vice Chancellor Wim de Villiers says he was “appalled” and in “disbelief” following the publication of a research article which assessed the cognitive functioning of a sample of 60 coloured women from the same region. The study, conducted on women aged between 18 and 64, claimed[…]

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Premier Alan Winde set to announce new cabinet

  Newly elected Western Cape Premier, Alan Winde, will announce his new Cabinet on Thursday in Cape Town. This is his first task since being inaugurated on Wednesday as the Western Cape’s eighth Premier. His predecessor, Helen Zille, had been previously slammed when she appointed an all-male Cabinet. Winde says[…]

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Arguments in Zuma’s case set to continue

Arguments in former President Jacob Zuma and French multinational company Thales‘ application for a permanent stay of prosecution, will resume on Thursday at the Pietermaritzburg High Court. Zuma is facing 16 charges including fraud, corruption, money laundering and racketeering. The charges are in connection with the controversial multi billion rand[…]

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Modi poised to win as vote counting begins

India begins counting votes today for the largest democratic exercise in the world, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi widely expected to win following a grueling contest that focused squarely on his leadership after a military clash with rival Pakistan. The Election Commission of India will start counting at 8:00am local[…]

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