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‘Tunisia youth disillusioned with state’

Tunisia may have emerged from the so-called Arab Spring somewhat unscathed and with a fully fledged constitution, but it remains a country with deep-rooted problems. Despite being recognized as the standout success of an uprising that promised much, the country’s economy has seen little progress since, which in turn has[…]

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DA calls for Eskom bonus payback

The payment of about R10.8 million in “incentives” last year to 10 top Eskom officials was challenged by the DA on Tuesday, with the party calling for the executives to pay back the money. The Democratic Alliance also wants Public Enterprises Minister Lynn Brown to explain to parliamentarians why the[…]

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Chabane to get official funeral: Presidency

Public Service and Administration Minister Collins Chabane will receive a category one official funeral at the weekend, the presidency said on Tuesday. “The minister will be accorded an official funeral,” spokesman Mac Maharaj said in a statement. Zuma ordered that the national flag be flown at half-mast at all flag[…]

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Lamoer house burgled

The Panorama, Cape Town, home of Western Cape police commissioner Lt-Gen Arno Lamoer was broken into on Tuesday morning, police said. The robbers gained entry by cutting a window open and took items including electronic equipment, Brigadier Novela Potelwa said. Lamoer and his family were home at the time, but[…]

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Iranians optimistic about nuclear agreement

In an unusually upbeat assessment, Iran’s top nuclear official said Tuesday his government’s main disagreements with the U.S. and its negotiating partners have been resolved and expressed optimism about meeting a late March deadline for a framework deal. Now in their second extension, the talks have made headway in recent[…]

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Prosecutors blame Brotherhood for stadium disaster

Egyptian prosecutors said Tuesday that the banned Muslim Brotherhood was behind the deaths of 21 football fans at a Cairo stadium last month. Prosecutors sent 16 alleged members of the Brotherhood and of the Zamalek football team’s White Knights fan club to trial on charges of murder, thuggery and destroying[…]

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Sahuc seeks volunteers

Following the conclusion of its annual road-show held in Cape Town at the weekend, the South African Haj and Umrah Council (Sahuc) has called for volunteers in the Muslim community to be part of its hajj and medical mission during this year’s haj season. Sahuc annually relies on its volunteers[…]

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‘No safe place in Gaza’: report

“There would be a massive burden of injured and targeting of medics and ambulances; typically a first strike followed by a second strike when people gathered to assist victims of the first…” These are the words from a medical assistant working in the Gaza Strip during the 2014 attacks in[…]

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