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DA urges government to act on Ebola

South Africa urgently needs a code of practice for health officials to deal with any possible outbreak of the Ebola virus disease (EVD), the DA said on Monday. “Without a code of practice, health officials across the country do not have national guidelines to mitigate a possible medical emergency arising[…]

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Liberia puts third province under quarantined

The Liberian army has put a third province under quarantine to check the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf announced Monday. “Lofa county in the north has been quarantined by the army,” Sirleaf said after similar measures were taken in the provinces of Boma and Grand[…]

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HRW chief denied entry to Egypt

The executive director of Human Rights Watch and another senior staff member have been denied entry to Egypt after being held at Cairo’s international airport for 12 hours. Kenneth Roth, executive director of the New York-based rights group, and HRW Middle East director Sarah Leah Whitson were held overnight before[…]

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Record broken for largest protest in SA history

The Boycott Divestment and Sanctions movement in South Africa (BDS SA) has saluted the over a hundred thousand people that came out in support of the national Palestine solidarity protest march on Saturday – hailed as the largest demonstration the country has ever seen. Activists from around the country descended[…]

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Ramaphosa to testify at Farlam Commission

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will testify at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry into the Marikana shootings in Pretoria on Monday. Dali Mpofu SC for the mineworkers, said during the public hearings in July, that Ramaphosa, a Lonmin shareholder, used former police minister Nathi Mthethwa to exert political pressure on the[…]

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Two Cape teens missing at sea

The search continued on Monday morning for two 13-year-old boys who went missing at the Black River mouth in Paarden Eiland, Cape Town, the National Sea Rescue Institute said on Monday. “The families have been traced by police and are receiving assistance,” spokesman Craig Lambinon said. On Sunday, Lambinon said[…]

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No e-tolls for Cape Town: Sanral

Cape Town will not have tolled freeways like Gauteng, the SA National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) said on Sunday. “Firstly, whereas in Gauteng we went out to borrow money in order to build the road, with Cape Town we will be appointing a concessionaire on a Build, Operate and Transfer[…]

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Erdogan wins Turkey’s presidential election

Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s prime minister, has won the country’s first direct presidential election in the first round after taking more that 50 percent of the vote, according to Turkey’s election board. Sunday’s victory will extend Erdogan’s more than 10-year rule over the country for another five years. “The provisional[…]

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Amnesty slams US over Afghan civilian deaths

The families of thousands of civilians killed by American forces in Afghanistan have been left without justice or compensation, an Amnesty International report said Monday, in a damning indictment of the US military as it withdraws. The report said it had gathered evidence of “a deeply flawed US military justice[…]

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