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UN urges warring parties in Afghanistan to protect civilians

INTERNATIONAL The United Nations has called on Afghanistan’s warring parties to do more to protect civilians, warning that the impact of “indiscriminate” gunfire and air raids will be “catastrophic”. The Taliban ground offensive and Afghan forces’ air raids are causing the most harm, the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA)[…]

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Turkey wildfires: Despair and questions as forests burn

INTERNATIONAL Turkey’s southern coastline is burning. On the wooded hills of Antalya’s Manavgat district, plumes of thick smoke appear in the sky one after another as each time a forest fire is brought under control, another seems to ignite. A blood-red sun shines through the sallow haze and as visibility[…]

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Another petrol price hike from midnight tonight

Economist Azar Jammine says the positive thing about the coronavirus lockdown regulations is that people who are working from home will be able to save money that they would have spent on the increasing fuel price. Motorists can expect a steep fuel hike with effect from midnight on Tuesday. According[…]

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Portfolio Committee on Minerals and Energy to receive legal opinion on Schedule 2 entities

The Portfolio Committee on Minerals and Energy will on Tuesday receive legal opinion from Parliament’s legal services, about the accountability of some so-called Schedule 2 entities, including the Central Energy Fund and the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation. The briefing emanates from the refusal by the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy[…]

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CT residents urged to prepare for yet another cold front

As rain continues in Cape Town today, the City’s Disaster Risk Management Centre has urged residents to prepare for another cold front expected to make landfall tomorrow. Disruptive rainfall, strong winds and very cold conditions are predicted. Spokesperson Charlotte Powell says assistance is being provided to the many areas already[…]

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