Elsies child struck in the face by bullet

By Najma Bibi Noor Mahomed Another violent shooting has angered Elsies river community – this time a two-year-old girl was shot and wounded in the face when she was hit by a stray bullet in Leonsdale yesterday. A 31-year-old man was also killed during the apparent gang related shooting in[…]

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Jerome Booysen apparently targeted in hospital attack

A fight apparently broke out at the hospital where Sexy Boys gang leader Jerome “Donkie” Booysen, who was wounded in a shooting at Cape Town International Airport on Wednesday, is admitted. Late on Thursday, police spokesperson Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana said the scene was still active and she therefore could not[…]

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Kathrada’s recovery slower than hoped for

Anti-apartheid struggle stalwart Ahmed Kathrada’s recovery from his operation has been “slower than hoped for”. Kathrada was hospitalised on March 4 for surgery related to blood clotting on the brain. The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation’s Director Neeshan Balton said that the 87 year old veteran had “experienced several health-related setbacks making[…]

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Aleppo hospital bombed again

At least two barrel bombs have hit the largest hospital in the rebel-held eastern side of Syria’s Aleppo city, according to the medical organisation that supports it. The facility, known as M10, had already been hit by heavy bombardment on Wednesday along with the second-largest hospital in the area in[…]

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Sudanese refugees deported from Jordan

Refugees sent back to Sudan say they are being pursued by authorities there, and hope to flee again. In 2013, Nour Issa and Ahmed Hakim, both in their 20s, fled Sudan’s war-torn Darfur region to Khartoum, and then flew to Jordan. But last December, hundreds of Sudanese refugees, including Issa[…]

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MSF hospital hit by rocket in Yemen

A hospital supported by the Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Yemen has been hit by a rocket killing at least four people, the charity says. The incident on Sunday in the northern governorate of Saada near the Saudi Arabian border also left another 10 people injured, the group said. In[…]

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MSF hospital in Syria hit by barrel bombing

A hospital supported by Médecins Sans Frontières in Homs has been partially destroyed in a “double-tap” barrel bombing, a signature tactic of the Syrian air force. The strikes on the hospital in Zafarana, a besieged town in northern Homs, killed seven people including a young girl, MSF said in a[…]

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