SA should remain on high alert over circulating COVID-19 variants: Mlisana

Ministerial Advisory Committee Co-chairperson, Koleka Mlisana, says South Africa should remain on high alert regarding the coronavirus variants circulating both in the country and abroad.   The death toll from COVID–19 related complications in South Africa is approaching 55 000.  There are concerns that the country could experience a substantial third wave of the virus.   Mlisana says it’s important for[…]

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UK government probing cyber-attack over Syria propaganda leaks

MEE EXCLUSIVE: Hackers have penetrated the computer systems of the UK’s foreign ministry and taken hundreds of files detailing the country’s controversial propaganda programmes in war-torn Syria. In a security breach of enormous proportions, the hackers appear to have deliberately targeted files that set out the financial and operational relationships[…]

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UK sanctions Saudis, Russians under new Magnitsky powers

The United Kingdom imposed economic sanctions on dozens of individuals and organisations from Russia, Saudi Arabia, Myanmar, and North Korea under new British powers to punish human-rights offenders. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said on Monday the sanctions targeted those behind “some of the notorious human rights violations in recent years”, and were[…]

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