Monthly Archives:March 2017

France warns against cuts to UN mission in DR Congo

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France’s ambassador to the United Nations warned Tuesday that drastic cuts to the UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo would be tantamount to “playing with fire” as the country faces election turmoil. France has circulated a draft resolution to renew the mandate of the UN peacekeeping mission, but is facing scrutiny from
Source: The New Age

Hong Kong import ban deals Brazil meat industry big blow

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Brazil’s giant meat industry suffered a heavy blow Tuesday when Hong Kong banned imports in response to allegations that inspectors in Brazil were faking certificates for rotten produce. Hong Kong is the biggest market for Brazilian beef, importing $718 million worth in 2016, according to Brazilian government figures. Hong Kong’s Centre for Food Safety said
Source: The New Age

Five dead in Mogadishu bombing as PM unveils new lineup

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At least five people were killed when a vehicle laden with explosives blew up in Mogadishu on Tuesday, a local official said, the latest attack in the troubled Somali capital. The blast occurred at a checkpoint near the presidential palace just as the Horn of Africa country’s new prime minister unveiled his government lineup. “The
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Congolese court upholds opposition leader’s prison sentence

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An appeals court in Congo-Brazzaville on Tuesday upheld the conviction and two-year jail sentence for inciting public disorder handed down last year to opposition leader Paulin Makaya. The charge, stemming from an unauthorised demonstration Makaya organised in 2015, also carried a fine of 2.5 million CFA francs (3,800 euros, $4,100). “The judgement rendered the first
Source: The New Age

ANC moots open leadership contest

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Court wants details of CPS contract

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Mom’s act an insult to praying SA?

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Durban loses the right to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games

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The 2022 Commonwealth Games will no longer be hosted in Durban after the city lost the rights to host it due to financial constraints. Durban was awarded to host the games in 2015 as the only contender to make a confirmed bid after Edmonton in Canada withdrew in February. No replacement has been made despite
Source: The New Age

Zuma appoints Inspector-General of Intelligence

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President Zuma has on Monday appointed Dr Setlomamari Isaac Dintwe as the Inspector-General of Intelligence (IGI), almost two years since his predecessor’s term ended. Dintwe’s appointment brings to a close an arduous process to find a new inspector-general which last year had to be restarted after the ANC could not muster the required support in
Source: The New Age

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