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Libya slave auctions hurt African unity: Ghana

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Ghana’s president, Nana Akufo-Addo, has criticised Libya over migrant slave markets, saying the abuses call into question wider African unity. A furore over the auctions is expected to dominate discussions between African Union and European Union at a two-day summit starting Wednesday in Ivory Coast’s economic capital, Abidjan. Akufo-Addo condemned the practice in a post
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Limpopo men sentenced for sex crimes

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Two men have been sentenced to lengthy jail terms for rape and other crimes at Dzanani Regional court in Limpopo. Nekuvule Nduvhuwo (33) was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment for two counts of rape, and 5 years imprisonment for robbery after he repeatedly raped a 61-year-old woman and robbed her of her belongings. Limpopo police
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Medupi Unit 4 comes online

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Eskom’s unit 4 at the Medupi Power Station in Limpopo has come online. Eskom spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe said the power utility is very happy with what was announced at the power station. “Eskom is pleased to announce that Unit 4 at its Medupi Power Station Project in Lephalale, Limpopo, has attained commercial operation status. The
Source: The New Age

More leaks on Linbro Park water pipeline

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FOLLOWING last week’s major burst of the main water pipeline that runs through Linbro Park landfill, two more leaks were discovered on the same line about 50m apart. “I would like to state clearly that contrary to reports, the pipe is not caving in. These are separate leaks and it is attributed to erosion caused
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Provincial departments learn processes from one another

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FINANCE Minister Malusi Gigaba on Monday convened a budget council lekgotla where South Africa’s economic developments were discussed at length. “Some of the issues discussed at the meeting included the economic context of the 2018 Medium Term Expenditure Framework, an update on the changes to the economic context, the impact of sovereign credit rating downgrades
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‘Immediate decision unrealistic’

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NATIONAL Director of Public Prosecutions Shaun Abrahams has appointed a team of prosecutors to consider submissions by President Jacob Zuma as to why fraud and corruption charges should not be reinstated against him. The prosecuting team, National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) spokesperson Luvuyo Mfaku said, would also look at submissions made by the DA that 783
Source: The New Age

Life Esidimeni: Mother battles to accept son’s death

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As the Life Esidimeni arbitration hearings continue, one of the victim’s mother Merriam Monyane delivered her testimony on Thursday. Monyane said she had not yet accepted that her son was gone. Thabo Monyane suffered from cerebral palsy. Monyane explained that she was not given an explanation as to what caused her son’s death. As she
Source: The New Age

Life Esidimeni: ‘We gone against our oaths’

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Deputy nursing manager Dikeledi Manaka delivered her testimony on Wednesday, as the Life Esidimeni arbitration hearing continues. Manaka who works for Cullinan Care and Rehab Centre in Pretoria admitted that she and her colleagues had compromised the well-being of the patients and gone against their oaths to agree to take care of patients without authorisation. “The Cullinan Care
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PBOC governor urges China to promote equity, cut debt, eliminate “zombie” companies-official media

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China’s central bank boss spelt out his strategy to prevent a future financial crisis, urging broadened equity funding and direct finance to reduce corporate leverage and eliminate “zombie” companies, official media reported on Saturday. Zhou Xiaochuan, Governor of People’s Bank of China, said that the market should play a “decisive role” in allocating financial resources,
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Trump heads to Japan with North Korea on his mind

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U.S. President Donald Trump heads to Japan on the first stop of his five-nation tour of Asia on Saturday, looking to present a united front with the Japanese against North Korea as tensions run high over Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile tests. Trump, who is on a 12-day trip, is to speak to U.S. and Japanese
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