Ramaphosa to discuss worsening situations in Libya and Sudan

The African Union Troika consists of Egypt as the current chair of the continental body, South Africa as the incoming chair and Rwanda as outgoing chair. With just eight months before the year ends, the African Union is racing against time to meet its self-imposed deadline of silencing the guns by 2020. Sudan is politically unstable following the ousting of President Omar Al Bashir and the war in Libya is far from over. Egyptian President and AU Chair Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has called an emergency meeting in Cairo to deal…

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British aid worker killed by gunmen at a holiday resort in Nigeria

By CNN A British aid worker has been shot dead in Nigeria after gunmen stormed a holiday resort on Friday, killing two people and kidnapping three others. The British High Commission confirmed her death, and non-governmental aid agency Mercy Corps named her as Faye Mooney, one of its employees in Nigeria. Mercy Corps said it was “utterly heartbroken” to learn that Mooney, who had been working as a communications specialist with the agency for almost two years, had been “tragically killed” by gunmen at the resort in Kaduna State, in…

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50 Years On Luthuli’s Family Wants Answers On His Death “We Are Tired Of Being Fed With Lies. “

50 Years On Luthuli’s Family Wants Answers On His Death “We Are Tired Of Being Fed With Lies. “ 3

Members of Luthuli family hold a memorial service for the late veteran politician fifty years on. Five decades after his death, family members of Inkosi Albert Luthuli are pushing ahead with their own investigation, saying they were repeatedly fed lies about his murder. The family of the Noble Prize winner is seeking closure and their probe into his death may lead to the reopening of his inquest. On paper, the former ANC president died in 1967 after he was hit by a train on a railway bridge close to the…

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Fingers Point At Cyril Ramaphosa Reckless Speech For Wave Of Xenophobic Attacks

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South Africa xenophobic wars Own Correspondent|A speech recently made by South African President Cyril Ramaphosa is alleged to have sparked a new wave of xenophobic attacks in South Africa, which have left 3 dead in Durban. Political commentators and observers have roundly condemned Ramaphosa’s tone and speech and accused him of stocking xenophobic flames in South Africa. As the election season heats up in South Africa tensions are rising and caution needs to be excised and careful consideration must be taken with regards words uttered by politicians. A myriad other reasons…

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Sisulu And Motsepe Coming To Zim To Handover Idai Relief Aid

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Lindiwe Sisulu South Africa’s Department of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco) Minister Lindiwe Sisulu will travel to Mozambique and Zimbabwe on Thursday to hand over donations to victims of Cyclone Idai, her department said in a press release on Wednesday night.  Sisulu would be accompanied by members of the business community led by Africa’s 8th richest person Patrice Motsepe, founder and executive chairman of African Rainbow Minerals. “Minister Sisulu is expected to visit the city of Beira in Mozambique and the Chimanimani District in eastern Zimbabwe to hand over the…

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1st cholera cases confirmed in Mozambique’s cyclone-hit city

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Associated Press The first cases of cholera have been confirmed in the cyclone-ravaged city of Beira, Mozambican authorities announced on Wednesday, raising the stakes in an already desperate fight to help hundreds of thousands of people sheltering in increasingly squalid conditions. The five cholera cases were confirmed in Munhava, one of the poorest neighbourhoods in the hard-hit port city of Beira, the national director of medical assistance, Ussene Isse, told reporters. The city of some 500 000 people is still struggling to provide clean water and sanitation after Cyclone Idai…

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Zimbabwe: MP In Aid Distribution Storm, Accused of Favouring Zanu-PF Supporters

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Photo: Columbus Mavhunga/VOAPeople in Chimanimani complain to senior army officials in charge of a temporary camp set up after Cyclone Idai that food is not reaching them. Zanu-PF lawmaker for Chimanimani East, Nokuthula Matsikenyere, has been sucked into the eye of a storm over the partisan distribution of aid to victims of Cyclone Idai. Chimanimani and Chipinge in the south east of Manicaland were the worst affected areas after the deadly tropical Cyclone Idai ripped through the province leaving a trail of destruction and over 140 people dead. Effected villagers who…

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Ethiopian Airlines says pilots got appropriate training

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 Associated Press ETHIOPIAN Airlines’ CEO says the pilots who flew the plane that crashed on March 10 had trained on “all appropriate simulators”, rejecting reports that they had not been adequately prepared to handle the new aircraft. Tewolde Gebremariam said in a statement on Monday that the airline owns simulators to help pilots train on the Boeing 737 Max, which has software installed that requires new training. The software can pitch the plane’s nose down in some cases to keep it from stalling. There is speculation that the software could…

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Mozambique cyclone survivors face ‘ticking bomb’ of disease

Mozambique cyclone survivors face ‘ticking bomb’ of disease 19

AFP SURVIVORS of a powerful cyclone that pummelled southern Africa were to begin receiving emergency medicine, food and tents on Tuesday as floodwaters receded, while the Red Cross warned of “a ticking bomb” of disease in the storm-struck region. Cyclone Idai smashed into Mozambique’s coast, unleashing hurricane-force wind and rain that flooded swathes of the poor country before battering eastern Zimbabwe — killing more than 700 people across the two nations. The head of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Elhadj As Sy said Monday…

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Mugabe Steals The Show At SADC Conference

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SADC leaders at the special conference on Sahrawi Republic Own Correspondent|Heads of States on Tuesday showed their never ending love for former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe after the former leader stole the show in the on-going conference. A video clip of Mugabe lashing out at Morocco over its imperialism in Western Sahara dominated the SADC leaders solidarity conference in Pretoria. SADC is holding a solidarity conference as part of efforts to push for the independence of Western Sahara whose territory is currently occupied by Morocco. “A clip of Mugabe reacting…

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