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Sport24.co.za | Springboks brace for Pumas backlash in Mendoza

Sport24.co.za | Springboks brace for Pumas backlash in Mendoza

Cape Town – The Springboks are bracing themselves for a fierce onslaught from Argentina when the two sides meet on Saturday in Mendoza in the second round of the Rugby Championship. Siya Kolisi and his Springbok team delivered a powerful performance to defeat the Pumas last week in Durban and the Bok skipper has cautioned his side to expect a fierce […]

News24.com | Egypt arrests former diplomat and six others: lawyer

News24.com | Egypt arrests former diplomat and six others: lawyer

Egyptian authorities have arrested seven people including a former diplomat who had proposed a referendum on the regime of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, a defence lawyer said on Friday. Masom Marzok, a former assistant foreign minister who had publicly criticised Sisi, called this month for a poll on the former military chief remaining in power. Marzok and the other detainees […]

News24.com | German minister expresses optimism after visit to Eritrea

News24.com | German minister expresses optimism after visit to Eritrea

A decline in migrants from Eritrea is expected after the country and Ethiopia have made peace, Germany‘s development minister said on Friday after visiting the long-reclusive country. Gerd Mueller spoke to reporters in Ethiopia after meeting Eritrea‘s longtime President Isaias Afwerki. Eritrea has been a major source of migrants fleeing toward Europe and elsewhere, but a dramatic diplomatic thaw in […]

News24.com | Ramaphosa urges Zim leaders to accept court ruling, congratulates Mnangagwa

News24.com | Ramaphosa urges Zim leaders to accept court ruling, congratulates Mnangagwa

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has urged Zimbabwean leaders to accept the decision of the country’s Constitutional Court which upheld President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s recent election victory. The court validated the results as released by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) on August 3, 2018. In a statement, Ramaphosa’s spokesperson Khusela Diko, said the president has also congratulated Zimbabwe’s president elect on […]

News24.com | Burundi UN peacekeeper killed in ambush in CAR

News24.com | Burundi UN peacekeeper killed in ambush in CAR

A Burundi UN peacekeeper has been killed in an ambush in the Central African Republic, the UN‘s MINUSCA mission announced on Friday. The ambush, believed to be by so-called “anti-balaka” vigilantes, occurred on Thursday evening around 20km from the town of Alindao in the centre of the country, MINUSCA said in a statement. Armed men had “attacked MINUSCA personnel who […]

News24.com | Zimbabwe opposition now rejects election ruling

News24.com | Zimbabwe opposition now rejects election ruling

An angry new statement from Zimbabwe‘s main opposition rejects the court ruling that upholds President Emmerson Mnangagwa‘s narrow and disputed election win. The opposition earlier on Friday said it would respect the unanimous ruling by the constitutional court. The new statement now says the decision entrenches “an illegitimate regime.” The statement also says in the coming days the opposition will […]

News24.com | Tutu pays tribute to ‘outstanding‘ late UN chief Annan

News24.com | Tutu pays tribute to ‘outstanding‘ late UN chief Annan

Former United Nations secretary general Kofi Annan will receive a state funeral and burial in Ghana on September 13, the Ghanaian president said on Friday, calling it “a major event for our country”. The announcement was made by President Nana Akufo-Addo following a meeting with Annan‘s family in the capital Accra. Annan, a Ghanaian national and Nobel peace laureate, died […]