SOUTH AFRICA: MORE THAN DOZEN FOUND DEAD IN NIGHTCLUB AS POLICE PROBE CAUSE

Sun 26 June 2022: South African authorities are investigating the deaths of at least 17 people found inside a popular tavern in the city of East London. Early on Sunday, bodies were discovered in the Enyobeni Tavern. Multiple injuries were also reported. “The circumstances surrounding the incident are under investigation as we speak,” a police […]

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BURKINA FASO: 14 DAYS TO EVACUATE BEFORE VAST ARMY OPERATION

Sat 25 June 2022:  Burkina Faso’s army has given civilians two weeks to evacuate vast areas in northern and southeastern regions of the country in advance of military operations against rebel fighters. The military evacuation order follows after a major attack by rebels on June 11 that left at least 100 civilians dead and displaced thousands more. The West […]

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ETHIOPIA MASS KILLINGS: UN RIGHTS CHIEF ASKS FOR IMPARTIAL PROBE

Fri 24 June 2022: The UN rights chief, Michelle Bachelet on Thursday, urged Ethiopian authorities to launch “prompt, impartial and thorough” investigations into the weekend attacks in the country’s west that left hundreds dead. “I am horrified by the senseless killing as well as the forced displacement of the local population in the attack on […]

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BRITISH PM BORIS JOHNSON ARRIVES IN RWANDA FOR COMMONWEALTH SUMMIT

Thu 23 June 2022: For a summit of Commonwealth nations where global concerns will be discussed, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is in the Rwandan capital Kigali. “I’ve arrived in Rwanda for CHOGM to address global challenges, from hunger to climate change, and to turbocharge trade with some of the world’s most dynamic economies,” Johnson said on […]

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SOUTH AFRICA: COVID-19 REGULATIONS CANCELLED

Thu 23 June 2022: Health Minister, Joe Phaahla, on Wednesday repealed the several COVID-19 regulations relating to the wearing of face masks, gatherings and persons entering the country. The regulations were promulgated by the Minister on 4 May in the Regulations Relating to the Surveillance and the Control of Notifiable Medical Conditions. President Cyril Ramaphosa […]

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ISLAM WILL NOT BE STATE RELIGION IN NEW TUNISIAN CONSTITUTION, SAYS PRESIDENT SAIED

Wed 22 June 2022: Tunisian President Kais Saied said on Tuesday that Islam will not be the “state religion” in the new constitution, which he will present to a referendum on 25 July. “God willing, in the upcoming constitution for Tunisia, we will not talk about a state whose religion is Islam,” Saied told reporters […]

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