HUNDREDS OF TUNISIANS PROTEST PRESIDENT’S MOVE TO EXPAND POWERS

Sun 26 September 2021: Hundreds of Tunisians demonstrated Saturday in Sfax in southern Tunisia on Saturday to demand an end to President Kais Saied’s move to pool powers. Tow hundred people took part in the protests in Sfax and chanted slogans such as “Touching the constitution is the red line,” “People want the Constitution to […]

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ARCHAEOLOGISTS DISCOVER OLDEST BONE TOOLS FOR CLOTHES-MAKING IN MOROCCO

Sat 25 September 2021: Archaeologists in Morocco have identified clothes-making tools fashioned from bone dating back 120,000 years, the oldest ever found, one of the researchers said. “It’s a major discovery because while older bone tools have been found elsewhere, it’s the first time we have identified bone tools (this old) that were used to […]

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‘FATALLY FLAWED’: MANDELA’S GRANDSON SLAMS AFRICAN UNION STATUS FOR ‘APARTHEID ISRAEL’

Fri 24 September 2021: Zwelivelile Mandela, a grandson of iconic South African leader Nelson Mandela, has joined a growing chorus against the African Union’s decision to grant observer status to Israel. “We cannot normalize relations with apartheid Israel while it continuously rides roughshod over the human rights of the Palestinians, incarcerates, tortures and maims innocent […]

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MONTHLY COVID-19 VACCINE SHIPMENTS TO AFRICA MUST INCREASE SEVEN FOLD -WHO

Fri 24 September 2021: On Thursday, the World Health Organization called for a sevenfold increase in monthly coronavirus vaccine supply to Africa, trying to reach 150 million doses. “COVID-19 vaccine shipments to Africa must rise by over seven times from around 20 million per month to 150 million each month on average if the continent […]

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ALGERIA CLOSES ITS AIRSPACE TO MOROCCAN CIVIL AVIATION AND MILITARY

Thu 23 September 2021: Algerian authorities have decided to close the country’s airspace to all civil and military Moroccan aircraft, about a month after the two countries severed diplomatic ties, as tensions between the two countries continue to rise, according to the presidential office. The decision was taken at a national security council meeting on […]

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ESTONIA THREATENS TO PULL ITS TROOPS FROM MALI OVER RUSSIA’S WAGNER

Thu 23 September 2021: Estonia warned Wednesday that it will withdraw its troops serving in Mali if the West African nation goes ahead with a deal to hire Russian private security firm Wagner Group, Estonian media reported, the latest voice objecting to the deal with Russian mercenaries.  French Defense Minister Florence Parly held talks Monday […]

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KZN MAN ARRESTED FOR USING HIS DAUGHTER AS ‘SEX SLAVE’

Wed 22 September 2021: KwaZulu-Natal Social Development MEC, Nonhlanhla Khoza, has commended the arrest of a 52-year-old man for allegedly having sexual relations with his daughter for nine years. On Tuesday, Bulwer police traced the man to his workplace after his daughter had opened a case. Khoza had dispatched a team of social workers to […]

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SOUTH AFRICA CALLS FOR RESPONSIBLE WATER USE AS DAM LEVELS DECLINE

Wed 22 September 2021: The Department of Water and Sanitation has appealed to water consumers to continue using water responsibly after Gauteng’s main source of water supply, the Vaal Dam, continued to decline this week. “Vaal Dam stood at 34.6% last year during the same week. This week, the dam stands at a stable level […]

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