GAMBIAN LAWMAKERS UPHOLD BAN ON FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION

Mon 15 July 2024: Gambian lawmakers have voted to uphold a 2015 ban on female genital mutilation (FGM), rejecting a controversial bill that sought to overturn the law after months of heated debate and international pressure. The Women’s (Amendment) Bill 2024 aimed to decriminalize female circumcision and had passed a second reading in March with […]

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HOW TO THRIVE AT WORK IF YOUR OLDER BOSS EXPECTS HUSTLE CULTURE

Mon 15 July 2024: Portia from the comedy-drama series The White Lotus is the epitome of Generation Z. As the assistant for a self-absorbed heiress, she embodies both the strengths and flaws of the younger generation: perpetually connected to the digital world, brimming with intelligence and full of untapped potential. While Portia’s sometimes obnoxious behaviour can be grating, […]

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GAZANS QUEUE FOR HOURS UNDER SUN TO GET DRINKING WATER: UN AGENCY

Mon 15 July 2024: Every morning, Palestinians queue for hours under the burning sun to fill their bottles and jerrycans with drinking water amid an Israeli war on the enclave, the UN agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) said on Sunday. “Many of them have to walk long distances carrying heavy weights in the summer heat,” […]

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SAUDI ARABIA EXTENDS MISSION TO CLEAR MINES IN YEMEN

Mon 15 July 2024: The Saudi King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) yesterday announced the extension of the Masam project, aimed at clearing Yemeni territory of mines, for another year, at a cost of $35 million. The Saudi News Agency (SPA) quoted Abdullah Al-Rabiah, adviser to the Saudi Royal Court and KSrelief general supervisor, as […]

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CHINA AND RUSSIA LAUNCH JOINT NAVAL DRILLS AMID RISING TENSIONS WITH NATO

Mon 15 July 2024: China and Russia’s naval forces have commenced a joint exercise at a military port in southern China, just days after NATO allies labeled Beijing a “decisive enabler” of the war in Ukraine, according to official news agency Xinhua. Starting in Guangdong province on Sunday, the exercise will continue until mid-July, showcasing […]

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WATCH | LAMOLA REAFFIRMS SA’S STANCE ON PALESTINE, US RELATIONS

Mon 15 July 2024: Newly appointed minister of international relations, Ronald Lamola, has reaffirmed Pretoria’s stance on the war in Gaza, Palestine, and its often fraught relationship with the United States (US). Speaking in an interview on Salaamedia, the youthful Lamola said SA’s relationship ought to be “continuously enhanced” through “mutually beneficial legislation” – referring to […]

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MILLIONS OF RWANDANS CAST BALLOTS TO ELECT NEW PRESIDENT, LAWMAKERS

Mon 15 July 2024: Millions of Rwandans are voting Monday to elect the next president and members of parliament, potentially granting incumbent Paul Kagame a fourth term. Over 500 candidates are competing for 80 seats in the Chamber of Deputies. Polls opened at 7 a.m. local time for more than 9 million eligible voters. MILLIONS […]

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PAKISTAN GOV. MOVES TO BAN EX-PM IMRAN KHAN’S PARTY AMID POLITICAL CRISIS

Mon 15 July 2024:  Pakistan’s government is seeking to ban the party of imprisoned former Prime Minister Imran Khan, according to Information Minister Attaullah Tarar on Monday, a decision poised to escalate the country’s political turmoil. Khan, 72, ousted through a no-trust vote in April 2021, is currently in a jail in Rawalpindi with his […]

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