LIBYA UNEARTHS MORE BODIES IN NEW MASS GRAVE IN TARHUNA

Sat 23 October 2021: A new mass grave was found in Libya’s southwestern city of Tarhuna that was recently liberated from warlord Khalifa Haftar’s militia, the government said Friday. The General Authority for Research and Identification of Missing Persons said the grave was discovered in an agricultural project area. Haftar’s forces and affiliated militias committed […]

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TURKEY REAFFIRMS WIN-WIN APPROACH IN TIES WITH AFRICAN COUNTRIES

Sat 23 October 2021: President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Friday once again reaffirmed that Turkey’s approach in its ever-growing relations with African countries is based on equal partnership and a win-win principle, emphasizing the strong will to further develop commercial ties. Turkey’s engagement with the African continent has been gaining pace over the years. Since […]

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“TAKEN OUT”: NEW LEADER OF ISIL-LINKED GROUP KILLED, NIGERIAN OFFICIAL SAYS

Fri 22 October 2021: According to a senior security official, Nigerian security forces have killed the new commander of an ISIL (ISIS)-linked group blamed for the deaths of hundreds in Nigeria and neighboring West African countries. Malam Bako, who just succeeded Abu Musab al-Barnawi as leader of the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP), […]

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SA HOUSEHOLDS URGED TO APPLY FOR FREE SET-TOP BOXES AHEAD OF DIGITAL MIGRATION DEADLINE

Fri 22 October 2021: As South Africa continues to prepare to migrate to digital broadcasting by 31 March 2022, the South African Post Office has called on qualifying households to apply for their free set-top boxes ahead of the deadline. Homes that apply before 1 November, will receive a decoder before the analogue television signal […]

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‘HUNTER HUNTED’: SUSPECTED POACHER KILLED BY ELEPHANTS IN SOUTH AFRICA

Fri 22 October 2021: A suspected poacher was crushed to death by an elephant in South Africa’s iconic Kruger National Park, according to a spokesman. According to Kruger spokesman Isaac Phaahla, the mangled body was discovered Thursday during an intelligence operation aimed to prevent poaching. However, before any animals were hurt, Phaahla reported, an elephant […]

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SOUTH AFRICA: FREE ONLINE PORTAL FOR GRADES R-12 LAUNCHED

Fri 22 October 2021: The Department of Basic Education, in partnership with MTN, has launched an online school portal to address the 21st century learning needs of South Africa’s children. Launched on Thursday, the MTN Online School is a free online portal that provides a comprehensive digital curriculum for Grades R-12 and includes additional features […]

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CLIMATE CHANGE THREATENS OVER 100 MILLION PEOPLE IN AFRICA

Fri 22 October 2021: A new report by the United Nations has warned that more than 100 million “extremely poor” people across Africa are threatened by accelerating climate change that could also melt away the continent’s few glaciers within two decades. The report released on Tuesday by the World Meteorological Organization presented a grim reminder […]

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CLOSE TO 7 000 VACCINATED ON FIRST DAY OF SA’S TEEN INOCULATION DRIVE

Thu 21 October 2021: A total of 6 843 children, aged between 12 and 17 years, had received their one shot of the Pfizer vaccine by 4pm on Wednesday after the country kick-started its vaccination campaign for youngsters.   The Department of Health’s records show that out of the 39 109 adolescents who signed up for the […]

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