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U.N. CALLS FOR END TO VIOLENCE IN MALI

13 June 2019
U.N. CALLS FOR END TO VIOLENCE IN MALI

  United Nations Special Representative for Mali Saleh Annadif has pleaded with the U.N. Security Council that the “hellish, vicious cycle of violence” in Mali must be stopped before people begin to take “justice into their ow...

U.S. TRADE PROTECTION TO BACKFIRE

13 June 2019
U.S. TRADE PROTECTION TO BACKFIRE

  The U.S. government’s pursuit of protectionist trade policies, and going against globalization is not conducive to the development of the U.S. economy, says Michel Kempeneers, COO of Overseas Investment, in Belgium. He said what the U.S...

SUDAN PEACE TALKS GLOBALLY SUPPORTED

13 June 2019
SUDAN PEACE TALKS GLOBALLY SUPPORTED

  The announcement by Sudan’s warring parties that they had agreed to re-establish contact and begin talks on the transitional council have been received with optimism by the United States and the African Union. In a statement issued by S...

ANC TO INVESTIGATE MEMBERS AFTER ALLEGATIONS OF INVOLVEMENT IN MOBILISING SMALLER PARTIES

13 June 2019
ANC TO INVESTIGATE MEMBERS AFTER ALLEGATIONS OF INVOLVEMENT IN MOBILISING SMALLER PARTIES

  African National Congress has formed an independent team to investigate allegations that ANC members were involved in the formation and mobilising support for smaller political parties. The committee comprises of former ANC deputy president&n...

FORMER MINISTER MILDRED OLIPHANT RESIGNS

13 June 2019
FORMER MINISTER MILDRED OLIPHANT RESIGNS

  Former Minister of Labour, Mildred OLIPHANT has resigned as an ANC Member of Parliament.Oliphant is the 9th senior ANC member to resign from parliament after exclusion from President Cyril Ramaphosa’s cabinet. The ANC has seen an unprec...

Hundreds march against discrimination and spreading of HIV/AIDS in KZN

13 June 2019
Hundreds march against discrimination and spreading of HIV/AIDS in KZN

  Hundreds marched against discrimination, gender-based violence and the spreading of HIV/AIDS in Durban.The march was led by KwaZulu Natal’s newly sworn in Premier, Sihle Zikalala. Several KZN MEC’s and AIDS Activists also joined i...

PUBLIC PROTECTOR GIVES PRESIDENT UNTIL JUNE 21 TO RESPOND TO ALLEGATIONS OF VIOLATING EXEC. ETHICS CODE

13 June 2019
PUBLIC PROTECTOR GIVES PRESIDENT UNTIL JUNE 21 TO RESPOND TO ALLEGATIONS OF VIOLATING EXEC. ETHICS CODE

  President Cyril Ramaphosa has received notice from the Public Protector that he is being investigated for violating the Executive Ethics Code. The investigation is in relation to a payment of R500 000 from Bosasa CEO Gavin Watson to the Presi...

U.S. CONSUMERS AFFECTED BY TARIFFS AMID US-CHINA TRADE TENSIONS

12 June 2019
U.S. CONSUMERS AFFECTED BY TARIFFS AMID US-CHINA TRADE TENSIONS

  Columbia University Professor of Finance, and International Trade, David Weinstein has warned that in fact the duties imposed will be paid by the United States. Weinstein points out that the tariff burden was transferred to U.S. importers and...

US BULLYING HARMS WORLD TRADE

12 June 2019
US BULLYING HARMS WORLD TRADE

  U.S. trade policy of “America First” has come under heavy criticism from various parts of the world.  Since U.S. President Donald Trump came into power, the U.S. has imposed tariffs on various countries, including Canada, Rus...

EU WILL NOT RESTART BREXIT AS POLITICIANS PREPARE FOR POSSIBLE “NO DEAL”

12 June 2019
EU WILL NOT RESTART BREXIT AS POLITICIANS PREPARE FOR POSSIBLE “NO DEAL”

  The European Union says it will not change the existing conditions for Britain to leave despite a new prime minister. Negotiations for Brexit broke down when British Prime Minister, Theresa May failed to win the support of the British parliam...

HONG KONG RESIDENTS & POLICE CLASH

12 June 2019
HONG KONG RESIDENTS & POLICE CLASH

  Hong Kong police fired tear gas at demonstrators who threw plastic bottles at them outside the city's legislature. Hong Kong resident are angry at an extradition bill that would allow people to be sent to mainland China for trial. Tens of tho...

SUDANESE STRIKE SUSPENDED AS SUDAN’S TMC AND OPPOSITION AGREE TO RESUME TALKS

12 June 2019
SUDANESE STRIKE SUSPENDED AS SUDAN’S TMC AND OPPOSITION AGREE TO RESUME TALKS

  Sudan’s Transitional Military Council (TMC) and the opposition alliance have agreed to resume talks on the formation of a transitional council to oversee the transition to democratic and civilian governance. In a gesture of goodwill, th...

LAERSKOOL KENMARE CLOSED AFTER FLU LIKE DISEASE AFFECTS LEARNERS & EDUCATORS

12 June 2019
LAERSKOOL KENMARE CLOSED AFTER FLU LIKE DISEASE AFFECTS LEARNERS & EDUCATORS

  Gauteng’s MEC for Education, Panyaza Lesufi has closed Laerskool Kenmarein Krugersdorp after a flu like disease affected learners and educators, killing one child. The school has been closed indefinitely and the premises quarantined unt...

SA’S LAND REFORM ADVISORY REPORT GETS COMPLETED

12 June 2019
SA’S LAND REFORM ADVISORY REPORT GETS COMPLETED

  In an effort to accelerate the land reform process, the report of the Presidential Advisory Panel on Land Reform and Agriculture has been completed and handed over to President Cyril Ramaphosa. The panel was appointed in September last year t...

CHILD LABOUR IN INDIA INCREASES

11 June 2019
CHILD LABOUR IN INDIA INCREASES

  Cities in India have a much higher number of child labourers, many less than nine years of age, according to UNICEF. The latest Indian census data shows there are nearly 4.4 million child workers in the 5 to 14 age group in India. The State o...

ETHIOPIA SEEKS NEW IMAGE AFTER YEARS OF MEDIA SUPPRESSION

11 June 2019
ETHIOPIA SEEKS NEW IMAGE AFTER YEARS OF MEDIA SUPPRESSION

  Ranked as one of the worst places in Africa to work as a journalist, Ethiopia. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed plans to remove this image as the country works on becoming a model for press freedom in the region. The Oromia Media Network used t...

MORE PROTESTS EXPECTED IN HONG KONG IN LIGHT OF PUSHING EXTRADITION BILL

11 June 2019
MORE PROTESTS EXPECTED IN HONG KONG IN LIGHT OF PUSHING EXTRADITION BILL

  Hong Kong is gearing up for more protests, including strikes, transport go-slows and even picnics, as the controversial extradition bill, is due for a second round of debate on Wednesday in the city's 70-seat Legislative Council. People in Ho...

WORLD BANK PRESIDENT MEETS CHINESE PREMIER

11 June 2019
WORLD BANK PRESIDENT MEETS CHINESE PREMIER

  Chinese Premier Li Keqiang held talks with recently appointed World Bank President David Malpass in Beijing yesterday. Prior to taking up the top job at the World Bank Malpass worked at the U.S. Treasury. Whilst in that role he took part in t...

MALIAN PRESIDENT CONDEMNS VILLAGE MASSACRE

11 June 2019
MALIAN PRESIDENT CONDEMNS VILLAGE MASSACRE

  Malian President Ibrahim Boubakar Keita has unreservedly condemned Sunday’s attack which left at least 95 people dead, and some burned down to the ground in the Malian village of Dogon, in central Mali. United Nations peacekeepers provi...

RELIEF AT U.S-MEXICO BORDER, AS TARIFF THREAT LIFTS

11 June 2019
RELIEF AT U.S-MEXICO BORDER, AS TARIFF THREAT LIFTS

  Mexicans can breathe a sigh of relief following the United States decision not to impose tariffs on Mexican goods coming into the U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to impose 5% import tariffs on all goods if Mexico did not commit to do m...

ANOTHER SOUTH AFRICAN MP - BATHABILE DLAMINI STEPS DOWN

11 June 2019
ANOTHER SOUTH AFRICAN MP - BATHABILE DLAMINI STEPS DOWN

  Another Member of Parliament has resigned. This time it’s the former Minister for Women in the Presidency, Bathabile Dlamini. Since the official swearing-in of MPs following this year’s election, the ANC has seen an unprecedented...

PUBLIC URGED TO SAFEGUARD CHILDREN

03 June 2019
PUBLIC URGED TO SAFEGUARD CHILDREN

  National Child Protection Week is observed in South Africa annually to raise awareness of the rights of children as articulated in the Children's Act of 2005. Protecting children from violence, exploitation and abuse starts at home, and is al...

TRUMP IN BRITAIN AMID PLANNED PROTESTS TO DENOUNCE HIS “AMERICA FIRST” POLICY

03 June 2019
TRUMP IN BRITAIN AMID PLANNED PROTESTS TO DENOUNCE HIS “AMERICA FIRST” POLICY

  U.S. President Donald Trump departed for the United Kingdom where he is expected to discuss trade relations after Brexit. rump is also expected to call on Britain to be tough towards Chinese telecom giant, Huawei and for Britain to be strong...

Two killed in Sudan after Military clashes with protesters

03 June 2019
Two killed in Sudan after Military clashes with protesters

  Early this morning, Sudanese forces entered the site of a sit-in in central Khartoum amid gunfire. According to witnesses it was an attempt to disperse protesters demanding civilian rule. A medical association affiliated to protesters sa...

MUSLIM WORSHIPPERS DISTURBED AT AL-AQSA MOSQUE

03 June 2019
MUSLIM WORSHIPPERS DISTURBED AT AL-AQSA MOSQUE

  During the final days of the holy month of Ramadhaan when Muslims flock to pray at the Al-Aqsa mosque, the third-holiest site in Islam - Israeli police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse Muslim worshippers. The incident was trigger...

TWO DEAD AND 25 MISSING AFTER BOAT CAPSIZES OFF LIBYA’S WESTERN COAST

03 June 2019
TWO DEAD AND 25 MISSING AFTER BOAT CAPSIZES OFF LIBYA’S WESTERN COAST

  At least two migrants have died and around 25 others missing after their inflatable boat capsized off the western coast of Libya. A total of 73 migrants were rescued some 49 kilometres east of the capital, Tripoli, including 40 men, 25 women...

EVEREST TOURISM BUSINESS IN JEOPARDY AS CLIMBERS COMPLAIN OF OVERCROWDING

31 May 2019
EVEREST TOURISM BUSINESS IN JEOPARDY AS CLIMBERS COMPLAIN OF OVERCROWDING

  Nepalese authorities have been urged to act quickly to resolve the overcrowding and fatalities on the world’s highest mountain peak if they are to keep the lucrative business of tourism flourishing. Experienced New Zealand mountain guid...

BRITISH JUSTICE CALLED INTO QUESTION AS COURT REMANDS WIKILEAKS FOUNDER IN CUSTODY

31 May 2019
BRITISH JUSTICE CALLED INTO QUESTION AS COURT REMANDS WIKILEAKS FOUNDER IN CUSTODY

  Supporters of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange demonstrated outside the Westminster Court yesterday after his extradition case was postponed to June 12 due to ill-health. Julian Assange is wanted by US authorities over charges of conspir...

MORE CALLS FOR DIALOGUE ON US CHINA TRADE DISPUTE

31 May 2019
MORE CALLS FOR DIALOGUE ON US CHINA TRADE DISPUTE

  Executive Chairman of the EU’s Belt and Road Initiative Policy Coordination Committee, Nirj Deva, has called for dialogue between the United States and China to resolve their trade dispute as trade disputes benefit no-one. Earlier this...

SUDAN MILITARY ORDERS CLOSURE OF AL JAZEERA OFFICE

31 May 2019
SUDAN MILITARY ORDERS CLOSURE OF AL JAZEERA OFFICE

  Sudan's Transitional Military Council has ordered Qatar-based Al Jazeera’s television. Offices in Khartoum to close without giving any reasons. Al Jazeera’s office director in Sudan said, officers from various security branches ar...

 

A cold front in the US moved West into the plains on Monday, causing damage to homes as violent tornados, very large hail and damaging winds ripped through roof tops. The Panhandle of Texas and Central Oklahoma will see a moderate risk of severe weather as well.  At least 38 tornadoes have been reported since Friday morning, including in Kansas, Nebraska and Texas. On Saturday another 11 tornadoes were reported along with 150 wind reports and 33 hail reports. This is peak tornado season, for some parts of the US with an average of 268 tornadoes expected countrywide during the month of May.  Threat of flooding will be high throughout the week, with rainfall totals ranging from one to five inches, according to weather forecasts.

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