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ISS: Secretive promotions threaten South Africa’s policing

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As South Africans start to feel optimistic about actions to fix the criminal justice system, a secret project in the police could substantially weaken...

Sahel Islamist groups’ networking skills growing

A surge in violent attacks linked to Islamist groups in West Africa’s Sahel region reflects growing capabilities and networking abilities, according to an international...

Life imprisonment for Tunisian hotel, museum massacres

A Tunisian court jailed seven people for life for involvement in two deadly militant attacks in 2015, one on a museum in Tunis and...

Not guilty plea to Ethiopian ethnic violence by ex-official

A former Ethiopian administrator pleaded not guilty to charges of instigating ethnic violence in an eastern region, where a government investigation found authorities presided...

Zimbabwe government and opposition to meet

Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa invited opposition leaders to a meeting to draw up terms for a national dialogue, they said, following a brutal crackdown...

Appeal to young Sudanese as protests near seven week mark

Sudan’s defence minister said young people caught up in recent turmoil had “reasonable ambition”, the second apparently conciliatory gesture in three days from a...

Minister condemns disruptions at campuses

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Higher Education and Training Minister Naledi Pandor has condemned the disruption and closures of institutions of higher learning, especially in KwaZulu-Natal. This follows a call...

Rail Enforcement Unit nabs cable thieves, robbers

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The Rail Enforcement Unit (REU) has made nine arrests, conducted 79 inspections and issued fines to the value of R3 800 last week, according to...

Suicide car bomb explosion in Somalia leaves casualties

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A suicide car bomb exploded outside a military base for Ethiopian soldiers in southern Somalia on Saturday, leaving an unspecified number of casualties, a...

Sudan protests affect Bashir’s home town

Fed up by months of bread queues, price hikes and petrol shortages in Sudanese leader Omar al-Bashir’s hometown Shendi, office worker Louay Mohamed Kheir,...

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