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States can restrict protests on public health grounds, UN says

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Governments have the right to restrict protests on public health grounds, the UN Human Rights Committee said on Wednesday. The committee stepped in to formulate...

Infrastructure vandalism condemned

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The Department of Water and Sanitation has condemned the destruction of water infrastructure in the Pretoria CBD. The infrastructure was destroyed on Friday morning allegedly...

Two held for R2m worth of stolen PRASA assets

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Two people, one a current Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) employee and another, a former employee of the agency, have been arrested...

Kenya arrests two police after ‘shooting incident’, launches enquiry

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Kenya’s national police service has arrested two police officers and opened an investigation after “a shooting incident” in the eastern county of Garissa, the...

French soldier killed in Mali combat operations – Elysee

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A French soldier was killed in Mali on Thursday morning after combat operations against militants, President Emmanuel Macron’s office said. “This soldier ... was killed...

Tanzania urged to end civic space crackdown

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Tanzania should allow peaceful gatherings ahead of elections in October and step back from “draconian” laws, UN appointed independent rights experts said. In a written...

Influential cleric Dicko emerges as driver of Mali protest movement

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When five West African presidents arrive in Mali on Thursday to try to defuse a political crisis that has alarmed governments in the region...

ISS: Darfur’s conflict could return to square one

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Insecurity and human rights violations are growing in Sudan’s Darfur region. The Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa reported recently that rape and...

SAPS looking to bring back retired “bobbies”

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The SA Police Service (SAPS) wants retired policemen back to “improve staffing levels, fight crime and keep South Africans safe”. This is according to a...

Libyan GNA fighters head for front as battle for Sirte looms

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Libya’s internationally recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) on Saturday moved fighters closer to Sirte, a gateway to Libya’s main oil terminals that the...

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Question for Public Works and Infrastructure Minister uses defenceWeb information

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Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille’s R37 million Beit Bridge fence upgrade as part of government efforts to prevent the spread of...