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Public violence arrests in Ladysmith

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Police arrested seven suspects for public violence in Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal. Several vehicles were torched after violent protests broke out in Ladysmith and surrounding areas. Police officers...

Coronavirus threat to Algerian protest movement

Algerians are watching to see whether a global epidemic will do what the ruling authorities they describe as le pouvoir - the powers that...

Jail sentence for Arab Spring activist

An Egyptian court sentenced a leading activist in the 2011 “Arab Spring” uprising to a one-year prison term convicting him of spreading false news,...

Racked by protests, Algeria bars political gatherings over virus

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Algeria’s government has cancelled political gatherings because of the coronavirus, it said on Tuesday, though it was not immediately clear if this would entail...

Sentences for sedition in Tanzania

A Tanzanian court convicted nine opposition leaders and legislators of making seditious statements and imposed five-month jail terms or a fine, which could heighten...

Soldiers occupy Guinea-Bissau court

A dozen soldiers took over the grounds of Guinea-Bissau’s Supreme Court, the court said, deepening a post-election crisis and the appointment of rival presidents...

Russians guilty in Cape Verde cocaine bust

The Russian captain and crew of a cargo ship captured last year in Cape Verde with the biggest cocaine seized in the country were...

Nigeria’s Islamists targeting Christians to provoke religious war, says minister

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Islamist militant groups in Nigeria have begun targeting Christians in an attempt to provoke a religious war, the information minister said on Thursday. Islamist insurgents...

ISS: Cattle rustling – from cultural practice to deadly organised crime

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Cattle rustling or raiding is no longer a cultural practice, but a form of organised crime committed by international criminal networks. It is facilitated...

Top SA spooks phones cloned

Mobile phones belonging to South Africa’s state security minister Ayanda Dlodlo, her deputy and officials from the State Security Agency (SSA) were found to...

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Presidential pep talk on Armed Forces Day

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President Cyril Ramaphosa had his Commander-in-Chief cap on when he addressed the country’s airmen, military medics, sailors and soldiers in Polokwane last Friday. Sadly, he...