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18 October, 2018
UN agencies are calling for an end to the practice in some countries of determining whether a girl or woman is a virgin through gynecological tests.
18 October, 2018
16 October 2018 Embarrassed officials scrambled Tuesday to explain how members of Australia’s conservative government backed a parliamentary motion declaring “it is okay to be white”, blaming the decision on an “administrative process failure”.
18 October, 2018
17 Octocber  2018 It was with a heavy heart that Nassire Omar, a 60-year-old fisherman, moved away from his old home in the coastal village of Nagonha in northern Mozambique last year.
18 October, 2018
15 October 2018 Macedonia’s Parliament will vote on Monday on whether to ratify a deal to change the country’s name, in a bid to finally settle one of Europe’s longest running disputes.
18 October, 2018
 16 October 2018 South Africa’s credit rating would be downgraded if state owned enterprises (SOEs) raise government’s debt burden, Moody’s warned. The rating agency on Tuesday released a research report on the government.
18 October, 2018
12 October 2018 Twelve years — that’s how long we have to make fundamental changes to the way we do things. Fail and, by 2030, the world will be locked into the worst of climate change. In Southern Africa, we have already had a taste of the worst. By 2040, nowhere will be safe.
18 October, 2018
17 October 2018 In June this year, the price of fuel in South Africa was hiked to a record high of more than R15 a litre. Three months later, there was another sharp increase, almost poetically in the month set aside for transport awareness.
18 October, 2018
16 October 2018 The South African Revenue Service’s (Sars) ageing information technology (IT) infrastructure — which has not been maintained since 2014 — is becoming a critical concern, the Nugent commission heard on Tuesday.
18 October, 2018
15 October 2018  The rand strengthened further on Monday after Moody's Investors Service held off on its ratings review of South Africa on Friday.
18 October, 2018
12 October 2018 Apartheid-era foreign affairs minister Pik Botha has died in his Pretoria home at the age of 86, his family confirmed on Friday morning.
18 October, 2018
14 October 2018 Rising US interest rates, tanking emerging market currencies and a bitter US-China trade spat could push the world towards its next financial crisis but there is still time to avert disaster, global finance chiefs have said.
11 October, 2018
11 October 2018 A showdown is looming in Zimbabwe on Thursday as labour unions have vowed to go ahead with planned protests against the country’s continued economic crisis. This is despite a police ban on account of fears of a fresh cholera outbreak.
11 October, 2018
11 October 2018 Governments should invest in healthcare and education for children in order to boost economic growth, the World Bank urged on Thursday.
11 October, 2018
The #MeToo campaign has given mostly Western women confidence to speak up about violence at the hands of men, but in Africa women say stigma and victim-blaming still keep many silent.

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