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7 June, 2017
Loud, sustained bursts of gunfire could be heard from just outside the gates of the lockup in Ciudad Victoria, the capital of Tamaulipas state, as heavily armed security forces stood guard.
7 June, 2017
An anticipated cold front, making landfall on Tuesday evening, could possibly lead to flash flooding in several low-lying areas, City of Cape Town's disaster spokesperson Charlotte Powell told News24.
7 June, 2017
The Sex Worker Education and Advocacy Taskforce (SWEAT) and the Sisonke National Movement of Sex Workers in South Africa welcomed the sentencing‚ saying: “A sentence of 18 years was handed down. We applaud the court seeing fit to exceed the minimum sentence of 15 years.”
7 June, 2017
The downturn, due to weak manufacturing and trade, follows a 0.3% fall in GDP in the final quarter last year. It is the first time that economic has slowed for two consecutive quarters - the technical definition of a recession - since 2009.
1 June, 2017
ER24 paramedics along with several other services arrived on the scene and found several carriages of the trains leaning to their side, ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said. "Numerous passengers were found seated inside the train as well as walking around on the scene.
1 June, 2017
The state-run Disaster Management Center said around 600 000 people remained temporarily homeless on Wednesday following last Friday's landslides and floods.
31 May, 2017
President Uhuru Kenyatta said during the launch that the $3.2bn (£2.5bn) Chinese-funded line signalled a new chapter in the country. It is Kenya's biggest infrastructure project since independence.
31 May, 2017
The initiative led by Microsoft 4Afrika will provide selected Wollo University IT0 and related computing discipline graduate with the opportunity to work on real
31 May, 2017
The survey found that nationally‚ salaries (65.4%) and grants (45.7%) were the most common sources of income reported by households. It said Eastern Cape (59.1%) and Limpopo (58%) households recorded grants as the dominant source of income.
31 May, 2017
This is according to Anne-Marie Pretorius, partner at Bizmod Consulting, speaking during the ITWeb POPI Update 2017 conference in Johannesburg.
31 May, 2017
It also bans all use of municipal water for outside and non-essential use. The restrictions come into effect from Thursday. Mayor Patricia de Lille warned that she had asked council to support further restrictions, 4B, that can be implemented in the next 60 days.
23 May, 2017
This is the word from minister Hlengiwe Mkhize, during a presentation of the DHA's budget vote in Parliament.
23 May, 2017
This is according to this year’s Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) South Africa report, which says the drop in both opportunity and capability perceptions relative to 2015 is disappointing, but that the former is of particular concern as this had been steadily improving since 2009.
17 May, 2017
The United States requested the closed-door talks to be held in the morning, following meetings on Somalia and Eritrea.
17 May, 2017
The report‚ titled “Africa at a tipping point” by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation and released ahead of its 2017 Ibrahim Forum‚ now in its tenth year‚ has revealed that terrorist activity in Africa has grown by 1‚000% in the past 10 years.

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