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2 August, 2017
The 59-year-old leader faces two little-known candidates who were given only three weeks to campaign against the incumbent, who has kept a tight hold on power since his rebel army ended the 1994 genocide.
2 August, 2017
DA KZN Health spokesperson Dr Iman Keeka said the Townhill patient was meant to be on suicide watch and due to the lack of nurses and security, he was left on his own when he stabbed himself in the chest and slit his throat.
2 August, 2017
The operation‚ in Nigel‚ south of Johannesburg‚ took place on Tuesday just after social welfare grant recipients’ monthly payments had been transferred to their bank accounts.
2 August, 2017
However‚ the Public Servants Association (PSA)‚ which represents professionals in the service‚ said its members would remain on strike.
2 August, 2017
Announced at a company conference last week in Lagos, Nigeria, initial grants totaling $2.5 million were awarded to the nonprofit arms of African startups Gidi Mobile and Siyavula, which will use the funds to provide free access to digital learning for four hundred thousand low-income students in
26 July, 2017
In March, the Gulf state said that those without papers would not be arrested if they left within 90 days. The deadline was extended by another month, but so far only 60,000 out of an estimated 400,000 Ethiopians have left, the Ethiopian government says.
26 July, 2017
The video was seen by Reuters on social media but it could not be independently verified. It appears to show a military unit linked to eastern commander Khalifa Haftar executing 20 hooded men they accuse of being Islamic State militants found guilty of bombings and killings.
26 July, 2017
After arriving to conduct an interview with the head of Kinshasa's main hospital - as part of coverage of a doctors' strike - the two journalists were seized by three people who identified themselves as agents of the Military Detection of Anti-National Activities service (DEMIAP).
26 July, 2017
“Whatever happens‚ we will never shift our eyes from our objectives and we are still advocating for free education‚ very strongly‚” the student leader said. Dlamini said students will make a call to protest when the need arises.
26 July, 2017
The NHLS provides laboratory services to all healthcare service providers. National Education‚ Health and Allied Workers’ Union spokesman Khaya Xaba said the strike would result in patients waiting longer for diagnostic tests.
26 July, 2017
City of Cape Town fire and rescue spokesperson Theo Layne said one adult male died from fatal burns, five structures were destroyed and 13 people displaced in Phola Park Informal Settlement, Gugulethu, at about 05:00. The cause of the fire was thought to be an electrical short circuit.
19 July, 2017
State TV said the woman who "dressed in indecent clothing" in Ushayqir had been "referred to the public prosecutor". Local newspapers reported that she had "confessed" to visiting the historic village with her male guardian.
19 July, 2017
Her aunt used a torch to follow a trail of blood to find the girl’s body, said the state-run Chronicle.
19 July, 2017
Africa's most populous country has some 10 million children of school age who do not attend, government figures state. Primary school enrolment is just 54 percent.
19 July, 2017
This is according to the "Truecaller Insights Top 20 Countries Affected by Spam Calls in 2017" report, which showed SA was in fifth place when it comes to the number of spam calls users get each month.

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