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25 February 2018 7:47 AM C Africa deploys troops to flashpoint after deadly clashes

Bangui - The government of Central African Republic deployed troops alongside United Nations peacekeepers on Saturday to a flashpoint district on Bangui after clashes between rival groups left at least three people dead. "The government must restore peace," said security minister General Henri Wanzet Liguissara in a speech broadcast on national radio 11

24 February 2018 3:52 PM DA launches petition against VAT increase

Tshwane – The Democratic Alliance has launched a national petition to have the recently announced increase in the country’s Value Added Tax revoked. Speaking at the launch at a rally in Soshanguve, Tshwane, DA leader Mmusi Maimane said the National Budget, tabled in Parliament this past Wednesday by Finance Minister, Malusi Gigaba, was the first actual 16

24 February 2018 6:26 AM Trump says he goes to great lengths to hide his bald spot

Washington — President Donald Trump says he goes to great lengths to hide the bald spot revealed in a recent photo. Speaking before the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday, Trump turned around onstage and smoothed the back of his famous hair. He said, "I try like hell to hide that bald spot, folks". The crowd cheered as Trump glanced at a monitor 18

22 February 2018 8:37 PM Pence urges conservatives to 'defend' Trump accomplishments

Maryland — Donald Trump's candidacy jumbled the conservative movement. But more than a year into his presidency, the onetime Democrat holds what seems to be a near-total grip. The largest annual gathering of conservatives has all the looks of a Trump festival, with Republican critics shut out from the event outside the nation's capital. Vice President 24

22 February 2018 10:18 AM Hughes returns for England against Scotland

Bagshot - Nathan Hughes was recalled by England coach Eddie Jones on Thursday in the only change to the Six Nations champions' starting side for this weekend's Calcutta Cup clash away to Scotland. The Wasps No 8, who has been out of Test action since suffering a knee injury while on club duty in December, goes straight into the back row in place of the sidelined 23

21 February 2018 11:51 AM Ackermanns face no police action after nightclub 'brawl'

Cape Town - Johan and his son Ruan Ackermann will face no further action from police after the alleged nightclub brawl they were involved in last December. The father and son duo, who are with English club Gloucester, were implicated in an incident that took place in a Cheltenham nightclub. Personal trainer Harry Allen, 24, opened up to Sport24 about 27

21 February 2018 10:43 AM Some Air France long-haul flights cancelled due to strike

Paris — Air France says that half of its long-haul flights departing from Paris will not operate for 24 hours during a strike over pay. The French airline says that Thursday's, 22 February, long-haul flights would be affected during the day-long strike that aims to pressure management to increase employee salaries by 6%. Air France says it "plans to operate 29

20 February 2018 4:05 PM Sharks blow as Du Preez suffers shoulder injury

Cape Town - The Sharks have confirmed that No 8, Daniel du Preez will be out of action for up to four weeks after suffering a shoulder ligament tear. Du Preez left the field at half-time over the weekend in the Sharks' Super Rugby clash with the Lions, an encounter they lost 26-19. Replacement hooker, Akker van der Merwe also had to leave the field in the last minute 40

20 February 2018 2:21 PM Kolisi looks at positives ahead of tough tour

Cape Town - A three-match tour of Australia and New Zealand might not be a perfect way to get into the new season but Stormers skipper Siya Kolisi has grabbed at some positives. According to the supersport.com website, the Stormers flew out for Sydney on Sunday, the day after a fits and starts 28-20 win over the Jaguares at Newlands. They play the Waratahs 41

19 February 2018 7:31 AM LIVE: Parliament debates Ramaphosa's first SONA

Time could be up for certain people at state institutions, as President Cyril Ramaphosa has promised strong action against corruption in his maiden State of the Nation Address, which he delivered on Friday. Ramaphosa entered a jovial and relaxed National Assembly just before 19:00 on Friday to the customary standing ovation, following Parliament's presiding 33