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31 December 2018 6:56 PM Iraq sentenced 616 foreigners for ISIS links in 2018

Iraq sentenced more than 600 foreigners including many women and dozens of minors in 2018 for belonging to the Islamic State group, the judiciary said on Monday. Iraq declared "victory" over ISIS at the end of 2017 after a three-year war against the jihadists, who once controlled nearly a third of the country as well as swathes of neighbouring Syria 120

02 November 2018 10:59 AM Ethiopia appoints first woman to head supreme court

Ethiopia's parliament on Thursday appointed the country's first female supreme court chief, the latest post in a trend of elevating women to high offices, a top official said. Meaza Ashenafi's appointment as president of the highest court followed Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's moves last month to designate a woman in the ceremonial role of president and also to name a 20-person 89

03 October 2018 9:14 AM Finance Minister met Guptas, refused Russia nuke deal

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene said he met repeatedly with members of the Gupta family, who have been implicated in a corruption scandal related to former President Jacob Zuma and separately, was twice pressured to sign a multi-billion Russian nuclear-power deal by former Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson. Nene made his comments in a statement accompanying 92

12 February 2018 1:47 PM Urgent NEC meeting in progress

ANC power struggle shows that South Africa is not exceptional (after all) South Africa is in the grip of political uncertainty. That President Jacob Zuma will go before the official end of his tenure after national electionsnext year is inevitable. But when, how, and at what cost to the ANC and the country? The current crisis is being framed as one of internal 104

06 February 2018 6:44 AM Microsoft says it's true: Cat videos distract workers

London - Economists have been puzzled in recent years by the so-called "productivity paradox", the fact that the digital revolution of the past four decades hasn’t resulted in big gains in output per worker as happened with earlier technological upheaval. Many developed economies have actually seen productivity stagnate or decline. A survey from Microsoft 83

13 October 2017 7:24 PM Analysis: Trump applies chaos strategy to health care, Iran

WASHINGTON — Unable or unwilling to completely erase his predecessor’s signature initiatives, President Donald Trump this week turned to another approach: wreaking havoc. Trump’s back-to-back body blows against President Barack Obama’s health care law and nuclear agreement with Iran demonstrated the president’s embrace of turmoil as strategy. In both cases 79

13 September 2017 5:22 PM Top 5 on Fin24: Rupert on radical economic transformation, new bill for SAA bailout, and Bell Pottinger collapses

One of South Africa's richest businessmen Johann Rupert, chair of luxury-goods company Richemont, said “radical economic transformation,” the policy championed by President Jacob Zuma to reduce racial inequality, was no more than theft. “Radical economic transformation is just a code word for theft,” Rupert said on the sidelines of Richemont’s annual 67

07 August 2017 6:41 AM KZN prepares for Zuma no confidence vote

Mbete is due to make an announcement on Monday about whether the motion of no-confidence in Zuma, to be debated in Parliament on Tuesday, will be decided by open or secret ballot. “The Speaker is very clear, she is very sober and there is no way she would allow a secret ballot. All other motions of no-confidence have been through open voting; why would 51

02 August 2017 7:56 PM Prince Philip retires: Queen Elizabeth's husband bows out of public life

For more than 65 years, he has been the unwavering presence alongside the world's longest-reigning living monarch, the consummate consort and royal representative. Now Prince Philip, 96, has completed his 22,219th and final solo public engagement, braving pouring rain to meet Royal Marines at Buckingham Palace. The Duke of Edinburgh appeared in good spirits 85

02 August 2017 12:37 PM A look at Prince Philip, the queen's most loyal subject

LONDON (AP) - Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II's consort, has decided to no longer handle solo public engagements. Here's a brief look at the monarch's most loyal subject as he begins retirement. Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark was born on Corfu on June 10, 1921, to Princess Alice of Battenburg and Prince Andrew of Greece. When his uncle, King Constantine 78