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15 January 2019 6:18 PM Libya's paramilitary force to 'cleanse' country's south

A spokesperson for Libya's powerful paramilitary based in the eastern city of Benghazi says its troops are launching an operation "to cleanse" the country's south of Islamic militants and criminals. Ahmed al-Mesmari of the self-styled Libyan National Army that answers to Field Marshal Khalifa Hifter told reporters on Tuesday that the operations aims to "eliminate 240

24 November 2018 6:41 AM WATCH: Met police ram suspected moped thieves

The Met have released footage showing them knocking suspected thieves in the streets of London. The head of the Met's Operation Venice Team told The Telegraph criminals will be targeted "at every opportunity", including while riding recklessly, removing helmets or disguising themselves. However, Scotland Yard says they will ram suspects off their bikes 72

22 November 2018 12:15 PM Ethiopia's PM bemoans country's 'vast number' of criminals

Ethiopia's reformist prime minister says the country would need to build a new town to hold all suspected of corruption and rights abuses in previous administrations. Abiy Ahmed on Thursday told lawmakers that "the prison facilities that we have here in Ethiopia are not sufficient enough to handle the vast number of criminals ... we have chosen to focus 46

19 November 2018 5:47 PM US blacklists South African man for helping North Korea evade sanctions and purchase oil

The US Treasury placed a Russian-born South African man on its sanctions blacklist on Monday for allegedly helping North Korea avoid an international embargo on its energy purchases. The Treasury said Vladlen Amtchentsev worked with Velmur Management Pte and Transatlantic Partners Pte to buy fuel oil and gasoil to ship to North Korea even though that was forbidden 66

23 October 2018 12:02 PM LIVE: National Assembly debate on VBS Mutual Bank scandal

Deputy Finance Minister Mondli Gungubele has cautioned against a bailout of VBS Mutual Bank, saying rescuing the bank would send a message that “criminals can steal” and the state would pay, according to a Sunday Times report. Some MPs in the African National Congress (ANC) caucus have argued that government must step in to save the beleaguered bank, just as it did with African 78

22 October 2018 1:06 PM Working with Trump 'not always simple'

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said working with US President Donald Trump is "not always simple", as he welcomed the successful renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Speaking on an episode of Quebec's most popular talk show, Tout Le Monde En Parle, broadcast on Sunday, Trudeau said he had done his job of "standing up for Canadians" 46

21 October 2018 10:38 AM Gungubele: Rescuing VBS would send message that 'criminals can steal' and state will bail out

Deputy Finance Minister Mondli Gungubele has cautioned against a bailout of VBS Mutual Bank, saying rescuing the bank would send a message that “criminals can steal” and the state would pay, according to a Sunday Times report. Some MPs in the African National Congress (ANC) caucus have argued that government must step in to save the beleaguered bank, just as it did with African 53

19 September 2018 1:53 PM Metrorail restores service between Pretoria and JHB following cable theft

The train service between Pretoria and Johannesburg has been restored, Metrorail said on Wednesday afternoon. On Wednesday morning, technicians were working to repair cables after criminals cut overhead catenary wires in Irene, making it impossible for trains to operate. Metrorail service spokesperson Lilian Mofokeng said trains would operate normally 47

13 September 2018 5:36 PM One arrested for killing of off-duty JMPD officer

Police have made one arrest in connection with the gunning down of an off-duty Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) officer in Hillbrow, JMPD spokesperson Wayne Minnaar said. "I can confirm that we have arrested one suspect and we are working on information to lead us to the arrest of the second suspect," Minnaar said. He was unable to give more information 148

10 September 2018 6:01 PM KZN traditional court, which doubles as a soup kitchen, set alight during protest

A traditional court situated south of Durban, which was also used as a soup kitchen, was set alight during a protest over water shortages on Monday. About 300 protesters in Ngonyameni near Umla used burning tyres to blockade the road and a police vehicle was also stoned during the fracas. Provincial MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs 45