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20 May 2018 2:07 PM 'Don't eat, smoke in public,' Zim police warned

Zimbabwean police have reportedly been banned from eating and smoking in public, as the country's recently appointed police commissioner, General Godwin Matanga, seeks to clean the image of the force ahead of a crunch election. According to the state-owned Herald newspaper, Matanga has also banned the police from walking around with hands in their pockets 14

16 May 2018 3:58 AM Algeria's ailing leader makes rare public appearance

Algeria's president has visited the construction site of the future Great Mosque in Algiers, in a rare public appearance of the 81-year-old ailing leader. Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who has been debilitated by a stroke for years, appeared in television footage in a wheelchair on Tuesday. After praying at a mosque belonging to a religious brotherhood outside 23

14 May 2018 11:44 AM Ramaphosa appoints Mabuza as Russia envoy

Cape Town – President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed Deputy President David Mabuza as his special envoy to Russia, according to a statement from the Presidency. The move appears to set a point of departure on South Africa’s role in the BRICS group of emerging economies which include Brazil, Russia, India and China. South Africa has been tight-lipped on the grouping 24

10 May 2018 4:40 PM PICS: 'The future is bright,' says MDC leader Chamisa after meeting UK's Boris Johnson

Zimbabwe's opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party leader Nelson Chamisa has met with British Foreign Affairs Minister Boris Johnson in London. "I have just had a great meeting with British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson. Zimbabwe-UK relations on a fantastic path. The future is bright," said Chamisa. Chamisa urged the Theresa May government 28

10 May 2018 3:42 PM Tunisia Islamists top municipal polls without majority

The Islamist movement Ennahda has beaten rivals in Tunisia's first free municipal elections but failed to win outright majorities in a poll marked by voter frustration and a low turnout. The election on Sunday was touted as another milestone on the road to democracy in the North African country, which has been praised for its transition from decades 24

07 May 2018 4:10 PM World's reservoir of goodwill towards SA severely tested

Cape Town - There is still "a deep reservoir of goodwill" towards South Africa in the rest of the world, but it has been severely tested, according to Duke Malan of advisory firm HilburgMalan in Hong Kong. "People want to see South Africa work. Over the last decade we have severely tested the reservoir of goodwill and it nearly ran dry, but we must build 29

07 May 2018 8:05 AM Tunisia votes in first free municipal elections

Tunisia's first free municipal elections got under way Sunday as voters expressed frustration at the slow pace of change since the 2011 revolution in the cradle of the Arab Spring. The election has been touted as another milestone on the road to democracy in the North African country, which has been praised for its transition from decades of dictatorship 26

06 May 2018 11:06 AM Catalan separatists want to re-elect fugitive ex-leader

Lawmakers from Catalonia's leading separatist party say they will try to re-elect fugitive former leader Carles Puigdemont as the president of the region despite the expected prohibition by Spanish courts. Puigdemont met on Saturday with members of his Together for Catalonia coalition in Berlin, where he is awaiting extradition to Spain on charges of rebellion 27

04 May 2018 6:00 PM Camille Cosby on her husband's conviction: It was mob justice, not real justice

Philidelphia — Bill Cosby's wife called Thursday for a criminal investigation into the suburban Philadelphia prosecutor behind his sexual assault conviction, saying the case that could put the 80-year-old comedian in prison for the rest of his life was "mob justice, not real justice" and a "tragedy." "Once again, an innocent person has been found guilty 1292

04 May 2018 3:11 PM Saturday protest in Paris placed under high security

The head of Paris police says about 2 000 police officers will be deployed to ensure security in the French capital during an anti-government protest on Saturday. Prefect Michel Delpuech promised on Friday in a news conference a "powerful and consistent" effort, four days after May Day protests turned violent in the French capital. Authorities blamed 39