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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 10:56 AM Opposition politician killed with machetes in Tanzania

Nairobi - An opposition politician was hacked to death at his home in central Tanzania on Thursday night, police said on Friday, as his party described the murder as a "political assassination." Godfrey Luena, of the Chadema party, was the elected head of the small Namawala municipality in the central Morogoro Region. He was the second party official 18

23 February 2018 3:35 PM Cameroon's main opposition leader rules out presidential run

Bamenda - Cameroon's veteran opposition leader and perennial presidential hopeful John Fru Ndi said on Thursday he will not challenge the long-ruling President Paul Biya in this year's elections. Fru Ndi, 76, hailing from the troubled anglophone west of the country, has lost to Biya three times - in 1992, 2004 and 2011 - and boycotted the vote in 1997. Speaking 19

21 February 2018 5:17 PM Western Cape parents urged to participate in school governing body elections

Cape Town – Tired of the language policy at your child's school? Fed up with "outdated" hair rules? Parents are about to get their chance to change the rules from the inside with school governing body elections coming up in March. "All parents and legal guardians with children registered at the school are eligible for election," said Western Cape education 30

21 February 2018 3:54 PM Guinea ruling party wins first local elections since 2005

Conakry - President Alpha Conde's ruling party won a significant majority in Guinea's first local elections since 2005, near-complete results showed on Wednesday, although the main opposition party took the capital, Conakry. The election held on February 4 was the first of its kind since the end of military dictatorship, and followed eight years of delays 28

20 February 2018 5:37 PM Togo to free 45 opposition supporters from custody

Lome - Nearly half of the opposition supporters arrested during a wave of anti-government demonstrations in Togo will be pardoned, Ghanaian mediators have said as talks to end a six-month political crisis got under way in Lome. Togo's President Faure Gnassingbe "has decided to give a presidential pardon to 45 of the 92 people detained ... following their 33

20 February 2018 1:12 PM Egypt adds detained Islamist politician to terror list

Cairo - An Egyptian court has added a detained Islamist politician to a list of wanted "terrorists" over his alleged links to the country's outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group. The South Cairo Criminal Court added Abdel-Monaem Abul Fetouh, 66, and 15 others to the list, which includes deposed President Mohamed Morsi, the Brotherhood's spiritual guide 29

19 February 2018 5:45 AM IS claims Russia church shooting

Moscow - Five women were shot dead in an apparent radical Islamist attack on an Orthodox church in the North Caucasus region of Dagestan on Sunday, as the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the assault. An unidentified gunman fired at worshippers at the church in the town of Kizlyar in the mainly Muslim region, local press reports said. The regional 32

18 February 2018 11:17 AM Time for SA to pull the switch on VAT?

Cape Town – A 2% increase in VAT could provide the cash needed to avoid fiscal slippage, says an expert. The budget which will be delivered on February 21, will have to indicate how government plans to reduce the current deficit and reduce borrowing, especially considering tax revenues are expected to be R50bn lower than anticipated. Tsitsi Hatendi-Matika 42

17 February 2018 12:00 PM Inquest opens on death of baby in Kenya poll violence

Nairobi - An inquest has started in Kenya's western town of Kisumu into the death of a six-month-old baby who was allegedly hit on the head by police during opposition protests last year against President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election. The death of Samantha Pendo (Swahili for love) shocked this country although it has become used to acts of police violence 47