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19 July 2018 8:31 PM RDP houses unfit for disabled people

Living in an RDP house and being disabled is "hell", complains Zingisani Mhlahlela. He is 30 years old and uses a wheelchair, GroundUp reports. He lives with his mother in an RDP area called of Chris Hani in KwaNobuhle township, Uitenhage. His RDP house is not adapted for his wheelchair and he struggles to get in and out of his home and to use the toilet 20

18 July 2018 11:52 AM National Treasury laments poor action over tender deviations

National Treasury has raised concerns over poor accountability for officials who abuse the public procurement system through deviations from tender processes without approval, saying the practice is rife in state-owned enterprises. Procurement through deviation is legally allowed in cases where it would be impractical to invite competitive bids. The process 23

17 July 2018 5:29 PM Egypt lawmakers decry bill 'selling' foreigners citizenship

Egypt's parliament has backed a draft bill that grants foreigners citizenship if they deposit the sum of at least 7 million Egyptian pounds, or about $391 000, in a local bank, save it there for five years and reside in the country during that period. The draft bill, passed on Sunday evening, still faces another parliament session and final approval 19

17 July 2018 6:36 AM Nigeria to bring back stranded football fans from Russia

Nigeria's government has stepped in to repatriate scores of its nationals who were tricked into buying football World Cup passes to travel to Russia, the president's spokesperson said on Monday. Some of the visitors spent days sleeping at Moscow's Vnukovo airport while others were forced to stay outside in front of the country's embassy in the Russian 22

16 July 2018 7:56 PM Woman arrested, charged with acting as Russian agent in US

Federal authorities have arrested a Russian woman accused of conspiring to infiltrate American political organisations, including a gun-rights group, at the direction of a senior Kremlin official. That's according to court papers unsealed on Monday in Washington. Maria Butina was arrested on Sunday on a charge of conspiracy to act as an unregistered 31

16 July 2018 3:38 PM PICS: Thousands rally in Morocco for jailed Rif opponents

Thousands of people demonstrated in Morocco's capital Rabat on Sunday against the jailing of leaders and activists of a northern protest movement. "The people boycott the justice system!" and "free the detainees!", yelled the protesters, AFP reporters said. The demonstrators also chanted against militarisation of the Rif, the northern region rocked by the Al-Hirak 22

16 July 2018 11:01 AM Group: Egypt uses counterterrorism laws to prosecute critics

An international rights group is accusing Egyptian authorities of using counterterrorism and state-of-emergency laws and courts "to unjustly prosecute journalists, activists, and critics for their peaceful criticism". A statement from Human Rights Watch on Sunday says Egyptian police have carried out arrests of critics of President Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi 31

16 July 2018 8:32 AM Zim teachers angry over army pay hike, warn of 'serious consequences'

Teachers in Zimbabwe are angry that soldiers and police this month got a higher pay rise than they did. Teachers and civil servants were awarded 17.5% pay rises this month following an agreement in May. Soldiers and police also got pay rises of up to 22.5%, but the main Zimbabwe Teachers Association (ZIMTA) says the hike should have been the same across 22

15 July 2018 10:00 AM Young Nubians revive dream of returning to land in Egypt

Egypt's Nubians are stepping up demands to return to their ancient lands after being forcibly resettled from their homes along the Nile River to make way for the Aswan Dam more than 50 years ago. Nubians are an ancient ethnic group who from Pharaonic times lived along the Nile, even becoming rulers for a period in the 25th Dynasty, some 3 000 years ago. Today 31

15 July 2018 4:04 AM More tax money to fund JZ case

President Cyril Ramaphosa has agreed that taxpayers must once again cough up for former president Jacob Zuma’s legal costs in a court case. This time it is for an appeal against the personal costs order granted against Zuma following his aborted attempt to review former public protector Thuli Madonsela’s state capture report. A letter from the state 35