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18 May 2018 4:57 PM UN halts Sudan refugee resettlement after alleged fraud

The UN refugee agency said on Thursday it is temporarily suspending its programme for the resettlement of refugees from Sudan after allegations of fraud emerged in the scheme. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees, or UNHCR, said it had launched two investigations in February and March as the allegations of fraud surfaced. "At present we are still dealing 19

17 May 2018 6:25 PM City of Tshwane chief of staff Marietha Aucamp resigns

City of Tshwane chief of staff Marietha Aucamp has resigned at the behest of Tshwane Mayor Solly Msimanga. "I note that Ms Marietha Aucamp has formally tendered her resignation from her position as the Chief of Staff in the Office of the Executive Mayor of Tshwane after having been asked to do so," said Msimanga on Thursday evening. "We note that following 19

17 May 2018 9:34 AM Ex-Zambian leader's son jailed for stealing phone – reports

Former Zambian president Frederick Chiluba's son has reportedly been sentenced to eight months in jail for stealing a mobile phone. According to BBC, Frederick Chiluba Jr was convicted of stealing a Samsung S7 edge, valued at $843. Chiluba Jr stole the device from a woman, Brenda Chisha, on September 2, 2017 and “traded it for drugs in a notorious slum in Zambia's 18

15 May 2018 8:01 PM Palestinians withdraw envoy to US over Israel embassy move

Ramallah - Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas withdrew his top representative to the United States on Tuesday, the foreign ministry announced, a day after the US moved its Israeli embassy to Jerusalem. Husam Zomlot, the head of the Palestine Liberation Organisation's office in Washington, would return to the Palestinian territories Wednesday, the statement 24

15 May 2018 11:57 AM De Lille after latest court battle allows for return to mayoral office

A number of Democratic Alliance (DA) members who joined opposition parties to support axed DA member Patricia de Lille outside the Western High Court, now also face being removed from the party. Western Cape DA leader Bonginkosi Madikizela told News24 on Monday that he received a number of complaints from party members and councillors in the City of Cape Town that they were being 26

11 May 2018 4:40 AM Mother had to buy fake permit to get her child into school

Zimbabwean families caught between the departments of home affairs and education are resorting to buying fake documents in order to register their children at schools in South Africa. Some schools will not accept immigrant children without a study permit from home affairs. But officials will not issue a study permit without proof of acceptance from a school 24

10 May 2018 7:01 PM Eastern Cape premier appoints new PEC

Eastern Cape Premier Phumulo Masualle announced a new provincial executive committee on Thursday "pursuant to [a] new political discourse". Provincial spokesperson Sonwabo Mbananga said the changes followed the chaotic September 2017 ANC Eastern Cape elective conference, dubbed the festival of chairs, where new provincial office bearers were elected 27

10 May 2018 11:36 AM Dr Dre loses trademark clash with gynaecologist Dr Drai

Cape Town – According to CNN, BBC and The Independent, hip-hop entrepreneur Dr Dre has lost a trademark battle with a gynaecologist with a similar name. The producer, rapper and record label boss lodged a case with the US trademark office in 2015 after Pennsylvania real-life doctor Draion Burch, applied to register the name Dr Drai. The medic is a media 873

10 May 2018 11:03 AM EXCLUSIVE: Zuma's mystery meeting with South African spook murdered in Serbia

Zuma and Darmanovic, along with Frans Richards, who previously worked in South African intelligence circles, as well as a fourth man said to be linked to state security work but whose identity was not immediately apparent, were photographed in Zuma's office in 2012. On Tuesday, Richards confirmed the authenticity of the photograph and told News24: "It was not a social 23

09 May 2018 6:26 PM South Sudan accuses US of blocking path to country's peace

South Sudan's government is accusing the United States of obstructing peace in response to a US threat to cut off humanitarian aid amid a five-year civil war. Wednesday's statement from President Salva Kiir's office also accuses the Trump administration of interfering in South Sudan's affairs ahead of peace talks that resume May 17. The US is the top aid donor 20