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19 May 2018 7:35 PM 'Land invasion' turns out to be peaceful housing protest

What was initially thought to be an attempted land invasion was found to be a peaceful protest on the need for housing, the City of Cape Town confirmed on Saturday. Police responded when roughly 200 people were thought to be invading a vacant piece of land in Grassy Park, with authorities being deployed to monitor the situation. According to police 19

15 May 2018 1:44 PM Iran says Israelis should be tried as 'war criminals'

Iran said on Tuesday that Israeli officials should be tried as war criminals over the "brutal massacre" of Gazan protesters the previous day. "The killing of children, women and defenceless people of Palestine and the occupation of Palestinian lands has become the main strategy of the Zionists over the 70 years of occupation," said foreign ministry spokesperson 27

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

10 May 2018 9:46 AM McEnroe turned down $1m to play in SA during apartheid

Cape Town - American tennis legend John McEnroe has recalled how he turned down $1 million to play great rival Bjorn Borg in South Africa in 1980. The two tennis legends had squared off in a memorable Wimbledon final that year, with Borg prevailing in five sets. In an interview with American journalist Graham Bensinger (WATCH in the video clip below) 25

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

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

03 May 2018 10:01 AM Teachers flee, schools close in Kenya with al-Shabab attacks

Deadly attacks by the al-Shabaab extremist group targeting non-Muslim teachers in Kenya have caused hundreds of schools near the Somali border to shut down as teachers flee for their lives. Analysts say it is leaving local youth susceptible for recruitment to the al-Qaeda-linked group. Dozens of teachers have been sleeping in a union boardroom for weeks 27

02 May 2018 7:01 AM Roads closed, cars set alight in Cape Town protest

Protesters have barricaded several roads, damaged property and set a truck alight in Cape Town on Wednesday. Jakes Gerwel Drive near Mitchells Plain and Highlands Drive have been closed off. City of Cape Town law enforcement spokesperson Wayne Dyason said Weltevreden, Morgenster, Varkensvlei and Fulan had also been closed off. According to Dyason, an ATM at a Caltex 2982

01 May 2018 5:39 PM 6 dead in new fighting in Central African Republic's capital

The aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres says six people are dead and more than 50 others are wounded after fighting resumed in Central African Republic's capital. The group says the wounded sustained gunshot wounds during Tuesday's violence in the PK5 and Fatima neighbourhoods. Anne-Marie Boyeldieu, the head of the aid group's mission in Central African 32

30 April 2018 9:37 AM Two Northern Cape cops arrested for allegedly joining looters during protests

Two police officers have been arrested after allegedly joining in on looting action during recent service delivery protests in the Northern Cape, police said on Monday. The constables, 34 and 37, were found in possession of cellphones believed to have been stolen from a furniture store in Hartswater, said Captain Olebogeng Tawana. "The cellphones and many items 42