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31 December 2018 11:25 AM Notable deaths in 2018

- 15: Dolores O'Riordan, singer-songwriter of Irish band The Cranberries, drowned accidentally in a hotel bath aged 46. - 27: Ingvar Kamprad, Swedish founder of affordable flat-pack furnishing empire IKEA, passed away at home aged 91. - 21: US preacher Billy Graham, spearhead of a worldwide evangelical Christian movement and spiritual counsel to several 104

29 December 2018 10:54 AM WATCH: Protesters #ReclaimClifton as sheep slaughtered on beach

Cape Town's popular Clifton Fourth Beach was abuzz with both local and foreign beachgoers on Friday when #ReclaimClifton protesters arrived and started singing. Their presence was motivated by the recent reports suggesting that private security company PPA Security illegally removed people from the beach on the evening of December 23. Deputy Minister 148

26 December 2018 4:31 AM ADVICE FOR WOMEN: Your rights when a male officer pulls you off the road

With the end-of-year holiday season here and many motorists planning to take road trips across the country, it is important that women be made aware of their rights when male officers approach them on the roads. The threat of a violation by an officer of the law can clearly be seen in the Independent Police Investigative Directorate's (IPID) 2017/18 annual 82

25 December 2018 3:56 PM Amnesty says 37 killed in Sudan's anti-government protests

Amnesty International says it has "credible reports" that Sudanese police have killed 37 protesters in clashes during anti-government demonstrations that erupted last week across much of the country. In a statement late on Monday, the London-based rights group said the use of lethal force by security forces against unarmed protesters was "extremely troubling" 74

21 December 2018 5:13 PM 27 000 Eritreans 'seeking refugee status' in Ethiopia

More than 27 500 Eritreans have filed for refugee status in Ethiopia since the two countries reopened their joint border in September, according to EU documents seen by AFP on Friday. More than 24 000 people from northern Eritrea have applied for refugee status at Endabaguna, in the Ethiopian border region of Tigray, and another 3 500 have done so in Afar region 74

21 December 2018 1:56 PM UN report finds women migrants in Libya often face gang rape

The "overwhelming majority" of women and older girls who passed through Libya as migrants reported being gang-raped by traffickers or witnessed others taken away to be abused, the United Nations said 0n Thursday in a report based on hundreds of interviews. The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights said its report, along with the UN support 77

20 December 2018 8:28 PM KZN mayor denies she is corrupt, vows to take legal action against the media

The mayor of eThekwini in KwaZulu-Natal says she is not the corrupt leader she is perceived to be. Hitting back at the media for "ongoing campaigns aimed at creating an impression that she is a corrupt leader who is influencing the awarding of tenders", Zandile Gumede said she took serious exception to claims made. "I have noticed that some newspapers 86

17 December 2018 1:56 PM Two men burnt to death in KZN

Charges are murder are being investigated by police after two men were burnt to death in the Nkangala area, Adams mission in KwaZulu-Natal. According to police spokesperson Captain Nqobile Gwala, the two unknown men were found burnt on 11 December at around 06:00. However, Africa Solidarity Network's secretary general Daniel Byamungu said the deceased 72

14 December 2018 8:11 AM EU parliament urges Egypt to lift human rights constraints

The EU's lawmaking body has condemned Egyptian authorities for human rights abuses and is urging them to lift restrictions on free speech and assembly, halt mass trials and stop sentencing minors to death, and release political prisoners. In a resolution passed by a vote on Thursday, the European Parliament says Cairo enforces continuous restrictions 47

10 December 2018 7:26 PM US blocks ex-Gambian president, family from entering

The US State Department says former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh and members of his immediate family are now ineligible for entry into the United States. The decision comes almost two years after Jammeh was forced into exile in Equatorial Guinea after he refused to concede defeat in a presidential election. Jammeh ruled the tiny West African country 58