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13 November 2018 8:58 PM Glynnis Breytenbach pulls out of race for 'dream job' as NPA boss

Democratic Alliance MP, Advocate Glynnis Breytenbach, is no longer in the running to talk over as the new National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP). Breytenbach made the announcement in an interview aired on CapeTalk702. Breytenbach was included in a list of 12 candidates that was shortlisted by a panel assisting President Cyril Ramaphosa with appointing 55

13 November 2018 2:30 PM Pope to visit Morocco in March

Pope Francis, who has made building bridges between Christianity and Islam a cornerstone of his papacy, will visit Morocco in March, the Vatican said on Tuesday. Francis, 81, will be the second pope to travel to Morocco, following John Paul II more than three decades ago. He will take in Rabat and Casablanca on the March 30-31 trip to the Muslim-majority 69

08 November 2018 6:29 PM Rights group warns US against swift normalisation with Sudan

Human Rights Watch is cautioning the United States against lifting its designation of Sudan as a state sponsor of terrorism. The New York-based watchdog says Khartoum continues to violate basic human rights, with security forces regularly attacking civilians and opening fire on peaceful protesters. Thursday's statement comes after Washington agreed to a second 80

07 November 2018 5:39 AM Emergency health workers demand overtime pay

Eastern Cape emergency medical services workers are demanding outstanding overtime pay. Some workers claim they have not been paid their overtime pay since 2003, GroundUp reports. They embarked on a strike on Monday, which has been declared unlawful by officials who have promised to take disciplinary action against employees who participated in it. "We are disappointed 101

06 November 2018 5:48 PM Prince Mashele writes fiery letter to EFF lawyers as war of words heats up

Political analyst Prince Mashele has refused to apologise to the EFF and its leader Julius Malema after the party threatened to sue him over comments he made during television interviews. Last week, the EFF instituted legal action against Mashele, demanding a public apology or R500 000. Mashele ruffled feathers during interviews on SABC and eNCA, claiming 74

06 November 2018 9:31 AM Rights group condemns Egypt's media law as 'extortion'

An international press freedom group says new regulations in Egypt amount to "extortion" and aim to silence the country's last remaining independent media. Reporters Without Borders said on Monday that the new law, which went into effect last month, requires online newspapers to register and pay exorbitant fees for licenses. It says websites would have to pay more than $30 000 to register 63

05 November 2018 7:02 PM UN adds sexual violence as reason for sanctions in Libya

The UN Security Council has authorised action against illicit oil exports from Libya for another six months and added planning and committing sexual and gender-based violence as reasons for sanctions, despite objections from Russia and China. Monday's vote in the UN's most powerful body was 13-0, with Russia and China abstaining. The Netherlands and Sweden 60

05 November 2018 3:45 PM 'No plan to hunt down and arrest homosexuals,' says Tanzania govt

Tanzania says that a plan to hunt down and arrest suspected homosexuals in the country's economic capital was not official policy, distancing itself from a citywide crackdown slammed by rights groups. Dar es Salaam's powerful governor, Paul Makonda, urged citizens last Monday to begin reporting homosexuals for round-ups in a country where anti-gay rhetoric 64

03 November 2018 8:56 AM Rwandan man faces death if he is deported from South Africa

Alex Ruta is a Rwandan national who worked for the Rwanda National Security Services. He was sent to South Africa by his superiors in 2014 but he had to enter the country illegally because he did not have a visa. Once in South Africa, Ruta learned that his task from Security Services was to assassinate members of the exiled opposition party, the Rwanda 97

02 November 2018 11:00 AM Egypt rounds up 19 rights activists: Amnesty

Egyptian authorities arrested at least 19 lawyers and rights activists on Thursday, Amnesty International said, condemning what it called an "appalling setback". The rights group called the arrests "an alarming escalation of a crackdown on human rights workers" in Egypt. "Today's chilling wave of arrests... is yet another appalling setback for human 59