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15 January 2019 12:45 PM What next for Brexit? Three main scenarios

What next? With the Brexit deal between Britain and the EU facing defeat in the British parliament in a crucial vote on Tuesday, that's the question on everyone's lips. This is the Brexit that the British government and EU leaders want – and one which many MPs in the British parliament object to. The deal has been rejected by some of British Prime Minister 93

15 January 2019 3:35 AM Suspended Schweizer-Reneke teacher to speak out after going underground

Solidarity is expected to announce legal action on Tuesday to have what it described as the "unlawful suspension" of Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke teacher Elana Barkhuizen lifted. The trade union and Barkhuizen are to address a media conference in Centurion at midday about "recent events at the town's primary school", it said in a statement. It would also "announce 44

14 January 2019 11:33 AM Canada air traffic controllers buy pizza for US colleagues

Canadian air traffic controllers have bought hundreds of pizzas for their American counterparts over the past few days in what has become an industry-wide show of support during the US government's partial shutdown. Peter Duffey, the head of the Canadian Air Traffic Control Association, said on Sunday the initiative began on Thursday when employees at Edmonton's 51

10 January 2019 11:15 AM CAR sets peace talks for January 24: AU

The African Union said Wednesday that long-awaited peace talks between the government of the Central African Republic and militia groups would take place in Khartoum this month. "Direct dialogue between the CAR government and armed groups (will) be held on January 24 in Khartoum, Sudan, under the auspices of the AU," AU envoy Moussa Nebie said on Twitter 37

09 January 2019 5:33 PM LATEST: US to citizens in DRC: 'Depart the country'

The United States is giving its citizens in the Democratic Republic of Congo succinct advice: "Depart the country." A new US embassy security alert says DRC's electoral commission is soon expected to announce results of the presidential election. It warns of possible crowds gathering to hear the results. Congolese activist groups have urged people to "be ready 31

09 January 2019 12:11 PM Security tight as DRC prepares to release 1st vote results

Anti-riot police with water cannon and armoured vehicles are outside the Democratic Republic of Congo's electoral commission ahead of the announcement of the first results of the presidential election. Residents of the capital, Kinshasa, say the heavy security presence is a bad sign. Resident John Kabamba says it "may be a message that the publication 94

03 January 2019 6:01 PM UN Security Council to discuss Somalia after envoy's ouster

The UN Security Council is due to discuss Somalia days after the country announced it was expelling a UN envoy who raised questions about the arrest of an extremist group defector-turned-political candidate. Thursday's meeting is a regularly scheduled discussion of the Horn of Africa nation, where the UN and the African Union have a joint peacekeeping 35

02 January 2019 6:19 PM RFI says DRC revokes journalist's accreditation

Radio France International says the Democratic Republic of Congo's government has revoked the accreditation of one of its journalists. A statement on Wednesday says Florence Morice was merely doing her job in covering the country's presidential election, and it asks that DRC reverse its decision. The statement also says RFI's transmissions have been blocked 36

02 January 2019 6:01 AM Israel opposition in dramatic split ahead of election

Israel's centre-left opposition dramatically split on Tuesday ahead of an April 9 election, with leader Avi Gabbay announcing he would no longer partner with veteran politician Tzipi Livni as she sat stone-faced next to him. The announcement means the end of their Zionist Union alliance, which secured the second most seats in the last general election 36

31 December 2018 6:56 PM Iraq sentenced 616 foreigners for ISIS links in 2018

Iraq sentenced more than 600 foreigners including many women and dozens of minors in 2018 for belonging to the Islamic State group, the judiciary said on Monday. Iraq declared "victory" over ISIS at the end of 2017 after a three-year war against the jihadists, who once controlled nearly a third of the country as well as swathes of neighbouring Syria 33