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14 January 2019 3:05 PM More tension as parents and security guards clash outside Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke

There was pandemonium outside Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke in the North West on Monday afternoon after security guards and parents clashed. The school is embroiled in a race controversy after a picture showing pupils at the school separated according to race went viral. The confrontation on Monday happened after a man who had come to pick up his niece 114

11 January 2019 9:44 AM Violent N3 protest in KZN sparked by land invasion-related arrests

Arrests for the alleged invasion of private property sparked the violent protests that led to the closure of the N3 in the vicinity of Howick in KZN Midlands on Thursday night, police have said. Spokesperson Captain Nqobile Gwala said on Friday morning that community members embarked on a protest and blockaded the R617 and the N3, burning tyres and tree logs, after 156

11 January 2019 9:10 AM Disguised gunmen kill four volunteers guarding Thai school

Attackers disguised as state security staff have killed four paramilitary volunteers guarding a school in conflict-hit southern Thailand, police said. The gunmen approached the armed territorial defence volunteers at the school in Pattani province and shot them dead shortly before noon on Thursday, Wicha Nupannoi, police lieutenant colonel, was quoted 143

11 January 2019 6:14 AM Ethiopia charges 68 over deadly unrest near capital

Ethiopia's attorney general has charged 68 people with involvement in deadly riots in and around Addis Ababa in September that left at least 49 dead, local media reported on Wednesday. The 68 are suspected of playing a part in violence both before and after the return of the once-banned Oromo Liberation Front. The rebel group returned to Addis Ababa 90

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 127

10 January 2019 9:06 AM UN chief warns against violence over DRC vote result

The UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres urged all stakeholders in DR Congo to avoid violence after the opposition chief was declared winner of the presidential election in an announcement contested by his rival. "The Secretary General calls on all stakeholders to refrain from violence and to channel any eventual electoral disputes through the established 109

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 87

08 January 2019 7:18 PM Police searching for parents of week-old baby who was found next to railway line

The Pinetown family violence child protection and sexual offences unit in Hillcrest, KwaZulu-Natal, is searching for the parents of a week-old abandoned baby. The baby was found on December 29, 2018, by a passer-by who heard cries from the bushes next to a railway line in Embo. "He decided to check where the cries were coming from and, to his surprise 132

01 January 2019 8:44 AM From the 2019 elections to the revolution…Politicians wish SA a happy new year

It is standard practise for Happy New Year wishes to contain messages of peace, goodwill and hope for the future. And while South African politicians by no means wished their compatriots ill for the coming year, from across the floor, many of our politicians seemed to break the mould by honing in on two themes as they wished us a happy New Year: the 2019 elections 93

30 December 2018 12:13 PM The Latest: Pope Francis prays for peaceful DRC vote

Pope Francis has prayed for those suffering from violence and Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo, and is urging peaceful elections. Francis asked faithful in St Peter's Square on Sunday to join him in prayers and expressed hope that "all work to maintain a peaceful climate that permits peaceful and regular conducting of the elections." The election 88