South Africa

Cyclone Death Toll Rises In Africa

The death toll in Mozambique from Cyclone Idai exceeded 400 Saturday as aid and rescue efforts continued a week after the storm devastated parts of southern Africa, a government official said.    As aid groups, accompanied by South African and...
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South Africa’s Liberal Abortion Laws Hampered By Widespread Stigma

Twenty-six-year-old Precious, as she has asked us to call her to protect her identity, is 16 weeks pregnant. And so is her best friend, also by Precious’ boyfriend. That event turned her life upside down and brought her to the difficult decision...

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South Africa Could Go Dark For Weeks

When South Africa was turned over to the African National Congress, Afrikaners must have asked themselves how long the lights would stay on. They now have an answer: not much longer. Eskom officials said they are in a race against time to avoid a...

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South Africa’s Human Rights Celebrations Ignore The Man Who Fought For It

South Africa has learned to turn the most painful moments of its history into lessons for the present, yet the pomp and fanfare that now accompanies these days also threatens to whitewash history. Now a public holiday, March 21 marks Human Rights...
Related topics: Human Rights

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The Hanoi Summit – We Asked Amber Jamil What Happens Next In U.s.-north Korea Relations

Amber Jamil Security, Asia "The South Africa model serves as a case study for U.S.-Korea relations." Editor’s Note: Looking for more opinions on where we go after the Hanoi summit? Check out all 80 expert takes on where U.S-North Korea...
Related topics: North Korea, South Korea

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Americans Are Totally Fine With Reparations, Just Not For Slavery

Since the second half of last century, countries like Germany, Austria, France, South Africa, and Canada have amended past wrongs by paying reparations to their victims. The US, too, has supported reparations as a form of restorative justice. After...
Related topics: Germany, Austria, France, Canada

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Google Helps South Africa Combat Fake News Ahead Of Its General Election

Can South Africa really hold a general election on the 8th of May in a way that it really represents the views of its people? One might have thought this was an academic question. The Electoral Commission of South Africa is well respected and the...
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Former Wales International Reveals He Nearly Shot Someone Over £100

Former Everton star Pat Van den Hauwe has revealed he came very close to shooting someone over being owed £100 during his time living in South Africa. The 58-year-old has relayed this event –... Click Story Headline Above To...

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Survivors Share Stories At New Holocaust, Genocide Center In South Africa

Veronica Phillips, now 92 years old, was just a teenager when the Nazis sent her to a concentration camp. She and her family were among millions of Jews targeted in the Nazi-led Holocaust during World War II. The war ended when she was 19; she...

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South Africa’s Sugar Tax Is Pitting Job Losses Against National Health

Short-term losses for long-term gains are often a hard sell, especially in times of crisis. South Africa’s unemployment rate remains stubbornly high, and now the countries rates of diseases like diabetes are also rising. The two rates are now...
Related topics: Taxes

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Youtube Music Launches In India, South Africa, 12 Latin American Countries

The competition among music streaming services continues to heat up as the top players continue to expand to markets beyond North America, Europe, and Asia. YouTube Music is not as widely available as its closest competitors including Spotify and...
Related topics: India, Spotify

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Billions Of Swedish Krona Supported Anti-apartheid Struggle

Birgitta Karlström Dorph was on a secret mission in South Africa between 1982 and 1988, writes Ida Karlsson. By Ida Karlsson in Stockholm Inter Press Service Between 1982 and 1988 Birgitta Karlström Dorph was on a secret mission in South...
Related topics: Apartheid, Sweden, Stockholm

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Borderless Trailer

Lauren Southern continues to address the major crises that establishment information gatekeepers refuse to acknowledge. Farmlands told us of the horror unfolding in South Africa. Next, Borderless will shine a light on the existential threat to...

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S. Africa-israel Tensions Simmer As Cape Town Preps To Downgrade Embassy Status

Cape Town's decision, said to have been taken due to the Israeli government's continued violation of the rights of Palestinians, comes amid concerns over the minority rights of South Africa's own white minority.
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Smart Cities In Developing Countries Can Learn From Johannesburg’s Failed “new York Of Africa”

Six years ago a major development was announced in South Africa. Billed as a game changer, it was meant to alter the urban footprint of Johannesburg, Africa’s richest city, forever. The Modderfontein New City project was launched amid much...

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In South Africa, Violence Against Women Is Reduced To A Social Media Spectacle Without Solution

Technology has added a new dimension to an old South African problem, violence against women. Like much else about the country, South Africa is stuck between progression and regression. It has the public discourse and legislation to air issues of...
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Microsoft Beats Amazon To Open The First Cloud Data Center In Africa

Microsoft has become the first major cloud provider to open a data center in South Africa. Its two new Azure facilities in Cape Town and Johannesburg have been in the works since 2017, and while they were originally slated to go live in 2018, their...
Related topics: Microsoft (MSFT), Amazon

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The Rise Of South Africa’s Third Party

This dusty South African mining town is perhaps best known for its darkest day: the 2012 police shooting of 34 striking mineworkers. But anger over their deaths, and the systemic inequalities that remain 25 years after the end of apartheid,...
Related topics: Police, Apartheid

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Thisara Perera Sparks Turnaround For Sri Lanka

Centurion (South Africa) (AFP) – All-rounder Thisara Perera sparked a turnaround for Sri Lanka in the second one-day international against South Africa at SuperSport Park on Wednesday. Perera took three for 26 as South Africa were bowled out...
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Childhood Cancer Considerably Underdiagnosed Worldwide

TUESDAY, March 5, 2019 -- There is considerable underdiagnosis of childhood cancer, especially in south Asia and areas of Africa, according to a study published online Feb. 26 in The Lancet Oncology. Zachary J. Ward, M.P.H., from the Harvard T.H....
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research, The Lancet, Harvard University

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