Ocean View Residents, Police Clash Over Failure to Reduce Crime

[GroundUp] Police and about 150 residents of Ocean View in Cape Town’s south peninsula clashed on Thursday. This was the second consecutive day of protests. Youths blocked Kommetjie Road with stones, burning wood and tyres, while police used rubber bul…

[GroundUp] Police and about 150 residents of Ocean View in Cape Town's south peninsula clashed on Thursday. This was the second consecutive day of protests. Youths blocked Kommetjie Road with stones, burning wood and tyres, while police used rubber bullets and teargas to disperse them. The protests continued throughout the day.

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Thousands Flee Congo Warfare to Zambia

[CAJ News] Kinshasa -SEVERE fighting between rival ethnic groups and the Democratic Republic of Congo Army (FARDC) has displaced thousands of civilians southeast of the country. More than 5 000 of these have fled the border to Zambia. The inter-communa…

[CAJ News] Kinshasa -SEVERE fighting between rival ethnic groups and the Democratic Republic of Congo Army (FARDC) has displaced thousands of civilians southeast of the country. More than 5 000 of these have fled the border to Zambia. The inter-communal skirmishes feature the Luba villagers and Twa hunter-gatherers who have a decades-long history of tensions. The latest violence in the city of Pweto, aggravated by the intervention of the army, has left a policeman killed and two others wounded. Government offices at this borer

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Journalists Face Death Penalty in Cameroon Crises

[CAJ News] Yaounde -JOURNALISTS in Cameroon are facing the increasing threat of jail and death penalty for coverage of the Boko Haram terror group and the civil unrest by English-speaking communities. The crackdown on the press largely reporting on the…

[CAJ News] Yaounde -JOURNALISTS in Cameroon are facing the increasing threat of jail and death penalty for coverage of the Boko Haram terror group and the civil unrest by English-speaking communities. The crackdown on the press largely reporting on the government's alleged laxity against the problems has left journalists too scared to cover such sensitive issues. Media professionals arrested under the draconian anti-terror law face military tribunal and harsh sentences including capital punishment. Among these is radio broadc

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Oloyede – JAMB to Regularise Pre-2016 University Admissions

[This Day] Abuja -The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has concluded plans to regularise admissions granted to candidates into various Nigerian universities before 2016, especially those carried out through illegal means.

[This Day] Abuja -The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has concluded plans to regularise admissions granted to candidates into various Nigerian universities before 2016, especially those carried out through illegal means.

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Police and Protesters Clash in Ocean View, Kommetjie

[Daily Maverick] After three gang-related killings in a week, the community of Ocean View in Kommetjie, Cape Town, took to the streets on Thursday to protest at what they claim is a lack of policing in the area. By SHAUN SWINGLER.

[Daily Maverick] After three gang-related killings in a week, the community of Ocean View in Kommetjie, Cape Town, took to the streets on Thursday to protest at what they claim is a lack of policing in the area. By SHAUN SWINGLER.

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Trio Handed 25-Year Jail Terms for Rape, Murder, Armed Robbery

[News24Wire] Three men found guilty of murder, armed robbery and rape were each sentenced to 25 years imprisonment by Moretele Municipality’s Temba High Court on Wednesday.

[News24Wire] Three men found guilty of murder, armed robbery and rape were each sentenced to 25 years imprisonment by Moretele Municipality's Temba High Court on Wednesday.

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SA Ready for Next Year’s Davis Cup

[News24Wire] South Africa Davis Cup captain, Marcos Ondruska said that he and his team were still on a high after gaining promotion to Group 1 of the Davis Cup in 2018 this past weekend in Denmark.

[News24Wire] South Africa Davis Cup captain, Marcos Ondruska said that he and his team were still on a high after gaining promotion to Group 1 of the Davis Cup in 2018 this past weekend in Denmark.

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Deputy President ‘Scandal’ Nothing New – Communist Party

[News24Wire] The saga around Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa’s alleged extramarital affair is nothing new considering the ANC is approaching its elective conference, the SACP in KwaZulu-Natal has said.

[News24Wire] The saga around Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa's alleged extramarital affair is nothing new considering the ANC is approaching its elective conference, the SACP in KwaZulu-Natal has said.

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Girls, Aged 5 and 6, Rescued After Traumatic Rape Ordeal

[News24Wire] Two girls who were abducted and raped in New Brighton, Port Elizabeth, were rescued on Thursday morning after a large scale search saw officers combing the area by air and on the ground.

[News24Wire] Two girls who were abducted and raped in New Brighton, Port Elizabeth, were rescued on Thursday morning after a large scale search saw officers combing the area by air and on the ground.

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