Hellen Obiri Breaks Record to Win Rome Diamond League

[Nation] Olympic 5,000m silver medallist Hellen Obiri on Thursday night shattered the six-year-old standing 5,000m National Record by over two minutes in the Rome Diamond League.

[Nation] Olympic 5,000m silver medallist Hellen Obiri on Thursday night shattered the six-year-old standing 5,000m National Record by over two minutes in the Rome Diamond League.

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Motion Filed to Rescind Media Ban in Alleged Karabo Mokoena Killer Case

[News24Wire] A motion application has been filed by the Times Media group requesting the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court to rescind its initial ruling in which it barred the media from reporting on the bail application of Sandile Mantsoe, alleged to ha…

[News24Wire] A motion application has been filed by the Times Media group requesting the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court to rescind its initial ruling in which it barred the media from reporting on the bail application of Sandile Mantsoe, alleged to have killed Karabo Mokoena in April.

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Al-Hilu Accepts Leadership Role Amidst SPLM-N Rift

[Nuba Reports] The current deputy chairman to the rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N), Abdelaziz Hilu, has agreed to temporarily assume leadership, according to a statement and sources on the ground. This follows a leaked Monday mem…

[Nuba Reports] The current deputy chairman to the rebel Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N), Abdelaziz Hilu, has agreed to temporarily assume leadership, according to a statement and sources on the ground. This follows a leaked Monday memo from SPLM-N Chairman Malik Agar clarifying his position and offering to step down to allow new leadership within the rebel movement.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

Gender CS to Launch Helpline to Mitigate Violence Against Women

[Capital FM] Nairobi -The Ministry of Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs will Friday launch a helpline to mitigate violence against women during the electioneering period in collaboration with the National Police Service (NPS), United Stated Aid …

[Capital FM] Nairobi -The Ministry of Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs will Friday launch a helpline to mitigate violence against women during the electioneering period in collaboration with the National Police Service (NPS), United Stated Aid (USAID) agency and Safaricom.

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Joburg Mayor Extends Condolences On the Loss of 50/50 Presenter

[News24Wire] City of Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba has extended his condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of producer and presenter, Johann Botha, following his death in Johannesburg on Wednesday night.

[News24Wire] City of Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba has extended his condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of producer and presenter, Johann Botha, following his death in Johannesburg on Wednesday night.

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Suspect in Court for Allegedly Kidnapping Man Who Met His Girlfriend On Blind Date

[News24Wire] A 27-year-old man made a brief appearance in the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court on Thursday on charges of assault with intent to inflict grievous bodily harm, kidnapping, extortion and robbery with aggravating circumstances.

[News24Wire] A 27-year-old man made a brief appearance in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Thursday on charges of assault with intent to inflict grievous bodily harm, kidnapping, extortion and robbery with aggravating circumstances.

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A Hidden Disgrace – Young Girls Being Raped to Uphold Culture

[Daily Maverick] Shocking news came to the international media from Malawi when a proud Eric Aniva announced “he had slept with 104 women”, the majority being girls as young as 12 and 13 years old. Eric confessed to a BBC news reporter that he is HIV p…

[Daily Maverick] Shocking news came to the international media from Malawi when a proud Eric Aniva announced "he had slept with 104 women", the majority being girls as young as 12 and 13 years old. Eric confessed to a BBC news reporter that he is HIV positive. Acknowledging that there's something wrong in what he was doing, he said, "This ritual helps to spread HIV and culture does not allow the use of condoms in this ritual." This act needs to be stopped, by introducing traditional practices which empower young women into

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Pollard Boost for Blue Bulls

[News24Wire] The Blue Bulls received an unexpected boost with the inclusion of Springbok and Bulls flyhalf, Handre Pollard, in their team to play the Valke, in one of six eagerly awaited clashes in the SuperSport Rugby Challenge this weekend.

[News24Wire] The Blue Bulls received an unexpected boost with the inclusion of Springbok and Bulls flyhalf, Handre Pollard, in their team to play the Valke, in one of six eagerly awaited clashes in the SuperSport Rugby Challenge this weekend.

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