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SA ELECTIONS 2024

Date: Apr 26, 2024

The 2024 South African General Elections are set to take place on Wednesday, 29 May.

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UN Security Council calls for protection of aid workers globally

The United Nations Security (UN) Council on Friday called on all countries to respect and protect aid workers and UN personnel, and strongly condemned all violence against them and "the unlawful denial of humanitarian access."

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ICJ orders Israel to halt its offensive in Rafah, Gaza

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has ordred Israel to halt its offensive in Rafah, Gaza.

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Kenyan President calls for increased support for developing countries in Africa

Kenyan President William Ruto has called for increased support for developing countries in the continent, including through debt relief by major bilateral creditors like China.

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SA’s landmark gender-based violence, femicide Bill signed into law

South Africa's (SA) President, Cyril Ramaphosa, has signed the National Council on Gender-Based Violence and Femicide (GBVF) Bill into law at the Union Buildings in Pretoria.

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Happy independence day Eritrea

The South African Broadcasting Corporation wishes Eritrea a happy Independence Day.

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SA hails World Court order on Israel as landmark

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague has ruled in favour of South Africa’s request to halt Israel’s Rafah offensive in Gaza.

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SA's opposition party favours alternative alliances over ruling ANC

South Africa's Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) will try to form a governing coalition that excludes the African National Congress (ANC) should the ruling party lose its parliamentary majority in national elections next week, the IFP leader said.

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'Tens of thousands flee as paramilitaries attack Sudan's al-Fashir'

Tens of thousands of people fled their homes in a camp in the Sudanese city of al-Fashir, activists said, after a raid by Rapid Support Forces paramilitary forces who are fighting to seize the last army stronghold in the western Darfur region.

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Hundreds feared dead after landslide hits remote Papua New Guinea village

Hundreds are feared dead after a massive landslide flattened dozens of homes and buried families alive in a remote village in northern Papua New Guinea (PNG) early this Friday, a resident said.

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SA President set to enact landmark legislation against GBV

In a significant move aimed at combating gender-based violence and femicide (GBVF) in South Africa, President Cyril Ramaphosa is scheduled to sign into law two pivotal bills this Friday.

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