South Africa’s ruling ANC takes Umkhonto Wesizwe, rival party fronted by ex-president Zuma to court

South Africa’s ruling ANC takes Umkhonto Wesizwe, rival party fronted by ex-president Zuma to court

The ANC says the new uMkhonto weSizwe (Spear of the Nation) party did not meet criteria when it was registered in September. The case at the Electoral Court in the central city of Bloemfontein opened on Tuesday.

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South Africa asks UN court to examine Israel’s targeting of Rafah in ongoing genocide case

South Africa’s government said on Tuesday it had lodged an “urgent request” with the UN’s International Court of Justice to consider whether Israel’s military operations targeting the southern Gaza city of Rafah are a breach of provisional orders the court handed down last month in a case alleging genocide. South...

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Home of South Africa’s parliament speaker searched for evidence after bribery allegations

Home of South Africa’s parliament speaker searched for evidence after bribery allegations

The investigation of Mapisa-Nqakula, 67, was made public this month by a newspaper, which said she was suspected of receiving at least $120,000 in bribes from a defence contractor between 2016 and 2019. The money was delivered to her in cash in gift bags.

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Black football managers are 50 per cent likely to be sacked or not promoted than Whites in England – report

Black football managers are 50 per cent likely to be sacked or not promoted than Whites in England – report

In the latest report, academics Sam Hoey from the University of Liverpool, Thomas Peeters from Erasmus University, Rotterdam and Stefan Szymanski from the University of Michigan studied a sample of about 3,500 players from England’s top two divisions from 1990 to 2010 and who stopped playing in 2013 or earlier.

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Starving children fill hospital wards as famine looms in Gaza and puts 1.1 million lives at risk

Starving children fill hospital wards as famine looms in Gaza and puts 1.1 million lives at risk

The UN children’s agency UNICEF said on Friday that nearly 1 in 3 children under two years old in northern Gaza suffer from acute malnutrition, twice as many as in January.

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US Congress agrees to keep government funded in current fiscal year but fears linger over $34.5 trillion debt

US Congress agrees to keep government funded in current fiscal year but fears linger over $34.5 trillion debt

The actual legislative text of the agreement, which must be finalised before lawmakers can vote on it, is still being completed. Current House rules require that lawmakers have three days to consider legislation before bringing it to the floor.

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How intrigue is the currency that runs politics in  Uganda, shoves party founders under the bus

How intrigue is the currency that runs politics in Uganda, shoves party founders under the bus

What is clear is that there is political reincarnation of Ignatius Musaazi in Bobi Wine with the Baganda from Masaka organising to remove the latter from the epitome of power in NUP. The cause is, probably unsurprisingly, misuse of public money at parliament of Uganda by a former vice-president of NUP, Mathias Nsamba Mpuga, together with other top leaders at the Commission of Parliament. It is as if the Masaka politicians in NUP endorse misuse of public money.

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UN reports a 35 per cent rise in people hit by violence in South Sudan ahead of December polls

UN reports a 35 per cent rise in people hit by violence in South Sudan ahead of December polls

The head of UNMISS, Nicholas Haysom, said it is “doing all it can to prevent violence and build peace in the affected areas” and urged the South Sudan government to intervene and “resolve underlying grievances and build peace.”

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US Supreme Court weighs arguments in landmark case to rule if governmnet overstepped boundaries in Covid ‘censorship’

US Supreme Court weighs arguments in landmark case to rule if governmnet overstepped boundaries in Covid ‘censorship’

The question before the court is whether to uphold a preliminary injunction – issued on July 4, 2023, by a federal judge and largely upheld on appeal – barring several federal agencies and Biden administration officials from coercing, “significantly encouraging” or taking joint action concerning content moderation by social media companies until the lawsuit is decided.

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Trump’s lawyers say it’s difficult for him to post bond covering $454 million civil fraud judgment

Trump’s lawyers say it’s difficult for him to post bond covering $454 million civil fraud judgment

With interest, Trump owes the state $456.8 million. That amount is increasing nearly $112,000 each day. In all, he and co-defendants, including his company, sons Eric and Donald Trump Jr and other executives, owe $467.3 million. To obtain a bond, they would be required to post collateral covering 120 per cent of the judgment, or about $557.5 million, Trump’s lawyers said.

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