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Just community service, call angers prosecutor for killing a girlfriend

October 13, 2014

South African athlete Oscar Pistorius should not go to jail over the killing of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, his sentencing hearing has been told. A correctional officer appearing for the defence said Pistorius should serve house arrest and community service. Prosecutor Gerrie Nel described the suggestion as "shockingly inappropriate". Pistorius was found more...

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Who killed Thomas Eric Duncan in Dallas and why?

October 9, 2014

The first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States died early Wednesday, officials with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital announced. Thomas "Eric" Duncan, 42, passed away at 7:51 a.m., the hospital said. “This hurts deeply,” Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings said during a city council meeting. “We were hoping this was not going to happen.” Duncan, more...

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President Jacob Zuma’s speech at the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly

September 26, 2014

President Jacob Zuma’s speech at the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly

Your Excellency, Mr Sam Kahamba Kutesa, President of the General Assembly, Your Excellency, Mr Ban ki-Moon, Secretary General of the United Nations, Your Majesties, Your Excellencies, Distinguished Delegations, I would like to congratulate you Mr President and your country Uganda on assuming on behalf of the continent of Africa the responsibility to be more...

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Don’t Sit On The Fence, Help Fight Ebola – Kofi Annan To African Leaders

September 16, 2014

Don’t Sit On The Fence, Help Fight Ebola – Kofi Annan To African Leaders

Former United Nations’ (UN) Secretary General, Kofi Annan has asked other African leaders to pitch in to help the fight against the deadly Ebola virus which has claimed over 2,300 lives. He has however lauded President John Mahama’s contribution to fighting the disease in the affected West African nations. “I know that President Mahama has been in touch with more...

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Dutch stage tomato fight against Russian sanctions

September 15, 2014

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Hundreds of young Dutch men and women turned Amsterdam's central Dam square into a blizzard of red goop on Sunday, as they pelted each other mercilessly with overripe tomatoes. In theory, the event was set up as a protest against Russian sanctions blocking imports of European fresh produce. In practice, most participants turned out to experience the more...

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Minister Nkoana-Mashabane concludes visit to the Kingdom of the Netherlands

March 31, 2014

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane concludes visit to the Kingdom of the Netherlands

International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane has concluded her Working Visit to the Kingdom of the Netherlands, where she led a South African Government delegation to the Nuclear Security Summit (NSS), which took place on 24-25 March 2014 in The Hague. The delegation included Mr Dikobe Ben Martins, Minister of Energy, and Senior Government more...

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Nana Addo, no desire to lead the NPP into another election petition in 2016, means win and win alone

March 20, 2014

Nana Addo, no desire to lead the NPP into another election petition in 2016, means win and win alone

STATEMENT BY NANA AKUFO-ADDO ON INTENTION TO CONTEST FOR NPP CANDIDATURE FOR 2016 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION ON 20TH MARCH 2014. Ladies and gentlemen of the media, dignitaries and members of the New Patriotic Party, fellow Ghanaians. Good morning and welcome. Thanks for accepting my invitation, even though I am told most of you claim to know already what I am going to more...

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South Africa FOREIGN POLICY for All

March 20, 2014

South Africa FOREIGN POLICY for All

During the State of the Nation Address, President Jacob Zuma reflected on how Democratic South Africa’s foreign policy was shaped during the fierce international campaign to isolate the apartheid state. He also emphasised how Africa is at the centre of South Africa’s foreign policy. After the democratic elections in 1994, South Africa ceased to be the pariah more...

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South Afican Special Envoy to South Sudan, Mr Cyril Ramaphosa

March 6, 2014

South Afican Special Envoy to South Sudan, Mr Cyril Ramaphosa

Following his appointment as a Special Envoy to South Sudan, Mr Cyril Ramaphosa, the Deputy Chairperson of the National Planning Commission & Deputy President of the African National Congress (ANC), will from 05 to 12 March 2014 be visiting South Sudan and some countries belonging to the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD). The President of South Sudan, more...

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EU and Russia: Eastern Partnership vs Eurasian Union

March 4, 2014

Europe is locked in a geopolitical game with Moscow and Putin is pushing his Eurasian Union as an alternative to the EU. Marcel de Haas explains how the EU can win this game Written by Marcel de Haas Senior Researcher at the Netherlands Institute of International Relations Clingendael Since his ‘formal’ return to power in May 2012 – was he ever really more...

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