Violence in DRC still not over

Despite a recently signed ceasefire, M23 rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo claim stray bullets killed eight civilians during an exchange of gunfire with government forces last week. Lenin Ndebele reports that the third Inter-Congolese dialogue under the East...

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Jukskei tragedy: families begin identifying bodies

In an update to yesterday’s story: The families of those who were swept away during a baptism ceremony in the Jukskei River in Johannesburg on Saturday gathered at the mortuary on Monday to identify their loved ones. News24 reports that 14 bodies have been recovered...

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West African leaders to create regional force

West African leaders agreed yesterday to create a regional force to intervene against jihadism and in the event of coups. The AFP news agency reports that they are 'determined to establish a regional force that will intervene in the event of need, whether this is in...

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Sudan military agrees to hand over power

Sudan’s pro-democracy coalition Forces of Freedom and Change has signed an initial agreement with the military to restore civilian rule after last year’s coup. The deal allows for a two-year civilian-led transition toward elections. But, the BBC reports that protests...

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Walvis Bay plans for new walkway

The successful implementation of the Erongo Sustainable Governance Project will see the construction of a promenade along Independence Beach. The walkway is part of the Municipality’s Urban Structure Plan and will be completed in stages over the next 3 years. Walvis...

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Germany’s Habeck meets with President Geingob

Germany’s Economic Minister Robert Habeck has met with President Hage Geingob and signed an agreement with the Minister of Mines and Energy that encompasses investments in education and the creation of jobs in the green hydrogen sector. Habeck is on a five-day trip to...

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UNHCR Chief warns Europe of new refugee wave

The UN's Refugee Agency has warned Europe needs to prepare for a new wave of Ukrainian refugees fleeing the war. In an interview with German media, the head of the agency said the bombing of critical infrastructure would place significant pressure on the Ukrainian...

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ANC considers Ramaphosa’s future

A handful of protesters in support of and against President Cyril Ramaphosa have gathered outside the venue where the governing ANC party's highest decision-making body is meeting to plot a way forward following a damning report against the president. Ramaphosa has...

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Hijackers flee with N$ 1.5 million

A cash-in-transit vehicle belonging to the Namibia Protection Services was robbed by armed criminals at Walvis Bay over the weekend. The hijackers took seven cash boxes that collectively contained N$1.6 million. They also took the security guards' pistols, cellphones,...

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