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Malawi convicts Chinese national over child- racist content

A Chinese national has been convicted by a Malawian court for trafficking and procuring children to take part in entertainment. Lu Ke, also known as Susu, has been handed a 12-month prison sentence, which he has already served in police custody. He has been ordered to leave the country within seven days and is barred from ever returning. Lu Ke… Read More
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South Africa investigates deadly explosion that tore road networks

South African officials have launched a probe into Wednesday deadly gas line explosion in Johannesburg that left about fifty people. The incident caused damage to dozens of cars, leaving at least one person dead after tearing the road network in affected area. Pupils, workers, and pedestrains had to cross the damaged roads despite warnings to steer clear of the affected… Read More
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Russia’s Putin will not attend BRICS summit in South Africa

Russian President Vladimir Putin will no longer attend the summit of the BRICS group of emerging economies in South Africa next month. South Africa said he agreed to this decision “by mutual agreement” on Wednesday. But Russia will be represented by its Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at the Johannesburg summit. “By mutual agreement, President Vladimir Putin of the Russian Federation… Read More
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South Africa issues Cholera warning as death toll from outbreak hits 50

South Africa has issued a warning over Cholera outbreak after a winter outbreak left 50 people dead. Local media reported that most of the deaths over the last six weeks in the Hammanskraal community in Gauteng Province. Residents there have battled for weeks to access to clean water, but there have been several cases across the country. In many communities,… Read More
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South Africa’s suspected gas leak deaths linked to illegal mining

South African authorities have said a suspected leak of poisonous gas in the shantytown of Boksburg, east of Johannesburg could be linked to illegal mining. The death toll from the accident has now risen to 17 as of Thursday, according to officials who have visited the site of the accident. Gauteng Province Premier Panyaza Lesufi, told journalists investigations are still… Read More
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South Africa’s Zulu king is fine after treatment for suspected poisoning

The Zulu King in South Africa, Misuzulu kaZwelithini is reportedly in good health after undergoing treatment for suspected poisoning. On Saturday the traditional Prime Minister, Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi said in a statement that King Misuzulu may have been poisoned after a senior member of the family, Douglas Xaba suddenly died. “When His Majesty Misuzulu began to feel unwell, he suspected… Read More
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South Africa extends deadline for Zimbabwean Exemption Permit

The South African government has extended for Zimbabwean Exemption Permit (ZEP) holders to apply for appropriate visas and waivers by a further six-month. The new deadline is now December 31, 2023, after which Zimbabwean nationals who fail to secure appropriate visas would be forcibly deported. The initial deadline was June 30, 2023, that deadline was an extension from an earlier… Read More
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Zimbabwe’s new bill that imposes death penalty for ‘unpatriotic acts’

Zimbabweans who are found of engaging in what the government describes as “unpatriotic acts” now risk receiving a death penalty as punishment. The country’s parliament on Thursday voted in favour of a controversial bill that imposes such a punishment. Imposing heavy fines or even the death penalty on offenders are also part of the punishment regime. Called the patriot clause… Read More
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Namibia: 13 dead after eating toxic porridge

At least thirteen people have died in a span of three days after eating toxic porridge in Namibia. Four others have been admitted to hospital in critical condition after eating suspected toxic food in Namibia. Report say all the victims are from a household of 22 people in Kayova village, in north-eastern Kavango region. Most of those who died were… Read More
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Why Namibia has banned prison officers from having tattoos

Namibian prison authorities have announced a ban on recruitment of officers who have tattoos on their bodies. Persons with visible tattoos on their skins would no longer get the chance to join the service, local media has reported. According to officials the measure is to protect the image of the prisons following concerns that certain tattoos worn by prison officers may… Read More