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ANC and Democratic Alliance Forge Historic Government Alliance in South Africa

In a groundbreaking development for South African politics, the African National Congress (ANC) and the Democratic Alliance (DA) have agreed to form a government of national unity. This unprecedented collaboration marks a significant departure after 30 years of ANC rule, allowing President Cyril Ramaphosa to secure a second term in office with 283 votes from Read More…

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Israel accused of genocide in Gaza War at World Court

Israel is facing accusations of genocide in its war in Gaza at the World Court. The first residents have returned to northern areas where Israeli forces have begun withdrawing, leaving behind scenes of total devastation. According to Reuters, three months of Israeli bombardment have laid much of the narrow coastal enclave to waste, killing more Read More…

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South Africa and Morocco clash over UN Human Rights Council presidency

Tensions arise between South Africa and Morocco as they vie for the presidency of the United Nations’ top human rights body, with South Africa accusing Rabat of rights violations in Western Sahara, questioning its credibility to lead the council. According to diplomats, the U.N. Human Rights Council faces an unprecedented situation, lacking a president at Read More…

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Oscar Pistorius granted parole after serving over 8 years for girlfriend’s murder

South African former Paralympic icon Oscar Pistorius has been released on parole nearly 11 years after the tragic murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, in a case that deeply shook the nation. The Department of Correctional Services confirmed Pistorius’s parole, stating, “Oscar Pistorius is a parolee, effective January 5, 2024. He was admitted into the Read More…

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South Africa fast-tracks 3 GW gas-fired power generation to tackle energy shortfall

In response to a pressing energy deficit adversely impacting the nation’s economy, South Africa is expediting its plans to introduce 3 gigawatts (GW) of gas-fired power generation, according to Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramakgopa. The country’s daily power cuts, resulting from frequent breakdowns in the aging coal-fired plants operated by state power utility Eskom, have prompted Read More…

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Bells toll on Ramaphosa’s future in South Africa over ‘farmgate’ scandal

Cyril Ramaphosa’s future as South African president hung in the balance on Thursday, as his office said he was considering his options following the discovery of evidence that he may have committed wrongdoing in relation to a stockpile of cash taken from his game farm. The study by a team of specialists selected by the Read More…