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Zim teachers demand foreign currency payments from learners

PRETORIA – As the economic meltdown continues in Zimbabwe, school teachers are reportedly forcing parents to pay for extra lessons in foreign...

Storm Dennis wreaks havoc in Europe

World / 17 February 2020, 7:51pm / Danica Kira and Jan M OlsenLondon - Britain issued severe flood alerts on Monday, warning of life-threatening danger...

Half a million face hunger in drought-stricken Lesotho

Maseru, Lesotho - An estimated 500 000 people are threatened with hunger in Lesotho, a quarter of the mountain kingdom's population,...

Norway mosque attack suspect charged with terror

Copenhagen, Denmark - A Norwegian man suspected of killing his stepsister and then storming an Oslo mosque with firearms “with the...

Mozambique’s former prime minister Machungo dies in Portugal

Pretoria – Mozambique’s former Prime Minister, Mario Machungo, died on Monday in Portugal where he was receiving medical treatment, Mozambican media reported.Machungo...

EU agrees to end naval mission in Mediterranean

World / 17 February 2020, 7:14pm / By LORNE COOKLuxembourg's Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn, centre, talks to Italy's Foreign Minister Luigi di Maio, left, and Bulgaria's Foreign Minister...

Namibia’s Fishcor boss arrested for alleged link to fishrot scandal

RUSTENBURG - Suspended National Fishing Corporation (Fishcor) boss Mike Nghipunya was arrested on Monday in connection with the Fishrot corruption...

Suicide bomber in Pakistan kills 8 at Islamist rally

QUETTA  — A powerful suicide bombing killed eight people and wounded 16 others in Pakistan's restive Baluchistan province on Monday, local...

Zambia arrests 50 people for mob justice following ‘gassings’

RUSTENBURG - Police in Zambia have arrested at least 50 people in connection with mob justice meted out to people...

Tokyo Marathon limited to elite runners because of coronavirus

TOKYO — Tokyo Marathon organizers drastically reduced the number of participants for this year's race on Monday out of fear of...

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