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September 30, 2017 3:31 AM Clashes outside Zambia parliament

Zambian police on Friday clashed with about 100 anti-corruption protesters outside parliament, prompting arrests on the same day as the finance minister presented the national budget. Carrying placards that read "Wake up Zambia, it is our money", they picketed parliament over alleged graft by President Edgar Lungu's government. The demonstration targeted 103

September 4, 2017 5:08 AM 'I didn't lose sight of my dreams,' says 69-year-old PhD graduate

Cape Town - "Not losing sight of my dreams," is what 69-year-old anti-apartheid activist and recent PhD graduate Lulama Ngalo-Morrison says is her recipe for success. "I always knew I would one day do a doctorate degree. It has always been a personal goal," Ngalo-Morrison told News24. On Tuesday August 29, Ngalo-Morrison's thesis into the "factors that influence 116

September 1, 2017 4:00 AM Fresh push to decriminalise sex work

In a meeting with religious leaders, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people and their activists, the sex workers provided intimate details of their trials and tribulations, and made the case for the legalisation of their profession. Prominent human rights lawyer, Uyapo Ndadi said the fight for decriminalisation was increasingly pointing 44

August 31, 2017 4:00 AM A ride, a breakfast with Gaolathe and Mmolotsi

By the hotel reception, wearing his trademark suit, is Mmolotsi requesting for a toothbrush from the reception. He is chatting warmly with everyone, and as I chip in, he obliges. I quickly suggest to him we could walk down the road to fetch the toothbrush. No sweat he obliges. We talk about the current BMD troubles. Mmolotsi breaks the issue down. It is not a simple 82

August 29, 2017 4:57 AM Motshwarakgole Dumps UDC, Declares War On Molale

Motshwarakgole, who is widely regarded to have been the ace card for the UDC in the run up to the 2014 elections, literally gave the UDC no assurances, despite the fact that they had been seen as a Botswana Federation of Public, Parastatal, Private Unions (BOFEPUSU) project. That seems to have changed, as on Saturday Motshwarakgole declared that “BOFEPUSU 51

August 27, 2017 11:47 PM Rakhine violence leaves Aung San Suu Kyi reeling

Myanmar's restive western state of Rakhine erupted into violence on Friday, leaving the government's efforts to find a solution to the communal tension there in tatters. Insurrection and arson engulfed large areas around Maungdaw and Buthidaung. More than 30 police stations were attacked in the early hours, by what the government called terrorists and Bengali 73

August 26, 2017 7:07 AM Ram Rahim, Triple Talaq, Infosys, Ganesh Chaturthi: Top news of this week

31 dead in Dera clashes, Panchkula very tensed after conviction of Ram Rahim Security forces remained on high alert in Panchkula as an uneasy calm prevailed in the district, the epicentre of violence triggered by the rape conviction of self-styled godman Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh. The violence that claimed 31 lives and injured over 250 people has left locals 264

August 26, 2017 2:02 AM Suicide attack on Shia mosque in Kabul kills at least 30 worshippers, police say

A suicide bomber blew himself up at the gate of a Shia Muslim mosque in Afghanistan's capital as other attackers stormed the building, killing at least 30 people as worshippers gathered for Friday prayers, officials said. Islamic State, which has launched several attacks against minority Shia targets in Afghanistan, claimed responsibility, the jihadist 75

August 23, 2017 12:12 PM Death of Philippine Teenager Stokes Opposition to Duterte’s Drug Crackdown

Mr. delos Santos, a high school student, was among 96 people killed in the Manila area last week in what the police called a “one-time, big-time” crackdown on drug dealers and addicts in the capital and several sprawling suburbs. It was the bloodiest week of the antidrug campaign that Mr. Duterte started after taking office last summer, promising to rid the country 115

August 22, 2017 10:45 AM German foreign minister blames Erdogan over family 'threats'

Germany's foreign minister has blamed the Turkish president for "threats" made against his wife - a new twist in a bitter row between the two countries. Sigmar Gabriel said the behaviour of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had emboldened "certain people to try and upset and harass my wife". German media quoted Mr Gabriel as saying voicemail threats had targeted 75