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July 17, 2017 4:00 AM Ray Phiri, the passing of a storyteller

The Stimela man did not come to sing, but there was a live band and a small crowd of really talented musicians around. There, also was the legendary guitarist John Selolwane. Later Ray and John kicked off a mini reminder of the Graceland Tour that the duo had with Paul Simon. Those who remembered the Graceland in Concert at Rufaro Stadium in 1987 grew nostalgic 59

July 14, 2017 10:48 PM Turkey Dismisses Thousands of Police, Civil Servants, and Academics

The announcement comes ahead of the one-year anniversary of an attempted coup against the Turkish government. Since 2016, numerous state employees, and even foreigners, have been accused of belonging to a terrorist group or plotting to kill President Erdogan. Earlier this month, eight human-rights activists and two foreign trainers were detained in Istanbul 28

July 14, 2017 9:12 AM Chinese Citizens Evade Internet Censors to Remember Liu Xiaobo

“It must be to mark the exit of a hero,” one Weibo user wrote. “The heavens are also moved.” “Heaven is watching,” wrote a WeChat user, suggesting that China was being judged by a higher power for its treatment of Mr. Liu. The activist, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010, had been sentenced to 11 years for his efforts to promote democracy 144

July 12, 2017 12:55 AM In London, advocates tout the importance of access to contraceptives

With human population growth increasing, world leaders at the Family Planning Summit 2020 in London pledged an additional $2.5 billion toward expanding access to contraception and family planning over the next four years. Most leaders, however, indicated that was still not enough funding to meet the need. Noticeably absent from the global convening was the US government 32

July 8, 2017 10:00 PM Trump, Asian allies seek counter to North Korean 'menace'

Ken Thomas and Darlene Superville, Associated Press "Something has to be done about it," Trump said as he met with Chinese President Xi Jinping. In a separate meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Trump said the two were tackling "the problem and menace of North Korea." The White House said after the meeting with Abe that the U.S. was "prepared 133

July 6, 2017 9:57 AM What Rob Kardashian did to Blac Chyna could be ‘revenge porn,’ lawyers say, and illegal

Rob Kardashian started his Wednesday morning with a sharp-tongued social media attack directed at Blac Chyna, his model ex-fiancee, the mother of his baby and a regular punching bag for his reality TV star family. In a series of posts on Instagram and Twitter, Kardashian accused Chyna of infidelity and drug use and claimed she was exploiting him financially 52

July 6, 2017 7:01 AM No One Actually Knows Where Israel Ends and the Palestinian Territories Begin

Hidden amid the pines and the olive trees on the hills that surround the Palestinian town of Beit Sira, which lies just across the Green Line opposite the Israeli city of Modi’in, is a row of rusting iron posts jutting out of stone. The grooves in the stone gather moisture and are exploited as a habitat by moss and white-leaved savory. The rods have been here for nearly 45 1

July 5, 2017 11:16 AM The Daily 202: Missile test underscores the failure of Trump’s naive approach to North Korea

THE BIG IDEA: Donald Trump made a bold pronouncement in the weeks before he became president that is not aging well. The U.S. government confirmed last night that North Korea successfully tested an intercontinental ballistic missile, crossing a chilling threshold and underscoring Trump’s failure to change the trajectory of dictator Kim Jong Un’s nuclear 92

July 4, 2017 1:02 PM Botswana: Masisi Preaches Unity

Molepolole — Physical confrontations and intolerance have never been part of the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) culture and tradition, says Vice President, Mr Mokgweetsi Masisi. Mr Masisi advised that physical confrontations and intolerance should be shunned by democrats if the party was to continue to be the only alternative to the development agenda 31

July 4, 2017 8:40 AM BMD expels Golathe, Mmolotsi and Co

The chairman of Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD), Nehemiah Modubule has confirmed that former party President Ndaba Gaolathe and his deputy, Wynter Mmolotsi have been expelled from the party. Among those slapped with expulsions is former party Youth League President Phenyo Segokgo, Women’s wing President Joyce Mothudi and Harriet Rampa. Kabelo Mahupe 57