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  • Sequel launched to Mandela's 'Long Walk' autobiography

    October 18, 2017 9:07 AM 38

    The sequel to Nelson Mandela's celebrated autobiography "Long Walk to Freedom" will be released on Thursday after his unfinished draft was completed by a South African writer, his foundation announced. Titled "Dare not Linger", the book tells of Mandela's five years as president after the end of apartheid and the first multi-race elections in South Africa

  • Vietnam’s corner opens at World Festival of Youth, Students in Russia

    October 18, 2017 6:55 AM 40

    The Vietnamese delegation walk in a parade at the 19th World Festival of Youth and Students in Sochi, Russia. (Photo: VNA) Sochi (VNA) – An exhibition of documents and items to introduce Vietnam’s culture, people and landscapes, was launched on October 17, the third day of the 19th World Festival of Youth and Students in Sochi, Russia. The exhibition

  • Zimbabwe bans fruit, vegetable imports as forex crunch deepens

    October 18, 2017 2:23 AM 43

    Most imports are from South Africa. Zimbabwe banned fruit and vegetable imports on Tuesday to preserve its dwindling reserves of hard currency, drawing immediate warnings of food shortages. The order, which followed a ban on maize imports in June, alarmed retailers and street dealers in the capital Harare who get much of their produce from neighbouring

  • The world’s most dangerous megacities for women

    October 17, 2017 7:01 PM 33

    Where do women fare the worst in terms of sexual violence, access to healthcare, cultural practices and economic opportunities? The Egyptian capital Cairo is the world’s most dangerous megacity for women, according to a new poll. The finding was the result of a Thomson Reuters Foundation survey in which experts in 19 of the world’s biggest megacities

  • Putin encourages world youth

    October 17, 2017 3:48 PM 28

    He said this when officially opening the festival on Sunday. He said this time the festival was as representative as it had ever been because it united youth of the world. “Almost 30,000 participants, guests and students from over 180 states and all of the world’s continents have gathered here in Sochi,” he said. “Back then, young men and women just like you were united

  • Cairo Named Most Dangerous Megacity for Women

    October 17, 2017 6:58 AM 38

    Cairo is the world's most dangerous megacity for women while London is the best, according to the first international experts' poll on how females fare in the rising number of cities with over 10 million people. The Thomson Reuters Foundation survey asked experts in women's issues in 19 megacities how well women are protected from sexual violence, and from harmful

  • Cairo 'most dangerous' megacity for women – survey

    October 17, 2017 5:00 AM 31

    The finding comes from the first international poll on how women fare in cities with over 10 million people. The survey was conducted in 19 megacities where experts on women's issues were asked about how well women were protected from sexual violence. The poll ranked London as the megacity most friendly to women, followed by Tokyo and Paris. London Mayor

  • Are We On The Right Side Of Technological Advancement?

    October 17, 2017 5:00 AM 22

    E-Waste encompasses household appliances like televisions, stereos, DVDs, refrigerators, microwaves, washing machines, air-conditioners, etc. The term e-waste is subject to a number of definitions. Technological advancement is at its peak and we are celebrating it. As we celebrate technology and globalisation, can we consider e-waste as a hazard? There

  • Batswana & Firearms (2)

    October 16, 2017 2:42 PM 24

    Amongst the technological pioneers in the region was George Nicholson who is known to have experimented at the beginning of the decade with conical shot from America, it being reported by a fellow traveller through eastern Botswana that he had brought down a Blue Wildebeest at over 300 yards with ‘an American rifle 22 bore, with iron points’. In 1842 the American

  • UPDATE: State capture is SA's Word of the Year

    October 16, 2017 10:04 AM 36

    The Pan South African Language Board believes words are so important, we should have our own word of the year. It was found that “state capture” was used 20,231 times in over 11,000 South African newspapers. The majority of the coverage was found in daily newspapers, accounting for 68 percent of the total coverage mentioning “state capture”, followed