Burkina Faso president promises military changes

Burkina Faso President Roch Kabore has promised military and cabinet changes in the coming days, amid growing protests over the government’s response to militant attacks in the northern and eastern parts of the country. President Kabore said he would soon “imminent changes” within the military structure, and ordered the “active and effective” presence of military […]

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Jury still out on whether coalition govts will work, Ramaphosa tells MPs

Johannesburg – President Cyril Ramaphosa said that the jury was still out on whether coalition governments in over 60 hung municipalities would work or fail. But he said that parties governing hung councils had to make it work. The president was responding to questions in the National Assembly on Thursday. He said that those elected […]

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SA records 22 cases from new Covid variant

Johannesburg – Health Minister Joe Phaahla has on Thursday afternoon convened an urgent briefing on the latest developments around Covid-19 and the country’s vaccination programme. This comes after the National Institute for Communicable Diseases on Thursday confirmed a new Covid-19 variant called B.1.1.529. South Africa has recorded twenty-two positive cases following genomic sequencing collaborations between […]

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Decision made on former Pirates player’s case

A decision has been made in the case involving former Orlando Pirates defender Patrick Phungwayo. Phungwayo had been confirmed to have been arrested last week in connection with a couple of illegal acts which include vehicle hijacking and being in possession of stolen property. The news of the player being involved and arrested for criminal […]

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Burkina Faso extends internet suspension

The government in Burkina Faso has extended the suspension of mobile internet services. Services were supposed to have been restored on Wednesday, after being shut down for four days. The shutdown came amid anti-French demonstrations and growing political unrest in the country over insecurity. The government explained the initial suspension by citing national security and […]

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UK home secretary to speak to French counterpart later

The UK Home Secretary Priti Patel is due to speak to her French counterpart later this morning about further actions the UK and France can take to halt the boat crossings, Home Office minister Kevin Foster said. Foster, the minister for future borders and immigration, said that it is a “dynamic situation” and the UK […]

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