17 DEAD IN CAR EXPLOSION IN CENTRAL CAIRO – HEALTH MINISTRY

Seventeen people have died and 32 have been injured in an explosion outside Egypt’s National Cancer Institute in central Cairo, Egypt’s health ministry said early on Monday. A car driving against traffic on Cairo’s corniche collided with three other cars, causing the explosion, Egypt’s interior ministry said in a statement. Egypt’s public prosecutor is investigating […]

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How liquefied natural gas could change SA’s fortunes

The development of liquefied natural gas (LNG) could help transform the South African economy, spur re-industrialisation, reduce the country’s over-reliance on coal-fired power stations, and contribute to increased regional trade. South Africa has in recent years run into electricity shortages, forcing the country’s utility to burn expensive diesel to keep the lights on. A major polluter, the […]

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Kenya’s dancing ‘Jesus’ is an American evangelist and actor

Though most on social media believe the crusade took place in South Africa, the evangelist seems to have been in Kenya. Pictures and videos of an evangelist who was walking and dancing on the streets of Kiserian, a town in Kenya, landed the country on the Twitter trends list at the weekend. Michael Job set […]

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SAPS, Govt in crunch talks over Joburg CBD unrest

SAPS management and the Gauteng government are holding meetings after Thursday’s attack on police in Johannesburg. They’ve defended what they described as a tactical withdrawal, by the police after an angry mob allegedly hurled bottles, bricks and petrol bombs at them. Violence broke out during a raid on illegal and counterfeit goods in Johannesburg. Police […]

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BMW profits dented by electric vehicle investment costs

German high-end carmaker BMW on Thursday reported slumping second-quarter profits, with pricey investment in electric cars sapping the bottom line, but it remained confident of hitting targets. Net profit at BMW fell 28,7% compared with a year earlier in the April-June period to €1,5-billion ($1,7-billion). Chief executive Harald Krueger said the Munich-based group was investing […]

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MAKHURA CALLS FOR MORE POLICING IN JOBURG CBD AFTER CLASHES DURING RAID

Gauteng Premier David Makhura joined calls for more policing in theJohannesburgCBD after Thursday’s clashes when police tried to seize fake goods from street vendors. There was a tense standoff leading to officers firing rubber bullets after their cars were stoned. In a tweet from the premier’s official account, Makhura described the action as a “despicable crime against the state” […]

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Trump says he will slap China with 10 percent tariff

President Donald Trump announced on Thursday he will hit China with punitive tariffs on another $300 billion in goods, escalating the trade war after accusing Beijing of reneging on more promises. The 10 percent duties will take effect September 1, and come on top of the 25 percent tariffs on $250 billion in imports — meaning Trump now has targeted virtually all […]

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GOSPEL RAPPER AWARDED $2.7 MN FOR SONG COPIED BY KATY PERRY

A US gospel rapper whose song was partially copied by Katy Perry was awarded $2.7 million in damages by a federal jury Thursday in the latest high-profile copyright ruling to rock the music industry. Perry herself was ordered to pay just over $550,000 to Marcus Gray – who performs as Flame – after the jury found that […]

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