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France’s Les Républicains choose Pécresse as 2022 presidential candidate

Issued on: 04/12/2021 - 14:28 France's conservative party on Saturday chose Valérie Pécresse, the moderate chief of the Paris region, to challenge President Emmanuel Macron next year, a choice that will likely have major influence on the shape..

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Travel

Kenya: Kenya Has Imposed a Holiday Season Covid-19 Vaccine Mandate – Why It’s Premature

Kenya is to impose restrictions on access to public spaces for those who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 from December 21. This, along with the opening up of COVID-19 vaccination to young people over 15, is an attempt by the government to m..

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Africa Union

Why Ugandan troops have entered DR Congo – again

Ugandan armyUgandan forces have once again crossed the country's western border to go into the Democratic Republic of Congo. Previous incursions have been extremely controversial with troops in the past fighting soldiers from Rwanda, carrying ou..

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South Africa

Regional weather forecast (temperature and uvb index) 04 December 2021

Weather forecast data provided by the South African Weather Service. For a detailed forecast of your province, click here. Severe Weather Alerts IMPACT-BASED WARNINGS: Yellow Level 2 warning for disruptive rain with heavy downpours leading to loca..

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South Africa

On This Day: What happened on 4 December?

We look back on this day in history and remember the people and events that shaped the world we live in today. Every day is worth remembering. Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 4 December, throughout history. We remember the news, events, ..

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South Africa

Benin soldiers killed in jihadist attack in north: military sources

Two soldiers were killed on Thursday when jihadists attacked a military post in north Benin near the border with Burkina Faso, military sources said, in a rare Islamist militant assault in the West African state. Benin borders three countries battli..

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South Africa

Police make several arrests in connection to Van Reenen’s Pass blockade

JOHANNESBURG - Police have made several arrests in connection with the blockade of Van Reenen's Pass on the N3 toll route. It's alleged armed men ambushed a number of truck drivers in the area on Friday morning and pulled them out of their ..

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World

WHO says research on transmissibility of Omicron under way

JOHANNESBURG - World Health Organisation (WHO) experts gave an update on Friday on this coronavirus variant that was classified as a variant of concern last week. WHO COVID-19 technical lead, Dr Maria van Kerkhove, said research was under way to unde..

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South Africa

Calata Foundation turns to litigation so NPA can act on ‘Cradock Four’ murders

JOHANNESBURG - The Fort Calata Foundation on Friday said it was turning back to litigation after the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) missed its deadline to provide the families of the ‘Cradock Four’ with a decision on prosecutions regarding thei..

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South Africa

Ex-NW Premier Mokgoro warns new cohort against making empty promises

JOHANNESBURG - Former North West Premier Job Mokgoro has warned newly installed councillors against making empty promises to the people they serve. During his address at his farewell dinner on Friday, Mokgoro quoted former President Thabo Mbeki, sayi..

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Lifestyle

Amstel Lager withdraws sponsorship for MacG’s podcast over transphobic remarks

JOHANNESBURG - A popular podcast series hosted by Macgyver ‘MacG’ Mukwevho has lost another sponsor. Amstel Lager has withdrawn its support for the Podcast and Chill series following transphobic comments by the hosts. The Podcast and Chill series i..

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Lifestyle

South Africa: Fourth Wave Sees ‘Stark’ Increase in Covid-19 Infections in Children Under Five

The fourth wave has sparked an increase in hospital admissions in children under the age of five, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) said. In a briefing led by Health Minister, Dr Joe Phaahla, the NICD's Dr Waasila Jassat s..

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