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Greenpeace, Earthlife activists shutdown South Africa’s ministry offices over nuclear energy plans

Life at the South African ministry of environment headquarters came to a standstill on Thursday this week after activists from Greenpeace and Earthlife Africa blocked its main entrance with nuclear barrels, reports said. The environmentalists were demanding that the ministry withdraw the environmental authorisation that has been issued for a proposed nuclear power station at […]

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4 DR Congo journalists detained, beaten up and tortured by intelligence services

Four journalists in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are currently being detained and tortured by agents of ANR, the country’s ‘deadly’ intelligence services, in the city of Kabinda, Province of Lomami, south east of the capital Kinshasa, Actualites.cd reported on Saturday, citing Journalist en Danger (JED), a local media freedom NGO. Johnny Kasongo, Jean […]

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HIV/Aids disability claims decrease in South Africa: Old Mutual

HIV/Aids disability claims have significantly decreased in the South African workplace, insurance giant Old Mutual South Africa said on Friday, as the world celebrated World Aids Day. Approximately 12.6% (7.06 million people) of the South African population is HIV positive, according to Statistics South Africa’s recent figures. The disability claims decrease demonstrates an improvement in […]

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Bitcoin’s market cap reaches US$166 billion

Market cap for Bitcoin, the world’s first digital currency, has reached over US$166 billion, soaring to new heights and still holding the lion share of the crypto-currency space, figures released this week by the Johannesburg-based Liquid Crypto-Money show. “As crypto-currencies become more popular, more people are starting to buy into them. Another interesting aspect is […]

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More of the same in Zimbabwe as the “Crocodile” takes over

Zimbabwe’s new President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been at Robert Mugabe’s side for 50 years, and he was considered to be Mugabe’s fixer, Derek Matyszak, an analyst with the South Africa-based Institute for Security Studies (ISS), told Deutsche Welle (DW) in an interview last week. Ordinary Zimbabweans and the international community believe that Mugabe, alongside Mnangagwa […]

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The art and style of managing money

Will you be left with cash once all the year-end festivities have died down or will you look back with a tinge of regret? Well, it all depends on your relationship with money because people relate differently to money. “How you come out on the other side of the year depends largely on your spending […]

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International TV channels trustworthy and unbiased: independent survey

A total of 83% of affluent Europeans rated international TV channels as trustworthy (five out of seven) and 78% considered them to be impartial or unbiased. These are the findings of an independent research survey carried out by Ipsos among wealthy consumers living in the world’s oldest continent. Indeed, when comparing brand sentiment, international TV […]

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