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South Africa To Mark Armed Forces Day …Demonstrates Military Might

South Africa To Mark Armed Forces Day …Demonstrates Military Might

  It’s all systems for this year’s South African Armed Forces Day which will be taking place next week in Cape Town. According to the Department of Defence, the mobilisation phase of Armed Forces Day 2019 is well underway and final on-the-ground preparations are nearing completion. The Armed Forces Day main event will take place […]

Unemployment In South Africa Marginally Down To 27.1% – Survey

  South Africa’s unemployment rate decreased by 0.4 of a percentage point to 27.1% for the fourth quarter of 2018, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) announced on Tuesday. This means that the number of employed persons increased by 149 000 to 16.5 million in the last quarter of 2018, while the number of unemployed persons […]

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In History – Mandela Released From Prison

  By Joseph Edegbo: On this day in 1990, Nelson Mandela left Victor Verster Prison in Cape Town a free man, after spending 27 years in prison. Accompanied by his then wife Winnie, Mandela was enthusiastically received by the throngs of people who gathered to see him outside Cape Town’s City Hall. Mandela spent 18 […]

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South Africa To Submit Instrument Of Ratification On Free Trade At African Union Summit

  President Cyril Ramaphosa leads the South African delegation to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for the 32nd Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU) which begins on Friday. The four-day summit, which is being held under the theme: “The Year of Refugees, Returnees and International Displaced Persons: Towards Durable Solutions to […]

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Nigeria: El-Rufa’i’s Commment On Foreign Interference Is A Defence Of Nigeria’s Sovereignty – Media Aide

  Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State, Northwest Nigeria has said that his comments during a television programme on Tuesday, with regards to foreign intervention in Nigeria’s internal affairs, was not a call for violence, but rather a defence of Nigeria’s sovereignty. During the programme on the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA), El-Rufai had said that […]

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Rwanda: Kigali Says Deportation Of National By Uganda Is Witch-hunt

  By Esdras Tsongo: Rwanda has termed the deportation of former MTN Uganda head of sales and distribution, Annie Tabura as ‘witch-hunt’. Tabura, a Rwandan national was deported on Tuesday morning by Uganda alongside Frenchman Olivier Prentout, after Uganda accused them of undermining state security. Prentout was the chief marketing officer of the telecommunications giant. […]

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South African Leaders Call For Sovereignty Respect In DRC

    By Joseph Edegbo: The Southern African Development Community (SADC) leaders have called upon the international community to respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in accordance with the AU Constitutive Act and the SADC Treaty. The leaders made the statement at the Double Troika Summit held in […]

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South Africa For Raisina Dialogue In India

  By Joseph Edegbo: International Relations and Cooperation, Deputy Minister Reginah Mhaule will pay an official visit to India from 6 – 10 January 2019. Mhaule will be attending the Raisina Dialogue taking place in New Delhi from 8-10 January 2019. The Raisina Dialogue is India’s flagship conference of geopolitics and geo-economics and annually attracts […]

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