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Sisulu accuses presidency of ‘deliberate mischief’

The minister’s open defiance has raised the stakes in a standoff that points to the looming power struggle President Cyril Ramaphosa faces

South Africa gets R11-bn booster shot from the World Bank to fight Covid-19

As the country battles the pandemic, the World Bank loan will assist to boost the economy

Zondo says in Dutton’s death, South Africa lost one of its best detectives

The senior state capture investigator and member of the Investigating Directorate died a fortnight after Zondo released the first part of his state capture report

Mogoeng Mogoeng apology ruling upheld

The former chief justice must apologise over his controversial criticims of South African foreign policy on Israel within 10 days

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Wounds of war cast pall on Ethiopia’s epiphany festival

Festivities were stained with signs of the war's toll: Gondar's hospitals teemed with wounded combatants, while families like Arega's confronted the absence of the deceased.

Kenya’s top court reviews disputed bid to change constitution

The Supreme Court ruling on the proposed constitutional changes, expected after three days of hearings this week, may have major consequences for the August 9 presidential and parliamentary polls.

Democracy delayed in Mali spurs sanctions from neighbours

Mali’s junta now finds itself ostracised by its regional peers – and at the centre of a dangerous new geopolitical game.

SAA to revive Durban route

The beleaguered national carrier resumed flights between Johannesburg and Cape Town last September after exiting business rescue

Swiss slam brakes on subsidies for ‘con’ plug-in hybrid cars

Many European countries offer purchase incentives on hybrid cars, or tax benefits on buying or owning them

Inflation accelerates to highest rate since 2017

Elevated inflation has become a stubborn feature of the global economy’s recovery from the Covid-19 slump and central banks have been forced to react

Sisulu launches ANC president bid, but ‘radical economic transformation’ faction not convinced yet

The tourism minister will have to jockey with Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and Zweli Mkhize for a presidential nomination.

Zuma takes another legal tilt at Zondo

The former president is asking the Pretoria high court to declare Zondo’s tenure as chairman of the commission of inquiry unlawful and to order Ramaphosa to appoint a new chair

President puts Mondli Gungubele in charge of State Security Agency

The presidency said the move required input from legal experts but analysts suggests it may in some way have been precipitated by the fire at parliament

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Pelican fantasy: How the iconic Soweto club influenced South African music

A nighttime haunt in the backstreets of Orlando run by a well-known bootlegger should have been a prime zone for nefarious underworld activities. Instead, it nurtured an underground of a different kind

2021 matrics set new record with a pass rate of 76.4%

Most bachelor passes and distinctions in the class of came from female learners

Basic education minister celebrates the top achievers in the class of 2021

Angie Motshekga says 2021’s matrics are in ‘a class of their own’ for having persevered through Covid-19 pandemic for two years

A letter to Matrics

Class of 2021, you have struggled through a generation-defining time. We are so proud of you, whatever the results on that piece of paper

‘Fire on ice’: Jamaica make history with 3 bobsleigh teams to Olympics

For the first time in 24 years, Team Jamaica will send a four-man sled

What Afcon means for Ethiopia

Players in the national team hope taking part in the tournament will buoy the hopes for a peaceful resolution of the Tigray conflict and also boost their chances of getting wider recognition.

Nadal says justice has spoken over Djokovic ‘mess’

The Spanish great also said that he would have preferred it if his rival and defending champion Djokovic had been playing in the first Grand Slam of the year

UK PM Johnson fights back after defection

Wednesday's defection of Conservative Christian Wakeford to Labour served as a reminder of the high stakes at play, with the opposition party surging in opinion polls.

5G launches in US without huge impact on flights

Both AT&T and Verizon this week agreed to scale back the launch of 5G near airports following an outcry from US airlines, who had warned the roll-out would cause mass disruptions

First foreign aid flights reach Tonga

Tonga has been inaccessible since Saturday, when one of the largest volcanic explosions in decades cloaked the nation in a layer of ash, triggered a Pacific-wide tsunami and severed vital undersea communication cables

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