Ben Simon

Daniel Ben-Simon is an Israeli journalist and politician, who served as a member of the Knesset for the Labor Party between 2009 and 2013.

Netanyahu claims Israel election win despite corruption charges

Monday's election left the veteran right-winger in prime position to form a government and end a year of political deadlock, after similar votes in April and September proved inconclusive

UN probe accuses Israel of possible crimes against humanity

UN probe says there is evidence Israel committed crimes against humanity in responding to last year's protests in Gaza

Semenya arrives at sports court for gender row challenge

The South African government says the rules set out by IAAF, specifically target Semenya and has called them a "gross violation" of her human rights

Mining giant Glencore facing US corruption probe

The Swiss-based corporation said it was being probed by the US in a corruption investigation linked to its business in Nigeria, Venezuela and the DRC

Russia banned from 2018 Winter Olympics over doping

The sanction was the toughest ever levelled by the IOC for drug cheating and came just 65 days ahead of the Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Tension mounts over Uganda poll outcome

Ugandan officials scrambled to tally votes after a calm election gave way to tensions with both Yoweri Museveni and his rival predicting victory.

New-found oil set to change Uganda’s economy

Whoever wins this week's presidential election in Uganda will have to manage national reserves of 2,5-billion barrels of oil.

Leaders set deadline to solve Côte d’Ivoire crisis

African leaders set a one-month deadline to solve Côte d'Ivoire's political crisis as they wound up a summit on Monday.

African turmoil casts pall over AU summit

African leaders said on Monday that Sudan and Somalia had not been forgotten at their annual summit, overshadowed by the crisis in Egypt.

Uganda charges 32 over World Cup bombings

Uganda has charged 32 people in connection with the July 11 bomb attacks in Kampala, which killed 76 people as they watched the Soccer World Cup.

At least 33 drown in Uganda lake accident

An overloaded boat capsized on the Ugandan side of Lake Albert overnight, killing at least 33 people, police said on Monday.

African leaders turn attention to terror threat

African leaders met behind closed doors on Monday to discuss boosting the African Union's force in Somalia.

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Introducing the new CSIR strategy and identity

This will guide the research, development and innovation organisation in its pursuit to conduct research that enables a capable state

Itec serves up high-tech integrated surveillance system for family food company

The system includes facial recognition software and a thermal screening solution that will provide instant temperature screening of all employees

Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

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