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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

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.

World Cup fans targeted in Uganda blast

Twin bombs tore into crowds watching the World Cup final in the Uganda capital, killing 64 and wounding scores on Sunday,

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Traditional healers need new spaces

Proper facilities supported by well-researched cultural principles will go a long way to improving the image and perception of the practice of traditional medicine

Limpopo big-game farmer accused of constant harassment

A family’s struggle against alleged intimidation and failure to act by the authorities mirrors the daily challenges farm dwellers face

Zondo tightens his grip with criminal complaint against Zuma

The state capture commission’s star witness now faces a criminal complaint and another summons

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Western Cape SMBs look to technology to get them through pandemic

Many companies have over-capitalised on IT infrastructure in the past, and are looking for ways to access simpler, cheaper technology that cuts their costs

Land reform still a hot potato

The land has got to belong to all the people of South Africa, and many believe that there’s no other mechanism for that except expropriation

UP chemical pathology scientists develop ground-breaking nanobodies for Covid-19 detection and therapy

Nanobodies are smaller than conventional antibodies and easier to work with so they are ideal for good cheap sensitive rapid tests for Covid-19

Inclusion as learned experience in higher education

Understanding the complexity of intersections between oppressions relating to race and gender is key to any commitment to creating a culture of inclusion and social justice

Local government in crisis: how it can be fixed

Local governments are supposed to promote non-racial development, in a decentralised manner, but the reality does not match up

Covid-19 accelerates adoption of technology by the African property sector

It’s not the technology itself that is valuable, it’s the opportunities that it creates: this may be the perfect time for reinvention