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Amanda Knox returns home to Seattle

Amanda Knox has returned home to Seattle, one day after an Italian court cleared the 24-year-old college student of murder and freed her from prison.

Amanda Knox is a saint AND a diabolical she-devil, says lawyer

Amanda Knox is a "witch" whose lying ways belied her fresh-faced "soap and water" looks, a lawyer has told the court hearing her murder appeal.

Libya official quits, cites ‘unbearable’ violence

Libya's top oil official became the latest figure to desert Muammar Gaddafi on Wednesday, adding momentum to a revolt against the leader's long rule.

Sudan’s gold rush lures thousands to remote areas

Tens of thousands of small-scale Sudanese prospectors are undertaking hazardous expeditions across barren areas to search for gold.

Darfur rebel group suspends talks with Sudan govt

Darfur's most powerful rebel group has suspended meetings with Sudan's government in Qatar in protest at Khartoum's plan to hold a referendum.

Aid agency may be forced to shut Darfur programme

Catholic Relief Services fears it will have to shut its West Darfur food programme at the end of the month unless Khartoum lifts a ban.

No country for young men: Italy’s ‘lost generation’

Once kept at home by love for mamma's home-cooked pasta, a growing number of young Italians are now forced to live with their parents.

Afghan air force flies again on Soviet warhorses

As training jobs go, United States Colonel Bernard Mater's task of mentoring the fledgling Afghan air force is among the more daunting ones.

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Hawks swoop down with more arrests in R1.4-billion corruption blitz

The spate of arrests for corruption continues apace in Gauteng and the Eastern Cape.

SANDF hid R200m expenditure on ‘Covid’ drug it can’t use

Military health officials are puzzled by the defence department importing a drug that has not been approved for treating coronavirus symptoms from Cuba

Epic fail: Africa’s Fortnite battle

Forced onto the backfoot by poor ping and overseas servers, African gamers are getting creative in an attempt to play one of the biggest competitive games. In the second instalment of our gaming corner, we chat to some of the innovators

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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

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

Mental Health

During the pandemic there's been a dramatic increase in depression, anxiety and suicides, according to some of the surveys done

Expert financial advice still recommended – especially in uncertain times

A financial advisor is an expert who will help you to protect your wealth and make a realistic plan when unexpected events threaten your wellbeing

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