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Ex-Guantanamo detainee denied entry to South Africa

Former Guantanamo prisoner Jihad Diyab, relocated in Uruguay, is looking for another country to live in.

Man held at Guantánamo for 13 years a case of mistaken identity

Mustafa al-Aziz al-Shamiri was low-level Islamist foot soldier, not an al-Qaeda courier and trainer as had been believed.

South Africa could offer a lifeline to freed Guantanamo detainees

Prisoners were kept in tiny, dark cells … when they refused to eat they were force-fed through the nose or rectum

Obama strikes defiant tone in State of the Union Address

US President Barack Obama warned the Republican-led Congress to end their resistance to higher taxes on the wealthy, saying he won't back down.

US plans evening force-feeds for fasting Guantánamo detainees

After pleas from Islamic leaders, the US says it will respect Ramadan by trying to force-feed detainees observing the fast only at night.

Force-feeding and torture, yet Guantánamo still open

Allegations of inmates being force-fed in Guantánamo reveal Obama and Cameron have been talking a lot and doing very little to close the facility.

Yemen: Obama must follow Guantanamo promise with action

Yemen gave a qualified welcome on Sunday to US president Barack Obama's promise to lift a ban on repatriating Yemeni prisoners from Guantanamo Bay.

Obama to take new look at war on terror

Barack Obama will renew his failed vow to close Guantanamo Bay and argue his drone war is legal and just.

Obama vows to close Guantanamo amid hunger strike

Barack Obama has promised to take action to close the controversial prison camp at Guantanamo Bay.

September 11 hearings to address torture claims

Five men detained in connection with the September 11 attacks will appear at a military court, where lawyers aim to address claims they were tortured.

Bin Laden’s cook returns from Guantanamo Bay

The former cook of slain al-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden has returned to his native Sudan after his release from Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.

US kept UK in the dark over terrorist plot details

The CIA has reportedly held back data from MI5 and MI6 in retaliation for a UK court disclosing details of a Briton held in Guantánamo Bay.

US fails to show up for its Taliban party

US government in danger of missing out on historic peace settlement in Afghanistan.

Taliban office in Qatar a ‘dramatic breakthrough’

The United States has agreed in principle to release high-ranking Taliban officials from Guantánamo Bay in Cuba.

Guantánamo files undo the al-Qaeda myth machine

From the detainees' details it is clear that the West wildly overstated the reach and capability of Osama bin Laden's terror group.

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Unions cry foul over SABC dismissal costs and retrenchments

Broadcaster bodies say claims that a recent skills audit is unrelated to retrenchments are ‘irrational’

Finance probe into the Ingonyama Trust Board goes ahead

The threat of legal action from ITB chairperson Jerome Ngwenya fails to halt forensic audit ordered by the land reform minister

Fake trafficking news targets migrants

Exaggerated reports on social media of human trafficking syndicates snatching people in broad daylight legitimate xenophobia while deflecting from the real problems in society

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

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In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

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