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Exiled Maldives leader accuses China of ‘land grab’

The 50-year-old former president said the increased Chinese presence could threaten the Muslim-majority nation of 340 000

Eyesore ‘Rubbish Island’ hidden from Maldives tourists

Rubbish piles up on Thilafushi Island, a half hour boat trip from Male, the capital of the Maldives.

Manta rays are no longer mating, and it’s a problem

The gentle, plankton-eating giants seem reluctant to mate in water lacking the nutrients needed to support life.

Maldives president welcomes coup probe

New Maldives president Mohamed Waheed has welcomed a Commonwealth mission to investigate the ousting of his predecessor after overnight clashes.

Arrest warrant issued for ousted Maldives president

There are fears of renewed street violence after political turmoil since the Maldives's former president Mohamed Nasheed was forced out of office.

Ousted Maldives president ‘held at gunpoint’

Rioting broke out in the Maldives after Mohamed Nasheed said he was forced to give up his office at gunpoint, raising fears of a power struggle.

Maldives president calls it a day

President Mohamed Nasheed has resigned after protests erupted into a police mutiny, leaving him accused of being as dictatorial as his predecessor.

Mutinying Maldives police urge presidential overthrow

Mutinying police in the Maldives have taken over the state broadcaster and called for people to come to the streets to boot President Mohamed Nasheed.

Maldives denies luxury spas are fronting prostitution

Tourism officials in the Maldives have denied that health spas at luxury holiday resorts operate as brothels after the facilities were shut down.

The invisible refugee

The term “refugee” isn't one governments want to talk about in the context of climate change

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Men in mining must begin to take it upon themselves to support the development of women in the industry

Department of Public Works and Infrastructure reveals second gender-based violence advocacy artwork

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Empowering the voice of women in leadership to enable full participation in their roles in leadership and decision making

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Surviving the tobacco ban

Nicotine is given as the ‘likely’ reason for lower Covid-19 infection rates but authorities still stress the health risk of smoking

Smokers hold thumbs for cigarette ban to be lifted

SATTA is worried about the impact of the ban on its own members activities and how the ban is helping black marketeers to make millions of rands illegally

Covid-19: Outlook on the economy, politics and labour

Old Mutual had experts unpack the effects of the pandemic and provide practical tips on how to deal with the financial impact of job losses and salary cuts

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