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Why lifting sanctions against Sudan is the right call

Sudan is still an important outside influence on South Sudan, so lifting sanctions paves the way for a more constructive peace process in South Sudan

Kerry on Iran deal: US officials ‘have no illusions’ about risks

US Secretary of State John Kerry has sought to reassure sceptics in the US Congress who worry that Iran might not follow through on its obligations.

US could lift Rwanda sanctions if Kigali cuts M23 ties

After freezing financial aid to Kigali, Washington has indicted it is ready to lift sanctions against Rwanda if it severs ties with rebel group M23.

Alleged US drone strike leaves al-Shabab member dead

A drone attack on Somalia's al-Shabab has left a top suicide bomb-maker for the rebel group dead, say government officials.

France warns US to stop snooping on telephone calls

In a meeting with the US secretary of state, France has demanded an explanation of the latest revelations about a controversial US spying programme.

US shutdown: Why are Americans so complacent?

In the US there is a sense of submission to a political system that is held hostage by private interests and corporate lobbying, writes Gavin Silber.

US suspends military, financial assistance to Egypt

Washington says it has stopped shipments of major military hardware and halted $260-million in cash aid to Egypt's military leaders.

US raids on Somalia, Libya yields more questions than answers

A failed raid in Somalia and anger at the capture of an al-Qaeda leader in Libya has focused on the US's problems in its fight against militants.

US govt shutdown: House Republican leader offers glimmer of hope

As meetings take place to prevent the US government from closing down, a House Republican leader has hinted that his party could offer a new plan.

Why is America giving gun licences to blind people?

It might seem like asking for trouble, but Iowa is not the only US state to allow blind people to carry guns.

France poised to launch action against Syria

France is mobilised and ready to launch military action over the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian regime, says President Francois Hollande.

Kerry: Syria has 1 000 tonnes of chemicals

US Secretary of State John Kerry has said that Syria is holding thousands of tonnes of unmixed "binary components".

Anticipated strike on Syria sends rebels into hiding

An expected US-led strike on Syria has not only put government forces on alert, it has also alarmed Islamist rebels - who worry they too are targets.

UK opposes Syria intervention as US considers actions

Britain will not join any military action against Syria after a stunning parliamentary defeat of a government motion on the issue.

SA slams West’s ‘dangerous rhetoric’ on military action in Syria

SA has criticised "the possibility of a military intervention" in Syria by the West, calling on all sides to negotiate a better solution.

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Female cops sent for rape counselling

Brigadier Sifiso Cele denies the rape allegations, saying that they are part of a smear campaign and that criminal charges should have been opened if the accusations were true

‘Lost’ PPE: Morar a ‘player and ref’

Roshan Morar, the auditor who supplied the KZN education department with sanitisers has also been tasked with investigating the “disappearance” of millions of rands worth of PPE

Signing a path to freedom for the deaf

If South African Sign Language is recognised as one of the country’s official languages, it will considerably ease many of the deaf community’s problems of access, education and equality.

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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

What is a virtual card, and how does it work?

A virtual card lets you pay online without ever having to take your card from your wallet or exposing your actual account information

Expert grant writer vacancy

The role of the grant writer is to work collaboratively with the HST bid team to conceptualise and write proposals for upcoming grant calls

Investment outlook beyond Covid-19

Opportunities for local business growth needed to be identified and strategically capitalised on, and we have to be really deliberate about that

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