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Put off by the US, Chinese students eye other universities

China accounts for nearly a third of foreign students on US campuses who pour billions of dollars into the economy

US bars entry to 16 Saudis over Khashoggi killing

A statement by the State Department listed the 16 Saudi Individuals and said that they were party to the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi

Kenyans warned to watch World Cup from home to avoid terror

The wave of deadly attacks by extremist groups has prompted officials to urge citizens to watch the World Cup from "the comfort of their homes".

Government report exposes Bagram Prison torture

Inmates in Afghanistan's US-run Bagram Prison have faced abuses including torture, beatings and other mistreatment, according to a government report.

Winnie helped US officials access Madiba

The set of US embassy cables released by WikiLeaks this weekend, which sent shockwaves through the world, has a South African twist.

Military rule looms in Madagascar after ultimatum

Madagascar's army chief warned on Tuesday his troops would take control if leaders failed to resolve the political crisis within 72 hours.

Kenya police deploy to block rally

Huge numbers of Kenyan police deployed on Friday to block an opposition rally in Nairobi as Washington sent its top Africa diplomat to help resolve a post-election crisis that has claimed more then 350 lives. On Thursday, police had used water cannon and tear gas to disperse opposition supporters marching on the city centre for a "million-man" rally.

Kenya election death toll rises above 185

Brutal unrest across Kenya over President Mwai Kibaki's re-election left about 150 people dead on Monday -- some hacked to death -- taking the overall toll to at least 185 killed in four days. Police opened fire on some protesters and looters and many people were killed with machetes as ethnic tensions mounted.

Dozens killed in Kenya post-election violence

An eruption of fresh violence triggered by Kenya's disputed presidential ballot left more than 100 dead on Monday, after defeated opposition candidate Raila Odinga rejected Mwai Kibaki's re-election. Further clashes were feared as Odinga planned to hold his own alternative inauguration at a mass rally later on Monday.

Outraged Iraqis condemn killings by foreign guards

Iraqi authorities on Wednesday condemned the killing in Baghdad of two women by foreign security guards, as the firm which hired the contractors defended its action. Tuesday's bloodbath comes just days after Iraq vowed to punish United States security firm Blackwater after a probe found that its guards opened "deliberate" fire in Baghdad three weeks ago.

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Western Cape Judge Mushtak Parker faces second misconduct complaint

The Cape Bar Council says his conduct is ‘unbecoming the holding of judicial office’

The Mogale Centre: A place of hope for young offenders

In the last story of her series about children behind bars, Athandiwe Saba speaks to young men who have committed serious crimes and are now living behind the walls of the Mogale Child and Youth Care Centre

Covid-19 fight to enter house-to-house testing phase

President urges people to continue staying at home for the next 17 days

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The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders

Dimension Data launches Saturday School in PE

The Gauteng Saturday School has produced a number of success stories