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Israel adopts controversial Jewish nation-state law

Israel’s parliament on Thursday adopted a law defining the country as the nation state of the Jewish people, provoking fears it will lead to blatant discrimination against Arab citizens.

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DRC President set to give state address

Democratic Republic of Congo President, Joseph Kabila, will make a speech to parliament on Thursday, less than a week before candidates can begin to register in postponed presidential elections.

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SA oppoion calls for amendment of SABC Editorial Policy

South African opposition, the Democratic Alliance (DA) has called for the amendment of the South African Broadcasting Corporation Editorial Policy (SABC) to among others include the establishment of an independent ombudsman at the public broadcaster.

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Morocco to assist local authorities in screening travellers

Interpol has deployed officers in Morocco to assist local authorities in screening travellers and detecting potential terrorists during the summer tourism season.

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Former SA President dispels 'Madiba sold out' notion

The late former President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela‘s successor, Thabo Mbeki, has joined President Cyril Ramaphosa and other former Presidents in strongly defending Madiba’s legacy.

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The Elders heading to Zimbabwe ahead of elections

The Elders are headed to Zimbabwe on Thursday to lend their weight to calls for free and fair elections, and for stakeholders to accept the results.

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UN’s postal administration unveils Mandela’s postal stamp

The United Nations (UN) Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, has described Nelson Mandela as one of the greatest leaders of our time.

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Eleven killed after overloaded boat sank in DRC

Eleven have been killed and15 are missing after an overloaded boat with around 100 people on board capsized on the Congo River.

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Nigeria floods death toll rises to 52

The death toll in Nigeria's north-western state of Katsina has risen to 52 where floods caused by heavy rain since last weekend wreaked havoc.

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UN commemorates Nelson Mandela Day

The United Nations (UN) commemorates Nelson Mandela International Day on Wednesday with a vow to continue struggle for equality.

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