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Zimbabwe renames barracks in historic move

The Zimbabwean government on Wednesday renamed army barracks in a bid to re-write the country’s history.

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SA Education ministry responds to literacy report

Spokesperson for the South African Department of Basic Education, Troy Martens, says South Africa should encourage a culture of reading.

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ANC to discuss downgrading of SA in Israel

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is expected to take centre stage in Johannesburg on Wednesday when the African National Congress (ANC) will update the media on its international policy recommendations during a press briefing at Luthuli House.

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Somalia leaders commit to safe, sustainable future for Somalia

Somalia's leaders are committed to ensuring a safe and sustainable future for the country's people, but no-one should be under any illusion that this may take a long time, a senior United Nations official said on Tuesday.

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Malawi opposition boycotts parliament sitting

Malawi opposition members of parliament have boycotted the current sitting for two days in a bid to pressure government to table the electoral reforms bill.

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Turkey summit to discuss US stance on Jerusalem

Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, is calling a summit of the main pan-Islamic body in Istanbul next week to discuss the expected US move to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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Hospitals illegally detain the poor for non-payment of bills

Researchers estimate that hundreds of thousands of people are being illegally detained in hospitals in poor countries worldwide because they cannot afford to pay their bills, according to a new paper published by British think tank, Chatham House.

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Literacy report paints bleak picture on SA learners

The South African Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, released the latest round of the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) on Tuesday.

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Chance for peace talks to end Yemen war slim

The killing of Yemen's former President will most likely lead to more chaos in the war-torn country, leaving remote chances for peace talks to end the conflict, a Saudi analyst said on Tuesday.

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DRC Electoral Commission receives computer donation from S Korea

Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) Independent National Electoral Commission has received a lot of computer related equipment from South Korea's National Electoral Commission.

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