Daily Archives: July 20, 2013
A night of high culture saw us through the last hours of International Madiba Day.
DA leader and former Western Cape MEC Helen Zille this week became an unlikely defender of embattled Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga. Here is Zille’s defence in her own words.
Fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have closed their Milan stores over remarks relating to their tax evasion conviction.
Zimbabwean police have arrested lawyer Arnold Tsunga who is running against President Robert Mugabe’s party in the July 31 polls, say lawyers.
In a joint declaration issued in Tunis, Tunisia, on 19 July 2013, African institutions endorsed the AfDB’s Africa50 Fund as Africa’s vehicle to facilitate large-scale mobilization of resources and to unlock international private financing with a view to addressing Africa’s infrastructure gap. During the meeting the heads of key African political, economic and finance institutions “pledged to work together towards building Africa50Fund”.
TUNIS, Tunisia, July 20, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ – Communique – Roundtable on Financing Africa’s Infrastructure – Tunis, Tunisia, on 19th July 2013:
A man in a wheelchair who has detonated an explosive in Beijing airport, hurt himself and sent smoke billowing through parts of the airport.
Sierra Leone is seeking billions from the private sector to overhaul its electricity industry with the aim of increasing output 10-fold by 2017.
Gauteng Economic Development MEC Nkosiphendule Kolisile was killed in a head-on collision with a truck, Premier Nomvula Mokonyane has said.
Patna – Police say samples of cooking oil and leftover food taken from an Indian school, where 23 children died after eating lunch this past week, were contaminated with “very toxic” levels of an agricultural pesticide.
Ndola, Zambia – Captain Wayne Sandilands saved a penalty as South Africa beat Lesotho 2-1 to finish third at the Cosafa Cup.
Cameroon’s rights groups have pressed the government to carry out a proper investigation into the gruesome murder of a prominent gay rights activist.