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Lebanese protesters storm ministries as anger over Beirut explosion grows

Protesters said their politicians should resign and be punished for negligence, which they say led to Tuesday’s blast, the largest ever to hit Beirut, which killed 158 people and injured more than 6,000, exacerbating months of political and economic breakdown. FILE: Lebanese basketball star Fadi al-Khatib carries a wounded protester away from clashes in central Beirut on August 8, 2020, …

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The owners apologize for cargo ships leaking oil off the coast of Mauritius

By DPA 11 hours ago Share this article: ShareTweetShareShareShareE-mailShare Tokyo – The Japanese owner of a cargo ship leaking oil off the coast of Mauritius apologizes on Saturday for the threat to the environment and promised to do its utmost to contain the spill. “We apologize to the people of Mauritius and to those affected for causing them so much …

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Zimbabwe does not need PR stunts, it needs action, says Herman Mashaba

By ANA Reporter 16 hours ago Share this article: ShareTweetShareShareShareE-mailShare Johannesburg – The people of Zimbabwe do not need “public relations stunts”, but real action against a totalitarian regime, The People’s Dialogue founder Herman Mashaba said on Saturday. President Cyril Ramaphosa’s appointment of Baleka Mbete and Sydney Mufamadi as special envoys to Zimbabwe “is a farcical PR stunt” aimed at …

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Searching the Beitbridge border fence recommends charges against 14 officials

The investigation report contained several alleged procurements and other irregularities and allegations of fraud committed by the officials and service providers for the border fence project. FILE: Minister of Public Works Patrica de Lille. Image: @ DepartmentPWI / Twitter JOHANNESBURG – Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure Patricia de Lille on Saturday revealed that an investigation of the R37 million …

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Zimbabwean activists deter “unsuccessful shutdown” after arrests | News

Zimbabwean investigative journalist Hopewell Chin’ono has used his major social media over the years after sharing posts about human rights violations and alleged government corruption. On June 20, after a series of tweets following an opposition protest, police arrived at his home in the capital, Harare. “They are breaking into my home. Warn the world!” Chin’ono said, as he lived-streamed …

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The report calls for charges against 14 government officials over the R1 m / km Beitbridge fence

Minister of Public Works Patricia de Lille. An investigation revealed alleged procedural irregularities regarding the controversial tender for a fence near the border with Beitbridge. The Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure, Patricia de Lille, said that it was a planned expenditure of R40.4 million, just over R1 million per kilometer of fence. The report has recommended disciplinary charges against …

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France distributes teams to Mauritius as oil spill disaster worsens

Rough seas have hindered efforts to stop the fuel from leaking from the bulk carrier MV Wakashio, which went up two weeks ago, and stain untouched waters in an ecologically protected sea area off the southeast coast. Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth speaks at the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly in New York on September 28, 2018. …

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