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Can ANC Recover Ground Lost Under Zuma?

By Raymond Suttner   With the departure of Jacob Zuma as ANC and state president and the positive reception accorded to the initial period of the Cyril Ramaphosa presidency, the question arises whether the ANC can recover the ground it lost under the leadership of Zuma, and what that in …

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WWE ‘Luscious’ Johnny Valiant Dies At 71

Thomas Sullivan, aka “Luscious” Johnny Valiant, is dead after a pickup truck hit him in Ross Township, Pennsylvania, United State of America. Valiant, who was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 1996, was 71. Police said that Valiant ran across a busy road, not in a crosswalk, when …

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South Korea’s Ex-leader Gets 24-year Jail Sentence

Conviction of Park Geun-hye, former president of South Korea, over a corruption scandal has elicited mixed reactions from people here in this Asia Pacific country. She was sentenced to 24 years in prison and a fine of $16m on charges of bribery, extortion and influence-peddling in a court ruling. Park, …

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Sudan, Others Fail to Agree on Nile Dispute

Foreign ministers of Sudan, Egypt, and Ethiopia have failed to reach an agreement in the lingering dispute over Ethiopia’s massive dam on the Blue Nile, ministers said. Egypt is concerned that the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam will drastically impact its own share of water from the Nile, on which the …

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Woman Sues Fertility Doctor for Using His Sperm

A Washington state woman is suing an Idaho fertility doctor after discovering through an online ancestry website that the man had secretly fathered her. Kelli Rowlette and the parents who raised her, Sally Ashby and her then-husband Howard Fowler, filed the lawsuit in Idaho district court in March against Dr. …

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Kenya Marks Rhinos in Conservation Drive

Government of Kenya has started marking rhinos and aims to tag and identify 22 of them in two weeks at a cost of $600 000, senior government officials said, as part of conserving their dwindling numbers. The project comes just weeks after the world’s last male northern white rhino died …

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Heroic French Police Officer Dies

A French police officer who offered himself up to an Islamic extremis gunman who went on a deadly rampage in southern France in exchange for one of the female hostages on Friday, has died. The gunman killed three people and wounded 16 others when he stole a car, fired at …

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