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Iraq protests: The women rising up on Baghdad’s walls

Since October, a wave of anti-government protests has swept across Iraq. The protesters represent a cross-section of society and, unusually for a traditionally patriarchal country, women have taken a leading role. Their prominence is celebrated in murals which have sprung up across the capital, Baghdad. Baghdad’s Tahrir Square, epicentre of …

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South Africa tightens tourist safety strategy

Tourism Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane has announced that R40 million has been ring-fenced to improve safety, especially for tourists visiting SA. The funds have been reprioritised from the Tourism Marketing South Africa (TOMSA) levy, which is meant for tourism services in South Africa. Addressing media in Tshwane on Thursday, Kubayi-Ngubane said …

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Govt absorbs WASSCE fees for first batch of free SHS students

Government says it has absorbed the registration fees and cost of practical for students in public senior high schools who will sit for next year’s West Africa Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE). These candidates are the first batch of the free SHS education introduced by President Nana Akufo-Addo in September …

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Minority to boycott vetting of Chief Justice nominee

The Minority in Parliament has served notice to boycott the vetting of the Chief Justice nominee, Justice Kwasi Anin-Yeboah. Justice Anin-Yeboah if approved by Parliament will succeed outgoing Chief Justice Sophia Akuffo who retires on December 20, 2019. The Chairman of the Appointments Committee of Parliament and First Deputy Speaker …

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