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‘Govt impoverishes cross-border traders’

GOVERNMENT’s recent unilateral decision to slash travellers’ rebate and placing restrictions on those using public transport, has further impoverished the disadvantaged, who subsidised their monthly basic needs baskets through cross-border

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Atletico Madrid’s plan works perfectly to end Barcelona’s Treble dream

MADRID, Spain — Three things from the Estadio Vicente Calderon Atletico Madrid defeated Barcelona 2-0 in their Champions League quarterfinal second leg to claim a spot in the semifinals, 3-2

Coca-Cola advert banned in Kenya over kissing scene

Kenya’s Film Classification Board (KFCB) has forced Coca-Cola to scrap a kissing scene in a television advert because it “violated family values”. In the three-second scene two strangers have a

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Africa drought fears grip Malawi and Mozambique

Food shortage fears over a drought in southern Africa have prompted Malawi to declare a state of national disaster and Mozambique to issue a “red alert”. The President of Malawi,

Near-death experiences: what it feels like to die

Near-death experiences (NDEs) can agitate and excite in equal measure. Skeptics argue, often fiercely, that they result from nothing more than brain activity, or psychological constructions of a dying brain.

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Guptas leave South Africa amid furore over Jacob Zuma ties

JOHANNESBURG: Two brothers of South Africa’s beleaguered Gupta family have quietly left the country, a media report said today, amid growing calls for a probe into the Indian-origin business barons’

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Obama admits worst mistake of his presidency

President Barack Obama said the worst mistake of his presidency was a lack of planning for the aftermath of the 2011 toppling of Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi. “Probably failing to

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World Bank lowers regional growth forecast to 3,3 pct, says commodity price slump to continue

HARARE, April 12 (The Source) – The World Bank has revised downwards its growth forecast for Sub-Saharan Africa from 4.4 percent to 3.3 percent due to depressed commodity prices, but

Zimbabwean Government won’t ban social media but it will penalise those who abuse it

In a bit of news that will offer some relief to the WhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter fans, the government has said that it has no intentions of banning social media

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Hunger, power cuts in Zim, Zambia as Kariba runs dry

LAKE Kariba on the Zambezi River border between Zimbabwe and Zambia used to be dotted with hundreds of commercial fishing rigs, while local fishermen in small makeshift boats would catch