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More than 1,000 die in haj amid scorching temperatures

More than 1,000 die in haj amid scorching temperatures

MORE than 1,000 people died during haj this year, according to a Reuters tally, as extreme heat hammered the nearly two million who took part in the annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca. Most of the dead were Egyptians. Security and medical sources ...
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Death toll rises to 20 after gunmen attack Russia’s Dagestan

Death toll rises to 20 after gunmen attack Russia’s Dagestan

THE death toll from a series of brazen attacks on churches and synagogues in Russia's mainly Muslim region of Dagestan rose to 20 after gunmen went on the rampage in coordinated attacks in two of the republic's most important cities. Gunmen with ...
Road to Paris: Can Kenya’s marathon stars rewrite history at the Paris Olympics?

Road to Paris: Can Kenya’s marathon stars rewrite history at the Paris Olympics?

KENYA'S Olympic squad for Paris, announced in May, boasts a star-studded lineup led by Olympic champions Eliud Kipchoge and Peres Jepchirchir. This team of marathon elites has the potential to carve out new chapters in Kenya's illustrious Olympic hi...
Ghana’s debt restructuring takes another step forward

Ghana’s debt restructuring takes another step forward

GHANA'S long-running debt restructuring took another step towards the finish line after the government said it struck an agreement in principle on a debt rework with holders of some $13 billion of international bonds. Below is a condensed timelin...
Goema superstar: how composer Mac McKenzie reshaped the sound of Cape Town

Goema superstar: how composer Mac McKenzie reshaped the sound of Cape Town

GERALD “Mac” McKenzie passed away on 29 April 2024. He will be remembered as a renegade spirit and innovator in South African music. The composer and bassist changed Cape Town’s goema music tradition forever. Growing up in the city’s carnival cultur...
Nigeria’s national anthem change was a tactic to distract attention from the country’s real problems – political analyst

Nigeria’s national anthem change was a tactic to distract attention from the country’s real problems – political analyst

A year into his administration, Nigeria’s President Bola Ahmed Tinubu signed the National Anthem Bill into law, replacing an anthem adopted in 1978 with its predecessor. The decision generated debate among Nigerians, some of whom felt it did not ran...

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“Today, I make a solemn commitment to be a president for all South Africans, to defend our Constitution and protect our democracy”

“Today, I make a solemn commitment to be a president for all South Africans, to defend our Constitution and protect our democracy”

TODAY, we gather under this vast Highveld sky at the seat of our government, the Union Buildings, to witness before all South Africans and our honour...
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