SOCIETE | SOCIETY

22-Mar-2022 to 12:12

S/Africa: ‘Let’s welcome those who gave us shelter’, says president

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — President Cyril Ramaphosa has urged South Africans to welcome fellow Africans because they “gave us shelter” during the liberation struggle for freedom from apartheid.

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21-Mar-2022 to 13:29

S/African opposition wants Human Rights Day renamed

APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — South Africa’s second opposition party, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), said the country’s Human Rights Day should be renamed as “Sharpeville Day” in honour of the 69 men and women who lost their lives some 63 years ago in Soweto.

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21-Mar-2022 to 12:12

S/Africans urged to promote social cohesion, shared national identity

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africans should observe Human Rights Day as “a time to foster greater social cohesion, nation building and a shared national identity” countrywide, Cabinet said on Monday.

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15-Mar-2022 to 14:18

Cote d'Ivoire in drive to prevent identity-based withdrawal

APA - Abidjan (Cote d’Ivoire) — The Ivorian government is holding a workshop from March 16 to 18, 2022 in Grand Bassam on strategic reflection on inter-communal dialogue.

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15-Mar-2022 to 14:10

Mali: Rights watchdog denounces new “wave of executions”

APA - Dakar (Senegal) — A Human Rights Watch (HRW) report blames the Malian Armed Forces (FAM) and jihadist groups for a fresh “wave of executions”.

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14-Mar-2022 to 13:35

Kenyatta mourns Kenyan tycoon

APA-Nairobi (Kenya) — President Uhuru Kenyatta has condoled with the family of Kiambu businessman Francis Mwaura Ngugi who died on Sunday.

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03-Mar-2022 to 09:06

S/Africa: Court to decide on criminalisation of cannabis use by children

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africa’s Constitutional Court is on Thursday expected to make a ruling on whether it is a criminal offence for children to possess or use cannabis.

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