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Mass brawl breaks out in South African parliament ahead of Jacob Zuma speech
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/south-africa-latest-parliament-brawl-politicians-jacob-zuma-speech-riot-a7572436.html

A mass brawl broke out in the South African parliament between opposition politicians and security guards who dragged them out of the chamber.

The raucous scenes unfolded on national television after they tried to stop the country's President Jacob Zuma from making an address, denouncing as a "scoundrel" and "rotten to the core" because of corruption allegations and declaring him unfit for office.
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Cape Town: Southern comforts are the perfect intro to South Africa
http://www.independent.ie/life/travel/world/cape-town-southern-comforts-are-the-perfect-intro-to-south-africa-35415071.html

Trevor Noah, host of The Daily Show on Comedy Central, has joked that his native South Africa is not so much Africa, as Africa-lite. If so, then Cape Town is clearly South Africa-lite.
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Hundreds March in Cape Town Against Donald Trump
http://allafrica.com/stories/201701210296.html

Hundreds of people, mostly women, gathered at the South African Museum in Cape Town on Saturday. They marched through the Company's Garden to the front entrance to Parliament holding placards with signs like "A woman's place is in the revolution","Well-behaved women seldom make history" and "It's time for women to stop being politely angry".
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Interesting piece here about this new "Putin has sensitive compromising intel on Trump" debackle:

Everything you need to know about the Russian art of ‘kompromat’

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South Africa's Foreign Policy Has Been At Sixes and Sevens - Here's Why
http://allafrica.com/stories/201701100058.html

South Africa's notice to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC) has once again raised questions about the ethics of its foreign policy.

Responses to the move have highlighted inconsistencies and contradictions in what has been perceived as the country's ethical foreign policy.
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This woman has helped more than 4,500 disabled people get jobs
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Making-a-difference/2016/1222/This-woman-has-helped-more-than-4-500-disabled-people-get-jobs

When Shanti Raghavan’s brother started losing his sight, she began to learn about ways he could adjust. She then wanted to use that knowledge to assist others.

[livejournal.com profile] mahnmut, this must be the most rewarding job on Earth...
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Outrageous

Nov. 29th, 2016 06:57 pm
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‘After the beating’: Moroccan TV airs makeup tips for hiding domestic violence
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/11/28/after-the-beating-moroccan-tv-airs-makeup-tips-for-hiding-domestic-violence/

The makeup tutorial, aired Wednesday on Moroccan state television, instructed viewers how to use concealer to “camouflage the traces of violence against women,” spurring outrage on social media that prompted an apology from the channel. The segment was broadcast two days before the U.N. International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the Guardian reported.
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U.S. Experts Urge Trump to Engage Africa
http://allafrica.com/stories/201611180070.html

Top U.S experts who have advised Republican leaders on Africa are concerned about President-elect Donald J. Trump's failure to include any Africans, except Egypt’s ruler, in the first round of calls to foreign heads of state. Two of the advisors are urging Trump to pay attention to the continent, which they argue would serve American business and national security interests.
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How typically American. Just when the British do something incredibly stupid, America immediately out-dumbs them.

Still, I'm glad we South Africans have finally given up the first place in the Most Outrageous President ranking. Now Zuma is somewhere between Trump and Duarte.
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'Women will Lead Global Health'
http://allafrica.com/view/group/main/main/id/00046937.html

In a recent article John Flannery, President and CEO at GE Healthcare, predicts that the global healthcare industry will propel more women into leadership roles. He points out that currently "only 38% of the top global health jobs are held by woman. While women contribute $3 trillion to the global healthcare industry, nearly half of their work is unpaid." GE Healthcare is already working to improve maternal health in Africa and the developing world by empowering more midwives.
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South Africa to withdraw from war crimes court
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-37724724

South Africa has formally begun the process of withdrawing from the International Criminal Court (ICC), notifying the UN of its decision.

Very true

Oct. 11th, 2016 01:15 pm
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