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President Cyril Ramaphosa will officially open the annual 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children (16 Days Campaign) on Monday 25 November 2019. This year’s campaign is themed “Enough is Enough: 365 days to end Gender-Based Violence and Femicide (GBVF)” and the launch will take place in Lephalale Local Municipality, Waterberg […]

  Boasting a marquee career that includes countless global anthems, a cult-like following across the continent, tours and a handful of accolades, musician Busiswa Gqulu’s story is set to shake the world with the premiere of her powerful biographical documentary. Narrated by Her Majesty herself, ‘Busiswa: An Unbreakable Story’ takes us on a journey back in […]

By Lungelo Ndhlovu FILABUSI, Zimbabwe, Nov 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Under the blazing sun, a group of men use picks and shovels to dig up a bushy patch of land outside Zimbabwe’s second-largest city, stopping every few seconds to scan the soil for signs of gold. The 13 men, led by one carrying a […]

By Daniel Trotta NEW YORK, Nov 21 (Reuters) – Layleen Cubilette-Polanco had experienced some rough patches in her 27 years but had tried to change course, seeking to switch out of previous jobs as a go-go dancer and sex worker for employment in places like McDonald’s and Walgreens, her sister said. She never completed that […]

  By Oscar Lopez MEXICO CITY, Nov 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Country rapper Lil Nas X on Wednesday became the first openly gay rap artist to be nominated in top categories at the Grammy Awards, the highest honours in the music industry. The 20-year-old rapper, who came out as gay in June, scored nods […]

  MADRID, Nov 21 (Reuters) – Two men serving 15-year jail sentences for gang-raping a teenager at a bull-running festival in Spain in 2016 have been handed further prison sentences for filming the assault. The court in Navarra said that the two men were sentenced to three years and three months in prison for recording […]

A demonstrator holds a Wiphala flag in front of soldiers blocking a street in downtown La Paz, Bolivia, on Friday, November 15, 2019.  © 2019 AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko (New York) – Bolivian authorities should repeal a November 15, 2019 decree granting the military overly broad discretion to use force, and stop harassing independent journalists and government opponents, Human […]

Police vehicles are seen in central Cairo as protesters gather shouting anti-government slogans in Cairo, Egypt September 21, 2019.  © Reuters/Mohamed Abd El Ghany (Beirut) – Egyptian authorities have carried out arrests, house raids, interrogations, and travel bans against dozens of relatives of dissidents who live abroad, apparently in reprisal for their activism, Human Rights Watch said […]

Below are the following tips to help empower bank clients. Confidential and personal information Do’s: Use strong passwords for all your accounts. Change your password regularly and never share them with anyone else. Store personal and financial documentation safely. Always lock it away. Keep PIN numbers and passwords confidential. Verify all requests for personal information […]

“Egoli!” was the welcoming cry that boomed across Sandton’s Nelson Mandela Square, uttered by special guest Nomzamo Mbatha as she strode down the carpet during the powerful opening performance that kicked off the Joburg Film Festival last night (19 November) The six-day festival of cinematic excellence saw celebrities and VIP’s flock into the mammoth structure […]

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