Archive for January 1st, 2019

WGVS: World’s Greatest Videos announces $1,000,000 USD* grand prize for 2019

| January 1, 2019

Global community members upload, vote on, follow and share videos; compete for 6,500+ annual prizes

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS – New Year’s Eve celebrations are always memorable; however, this year’s celebration will prove momentous for WGVS: World’s Greatest Videos ™. After …

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SOUTH AFRICA: MINISTER CAUTIONS AGAINST RACIAL PROFILING FOLLOWING CLIFTON BEACH INCIDENT

| January 1, 2019

PRETORIA, Environmental Affairs Minister Nomvula Mokonyane has cautioned against discriminatory practices at beaches across the country.

This follows reports of alleged interference and racial profiling of beachgoers who were removed from Clifton beach in Cape Town by private security firms.…

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SOUTH AFRICAN AMONG SUSPECTD JIHADIST LEADERS IN MOZAMBIQUE

| January 1, 2019

MAPUTO, Mozambican prosecutors named a South African and two Tanzanians among leaders of a jihadist group operating in the northern gas-rich region, saying the group wants to create an independent state.

Jihadist fighters have terrorised remote communities in the gas-rich …

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Sudan’s President Orders Investigation Amid Protests

| January 1, 2019

CAIRO Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir has ordered an investigation into "recent events" after two weeks of violent protests against his 29-year autocratic rule, as he seeks to placate popular anger over worsening economic conditions.

The state news agency reported late …

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UN Envoy Ordered to Leave Somalia

| January 1, 2019

Nicholas Haysom, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Somalia, has been asked by the Somalia government to leave the country.

"The decision came after the highest U.N. diplomat in Somalia violated the agency's standards and the international diplomatic …

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