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HOT PURSUIT: Former Portuguese Prime Minister Sócrates To Stand Trial For Money Laundering

HOT PURSUIT: Former Portuguese Prime Minister Sócrates To Stand Trial For Money Laundering

LISBON-SHIFTMEDIA- A Portuguese court has cleared the way for former prime minister José Sócrates to stand trial for money laundering and falsifying documents, but cleared him of corruption charges in the years-long case. Sócrates is…

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TIGHT: Saudi Says Only Immunised Pilgrims To Access Mecca

TIGHT: Saudi Says Only Immunised Pilgrims To Access Mecca

By Our Reporter RIYAD-SHIFTMEDIA- Saudi Arabia authorities said Monday only people immunized against Covid-19 will be allowed to perform the year-round umrah pilgrimage from the start of Ramadan, the holy fasting month for Muslims. The…

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HORROWING: Disease Stalks Villages, As Lesotho Sells Water To South Africa

HORROWING: Disease Stalks Villages, As Lesotho Sells Water To South Africa

MASERU-SHIFTMEDIA- Communities living within sight of Lesotho’s two biggest dams endure a daily struggle to access safe water because the “white gold” they can see, but cannot reach, is destined for neighbouring South Africa. The…

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REDLINE: Egypt Warns Against Touching Nile Water

REDLINE: Egypt Warns Against Touching Nile Water

ISMAILIA, Egypt-SHIFTMEDIA- Egypt’s president said Tuesday his country’s share of the Nile River’s waters are “untouchable” in a stark warning apparently to Ethiopia, which is building a giant dam on the Nile’s main tributary. The…

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NO BEER: South Africa Bans Liquor Sales During Easter Holidays

NO BEER: South Africa Bans Liquor Sales During Easter Holidays

By SMN Reporter JOHANNESBURG-SHIFTMEDIA- South Africans will not enjoy beer during the forthcoming Easter Holidays after President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that off-site liquor sales would be banned from Good Friday until next Monday (Family Day). Ramaphosa…

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DEAD: Former Madagascar President Ratsiraka Passes On Aged 84

DEAD: Former Madagascar President Ratsiraka Passes On Aged 84

By SMN REPORTER MADAGASCAR-SHIFTMEDIA- A sombre mood hangs in Antananarivo following the demise of former President Didier Ratsiraka. Ratsiraka, a naval officer nicknamed the “Red Admiral” for his socialist policies, died on Sunday morning aged 84,…

Crime
INSANITY: Jealous Husband Who Strangled Wife To Death Acquitted By Court

INSANITY: Jealous Husband Who Strangled Wife To Death Acquitted By Court

JERUSALEM-SHIFTMEDIA– A 53-year-old man who strangled his wife due to jealousy and lack of a job due to Covid 19 has been acquitted by a  court in Beersheba. The court found Scotty Newman guilty of…

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LEADING BY EXAMPLE: Zim President Mnangagwa Gets First Covid-19 Jab

LEADING BY EXAMPLE: Zim President Mnangagwa Gets First Covid-19 Jab

VICTORIA FALLS- SHIFTMEDIA– Zimbabwe President Mnangagwa has received his first Covid-19 jab at with a call to the nation to shun conspiracy theories and get vaccinated for the country to return to normalcy. Officially launching the…

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CHAOS: Congo Election Marred In turmoil After Opposition Candidate Hospitalised With COVID-19

CHAOS: Congo Election Marred In turmoil After Opposition Candidate Hospitalised With COVID-19

CONGO- SHIFTMEDIA- The leading opposition presidential candidate in the Republic of Congo was receiving oxygen at a private hospital after being diagnosed with COVID-19, a family member said, casting Sunday’s election into doubt on the…

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BLACKOUT: Internet Goes Off As Congo Votes, Sassou Nguesso Set To Win

BLACKOUT: Internet Goes Off As Congo Votes, Sassou Nguesso Set To Win

BRAZZAVILLE –SHIFTMEDIA–  The Republic of Congo voted on Sunday in a presidential election boycotted by the main opposition and attacked by critics as tilted towards veteran leader Denis Sassou Nguesso. Access to the internet and…