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July 22, 2021

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How ‘equity’ ideology plunged South Africa into inequality and chaos

NYPost
sahmarinyp Van Wyksdorp, South Africa – As South Africa erupted into chaos, my thoughts turned to the United States — a great country brought low by the same toxic and demented racial politics that set afire my homeland last week. As I write, shell-shocked South Africans are trying to muster......

South Africa Zuma riots: What’s behind the violence and looting?

BBC
Referencing a number of senior sources from inside the ruling African National Congress (ANC) and intelligence services, Haffajee has sketched an outline of that strategy – from the burning of transport trucks in KwaZulu-Natal seen in the early days of the insurrection, to the blocking of key routes from the......

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, Haiti Investigation, South Africa Unrest : Up First

NPR
NPR In an interview with NPR, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen says the child tax credit under the American Rescue Plan should be made permanent. Also, Haiti is preparing for a state funeral following the assassination of its president little more than a week ago as the investigation continues. And, South......

South Africa riots: What’s happening and why?

BBC
Dozens of people have died in oubreaks of looting and rioting in parts of South Africa. Shopping centres and businesses in the Gauteng and Kwazulu-Natal provinces have been ransacked. The violence followed the jailing of former President Jacob Zuma last week. Police are over-stretched and the military has been deployed......

Violence spreads in South Africa as grievances boil over

Reuters
Jailing of ex-president Zuma triggered initial protests Violence has broadened into protest over social injustice Up to 30 killed so far in unrest – police minister Troops move in to flashpoints to help outnumbered police Shops, government buildings shut amid widespread looting JOHANNESBURG, July 13 (Reuters) – Protesters clashed with......

South Africa violence spreads to Johannesburg in wake of Zuma jailing

Reuters
JOHANNESBURG, July 11 (Reuters) – Shops were looted overnight, a section of highway was closed and stick-wielding protesters marched through Johannesburg on Sunday, as sporadic violence following the jailing of former South African President Jacob Zuma spread. The unrest had mainly been concentrated in Zuma’s home province of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN),......

Q&A: Siya Kolisi on Rugby, Race and What’s Next for South Africa

New York Times
Joe Ritchie South Africa’s national rugby union team, the Springboks, won the World Cup back on Nov. 2, 2019. The Springboks’ first Black captain, Siya Kolisi, lifted the Webb Ellis trophy and the spirits of his nation, and there was widespread optimism that the most diverse South Africa rugby team......

Africa suffers worst surge in Covid cases as delta variant spurs third wave of pandemic

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Tunisian municipality employees seen carrying a casket of a COVID-19 victim at the regional hospital during the coronavirus infections. Jdidi Wassim | SOPA Images | LightRocket | Getty Images Africa, where less than 2% of the population is vaccinated against......

Africa marks its ‘worst pandemic week’ yet, with cases surging and vaccine scarce, the W.H.O. says.

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Africa has just had its “worst pandemic week ever,” the World Health Organization said on Thursday. The continent is short of vaccines, and the virus is sickening its young people and overwhelming its already fragile health care systems.......

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