Author: VM Reporter

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The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has welcomed the adoption of a Protocol by the African Union (AU) Assembly of States to eradicate statelessness and advance inclusion for millions of stateless people on the continent. The Protocol to the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights Relating to the Specific Aspects…

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The announcement by Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana that the government plans to tap into foreign exchange account to reduce debt service costs confirms the ANC’s inability to effectively manage finances, Xiluva President Bongani Baloyi said on Wednesday. This decision, announced by the finance minister during the tabling of the 2024…

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The health sector is expected to receive an allocation of R848 billion over the Medium-Term Expenditure Framework with at least R1.4 billion directed to the National Health Insurance (NHI). This was announced by Minister Enoch Godongwana during the 2024 Budget Speech on Wednesday. “These allocations include R11.6 billion to address…

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The Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) has welcomed the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa setting the 2024 National and Provincial Elections date for 29 May. “This pronouncement of the Election Date provides an unambiguous motivation for the Commission to pull out all the stops in the intensification of preparations…

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President of African Transformation Movement (ATM) Vuyo Zungula has written a letter to Ebrahim Patel, requesting the Minister of Trade and Industry to recuse himself from the tender process of awarding the new lottery license. This, after what he called shocking revelations by a whistleblower were brought forward to the…

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Producer, director and actor Novi Brown will speak at the Global Black Impact Summit (GBIS) taking place on 27 February in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Brown currently stars as Sabrina Hollins in the hit-BET comedy-drama series, Sistas and is a strong advocate for enhancing inclusivity in the film and beauty…

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Alleged rights violations against Palestinian women and girls in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank must be investigated, a group of experts appointed by the UN Human Rights Council said on Monday. Palestinian women and girls have reportedly been arbitrarily executed in Gaza, often together with family members, including…

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At least 25 million people are struggling with soaring rates of hunger and malnutrition as the crisis in Sudan sends shockwaves around the region, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) warned on Monday. Thousands of families are being displaced and forced across borders into Chad and South Sudan each week,…

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Africa will account for eleven of the world’s 20 fastest-growing economies in 2024, the African Development Bank (AfDB) said in its latest Macroeconomic Performance and Outlook (MEO) of the continent released on Friday. Overall, real gross domestic product (GDP) growth for the continent is expected to average 3.8% and 4.2%…

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The recent withdrawal of three founding members of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) was a watershed moment. The tension between Mali, Burkina Faso, and Niger – all states that have succumbed to military coups – and the West African politico-economic bloc justifies a growing consensus among academics.…

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