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  • 17 dead after protests in Cameroon English-speaking areas

    Cameroon's military is heavily deployed in the country's English-speaking regions and few people are on the streets after 17 people were killed over the weekend in protests in support of independence for some Anglophone regions...

    Tens of thousands of English-speaking Cameroonians hoisted flags on Sunday to show that they want independence from the country's French-speaking majority, defying security forces and bans for gathering in...

  • EU envoy at English Speaking Union

    Ambassador Jean-Francois Cautain delivered an eloquent talk at the English Speaking Union Pakistan (ESUP) at a dinner-reception at the residence of ESUP Islamabad president Khalid Malik...

    The topic for the evening was the role of the European Union in international cooperation, including with Pakistan...

  • Curfew in Cameroon’s English-speaking regions ahead of ‘independence’ anniversary

    YAOUNDE: Cameroon imposed a 48-hour curfew on its English-speaking regions a day ahead of the one-year anniversary of a symbolic “independence” declaration by anglophone separatists, officials said on Sunday...

    “The movement of people between areas in the northwest is banned for a period of 48 hours from Sunday, September 30 until Monday, October 1,” said Adolphe Lele Lafrique, governor of the largely English-speaking northwest...

  • Afghanistan should avoid speaking language of Pakistan's enemies: Nisar

    QUETTA: Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Saturday said the Afghan leadership should not speak in the language of Pakistan’s enemies since “the two brotherly countries had cordial relations...

    ”Addressing a press conference in Quetta, the interior minister said terrorist acts inside Pakistan were being planned and executed from Afghanistan, of which Pakistan had proof...

  • South African farmers jailed for forcing black man into coffin

    A South African judge on Friday handed down jail terms of 19 and 16 years to two white farmers who filmed themselves forcing a black man into a coffin and threatening to burn him alive...

    ”The judge added that it was not the first time that the men had forced someone into a coffin against their will, saying their behaviour “raised and fuelled racial tension” in South Africa...

  • South African union workers protest against corruption

    SOUTH Africa’s biggest union group held marches nationwide on Wednesday to protest what it alleges is chronic corruption fuelled by President Jacob Zuma and a prominent family of businessmen, reflecting public anger over a scandal that has ensnared several international companies...

    The protests by the Congress of South African Trade Unions in Johannesburg and other cities come amid a power struggle within the ruling African National...

  • South African players oppose idea of 4-day Tests

    CAPETOWN: On the day that two of South Africa’s leading Test cricketers voiced their strong opposition to the concept of four-day Tests, it has emerged that Cricket South Africa failed to properly consult with their players prior to scheduling a four-day match against Zimbabwe...

    On Monday (Oct 2), captain Faf du Plessis and opening batsman Dean Elgar both expressed their desire for five-day Tests to continue in the wake of South...

  • South African trio feast on Bangladesh bowlers

    POTCHEFSTROOM: Bangla­desh’s decision to bowl first on the opening day of the series backfired in a big way as South Africa cruised to 298-1 at stumps on the opening day of the first Test on Thursday...

    The South African batters pounced...

  • South African star cricketers Duminy, Parnell likely to play in PSL3: sources

    South African star players JP Duminy and Wayne Parnell have consented to play in the third edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL3), sources said on Friday...

    With the PSL draft expected mid-October, as both Peshawar Zalmi and Lahore Qalandars will be busy with the South African Global Twenty20 league November onwards, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is in talks with other prominent South African players in this regard as well...

  • Govt to contest South African anti-dumping duties on cement

    ISLAMABAD: The government is working on two options to challenge South African anti-dumping duties on Pakistan’s exports of cement...

    “We are analysing the detailed report of International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (ITAC) to determine our course of action,” an official of the Pakistan National Tariff Commission (NTC) told Dawn on Friday...

  • Al Qaeda frees South African hostage after six years

    A South African man abducted from his hotel and held hostage by Al Qaeda in Mali since 2011 has been freed unscathed, his country's foreign ministry said on Thursday...

    McGown has returned to South Africa and been reunited with his family, foreign ministry official Clayson Monyela told AFP...

  • ANC faces tough test in South African local elections

    JOHANNESBURG: South Africans vote on Wednesday in municipal elections widely seen as a referendum on President Jacob Zuma, with the stalling economy overshadowing progress made since the end of apartheid...

    Zuma’s African National Congress (ANC), which controls the majority of the 278 municipalities, has been weakened by graft scandals and growing public discontent since it led the fight that ended white-minority rule in 1994...

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