Police hunt gunmen who killed at least 15 in Soweto bar shooting
13 July 2022 | 5:03 am
People in Soweto accuse authorities of not doing enough to protect them after 15 people are gunned down in an attack on a bar in the South African township. In Nigeria, the presidential candidate for the ruling party picks a Muslim senator as his running mate. Lastly, faced with surging global energy prices because of the war in Ukraine, more Tunisian entrepreneurs are looking for green energy alternatives.
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South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa was forced this week to cancel a trip to Davos by an escalating energy crisis that is inflicting rolling blackouts on the continent’s most developed economy.
Police have carried out new raids as part of their probe into the storming of government buildings. President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has reiterated that his predecessor prepared the attacks as part of a coup attempt.
A series of raids have resulted in the arrest of 25 alleged members of a trafficking ring that forced Chinese women into sex work in Europe.
The government will remove regulatory hurdles to invest in new electricity infrastructure. Loadshedding has almost brought South Africa's economic growth to a standstill.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has declared a national "state of disaster" over the country's rolling power shortages. Energy provider Eskom says its ageing coal-fired power plants cannot keep up with demand and it's been imposing scheduled cuts. The blackouts are weighing on business activity and South Africa's economic growth.
Tunisian police arrested two political activists and a businessman amid growing concerns over political freedoms in the country.
Pretoria's Western allies are upset by South Africa hosting upcoming joint naval exercises with Russia and China. Historical ties between Moscow and the ruling ANC may explain President Ramaphosa's stance.
Most German police departments reported comparatively calm carnival festivities overnight on Thursday. But five police officers were injured in Trier as a group of about 40 people attacked them with makeshift weapons.
A group of former Memphis police officers who face second-degree murder and other charges have pleaded not guilty. The five are standing trial over the violent arrest and death of young Black man Tyre Nichols.
South Africa has begun military exercises with both China and Russia as part of a routine army drill. The joint training has drawn immense criticism from the West, coming nearly one year on from the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
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