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WATCH: Trump praises his military for dropping the biggest non-nuclear bomb in history

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. forces in Afghanistan on Thursday struck an Islamic State tunnel complex in eastern Afghanistan with “the mother of all bombs,” the largest non-nuclear weapon ever used in combat by the U.S. military, Pentagon officials said. The bomb, known officially as a GBU-43B, or massive ordnance air blast weapon, unleashes 11 tons […]

In The News South Africa

Parks Tau appointed to top UN body

JOHANNESBURG, April 13 (ANA) – The South African Local Government Association (Salga) has congratulated its president Parks Tau on his appointment to the United Nations (UN) high-level independent panel to oversee the effectiveness of the UN-Habitat. The UN-Habitat is a programme that promotes socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities. The United Nations’ panel announcement […]

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Mbeki Aids critic Professor Wainberg dies

JOHANNESBURG, April 13 – Former President of the International AIDS Society Professor Mark Wainberg, a fierce critic of former president Thabo Mbeki’s views on the pandemic, has died. “It is with deep regret that we at the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) and SECTION27 have learned of the passing of Professor Mark Wainberg,” the HIV/AIDS activist […]

Business In The News South Africa

Gigaba moves to assure local investors before leaving for US

CAPE TOWN, April 13 – Policy certainty, fiscal sustainability, inclusive growth and leadership stability remain the top priorities of Treasury, Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba told South African asset managers and investors on Thursday. Addressing them in Cape Town, Gigaba said Treasury felt it important to address their concerns ahead of next week’s International Monetary Fund […]