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[pretoria] - Second Arab Cultural Week had much fanfare

The event is being held to celebrate the centenary of Nelson Mandela and Jerusalem, or Al-Quds, following the city’s designation as the permanent capital of Arab Culture.

The event is being co-hosted by the League of Arab States and the South African government.

Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa …

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[pretoria] - Donald Trump’s army threat to migrants

Despite raising Trump’s ire, thousands of Central American men, women and children seeking to escape violence, poverty and government corruption in their home countries continued their journey toward the distant US border.

Under a full moon early yesterday, they walked from Mapastepec, close to the Guatemala border in southern …

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[pretoria] - CIA boss hears recording of journo’s killing

The killing of Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist and a critic of Saudi Arabia’s de facto ruler, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, has sparked global condemnation and mushroomed into a major crisis for the world’s top oil exporter.

Saudi Arabia first denied any role in Khashoggi’s disappearance …

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[pretoria] - Will it be a Soweto derby or drawby?

Both sets of coaches have conceded that it will be difficult to outsmart each other tactically - and if you consider just how many Soweto derbies have ended in draws over the last few meetings, there is evidence of this. But there are elements that can decide tomorrow’s fixture, and …

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[pretoria] - Parcel bomb also sent to Robert De Niro

Yesterday, a New York City police bomb squad recovered a suspicious package addressed to actor Robert de Niro, who has been critical of President Donald Trump. Investigators said it contained a similar device as those sent to Democratic figures and CNN.

None of the seven bombs detonated and no one …

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[pretoria] - Hamilton heading for Mexican coronation

The Mercedes driver will want to do it with rather more determination and style this time, however, even if he is still publicly taking nothing for granted and warning against complacency.

Last time, the Briton - now 70 points clear of Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel with three rounds remaining - finished ninth …

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[pretoria] - WATCH: Solly Msimanga officially reopens revamped Church Square

Pretoria - Tshwane mayor Solly Msimanga this morning officially reopened the revamped Church Square after a lengthy regeneration process.

The revamped Church Square took two years to complete and came at a cost of R28 million.

Msimanga was joined by Roads and Transport MMC Sheila Senkubuge and her MEC counterpart Ismail …

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[pretoria] - 140-year history of Diamond Fields Advertiser

Kimberley’s daily newspaper is 20 years older than its sibling title the Pretoria News, but the ties run far deeper.

Vere Stent, the Pretoria News’ legendary editor (1906-1930), worked at the DFA, as it is best known, twice on either side of being a war correspondent during the South …

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[pretoria] - Second Arab Cultural Week kicks off with much fanfare

The event is being held to celebrate the centenary of Nelson Mandela and Jerusalem, or Al-Quds, following the city’s designation as the permanent capital of Arab Culture.

The event is being co-hosted by the League of Arab States and the South African government.

Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa …

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[pretoria] - #BlackFriday bargains set to hit the shelves again

South Africa, like some other countries, has adopted “Black Friday”, the informal name for the day following Thanksgiving in the US, the fourth Thursday of November, which is regarded as the beginning of the country’s Christmas shopping season.

GfK South Africa's commercial head for market insights, Kali Moahloli, said …

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