Ethiopia frees opposition leader jailed in 2015: Ethiopia freed a senior opposition leader on Wednesday, advancing efforts to calm political turmoil following violence and mass protests that shook the country in 2015 and 2016. Merera Gudina, leader of the Oromo Federalist Congress party, was arrested in late 2015 shortly after a trip to Brussels where he addressed members of the European Parliament
Lewis, UFO merger gets nod: AFTER deliberations, the Lewis Stores and United Furniture Outlets have been given the green light to merge. The merger was approved by the regulators at the Competition Tribunal said yesterday. The matter was heard recently allowing for further submissions to be made by the merging parties following representations made by the South African Commercial Catering
SA’s net wealth upturn: THERE’S some good news for South African households as net wealth breaks its declining trend in the third quarter of 2017, a new reports shows. Following six consecutive quarters of negative year over year growth, the real value of South African households’ net wealth increased strongly in the third quarter of last year (Q3 2017).
Tough but enviable choices for Downs coach: THE excitement of welcoming signings may suit Mamelodi Sundowns fans, but for Pitso Mosimane the new additions come with a whole new headache. With everyone expecting players such as Jeremy Brockie, Aubrey Ngoma, Siyabonga Zulu and Gaston Sirino to be the new brooms that will sweep all before them, players at Sundowns will be looking
Ngidi turned to world’s best for advice on debut: PROTEAS new kid on the block Lungi Ngidi has explained how fellow fast bowler Kagiso Rabada helped him settle his nerves during his Test debut against India at SuperSport Park in Centurion. Ngidi introduced himself in style by taking seven wickets to help South Africa to a 135-run victory and to clinch the series 2-0
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