South Africa: Court Case of The Mafioso, the Ex-Mandela Cop and the ‘Malicious’ Police

[News24Wire] Details about decades-old investigations into top police officers, mafioso Vito Palazzolo, and the “malicious” treatment of the then-head of former president Nelson Mandela’s investigative unit, are expected to emerge in a sensational court case.

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Saudi Arabia adopts the Gregorian calendar

THE kingdom presented its shift from the Islamic to the Gregorian calendar as a leap into modernity. In April the dynamic deputy crown prince of Saudi Arabia, Muhammad bin Salman, chose to call his transformation plan Vision 2030, not Vision 1451 after the corresponding Islamic year as traditionalists might have preferred. Recently his cabinet declared that the administration is adopting a solar calendar in place of the old lunar one

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Africa: Beyond Rhetoric – UN Member States Start Work On Global Goals

[IPS] United Nations -UN member states “are going beyond rhetoric and earnestly working to achieve real progress” towards the Sustainable Goals, the members of the Group of 77 and China said in a ministerial statement delivered here on 18 July.

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Africa: ‘Highly Influential’ Scientists Still Rare in the Developing World

[SciDev.Net]The latest list of the world’s most highly cited researchers features few scientists based in developing countries – and none from Africa outside South Africa – exposing the North-South divide and raising questions on how the impact of science is measured.

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