After taking Afrin, Turkey looks for new targets in Syria

FOR President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the timing of Turkey’s victory in the Afrin region of northern Syria could not have been better. After a two-month offensive against Kurdish militants, Turkish troops took control of the enclave’s main town on March 17th. The next day Turkey celebrated the anniversary of the battle of Gallipoli, the only big Ottoman victory of the first world war.

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Tanzania’s rogue president

A BIT like President Donald Trump, Tanzania’s president, John Magufuli, likes to fire employees on television. In November Mr Magafuli used a live broadcast from a small town in the north of the country summarily to dismiss two officials after they failed to remember instantly details in their budgets.

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South Africa:Cape Town Water Crisis – Extra Boreholes for Groote Schuur Hospital

[News24Wire] Drilling has started near Cape Town’s Hospital Bend to find extra borehole water for Groote Schuur Hospital in case Day Zero is declared, the Western Cape’s Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) said on Wednesday.

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South Africa:Former Acting Police Boss Phahlane to Be Charged With Corruption

[News24Wire] Former acting police commissioner Lieutenant General Khomotso Phahlane, his wife and a car dealer are expected to hand themselves in to the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) tomorrow morning to be charged with corruption.

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