Daily Archives: April 1, 2015

News in Brief 01 April 2015 (PM)

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Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus, Syria. UN Photo

“Extreme” concern for refugees in Yarmouk due to “fierce fighting”

The UN Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA) says it is extremely concerned about the safety and protection …

Yemen FM urges ground op, says raids to eve…

NNA – Yemen’s foreign minister called Wednesday for a Saudi-led military coalition targeting Shiite rebels in his country to send ground troops.

“Yes I’m calling for this (ground forces) because I think at some stage air strikes will be ineffective,” …

A Human Rights Catastrophe is Unfolding in Yemen

A human rights catastrophe is unfolding in Yemen and no one is prepared to stop it.

In the last two weeks, violence and instability in Yemen has metastasized at an alarming rate. Each day brings more grim news of civilian …

DA Delivers Memorandum Opposing Eskom’s 25.3 Percent Tariff Hike Request [press release]

The following remarks were delivered by DA Parliamentary Leader, Mmusi Maimane MP, outside the Public Enterprise Ministry in Pretoria today, where the DA submitted demands for addressing the exorbitant electricity tariff increases requested by Eskom. Maimane was joined by Shadow …

Presidency Receives Marikana Report

The Presidency has confirmed that it has received the report from the Farlam Commission of Inquiry.

“President Zuma is currently in Algeria on a state visit and will prioritise the consideration of the report on his return,” the Presidency said …