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Sat,21Jul2018

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Nana Aba Anamoah: In defense of the truth

File Photo©ReutersIn an internet world where our lives play in front of everyone's mirror, information is proving itself as an out-of-control, feral reflection accessible by all. A click is all it takes to make or break. Yet many continue to downplay the dangers of the ever-blurring line between public and private, like popular Ghanaian journalist and news anchor, Nana Aba Anamoah, who appears to have paid a price that has divided the internet community.

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“They have their own people they want to blame”

Anyone who still thinks that corruption takes place between the frontiers of the public and private space and between a 'private' actor who is assumed to be clean or a victim, and a 'public' official who is assumed to be inevitably pressing for a kickback, is a deluded liberal. Where are these individualized and sacrosanct frontiers in the power structure of South African society and polity? Please someone show me one.

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Clock ticking for Nigeria's Buhari

altThere was no blitz. The days of waiting for President Muhammadu Buhari extended into weeks.

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Nigeria, Arsenal: Cruel to optimists

File photo©ReutersAfter 13 defeats, Arsène Wenger finally beat his man. The 1-0 defeat of José Mourinho's Chelsea marked a particularly welcome milestone in Arsenal's progress.

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Copyright, an intellectual liberation

South African winemakers should smell the rooibos and protect their geographical uniqueness. Photo©René Mattes/Hemis.frIt is too late for Ethiopia – which takes credit for the discovery of the caffeinated red beans in its highlands a thousand years ago – to patent the invention of coffee, but it is now doing the next best thing.

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Justice must cut both ways

Patrick Smith

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma and Sudan's Omar al-Bashir.Photo©ReutersThe fate of Darfur highlights the short attention span that has stymied the International Criminal Court (ICC).

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