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EU leaders grant Ukraine and Moldova candidate status
Europe · Brussels

EU leaders grant Ukraine and Moldova candidate status

44% Center coverage: 116 sources
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy tweeted his gratitude. The EU also gave candidate status to the tiny country of Moldova. Ukraine applied for membership less than a week after Moscow invaded on Feb. 24. Ukraine will have to curb entrenched government corruption and adopt other reforms.See the Story
Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall reportedly to divorce
Europe · New York

Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall reportedly to divorce

44% Left coverage: 57 sources
Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall are divorcing after six years of marriage. The 91-year-old media mogul tied the knot in March 2016. This will be Hall's first divorce; she dated Mick Jagger for over two decades until they split in 1999. She shares four children with the Rolling Stones frontman. The billionaire, whose net worth is an estimated $17.7billion according to Forbes, has built a sprawling media empire around the globe. The separation is unlikely to alter the ownership structure of businesses he holds stakes in. Mr Murdoch's News Corporation empire controls major outlets including Fox News and the Wall Street Journal in the US and The Sun and The Times in the UK.See the Story
South Africa confirms first monkeypox case, not linked to travel
World Health Organization · Johannesburg

South Africa confirms first monkeypox case, not linked to travel

54% Center coverage: 26 sources
North Carolina has become the 23rd state to have a positive case of monkeypox. Since May, 156 cases have been identified in the United States. The virus is a rare, but potentially serious illness that typically involves flu-like symptoms. The North Carolina patient is currently isolating at home.See the Story

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Africa · Sandton

WRAP | Zuma to challenge Zondo Report, plans to go to JSC | News24

Coverage: 4 sources
Nhlanhla Nene says those who attack the rule of law in South Africa do so because they are "on the wrong side" of it. The Jacob Zuma Foundation will hold a media briefing to respond to the state capture report after it was issued by Chief Justice Raymond Zondo earlier this week. Zuma, who is heavily implicated in the report, is expected to announce the actions he will be taking going forward.See the Story
Budapest · Budapest

ONE final medal chance for Team SA at FINA World Championships

Coverage: 2 sources
Katie Ledecky becomes first swimmer to take gold at five consecutive World Championships in the same event. Sarah Sj�str�m of Sweden closes in on Michael Phelps' record for most individual medals won at the World Championships. Australia set a new world record in the mixed 4x100m freestyle relay in 3:1938.See the Story
Cyril Ramaphosa

Mantashe on Phala Phala farm saga: 'The president has not stolen resources'

100% Center coverage: 2 sources
ANC national chairperson Gwede Mantashe has cautioned those calling for President Cyril Ramaphosa to resign following the Phala Phala saga. He said action should only be taken when wrongdoing emerges from law enforcement probes. The mineral resources minister has previously shielded the president from calls within the ANC for him to step aside.See the Story

N2 accident: 19 people injured in 13 vehicle pile-up in KZN

Coverage: 2 sources
KZN Private Ambulance Service responded to a 13-vehicle collision on the N2 South Bound at Esperanza. 19 patients had sustained injuries ranging from serious to minor. A 35-year-old man was critically injured after being struck down by a truck on Agnew Road in Carletonville.See the Story
Ukraine · Ukraine

Ukraine war: Latest news

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
Russia says up to 80 Polish fighters killed in strikes on zinc factory. Ukraine says it suffered bombardment from Belarus, a Russian ally. Russia trying to drag Belarus into war, says Ukraine's intelligence service. Ukrainian forces preparing to retreat from strategic city of Severodonetsk. BRICS group of nations backs talks between Moscow and Kyiv.See the Story
Africa · South Africa

Two men arrested for kidnapping and murdering North West couple, body parts of woman missing

100% Center coverage: 2 sources
North West police and the Randfontein Flying Squad arrested two suspects on Thursday for kidnapping, murdering and carjacking a couple. The couple police had identified as Macdonald Stevens,48, and his girlfriend, Baitibadi Maduna,42, were reported missing last week. The suspects are expected to appear in Molopo Magistrate's Court, Mmabatho on Monday.See the Story

Who killed Al Jazeera journalist? UN finds out

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
Shireen Abu Akleh was killed on 11 May while covering an Israeli army operation in Jenin camp in the northern West Bank. The UN Human Rights Office has concluded its own independent monitoring into the incident. Israel swiftly branding the UN's findings unfounded. The official Palestinian investigation found that the Qatari television channel's star reporter was killed after being hit by a bullet just below her helmet.See the Story
Ukraine · Ukraine

'Humanitarian assistance': BRICS nations call for Ukraine-Russia talks

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa have abstained from voting on a UN resolution condemning Russia's invasion of Ukraine. President Vladimir Putin has urged them to snub Western countries appalled by the attack on a European neighbour. China and India have attempted to stay above the fray, wary of damaging strong military and commercial links with Moscow.See the Story
Jacob Zuma · South Africa

Former President Jacob Zuma calls graft report 'unlawful' and 'irrational'

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
Zuma plans to challenge sections of the report, a product of a marathon four-year probe into what is known as state capture. Zuma set up the special probe panel himself, after a damning report by the national ombudswoman about corruption at state enterprises forced his hand. President Cyril Ramaphosa estimates the corruption cost the country more than $30 billion (about R474 billion)See the Story
Mpumalanga · Mpumalanga

Mpumalanga man DROWNS after getting into river to pray with pastor

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
A 43-year-old man who had gone to a river stream with a pastor to pray has drowned. The incident is said to have occurred in Kriel on 13 June 2022. The victim has been identified as Eric Tshifhiwa Phaswane. SAPS Mpumalanga said the matter had been reported to them at the time but that efforts to retrieve his body didn't yield any results.See the Story

Mob boss 'The Nose' sentenced to life in prison over contract killings

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
Willem Holleeder, 64, was originally convicted and sentenced in 2019 after a trial in which his own sisters testified against him. He became a minor celebrity following the abduction of beer heir Freddy Heineken in 1983. His own sisters gave testimony against him during his trial, despite threats to their own safety. In scenes reminiscent of Hollywood mob movies The Godfather and Goodfellas, he ordered the murder of Cor van Hout.See the Story

Andile Mpisane offers fans cash: 'Bribing us to promote wack song'

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
Andile Mpisane has dropped his latest track Makhwapheni as well as a dance challenge for cash. The 20-year-old was harshly judged by tweeps who accused him of trying to buy fans to like and promote his song. In the video post, Andile is seen showing off his best dance moves in front of his Mercedes Maybach.See the Story

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