Community leaders in the Northern Cape’s Lower Orange River region have vowed to intensify their mission to expel foreign nationals suspected of dealing in drugs.
Protests erupted across Iran for a second day on Sunday, piling pressure on the leadership after the military admitted it had mistakenly shot down a Ukrainian airliner at a time when Tehran had feared US airstrikes.
The Pacific islands of Tonga, Samoa and Kiribati are among the first nations to have welcomed in 2020. Many of the islanders have expressed the hope that the world reverses course in 2020 and embraces cleaner energy while at the same time committing to removing carbon from the atmosphere.
Millions of people began ringing in 2020 with fireworks, dancing and champagne on Wednesday, but Australia’s celebrations were overshadowed by deadly wildfires while protests dampened the festive mood in Hong Kong and India.
A Sudanese court sentenced 29 members of the national intelligence service to death by hanging on Monday over the killing of a teacher in detention in February during protests that led to the overthrow of former president Omar al-Bashir.