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While you were sleeping: 24th July 2017

Darfur fighting flares up, Froome zooms to Tour de France title, and IMF reveals bleak outlook for SA.

Monday, 24 July 2017

“There is no bad whiskey. There are only some whiskeys that aren’t as good as others.” 
Raymond Chandler

 
 

Black First Land First leader Andile Mngxitama did not only meet with the Guptas, he also received an instruction to write an article about BizNews editor Alec Hogg on their behalf. 

 
 
 

Ten dead in Darfur clashes

Arab tribal conflict in East Darfur has killed at least 10 people over the weekend. Land ownership and cattle theft proved the focal point of fighting between the Maaliya and Rizeigat tribes. The deaths come as the United Nations prepares to cut its peacekeeping force in the region in half.

 

Vava Froome! Four wins in the bag for the Kenyan-born, SA-educated rider

Chris Froome sealed his fourth Tour de France title with “conservative, but effective” tactics. And after more than 3,500km and three weeks of pedalling, Froome finally managed to sample the produce with a glass of something sparkling during Sunday’s final stage.

 

IMF predicts solid global economic outlook

Growth in China, Europe and Japan appeared to be forging the way ahead for a firm economic outlook, the IMF announced on Sunday. Predicting a global economic growth of 3.5% this year, the gains will be tempered by lowered predictions for the United States and Britain. Nothing good was on the horizon for South Africa, however, with predictions set for increases of 1 to 1.2% over the next year.

 

Evita’s 100th celebrates 20 years

Evita Bezuidenhout has hit a major milestone. Celebrating 20 years of Evita se Perron, her Darling-based show and restaurant, the 100th episode of “Evita’s Free Speech” looks at how it feels to be turning 100. Take a look-see right here.

 
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IN NUMBERS

1,000

The general number of years that clean tap water remains drinkable.

 

FACTS OF THE DAY

Today in 1567 Mary, Queen of Scots, abdicates and is replaced by her one-year-old son. 

Blink-182’s Tom Delonge quit the group so he could focus on researching the existence of aliens.

 

 

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