Western Cape concerned clergy march to Parliament

Western Cape concerned clergy march to Parliament

A group of people marching under the banner The Concerned Clergy of the Western Cape marched to Parliament on Friday. The group were marching against land expropriation against compensation and other social issues.

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Kofi Annan: Former UN chief dies at 80 – BBC News

Kofi Annan: Former UN chief dies at 80 - BBC News

Kofi Annan, the former UN secretary-general who won the Nobel Peace Prize for humanitarian work, has died aged 80, international diplomats say. He “passed away peacefully on Saturday after a short illness”, the foundation named after him said on Saturday. Annan was the first black African to take up the role of the world’s top diplomat, serving from 1997 to 2006.

Genoa Bridge Collapse Funeral: Why are some families staying away? BBC News

Genoa Bridge Collapse Funeral: Why are some families staying away? BBC News

Italian President Sergio Mattarella is due to preside over a state funeral for 18 of the victims of Tuesday’s bridge collapse in Genoa.

Mr Mattarella and Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte will lead mourners at the ceremony at a hall in the city.

So far 38 people are confirmed to have died in the disaster and five are still unaccounted for.

Some families are reportedly staying away from Saturday’s ceremony because of anger at the government.