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5 things you should know about this week

By Sowetan LIVE | Aug 18, 2014 | COMMENTS [ 1 ]

It's very difficult to keep track of news amongst hundreds of headlines a day. So we will pick out the top 5 trending news a week in highlights for you to follow. (18-24 August 2014)

1. Protests continue in Ferguson after unarmed, black, 18-year-old was gunned down six times by police officer.

Michael Brown, the unarmed black 18-year-old gunned down by a police officer in a suburb of St Louis on August 9 2014. This had triggered days of often violent protests in Ferguson, Missouri. Protests still continue as investigations are underway. READ MORE



2. Health organisations struggle to contain Ebola outbreak. The latest incident in Liberia does not help.

Club-wielding youths attacked an Ebola quarantine centre in Liberia's capital on Sunday, forcing 17 infected patients to flee and striking a fresh blow to efforts to contain the worst-ever outbreak of the virus. READ MORE


3. Two years on, South Africa's Marikana widows wait for answers

They have sat for months on end, watching the inquest, hoping for answers.

But as the two-year anniversary of the tragedy approaches on August 16, they are still wondering. READ MORE



4. 35 screaming stowaways found in a shipping container in Britain

A Sikh leader in Afghanistan said Monday that he was trying to contact families over reports that 35 stowaways found in a shipping container in Britain were from the tiny, persecuted community. READ MORE




5. South Africa's Capitec shares sink after ratings cut

Shares of South Africa's Capitec Bank sank more than 5 percent in early trade on Monday after a Moody's ratings downgrade that cited concerns about the bank's exposure to risky consumer lending. READ MORE




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Unless its about sex, pretty women and size of pant!es, religion, soaps, etc, the bloggers and (south africans) are never interested in issues that matter to other human beings. One word: SELFISH-NESS

Aug 18, 2014 4:45 | 0 replies