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5 things you should know about this week

By Sowetan LIVE | 2014-08-18 10:56:17.0

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

 

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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

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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

 

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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

 

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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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