53 Cellphone towers shut down in South Africa due to theft, vandalism

South Africa’s infrastructure is being stolen. The latest casualty is mobile-phone company MTH, which has announced that it has lost 53 cellphone towers in Gauteng, the country’s industrial heartland and had to shut them down.

The company said it was … Read the rest

Israel sets free Jewish settlers after arson attack on Christian church

A group of young Jewish settlers suspected of torching the Catholic Church of the Multiplication, on the spot where Jesus is believed to have performed a Biblical miracle, have been released without charge.

The church, located on the banks of … Read the rest

Learning takes a backseat in Limpopo

Education facilities in Limpopo – including four schools – built at a cost of R143-million are standing empty and being vandalised despite a desperate need for proper infrastructure in the province.

The provincial department of education allocated R106-million for the … Read the rest

Ferguson launches race war

Monday night on MSNBC’s “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell,” Missouri State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadali (D) said of the riots after the grand jury announcement that Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson will not face charges for fatally shooting Michael Brown, … Read the rest

Banished to Amsterdam’s ‘concentration camp’

The Dimitrovs are the first nuisance neighbours to be moved forcibly to police-supervised accommodation as crowded Amsterdam steps up measures against anti-social behaviour.

Eberhard van der Laan, Amsterdam’s mayor, admitted that the removal of the family was a draconian measure … Read the rest