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Rights groups slam Trump’s plan to sign anti-Semitism order

Washington, DC – Palestinian groups, free speech advocates and liberal Jewish organisations blasted, on Wednesday, US President Donald Trump’s plan to reportedly sign an executive order that would threaten to withhold federal funding from educational institutions that fail to combat a broadened definition of anti-Semitism.  According to the New York Times, which first reported the plan, the…

Goldman Sachs names new Joburg CEO to lead African expansion

Goldman Sachs Group has appointed Jonathan Penkin to head its Johannesburg office as part of efforts to drive the Wall Street bank’s sub-Saharan African expansion. Willem Baars and Olivier Frendo will become co-heads of investment banking for Sub-Saharan Africa and will “oversee the development and execution of the division’s strategic initiatives in the region” alongside…

‘Total fiasco’: Algeria student protesters rally against election

Algiers, Algeria – Thousands of students have thronged the streets of the capital, Algiers, to call for authorities to cancel a contentious presidential election scheduled for December 12. In the last of a series of weekly protests before the vote, the young demonstrators, who want root-and-branch political reforms and the departure of the country’s ruling elite, were…

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