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  • Picking Up Stompies: Public Holiday edition 17/12/2015
    Posted by on Dec 17th, 2015

    zumamustfall march Cape Town

    [pic via @ryebreadcpt]

    Thousands gather for #ZumaMustFall marches across South Africa calling for President Zuma to step down [BBC]

    Zuma says we must stop exaggerating SA’s problems. “”We exaggerate our problems and make people think that South Africans are funny people; whilst in reality people envy to be South Africans,” he said during an address celebrating Reconciliation Day” [TimesLIVE]

    Brazil bans the use of Whatsapp. A judge in Sao Paulo has ordered WhatsApp to shut down. [Tech Crunch]

    Former Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi calls for the ANC to fire President Jacob Zuma. Vavi said Zuma must fall or SONA will be disrupted [Mail & Guardian]

    US Fed announced on Wednesday its first interest rate increase in more than nine years in a landmark move signalling the US has finally moved beyond the 2008 crisis [News24]

    Barclays UK may want to sell R73bn SA subsidiary Absa. Barclays is considering whether to break with almost 100 years of history by selling some or all of its African banking operations [Biz News]

    Los Angeles schools shut over email threat to students [BBC]

    Hawks boss wants gun law changed. National Hawks head Mthandazo Berning Ntlemeza wants “a life sentence” for every person arrested with an illegal firearm [iol]

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