PHOTO OF THE DAY Women perform a traditional dance during the opening of the country's 3rd National Unity Day in Juba, capital of South Sudan, Jan. 27, 2018. South Sudanese government has organized a nine-day event where 400 youth across the war-torn East African country will take part in various sports activities and cultural festivals, in an effort to bring unity and peace in the country. (Xinhua/Gale Julius)

International & Local News summed up in 10 snappy points so that you can keep your finger on the pulse!

10 Things to Know for Tuesday:

1. The United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) and the Ethiopian government are coordinating efforts to deliver critical assistance to those displaced by conflict in the African country.

2. Two people died and three others were injured when two vehicles collided head-on along the Plattekloof road between Bosmansdam and Vryburger Avenues in Bothasig, Cape Town.

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3. Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) should investigate and bring to justice those responsible for the harassment and detention of Willy Akonda, a reporter with the privately owned ACTUALITE.CD news outlet, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said on Tuesday.

4. Cape Town has 72 days to go before Day Zero dawns- the day (12 April) the water supply is turned off and the city becomes the first major one to run dry after failing to mitigate the consequences of a three-year drought.

5. South African platinum producer Northam Platinum said on Tuesday it had finalised its purchase of the mothballed Eland platinum mine from Glencore.

6. The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) says it has been “reliably informed” of an impending protest march in Pretoria on Tuesday by some members of its Reserve Force (RF) component.

7. Two police officers died Monday night when a vehicle crashed into a roadblock they were manning along Witkoppen Road in Paulshof.

8. Police commanders at two stations in Krugersdorp, west of Johannesburg, have been removed, South Africa’s Police Minister Fikile Mbalula said on Monday.

Source: ANA


9. The case against African National Congress (ANC) councillors Gamalihleli Maqula and Andile Lungisa is expected to resume in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday.

10. A 53-year-old man is expected to appear in the Athlone Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday, for allegedly raping his daughter.

– African News Agency (ANA)