Riots hit South Africa’s capital over mayoral candidate
Africa

Riots hit South Africa’s capital over mayoral candidate

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African rioters blocked roads, looted shops and burned vehicles on Tuesday June 14th in several areas of the country’s capital, Pretoria, in a show of anger over the selection of the ruling party’s mayoral candidate ahead of local elections. The violence raised concerns about security ahead of the Aug. 3 elections … Continue reading

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Burgum wins ND governor primary; farming measure defeated
Politics

Burgum wins ND governor primary; farming measure defeated

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Republicans nominated former Microsoft executive Doug Burgum Tuesday June 14th in a primary likely to decide the next governor, and voters also overwhelmingly rejected the Legislature’s move to loosen the state’s Depression-era rules prohibiting corporate farming. The GOP battle between Burgum and his longtime friend, state Attorney General Wayne … Continue reading