Today's Big Stories

Ferguson fired up, 16 Days of Activism starts, Ramaphosa vs Opposition

Ferguson volatile following non-indictment of Michael Brown shooter:

CNN on this story: A Missouri grand jury has decided not to indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson in the August 9 shooting death of Michael Brown, St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch said Monday night. This decision has left Ferguson in a volatile state, with violent protests erupting. The issue has become a flashpoint for racial tension in the St. Louis suburb in the United States; Brown was black and Wilson is white.

Edgy documentary-style news outlet, Vice News has this livecast from Ferguson (below):

16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children kicks off today:

The global campaign to end violence against women and children has kicked off in earnest today. Join Lead SA in raising awareness and engaging as many members of your community on issues pertaining to the protection of society's most valued assets - women as givers of life and children who symbolise a community's continuity. Go to Lead SA's Say Something portal here.

Ramaphosa maintains opposition deal is broken:

Midday Report Host, Stephen Grootes on this story: as opposition parties claim the African National Congress (ANC) never wanted agree to a deal with them over problems in Parliament, the ANC claims some of the parties went to Monday’s meeting intent on keeping Parliament in chaos. Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa met the parties on Thursday, in a bid to stop the uproar in Parliament after the police drama in the National Assembly less than two weeks ago. But the opposition parties claim Ramaphosa told them the deal was off because the ANC didn't want it. The Democratic Alliance (DA)’s Mmusi Maimane says it’s clear the deputy president was overruled.


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