It is ironic that coal fired power plants contribute to climate change which could result in the malfunctioning of the power plants, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
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Botswana has hanged a 44-year-old man for murdering his boss, prisons services announced, despite mounting criticism from rights groups and the European Union.
Neither the death penalty, nor a state of emergency can curb the savage violence that society appears to have licensed. Only a restoration of values and an effective state can, writes Ebrahim Fakir.
Opposition parties have turned to speaker of the National Assembly Thandi Modise and President Cyril Ramaphosa in the face of violence against women and the spate of xenophobic attacks.
The inmate, who was executed on Thursday 16 May, declined the meal and opted to donate the vegetarian pizza to a local homeless shelter.
Malaysia's cabinet has agreed to abolish the death penalty, a senior minister said, with more than 1 200 people on death row set to win a reprieve following a groundswell of opposition to capital punishment.
The use of the death penalty is declining as more than two-thirds of countries have abolished or ceased to use it and executions continued to decrease in 2017, Amnesty International says.
President Peter Mutharika has insisted that he will not institute the death penalty against those found guilty of murders perpetrated on citizens living with albinism in Malawi, a report says.
Texas executed a man who killed a transvestite during a sex game, prison officials said, in a case which drew the attention of Pope Francis.
Two days after DA leadership candidate Mmusi Maimane publicly expressed his support for a referendum on the death penalty, he has backed down.
A Texas woman convicted of the starvation and torture death of her girlfriend's 9-year-old son a decade ago has been executed.
We should safeguard human existence, not because we value the lives of those who violently end it, but because we value and respect all life.
The reinstatement of the death penalty will not deal with femicide and other forms of violence against women and children, said the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development.
The United States Justice Department has reinstated a long dormant policy allowing the federal government's use of capital punishment and immediately scheduled the executions for five death row federal inmates. WATCH NOW.
Washington's Supreme Court has unanimously struck down the state's death penalty as arbitrary and racially biased, making it the 20th state to do away with capital punishment.
Amnesty International has called on governments across the world to put an end to the death penalty.
The first time he was scheduled to die, Tommy Arthur invited his family to death row to say goodbye.
The US state of Georgia has executed its oldest death row inmate, just days before his 73rd birthday, in a move critics denounced as emblematic of capital punishment's excesses.
Texas' top criminal court has stopped the scheduled execution of a Nicaraguan man convicted of killing a Houston high school teacher during a robbery more than 18 years ago.
The world's top executioner China put 2 400 people to death last year, a US-based rights group says, shedding rare light on a statistic Beijing considers a state secret.
A condemned murderer took nearly two hours to die and gasped for about 90 minutes during an execution that quickly rekindled the national debate on capital punishment in the US.
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