World Briefs: Anti-Zuma protests in South Africa

Anti-Zuma protests in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG • Violence broke out in Johannesburg as over 30,000 people marched in South African cities to protest against President Jacob Zuma yesterday, demanding he quit after a Cabinet reshuffle triggered the latest crisis of his presidency. Police fired rubber bullets and tear gas at some protesters, injuring a man and a woman.


Marijuana at Uruguay pharmacies

MONTEVIDEO • Uruguay will become the world's first country to allow recreational marijuana to be sold in pharmacies starting in July, the president's office said on Thursday.

Part of the proceeds will fund government drug-use prevention programmes.


Under 10k views? No YouTube ads

SAN FRANCISCO • YouTube on Thursday stopped placing ads on channels with fewer than 10,000 views, in a move aimed at preventing people from making money off offensive or pirated videos.

The move came with YouTube striving to derail an ad boycott started by companies worried that their brands might be paired with hateful videos at the service, which is part of California-based Google.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 08, 2017, with the headline 'World Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe