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COSATU NATIONWIDE STRIKE

13 February 2019
COSATU NATIONWIDE STRIKE

Meanwhile, the nationwide strike called by the Congress of South African Trade Unions is underway in major cities across South Africa.  Cosatu says that government needs to be pressured to act against high unemployment and threats of job losses...

ESKOM 'TECHNICALLY INSOLVENT'

13 February 2019
ESKOM 'TECHNICALLY INSOLVENT'

The Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) briefed members of Parliament today that Eskom is technically insolvent and will cease to exist at current trajectories by April 2019. The news follows remarks by the Minister of Trade and Industry, Rob Dav...

MEMORIAL FOR SLAIN DUT STUDENT MLUNGISI MADONSELA

13 February 2019
MEMORIAL FOR SLAIN DUT STUDENT MLUNGISI MADONSELA

Friends and family of the late Mlungisi Madonsela —the student who was shot dead outside the Durban University of Technology premises during a protest last week — have described him as someone who strived to assist the needy. The ca...

IRAN READY TO SUPPORT LEBANON

12 February 2019
IRAN READY TO SUPPORT LEBANON

Iran is ready to cooperate with Lebanon, its army and any area where Tehran has expertise, Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif has said. He was speaking at Beirut Airport at the start of his first visit to Lebanon since the formation of t...

AFRICA’S TREATMENT OF REFUGEES “AN EXAMPLE FOR THE WORLD” – UN CHIEF

12 February 2019
AFRICA’S TREATMENT OF REFUGEES “AN EXAMPLE FOR THE WORLD” – UN CHIEF

African nations are setting an example for richer countries when it comes to the treatment of refugees, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has said. He was speaking at the annual African Union Summit in Ethiopia, which is focusing this yea...

NIGERIANS PREPARE FOR ELECTIONS

12 February 2019
NIGERIANS PREPARE FOR ELECTIONS

Nigerians are gearing up for the country’s general election on Saturday February 16, with more than 70 candidates vying for the presidency. However, President Muhammadu Buhari’s All Progressive Congress (APC) and former Vice President At...

ANC KZN HOLDS ITS PEC LEKGOTLA

12 February 2019
ANC KZN HOLDS ITS PEC LEKGOTLA

SIHLE ZIKALALA CONCEDES THE PARTY HAS CHALLENGESThe African National Congress in KwaZulu Natal is hosting its first PEC legotla for the year to assess progress on resolutions taken by the PEC in the last six months. watch ITV News at 8pm, 10pm for m...

NEW-BORN RESCUED FROM DRAIN PIPE DOING WELL

12 February 2019
NEW-BORN RESCUED FROM DRAIN PIPE DOING WELL

A newborn baby who was rescued from a storm water drain in Newlands East, Durban on Monday is doing fine, her attending physician has said. MEC for health in Kwa-Zulu Natal, Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo says it's a miracle the baby was saved. The so-called...

ESKOM IMPLEMENTS STAGE 3 LOAD SHEDDING SCHEDULE

12 February 2019
ESKOM IMPLEMENTS STAGE 3 LOAD SHEDDING SCHEDULE

Eskom began implementing Stage 3 load shedding from 8 o' clock this morning. It is expected to last until 11 o clock tonight. The under-fire utility says despite the generating units returning to service as planned, emergency reserves of diesel and...

DUT STAFFER FOUND DEAD ON CAMPUS

12 February 2019
DUT STAFFER FOUND DEAD ON CAMPUS

A memorial service for a Durban University of Technology student who was shot by a private security guard during a protest last week, will be held on campus today. KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson Thembeka Mbele says they are investigating a case o...

DEATH TOLL INCREASES AFTER DAM COLLAPSE IN BRAZIL

28 January 2019
DEATH TOLL INCREASES AFTER DAM COLLAPSE IN BRAZIL

The death toll from Brazil's collapsed dam has climbed to at least 58. Local authorities confirmed last night that over 300 people are still missing in southeast Brazil's state of Minas Gerais. The dam owned by the Brazilian mining giant Vale collap...

SUDANESE PRESIDENT HITS BACK

28 January 2019
SUDANESE PRESIDENT HITS BACK

Sudan's, President Omar al-Bashir has called recent demands for him to step down, an attempt by protesters in Sudan to imitate the Arab Spring uprisings that shook the region of Northern Africa in 2011. Bashir was speaking in Cairo after meeting wit...

TIMOL MURDER CASE RESUMES TODAY

28 January 2019
TIMOL MURDER CASE RESUMES TODAY

The court case of murdered anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol has resumed at the Palmridge High court in Gauteng today. During the historical re-opening of the Timol Inquest in 2017, Judge Mothle reversed the 1972 inquest finding of suici...

BLAZING CAPE TOWN FIRE ENDS BEFORE KRAMAT

28 January 2019
BLAZING CAPE TOWN FIRE ENDS BEFORE KRAMAT

A fire broke out in Cape Town’s Lion’s Head Mountain last night and continued to burn throughout the evening. The fire reportedly stopped outside the Kramat of Shaykh Mohamad Hassen Ghaibie Shah located on Signal Hill Ridge in Cape Town.

SPANISH RESCUERS STRUGGLE TO REACH TODDLER

22 January 2019
SPANISH RESCUERS STRUGGLE TO REACH TODDLER

Spanish rescuers are working round the clock to find a two-year-old boy who fell into a deep well onJanuary the 13th while playing.  There has been reportedly no contact with Julen Rosello since he fell down the narrow shaft, some 100 metres de...

RISKS RISE AS WORLD ECONOMY GROWS SLOW

22 January 2019
RISKS RISE AS WORLD ECONOMY GROWS SLOW

The IMF’s chief Christine Lagarde warns of rising risks as the world’s economy grows more slowly than expected but says that does not mean a global recession is around the corner. Watch ITV News for the latest updates at 1pm, 8pm and 10p...

NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT WARNS OF VIOLENCE AHEAD OF ELECTIONS

22 January 2019
NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT WARNS OF VIOLENCE AHEAD OF ELECTIONS

The Nigerian government says it has “credible intelligence” implicating the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in fomenting violence, ahead of the country’s general elections next month. The PDP has denied the allegations and sa...

ZIMBABWEAN TRADE UNION SG MOYO ARRESTED IN HARARE

22 January 2019
ZIMBABWEAN TRADE UNION SG MOYO ARRESTED IN HARARE

ZIMBABWEAN police have confirmed the arrest of the Zimbabwean Congress of Trade Union’s (ZCTU) Secretary General, Japhet Moyo. Moyo has been accused of calling the nationwide general strike over fuel price hikes as more anti-government activis...

AGRIZZI RETURNS TO THE STAND FOR THE FIFTH DAY

22 January 2019
AGRIZZI RETURNS TO THE STAND FOR THE FIFTH DAY

Former CFO of Bosasa, Angelo Agrizzi today returned to the stand for the fifth day as he continues to testify before the Zondo commission of inquiry into state capture.  After allegations were made, environmental Affairs Minister, Nomvula...

SENEGAMBIA BRIDGE INAUGURATED

22 January 2019
SENEGAMBIA BRIDGE INAUGURATED

The presidents of Senegal and The Gambia have inaugurated the Senegambia bridge, to facilitate trade and travel in West Africa after decades of delays. Part of the Trans-Gambia Road Corridor, the bridge expects to be a vital economic and strate...

LEBANESE GOVERNMENT URGES RETURN OF SYRIAN REFUGEES

21 January 2019
LEBANESE GOVERNMENT URGES RETURN OF SYRIAN REFUGEES

Meanwhile, the Fourth Arab Economic summit opens in the Lebanese capital, Beirut amid abstentions by some regional leaders and deep divisions over Syria. In his opening remarks, the Lebanese Minister for Foreign Affairs, Gibran Bassil urged world le...

SUDANESE PRESIDENT AL-BASHIR REFUSES TO STEP DOWN

21 January 2019
SUDANESE PRESIDENT AL-BASHIR REFUSES TO STEP DOWN

Sudanese police used teargas to disperse hundreds of protesters, marching on parliament to demand the removal of President Omar al-Bashir. Anti-government protests broke out on December the 19th after a government decision to triple the price of bre...

PHILIPPINES SEEKS PEACE WITH MUSLIM SELF-RULE VOTE

21 January 2019
PHILIPPINES SEEKS PEACE WITH MUSLIM SELF-RULE VOTE

Voting has begun in southern Philippines to give the nation's Muslim minority, greater control over the region. A decades-long push to halt violence which claimed 150,000 lives, aims to end with the polls. The poll is the final step in a peace deal...

ZIMBAWEAN OPPOSITION LABELS GOVERNMENT “SICK”

21 January 2019
ZIMBAWEAN OPPOSITION LABELS GOVERNMENT “SICK”

Zimbabwe’s opposition leader, Nelson Chamisa has labelled the government of President Emmerson Mnangagwa a “sick government” for deploying the army, to suppress and kill protesters. Chamisa was addressing mourners over the weekend...

PUBLIC HEARINGS INTO PUBLIC INVESTMENT CORPORATION (PIC) BEGIN

21 January 2019
PUBLIC HEARINGS INTO PUBLIC INVESTMENT CORPORATION (PIC)  BEGIN

Public hearings into allegations of impropriety at the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) is underway in Tshwane this morning. The judicial Commission of Inquiry is investigating allegations of impropriety following reports of poor governance and p...

TONGAAT HOME AFFAIRS OFFICIALS GET WRITTEN WARNINGS

21 January 2019
TONGAAT HOME AFFAIRS OFFICIALS GET WRITTEN WARNINGS

Two officials from Tongaat’s Home Affairs office in KwaZulu Natal, were given written warnings after they were caught on their cell phones during a power failure, instead of attending to members of the public, waiting to be served. The of...

FORMER BOSASA EXEC REVEALS BRIBERY AND CORRUPTION

17 January 2019
FORMER BOSASA EXEC REVEALS BRIBERY AND CORRUPTION

Former BOSASA COO Angelo Agrizzi has revealed video footage of bribery and corruption that took place during his time at Bosasa. The evidence was presented before the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture. Agrizzi has already told the commission...

VOLCANO ERUPTS ON JAPANESE ISLAND

17 January 2019
VOLCANO ERUPTS ON JAPANESE ISLAND

A Japanese volcano erupted, spewing ash and smoke six kilometres into the air over a small southern island during the early hours of this morning.  There were no reports of injuries or damage from the eruption on the island, which is home to ju...

BRITISH PM SURVIVES VOTE OF NO CONFIDENCE

17 January 2019
BRITISH PM SURVIVES VOTE OF NO CONFIDENCE

British Prime Minister Theresa May closely survived parliament's no-confidence vote held after 26 years. Saved by 19 votes, Prime Minister May proposed a series of meetings between senior parliamentarians and representatives of the government o...

AFGHANS TO GET PAKISTANI CITIZENSHIP

17 January 2019
AFGHANS TO GET PAKISTANI CITIZENSHIP

Pakistan’s Prime Minister, Imran Khan has offered citizenship rights to all Afghan refugees born in Pakistan. Pakistan is one of the largest refugee-hosting nations in the world, which is home to an estimated 2.4 million registered a...

KENYAN COUNTING COSTS AFTER ATTACK

17 January 2019
KENYAN COUNTING COSTS AFTER ATTACK

Kenyan police continued to search the scene of Tuesday’s bombing for more victims as the death toll jumped to 21. Chilling CCTV footage broadcast on local television showed heavily armed men calmly entering the luxury complex on Tuesday before...

ACTIVIST MAWARIRE ARRESTED FROM HOME IN ZIMBABWE

17 January 2019
ACTIVIST MAWARIRE ARRESTED FROM HOME IN ZIMBABWE

Zimbabwean activist Evan Mawarire was arrested by armed police at his home in Harare yesterday for allegedly inciting violence through social media. Police and soldiers have reportedly been accused of dragging people from their houses in Harare and...

DECISION TIME AS BRITISH MPS VOTE ON BREXIT DEAL

15 January 2019
DECISION TIME AS BRITISH MPS VOTE ON BREXIT DEAL

The British parliament held a historic vote on tuesday to debate the Brexit deal agreed with the EU. With just over two months to go until the scheduled Brexit date of March the 29th, a divided Britain is in limbo as the world awaits to see wha...

CLIMATE CHANGE IN THE SPOTLIGHT AT ABU DHABI SUSTAINABILITY CONFERENCE

15 January 2019
CLIMATE CHANGE IN THE SPOTLIGHT AT ABU DHABI SUSTAINABILITY CONFERENCE

Meanwhile, climate change is in the spotlight once again as the ninth edition of the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW), one of the world’s largest sustainability gatherings began with attendees convinced that global warming is closely linke...

PRESIDENT GBAGBO ACQUITTED OF ALL CHARGES BY ICC

15 January 2019
PRESIDENT GBAGBO ACQUITTED OF ALL CHARGES BY ICC

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has acquitted Côte d'Ivoire’sex-President, Laurent GBAGBO, of all the charges against humanity. The court ordered the immediate release of the head of state, to stand trial for charges of war crimes...

DR CONGO COURT EXAMINES ELECTION RESULTS APPEAL

15 January 2019
DR CONGO COURT EXAMINES ELECTION RESULTS APPEAL

DR Congo's Constitutional Court has begun hearing an appeal against the presidential election results that gave victory to opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi. Fayulu, from the opposition, was declared runner-up in the December 30 poll to choose a su...

RUSSIAN DIAMOND COMPANY TO LAUNCH IN ZIMBABWE

15 January 2019
RUSSIAN DIAMOND COMPANY TO LAUNCH IN ZIMBABWE

Meanwhile, Russia's Alrosa, the world's leading producer of diamonds, announced yesterday that it plans to launch in Zimbabwe. Talks are currently underway in Moscow between Zimbabwe and Russia’s Presidents. ALROSA’s geologists and...

SOUTH AFRICA’S NEIGHBOURS BAN IMPORT OF RED MEAT

15 January 2019
SOUTH AFRICA’S NEIGHBOURS BAN IMPORT OF RED MEAT

South Africa’s neighbours have banned the import of cloven-hoofed animals and their products as a result of the foot-and-mouth disease breakout in Limpopo. Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and eSwatini, have outlawed imports of South African red meat...

FUEL HIKE SPARKS DEADLY PROTESTS IN ZIMBABWE

15 January 2019
FUEL HIKE SPARKS DEADLY PROTESTS IN ZIMBABWE

The streets of Zimbabwe's capital, Harare, were deserted by Tuesday afternoon after demonstrations against a government hike in fuel prices turned violent. Zimbabwe police fired tear gas to disperse protesters during demonstrations which rocked the...

CARGO PLANE CRASHES IN IRAN

14 January 2019
CARGO PLANE CRASHES IN IRAN

A military cargo plane has crashed near the Iranian capital of Tehran. According to reports the cargo plane carrying meat, overshot the runway during its landing this morning and caught fire after reportedly crashing into a residential complex. Repo...

ZIMBABWE’S PRICE OF FUEL TO MORE THAN DOUBLE

14 January 2019
ZIMBABWE’S PRICE OF FUEL TO MORE THAN DOUBLE

Zimbabweans have reacted angrily to President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s announcement that the price of petrol and diesel, would increase by more than half. Mnangagwa said the price increase has been prompted by increased demand and “rampant&r...

DR CONGO RUNNER UP FILES FOR APPEAL IN ELECTION RESULTS

14 January 2019
 DR CONGO RUNNER UP FILES FOR APPEAL IN ELECTION RESULTS

Runner-up in the DR Congo's presidential election, Martin Fayulu, has appealed to the Constitutional Court to annul the provisional result which awarded victory to his opposition Felix Tshisekedi. The request was filed ahead of the 48-hour deadline...

ANC KICK STARTS ELECTION SEASON WITH PROMISES

14 January 2019
ANC KICK STARTS ELECTION SEASON WITH PROMISES

The African National congress held its manifesto launch and 107th birthday at the Moses Mabhida stadium on Saturday. ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa acknowledged the party's past mistakes and promised to restore democratic institutions and economic gr...

IMMIGRANTS REMAIN AT U.S-MEXICO BORDER

10 January 2019
IMMIGRANTS REMAIN AT U.S-MEXICO BORDER

Humanitarian organisations at the U.S-Mexico border have rejected President Donald Trump’s assertions that Latin American migrants trying to enter the United States are criminals. Trump is deadlocked with Democrats over demands for 7.5 billion...

SUDANESE PROTESTERS STAY STRONG AMID HARASSMENT

10 January 2019
SUDANESE PROTESTERS STAY STRONG AMID HARASSMENT

Sudanese police used tear gas to disperse hundreds of protesters who are continuing their opposition to the government’s decision to triple the price of bread, amid acute shortages of foreign currency and inflation running as high as 70 percen...

SAUDI ARABIA REPORTS INCREASE IN ITS OIL RESERVES

10 January 2019
SAUDI ARABIA REPORTS INCREASE IN ITS OIL RESERVES

Saudi Arabia has announced it will slash its oil exports this month and promised further cuts as producers move to shore up tumbling oil prices. Saudi Arabia’s Energy Minister, Khaled al-Falih said the Kingdom, the world’s top supplier o...

SA COURT BACKS ARREST OF MOZAMBIQUE’S EX-MINISTER

10 January 2019
SA COURT BACKS ARREST OF MOZAMBIQUE’S EX-MINISTER

South African Judge Subroyen has ruled in favour of the arrest of Mozambique's former finance minister Manuel Chang.Chang's lawyers argued that his detention by South Africa, on a US extradition request was illegal, but Judge Subroyen dismissed the...

SA GOVT PLANS TO IMPLEMENT SCHOOL UNIFORM GUIDELINES

10 January 2019
SA GOVT PLANS TO IMPLEMENT SCHOOL UNIFORM GUIDELINES

The competition commission has announced that discussions are underway for school uniform guidelines to be issued by the government - to ensure uniforms become reasonable and affordable. Competition Commission spokesperson Sipho Ngwema said the...

FELIX TSHISEKEDI WINS AFTER DELAYED DRC PRESIDENTIAL POLL

10 January 2019
FELIX TSHISEKEDI WINS AFTER DELAYED DRC PRESIDENTIAL POLL

The Democratic Republic of Congo's opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi has been named the provisional winner of a long-awaited presidential poll. Repeated delays in holding the election sparked deadly violence in the mineral-rich DRC. The country was...

ELECTRONIC DEVICES READY TO BE FOLDED AS TECH GIANTS EXPLORE NEW IDEAS

09 January 2019
ELECTRONIC DEVICES READY TO BE FOLDED AS TECH GIANTS EXPLORE NEW IDEAS

As technology improves day by day, a full-sized tablet computer can now be folded into a smartphone. After years of development, electronic devices and screens have been designed to fold, roll and bend. At the Consumer Electronics Show in the U...

SINGAPORE’S NATURAL HABITAT IN DANGER

09 January 2019
SINGAPORE’S NATURAL HABITAT IN DANGER

Meanwhile, environmentalist groups have warned the authorities in Singapore that, creating a vast eco-tourism zone in a bid to attract more visitors may damage natural habitats and are already blaming it for a series of animal deaths. Singapore is k...

SUDANESE HONOUR “MARTYRS” OF DEADLY PROTEST FOR BREAD PRICE HIKE

09 January 2019
SUDANESE HONOUR “MARTYRS” OF DEADLY PROTEST FOR BREAD PRICE HIKE

Hundreds of protesters staged a “martyrs rally” in Eastern Sudan towns, to honour those killed in anti-government protests last month. Deadly protests have rocked Sudan since December 19, when unrest broke out over the government’s...

KENYAN POLICE ARREST FOUR FOR POACHING WILDLIFE

09 January 2019
KENYAN POLICE ARREST FOUR FOR POACHING WILDLIFE

Kenyan police have arrested four suspects in possession of wildlife trophies in Nairobi worth millions of dollars. Animal skins, and body parts, as well as tortoises were discovered in a house allegedly belonging to an absent landlord. Despite conce...

MOZAMBIQUE’S EX MINISTER’S LAWYER SAYS U.S. EXTRADITION IS ILLEGAL

09 January 2019
MOZAMBIQUE’S EX MINISTER’S LAWYER SAYS U.S. EXTRADITION IS ILLEGAL

Mozambique's former finance minister Manuel Chang made a brief court appearance in Johannesburg yesterday. Chang’s lawyers argued that his detention on a US extradition request was illegal. Chang was arrested at the city's airport over alleged...

FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE FOUND IN LIMPOPO

09 January 2019
FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE FOUND IN LIMPOPO

Foot and Mouth Disease in cattle, has been confirmed in the Vhembe District of Limpopo. The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries says that samples were collected after reports were received. According to the department; a team of expert...

ANC CELEBRATES ITS 107 BIRTHDAY IN UNITY

09 January 2019
ANC CELEBRATES ITS 107 BIRTHDAY IN UNITY

President of the African National Congress, Cyril Ramaphosa and other ANC members celebrated the party’s birthday in Ohlange Institute were the late John Dube was laid to rest and also where first former President, Nelson Mandela chose to cast...

YEMEN REMAINS IN WAR AMID PEACE TALKS

08 January 2019
YEMEN REMAINS IN WAR AMID PEACE TALKS

The United Nations remains optimistic that Yemen’s peace process was on the cards as the government and Huthi leaders engage in talks. Meanwhile, Huthi fighters continue to be deployed in the streets of Hodeida city as the next round of econom...

LARGE NUMBERS OF AFGHANS RETURN HOME FROM IRAN

08 January 2019
LARGE NUMBERS OF AFGHANS RETURN HOME FROM IRAN

Thousands of Afghanistan citizens, living and working in many neighbouring countries, especially Iran have started returning home as renewed U.S. sanctions sent the Iranian currency into a freefall, fuelling inflation. The flow of Afghan migrants fo...

NIGERIAN JOURNALISTS UP IN ARMS

08 January 2019
NIGERIAN JOURNALISTS UP IN ARMS

Nigerian journalists from the Daily Trust Newspaper are up in arms claiming the Nigerian military invaded their office in Abuja over their coverage of Boko Haram. Three journalists were arrested, and computers seized in Maiduguri city, in the North...

GABON CALM AGAIN AFTER COUP ATTEMPT

08 January 2019
GABON CALM AGAIN AFTER COUP ATTEMPT

The Gabonese government says the army has restored order in the country after a failed coup and that the "entire territory is now peaceful". The president's office said two soldiers who took part in Monday's attempted coup in Gabon have been killed...

The United States government says it will dramatically reduce the number of refugees into the country from 45 000 to 30 000 in 2019. The new limit reflects the U.S. administration’s preference for settling refugees closer to their home countries, something U.S. President Donald Trump believes would be cheaper than admitting them to the United States.

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