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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...

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...

ETHIOPIA AND ERITREA REOPEN ANOTHER BORDER CROSSING

08 January 2019
ETHIOPIA AND ERITREA REOPEN ANOTHER BORDER CROSSING

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki have reopened another border crossing between their countries, as part of an ongoing reconciliation between the former foes. The two leaders re-opened the border crossing...

GAMBIA BEGINS TRUTH COMMISSION HEARINGS

08 January 2019
GAMBIA BEGINS TRUTH COMMISSION HEARINGS

Gambia’s Truth Commission began hearing witnesses’ testimony yesterday to establish rights violations by the country’s ruler, Yahya Jammeh who was forced out of power by a combined military force set up by the Economic Commission f...

MEET SOUTH AFRICA'S CLASS OF 2018 TOP ACHIEVERS

04 January 2019
MEET SOUTH AFRICA'S CLASS OF 2018 TOP ACHIEVERS

Amongst some of the top achievers of the class of 2018 are Maria Morgan from Sizwile School for the Deaf in Soweto, Gauteng and Thabile Qondani from Kwathintwa School for the Deaf in KwaZulu-Natal. The two achieved the top two results in SASL HL. Da...

GAUTENG ACHIEVES BEST PERFORMING MATRIC RESULTS NATIONALLY

04 January 2019
 GAUTENG ACHIEVES BEST PERFORMING MATRIC RESULTS NATIONALLY

Education Minister Angie Motshekga announced that Gauteng achieved the best performing matric results nationally. Gauteng province achieved a pass rate of 87.9%, an improvement of 2.8% from 2017. In second place was the Free State. The Wes...

MATRIC RESULTS OUT TODAY

03 January 2019
MATRIC RESULTS OUT TODAY

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga is announcing the overall NSC results this evening, while individual results will be released on the 4th of January 2019. The announcement will be streamed via the Department of Basic Education’s websit...

CLIMATE CHANGE CAUSES HIMALAYAN GLACIERS TO MELT

13 December 2018
CLIMATE CHANGE CAUSES HIMALAYAN GLACIERS TO MELT

Meanwhile, Scientists have warned that as climate change causes Himalayan glaciers to melt at an alarming rate, many lakes are at risk of swelling further and will eventually collapse, triggering much suffering for impoverished nations who struggle...

UN CHIEF ATTEMPTS TO RESCUE TROUBLED CLIMATE TALKS

13 December 2018
UN CHIEF ATTEMPTS TO RESCUE TROUBLED CLIMATE TALKS

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres cancelled other plans to join the COP24 global climate change summit in an effort to rescue the deeply troubled climate talks that is drawing to a close in Poland. The two-week talks were aimed at reviving the 2...

YEMEN PRIME MINISTER OPTIMISTIC ABOUT PEACE TALKS

13 December 2018
YEMEN PRIME MINISTER OPTIMISTIC ABOUT PEACE TALKS

Yemen’s Prime Minister, Abdelmalek has expressed optimism in the ongoing peace talks between the government and the Huthi movement. U.N. mediators are working round the clock for the parties to reach a truce, crucial for humanitarian aid in a...

INDIA AND MYANMAR SIGN BILATERAL AGREEMENTS

13 December 2018
INDIA AND MYANMAR SIGN BILATERAL AGREEMENTS

India and Myanmar have signed a series of bilateral deals, strengthening cooperation in justice and technology sectors. India’s President Shri Ram Nath Kovind is visiting Myanmar and has met Myanmar’s Senior Counsel Aung San Sui KYI whom...

JAPAN TO TIGHTEN RULES FOR WORLD’S LARGEST TECH GIANTS

13 December 2018
JAPAN TO TIGHTEN RULES FOR WORLD’S LARGEST TECH GIANTS

Japan is planning to tighten regulation for the world's largest information technology companies, including tech giant Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon. In the next two weeks the government is expected to roll out principles for new regulation. Ja...

ANC CONFERENCE KICKS OFF IN KWAZULU-NATAL

13 December 2018
ANC CONFERENCE KICKS OFF IN KWAZULU-NATAL

The ANC conference in KwaZulu-Natal has kicked off at the Durban University of Technology. 

TENSIONS RUN HIGH AT ISRAEL-LEBANON BORDER

10 December 2018
TENSIONS RUN HIGH AT ISRAEL-LEBANON BORDER

Tensions are running high at the border between Israel and Lebanon, after Israeli soldiers claimed to have shot three suspected Hezbolah fighters along the Lebanon border. According to Lebanese news reports however, the Israeli army panicked and sho...

UN CONFERENCE ADOPTS MIGRATION PACT DESPITE WITHDRAWALS

10 December 2018
UN CONFERENCE ADOPTS MIGRATION PACT DESPITE WITHDRAWALS

Leaders and representatives from 150 countries gathered in Morocco today to endorse the United Nations migration pact. Despite a string of withdrawals, the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration - finalised at the UN in July after 18...

ZAMBIAN SUPREME COURT CLEARS WAY FOR PRESIDENT LUNGU

10 December 2018
ZAMBIAN SUPREME COURT CLEARS WAY FOR PRESIDENT LUNGU

Zambia’s Supreme Court has declared current President Edgar Lungu eligible to run for presidency come 2021, even after the opposition tried to convince the courts that it would be against the two term limit prescribed by Zambia’s constit...

TWELVE OFFICIALS ARRESTED FOR DRIVERS LICENCE CORRUPTION

10 December 2018
TWELVE OFFICIALS ARRESTED FOR DRIVERS LICENCE CORRUPTION

In a pre-festive season crackdown on vehicle and drivers licence corruption – 12 officials have been arrested. The officials who appeared in court today, were arrested in KwaZulu-Natal and Limpopo on Friday. It is alleged that some of the...

PARLIAMENT CALLS ON EMPLOYERS TO PLAN FOR MINIMUM WAGE

10 December 2018
PARLIAMENT CALLS ON EMPLOYERS TO PLAN FOR MINIMUM WAGE

South Africa’s Parliament has welcomed the national minimum wage payment date of January the 1st next year. Parliament’s committee on labour Chairperson, Lemias Mashile has called on employers to make plans to implement the minimum...

NO SALARY INCREASE FOR SA'S CABINET MINISTERS

10 December 2018
NO SALARY INCREASE FOR SA'S CABINET MINISTERS

There will be no annual salary increase for South Africa’s Cabinet as determined by President Cyril Ramaphosa. The Presidency announced that the President’s decision was because the state needs to be considerate, especially during e...

UN WARNS OF 'SEVERE INCREASE' IN YEMEN HUNGER

05 December 2018
UN WARNS OF 'SEVERE INCREASE' IN YEMEN HUNGER

Meanwhile, the UN has warned of a "severe increase" in Yemen's hunger rate and has indicated that the situation would deteriorate further in 2019, when four million or more people are expected to need food aid.

YEMENI PEACE TALKS UNDERWAY IN SWEDEN

05 December 2018
YEMENI PEACE TALKS UNDERWAY IN SWEDEN

A Yemeni opposition delegation arrives in Sweden, accompanied by a UN peace envoy, for high-stakes talks with the government aimed at ending the country's devastating war. The Huthi opposition group’s delegation arrived on a Kuwaiti plane from...

FORMER BURUNDI PRESIDENT WANTED

05 December 2018
FORMER BURUNDI PRESIDENT WANTED

Former Burundi President Pierre BUYOYA has been issued with a warrant of arrest to face charges relating to the death of Melchior Ndadaye in 1993. BUYOYA who is currently the African union’s representative in Mali, stepped down as president in...

ANGOLA EMBARKS ON FIRST MASSIVE OIL AND GAS EXPLORATION

05 December 2018
ANGOLA EMBARKS ON FIRST MASSIVE OIL AND GAS EXPLORATION

Angola has embarked on its first massive oil and gas exploration programme, deep in the Southern Atlantic Ocean, 250 km off the coast of Angola. At 330 metres in length and 110 meters at its highest point, the project is part of the country’s...

S.A. PARLIAMENTARY PROCESS UNDERWAY TO AMEND SECTION 25 OF CONSTITUTION

05 December 2018
S.A. PARLIAMENTARY PROCESS UNDERWAY TO AMEND SECTION 25 OF CONSTITUTION

Parliament’s National Assembly has adopted the Joint Constitutional Review Committee’s report, on the review of Section 25 of the Constitution – that is to expropriate land without compensation. The report is with the NCOP today fo...

WATER RESTRICTIONS FOR DOMESTIC AND AGRICULTURAL RELAXED IN WESTERN CAPE

05 December 2018
WATER RESTRICTIONS FOR DOMESTIC AND AGRICULTURAL RELAXED IN WESTERN CAPE

Water restrictions for urban and agricultural use in the Western Cape has been relaxed. In a statement, the Department of Water and Sanitation’s Regional Head of the Western Cape, Rashid Khan, has said that water availability at this time...

QATARI WOMEN IN FOREFRONT OF CINEMA CULTURE

04 December 2018
QATARI WOMEN IN FOREFRONT OF CINEMA CULTURE

Qatar’s women have been showered with praises for their role in the country’s film industry. Qatari women currently account for nearly 60% of all emerging filmmakers. For young female directors like Amal al-Muftah, making a film, is a wa...

ROHINGYA MIGRANTS FLEE TO NEIGHBOURING MALAYSIA

04 December 2018
ROHINGYA MIGRANTS FLEE TO NEIGHBOURING MALAYSIA

A boat carrying 20 men believed to be Rohingya migrants have reached Indonesia. In recent weeks authorities in both Myanmar and Bangladesh, have stopped boats of fleeing Rohingya migrants headed mainly for Malaysia, to reach the world's biggest Musl...

AIRCRAFT CRASHES ON HOUSE IN MEXICO

04 December 2018
AIRCRAFT CRASHES ON HOUSE IN MEXICO

During the early hours of this morning, an aircraft crashed on a house in a residential area in the northern part of Mexico.According to reports, four crew members and two women were injured on the ground. For safety reason, eight neighboring houses...

EGYPT HOSTS FIRST ARMS EXHIBITION

04 December 2018
EGYPT HOSTS FIRST ARMS EXHIBITION

Egyptian President ABDEL FATTAH al-Sisi inaugurated the arms fair in Cairo on December the 3rd with hundreds of companies exhibiting their weapons. Among the items on display are U.S. armoured personnel carriers, Indian and Saudi Arabian assault rif...

SIERRA LEONE VILLAGERS DEMAND COMPENSATION FOR DIAMOND

04 December 2018
SIERRA LEONE VILLAGERS DEMAND COMPENSATION FOR DIAMOND

Inhabitants of Sierra Leone’s Koryadu village are up in arms, as the government fails to pay out proceeds from a piece of diamond they handed over, which later sold for 6.5 million dollars last year. Sierra Leone is struggling to overcome the...

MINISTER CELE DEFENDS POLICE OFFICERS AT MADIBA CONCERT

04 December 2018
MINISTER CELE DEFENDS POLICE OFFICERS AT MADIBA CONCERT

Police Minister Bheki Cele has strongly defended officers stationed at this weekend’s concert dedicated to Nelson Mandela, after chaos and robberies took place. Concert-goers had to wait several hours for transport to leave the nearly 95,000-c...

FORMER PRESIDENT ZUMA ENCOURAGES PEOPLE TO VOTE

04 December 2018
FORMER PRESIDENT ZUMA ENCOURAGES PEOPLE TO VOTE

As South Africa approaches next year’s elections, former President Jacob Zuma has been motivating his supporters to participate in the upcoming 2019 general elections. 

ADV. SHAMILA BATOHI APPOINTED AS NEW NDPP

04 December 2018
ADV. SHAMILA BATOHI APPOINTED AS NEW NDPP

President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed Shamila Batohi as the head of the National Prosecuting Authority. Ramaphosa made the public announcement during a televised address at the Union Buildings today. Batohi was legal adviser to the prosecutor...

 

Delegates from 200 countries are meeting in Bonn for the third day of the United Nations climate change talks to find ways to strengthen the 2015 Paris Climate Change deal which has been criticised by the United States as misleading. Climate Change activists are also in attendance and are staging daily protests at the venue, saying that not enough is being done and call on developed countries to drastically reduce their emissions as quickly as possible. 

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