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Wednesday, 12 August 2020 10:32

  Thousands of anti-government protesters returned to the streets in Mali on Tuesday, resuming a months-long push to topple President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, who they accuse of presiding...

Wednesday, 12 August 2020 10:31

  As the coronavirus makes a return in New Zealand, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the focus is on the immediate response to the COVID-19 cases when she asked about the impact on the...

Wednesday, 12 August 2020 10:30

  The South African Premiership has restarted after a 152-day shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.Yesterday’s match which was held behind closed doors at Dobsonville Stadium in...

Wednesday, 12 August 2020 10:30

  130 new COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, 20 from Eastern Cape, 35 from Gauteng, 30 from KwaZulu Natal, 20 from North West, 25 from Western Cape. This takes the death toll in the...

Tuesday, 11 August 2020 10:35

  US President Donald Trump said law enforcement officers shot and wounded a suspect outside the White House today. Trump was briefly evacuated in the middle of a press conference before...

Tuesday, 11 August 2020 10:34

  Zimbabwe's main opposition coalition had reportedly said it had not been allowed to meet with special envoys from South Africa. Last week President Cyril Ramaphosa appointed Dr Sydney...

Tuesday, 11 August 2020 10:33

  The Health Ministry announced that the Minister of Health, Dr Zwelini Mkhize does not own a Personal Protective Equipment manufacturing company, nor is he involved in any manufacturing of...

Tuesday, 11 August 2020 10:33

  With 213 new COVID-19 related deaths, the death toll in South Africa from the virus has increased to 10 621. Over 563 000 people have been confirmed with COVID-19 in the country....

Friday, 07 August 2020 10:53

  Zimbabwean writer Tsitsi Dangarembga and opposition party spokesperson Fadzai Mahere have decided to speak out after their arrest at an anti-government protest. Dangarembga has criticised...

Friday, 07 August 2020 10:51

  South African telecoms giant MTN, has announced it will pull out of the Middle East to concentrate on Africa. The company which was founded in 1994, lists operations in Syria, Sudan, Yemen...

Friday, 07 August 2020 10:50

  In South Africa, there have been 306 more COVID-19 related deaths - 66 from the Eastern Cape, 75 from Gauteng, 78 from KwaZulu Natal, 46 from the Western Cape, 23 from the Free State and...

Friday, 07 August 2020 10:50

  Covid-19 has now infected more than a million people in Africa. Nations across the continent have recorded 1,000,054 infections and at least 21,724 deaths, accounting for around 5%...

Monday, 03 August 2020 14:44

  The popular video-sharing app Tiktok could face the axe in the US. This comes as US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Sunday that TikTok must either be sold or blocked in the US...

Monday, 03 August 2020 14:43

  More than 1,300 firefighters were battling a blaze that was burning out of control on Sunday in southern California, threatening thousands of people and homes east of Los Angeles. The...

Monday, 03 August 2020 14:43

  In milestone mission, America's first crewed spaceship to fly to the International Space Station in nearly a decade returned safely to Earth on Sunday, splashing down in the Gulf of...

Monday, 03 August 2020 09:53

  On the last day of Hajj, Muslim pilgrims performed Tawaf on Saturday around the Kaaba. This year’s hajj was dramatically downsized as the Saudi hosts strive to prevent a coronavirus...

Monday, 03 August 2020 09:52

  Zimbabwean top writer and Booker Prize nominee, Tsitsi Dangarembga was released on bail on Saturday followingher arrest during anti-government protests on Friday. 61 year-old Dangarembga,...

Monday, 03 August 2020 09:51

  Flights have resumed at Nairobi's airport as Kenya Airways opens its international flights when the country lifted airspace restrictions. Meanwhile Tanzania banned Kenya's national airline...

Monday, 03 August 2020 09:51

  South Africa has exceeded the half a million mark of covid-19 cases - so far over 511 000 people have contracted the virus in the country. There have been 213 more deaths related to this...

Wednesday, 29 July 2020 15:14

  During a press conference held at a military base in Syria's northeastern Hasakeh province. The spokesperson for the US-led coalition against the Daesh group has announced they have "no...

Wednesday, 29 July 2020 15:13

  Gauteng Residents are being urged by the Department of Water and Sanitation to reduce water usage to a bare minimum as the Vaal Dam is constrained and dam levels have been declining...

Wednesday, 29 July 2020 15:12

  Andrew Mlangeni, South Africa’s anti-apartheid icon and last of the Rivonia trialists, is laid to rest today in Soweto following his death at the age of 95. Mlangeni, who stood...

Wednesday, 29 July 2020 15:11

  Muslim pilgrims are performing Tawaf around the Kaabah, under strict health precautions and guidelines at the Grand Mosque in Makkah as the annual hajj begins. Hajj this year has been...

Tuesday, 28 July 2020 11:03

  The funeral service of a 1-year-old boy who was killed in gunfire in Brooklyn, New York took place yesterday. Davell Gardner Jr died after being hit by stray bullet while he was sitting in...

Tuesday, 28 July 2020 11:01

  Malaysia's former Prime Minister Najib Razak was found guilty on Tuesday in the multi-billion-dollar 1MDB scandal. Razak could now face years in jail after being convicted on all charges...

Tuesday, 28 July 2020 11:00

  Eskom is requesting the public to reduce electricity usage as the power generation system was severely constrained late yesterday, when generation units suffered trips. Eskom says any...

Tuesday, 28 July 2020 10:59

  298 more people have died from COVID-19. 77 from the Eastern Cape, 61 from Gauteng, 9 from KwaZulu Natal, 36 from the Western Cape, 13 from Mpumalanga, 91 from the Free State and 11 from...

Friday, 24 July 2020 10:27

  408 052 people have been confirmed with COVID-19 in the country. 13 104 new cases were identified in a 24 hour cycle. Regrettably there have been another 153 new COVID-19 related deaths:...

Friday, 24 July 2020 10:26

  While funding has been approved for south Africa from the African Development Bank and the New Development Bank, President Ramaphosa said government is in discussion with the International...

Friday, 24 July 2020 10:25

  SouthAfrica is investigating dozens of alleged corruption cases involving theft or misappropriation of funds earmarked to fight the coronavirus pandemic. President Cyril Ramaphosa...

Friday, 24 July 2020 10:25

  With the country entering the eye of the COVID-19 storm, public schools will close from Monday, July 27th for four weeks.and reopen on August 24th. However, Grade 12 learners and educators...

Thursday, 23 July 2020 15:43

  As coronavirus infections climb in Mumbai, authorities in India's worst-hit city are turning to high-tech "smart helmets" to speed up screenings and identify suspected cases in the...

Thursday, 23 July 2020 15:41

  The Mayor of Chicago, Lori Lighfoot has refused for federal troops to roam the streets of Chicago as was done in the deeply controversial move in Portland. This comes after the US...

Thursday, 23 July 2020 15:39

  Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler stood in the frontline with protesters as police deployed teargas. Earlier protests in Portland -- and much of the United States –to denounce racism and...

Thursday, 23 July 2020 15:39

  The African Development Bank on Wednesday approved a R5 billion loan to SouthAfrica to help fight the virus and mitigate its economic fallout of the pandemic. South Africa is the...

Thursday, 23 July 2020 10:24

  - China launched its rover to Mars today - a journey coinciding with a similar mission as the United Arab Emirates and the US whose spacecraft is set to lift off on July 30th. The three...

Thursday, 23 July 2020 10:23

  Following the suspension of operations in parts of Khayelitsha and Bardale earlier this week due to violent protests, Eskom withdrew operations yesterday from Bloekombos, Wallacedene and...

Thursday, 23 July 2020 10:22

  572 new COVID-19 related deaths have been recorded, taking the death toll up to 5 940.  In Gauteng the number of cases reported are 144 582. Western Cape has 87 847 cases and the...

Thursday, 23 July 2020 10:22

  Restaurant owners and staff gathered in Parktown North, Johannesburg, to take part in a protest against South Africa's COVID-19 lockdown restrictions. Amid the rise of infections and...

Wednesday, 22 July 2020 11:24

  In Venezuela, shops, once dedicated to fashion, photography, shoes and decoration, have changed to sell food instead. While many have lost their jobs and are unable to host social events -...

Wednesday, 22 July 2020 11:22

  Former correctional services chief financial officer Patrick Gillingham will be issued with summons to appear before the judicial commission of inquiry into state capture. Gillingham was...

Wednesday, 22 July 2020 11:21

  195 new COVID-19 related deaths have been recorded. This brings the number of deaths related to the virus to 5 368. Gauteng has surpassed the 1000 mark with 1042 deaths – the...

Wednesday, 22 July 2020 11:21

  The last surviving Rivonia trialist Andrew Mlangeni has passed on soon after being admitted to hospital following an abdominal complaint. Mlangeni, who celebrated his 95th birthday last...

Tuesday, 21 July 2020 14:06

  Sudan's former ousted president Omar al-Bashir is court today on trial for the military coup that brought him to power more than three decades ago.  76 year old Bashir, who is already...

Tuesday, 21 July 2020 14:05

  The T20 World Cup which was due to take place in Australia from October, has been postponed until next year due to the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19 has played havoc with the global...

Tuesday, 21 July 2020 14:04

  Eskom has announced a withdrawal of operations in parts of the Western Cape for the safety of staff after two violent incidents occurred involving Eskom vehicles. In the first incident, an...

Tuesday, 21 July 2020 14:04

  Minerals Resources and Energy Minister, Gwede Mantashe as well as Labour and Employment Minister Thulas Nxesi, were hospitalised yesterday - a week after they tested positive for Covid-19....

Tuesday, 21 July 2020 10:11

  The rocket is in place and engineers are carrying out the final checks, as China prepares to launch its probe to Mars this week. It will be China's first interplanetary mission, as it...

Tuesday, 21 July 2020 10:10

  Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has pledge to end the Muslim ban in US on day one. His remarks were made at a virtual Million Muslim Votes Summit, hosted by an American Muslim...

Tuesday, 21 July 2020 10:09

  The World Health Organization's emergencies chief Michael Ryan has voiced concern with the increasing spread of COVID-19 in Africa. Ryan has warned that South Africa's surging numbers...

Tuesday, 21 July 2020 10:08

  Fresh graves are being dug in South Africa as the death toll from coronavirus has passed the 5,000 mark. In the past 24 hours, the country has registered 85 new deaths from the virus,...

Monday, 20 July 2020 13:41

  United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres said the virus has revealed a "fragile skeleton" of societies and could push 100 million people into extreme poverty. Speaking on the...

Monday, 20 July 2020 13:34

  With South Africa's lockdown being gradually eased, and minibus taxis are once again allowed to carry full loads of passengers during local trips, some commuters and taxi drivers say they...

Monday, 20 July 2020 13:32

  The department of Health has introduced a digital system called COVIDConnect. It’s easy-to-use and accessible through WhatsApp and SMS on your cellphone. A user does not require a...

Monday, 20 July 2020 13:32

  South Africa now ranks fifth in the world for confirmed Covid-19 cases as the African continent faces the pandemic’s first wave head-on. On Sunday, the Ministry of Health...

Thursday, 16 July 2020 10:29

  Streets are empty and shops have closed in India's IT hub Bangalore as the city goes into a new week-long lockdown. After imposing one of the world's strictest lockdowns in late March, the...

Thursday, 16 July 2020 10:28

  Taiwanese soldiers on Thursday fought off simulated coastal assaults from China during its biggest annual (00:08 OUT 00:50) live-fire exercises at a time when Beijing is ramping up...

Thursday, 16 July 2020 10:27

  We have exceeded the 300 000 mark in south Africa – the country now has a total of 311 049 confirmed COVID-19 cases. In Gauteng over 112 000 cases were identified and in the Western...

Thursday, 16 July 2020 10:26

  The statue of 19th-century British imperialist Cecil Rhodes has been decapitated in Cape Town. Rhodes had made a fortune from mining and colonised swathes of southern African territories...

Wednesday, 15 July 2020 09:52

  Argentina is trying to solve a medical mystery - despite the entire crew of a boat testing negative before leaving port. 57 sailors got infected with the coronavirus during their 35 days...

Wednesday, 15 July 2020 09:51

  At least 15 people were killed and dozens are missing after flash floods left hundreds of houses buried in mud on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. A search and rescue operation is...

Wednesday, 15 July 2020 09:50

  The Ministry of Health announced 10 496 new cases were identified, this takes the number of people confirmed with COVID-19 in South Africa just above 298 000. The total number of tests...

Wednesday, 15 July 2020 09:48

  The Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Gwede Mantashe and his wife, Nolwandle Mantashe have both tested positive for Covid-19. The Minister received his results yesterday. ...

Wednesday, 15 July 2020 09:48

  South Africa’s Council of Education Ministers (CEM) have resolved to take legal action against all individuals and groups that continue to disrupt schooling. This was announced last...

Tuesday, 14 July 2020 13:57

  Despite the resurgent infections, the Trump administration is pressing for a full reopening of schools, with Education Secretary Betsy DeVos warning that "families need for kids to get...

Tuesday, 14 July 2020 13:56

  Deadly border clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan entered a second day on Monday, as the EU, US and regional power broker Moscow urged restraint. Four Azerbaijanis were killed between...

Tuesday, 14 July 2020 13:56

  Rescue teams in the northern Indian state of Assam are faced with a double challenge - that is flood water and the coronavirus as they help villagers affected by annual floods. More than a...

Tuesday, 14 July 2020 09:58

  NASA's most advanced Mars rover, Perseverance, will launch from Earth on July 30th to seek out signs of ancient microbial life on what was once a river delta three-and-a-half billion years...

Tuesday, 14 July 2020 09:57

  Several journalists were detained during a demonstration in support of Ivan Safronov, a respected former journalist who became an advisor to the Roscosmos space agency and was arrested on...

Tuesday, 14 July 2020 09:56

  Singapore plunged into recession in the second quarter as growth fell 41.2 percent, with the trade-dependent economy hammered by the coronavirus. According to reports Singapore’s...

Tuesday, 14 July 2020 09:54

  The Gauteng Province has reported 103 713 positive covid-19 cases while the Western Cape is close to reaching 80 000 cases. This takes the number of confirmed virus cases in the country to...

Tuesday, 14 July 2020 09:54

  On Monday, the Verulam Magistrate’s Court threw out the case against 12 men allegedly accused of being involved in a killing at a Verulam mosque during May 2018. The 12 accused had...

Monday, 13 July 2020 10:40

  Seventy-one-year-old Nomonde Baatjies became so ill she couldn’t move from the bed to the bathroom, in her Port Elizabeth home. With several pre-existing medical conditions she...

Monday, 13 July 2020 10:38

  Last night President Cyril Ramaphosa said the coronavirus storm is far fiercer and more destructive than any, we have known before. Ramaphosa announced that over 276 000 people have...

Monday, 13 July 2020 10:37

  South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has re-imposed a night curfew from 9pm until 4am and has suspended alcohol sales, as coronavirus infections spiked and the health system risks being...

Monday, 13 July 2020 10:36

  The daughter of former President Nelson Mandela and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela,) Zindziswa also known as Zindzi Mandela has reportedly died at the age of 59. Zindzi served as...

Friday, 10 July 2020 14:51

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Friday, 10 July 2020 14:49

Friday, 10 July 2020 14:47

  South Africa’s manufacturing production decreased by 49,4% in April during the nationwide lockdown which limited economic activity to essential services. Stats SA has also announced that motor...

Friday, 10 July 2020 14:45

  Eskom says they started to implement Stage 2 loadshedding from 12pm and this will continue until 10pm. This has been caused by an increase in plant breakdowns exceeding 3 000MW of capacity....

Friday, 10 July 2020 14:44

  Seven Ekurhuleni officials in the office of the Executive Mayor have tested positive for Covid-19. All staff in the office of the Executive Mayor went for tests on July 9th. The executive Mayor...

Friday, 10 July 2020 14:43

  Gauteng’s Premier David Makhura announced that he has tested positive for Covid-19. After experiencing mild symptoms on Wednesday he went for a test on Thursday and as a precautionary measure...

Friday, 10 July 2020 12:28

  Long lines of cars snaked around a drive-thru testing site near Miami, amid the high demand for COVID-19 tests, as daily positive cases in Florida continue to surge. The United States posted a...

Friday, 10 July 2020 12:26

Al Jazeera journalists have come under the spotlight after they arrived at Malaysia's national police headquarters for questioning on a documentary about the arrests of migrants during the...

Friday, 10 July 2020 12:25

The hearings of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into allegations of State Capture, corruption and fraud in the Public Sector including Organs of the State will resume today. The commission will...

Thursday, 09 July 2020 10:11

  Japanese emergency services and troops scrambled on Thursday to reach thousands of homes cut off by catastrophic flooding and landslides that have killed dozens and caused widespread damage....

Thursday, 09 July 2020 10:09

The Gauteng Province has now overtaken the Western Cape as the province with the highest numbers of Covid-19 cases. Gauteng has risen just above 75 000, while the Western Cape has reported over...

Thursday, 09 July 2020 10:09

  Hospitals in the hardest-hit Central American country - Panama are reportedly on the verge of collapse due to the explosive growth of COVID-19 cases. Doctors from the Arias Madrid Hospital said...

Thursday, 09 July 2020 10:07

  Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced an extension of the visas of around 10,000 Hong Kongers living in the country by five years and the suspension of Australia's extradition...

Thursday, 09 July 2020 10:06

  Around 06.29 this morning a collision was reported on Heidelberg Road in Alberton. Reports from the scene indicate that the driver of a light motor vehicle lost control resulting in the vehicle...

Wednesday, 08 July 2020 14:23

  Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced a "phased reopening" of the country, with the recommencement of international flights from August 1st as well as the lifting of internal...

Wednesday, 08 July 2020 14:22

  Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison has called for unity and urged Victorians to remain strong amid the return of harsh virus restrictions. Experts have warned that people will...

Wednesday, 08 July 2020 14:21

  Gold has climbed above 1,800 dollars an ounce on Wednesday for the first time since 2011. Neil Wilson, chief market analyst for Markets.com, said gold was winning support due to fears of...

Wednesday, 08 July 2020 14:19

Eskom hasrequested the public to use electricity sparingly. This morning one generation unit each at the Kendal and Tutuka power stations tripped, adding to the Tutuka unit that tripped yesterday...

Wednesday, 08 July 2020 14:19

  A cold front is expected to make landfall over the south-western parts of the Western Cape on Thursday morning. Localised flooding, gale force winds and high sea conditions are some of the...

Wednesday, 08 July 2020 10:40

  China opened a new office on Wednesday for its intelligence agents to operate openly in Hong Kong for the first time under its tough new security law. In a public display of its tightening...

Wednesday, 08 July 2020 10:39

  Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison has called for unity and urged Victorians to remain strong amid the return of harsh virus restrictions. Panic-buying returned in Melbourne...

Wednesday, 08 July 2020 10:38

  Eskom HAS requested the public to use electricity sparingly, as the power generation system is severely constrained after two generation units tripped late yesterday. Eskom said they lost...

Wednesday, 08 July 2020 10:37

  A further 192 COVID-19 related deaths have occurred - 15 from Limpopo, 22 from KwaZulu Natal, 36 from the Eastern Cape, 44 from the Western Cape and 75 from Gauteng. This brings the total...

Monday, 06 July 2020 15:12

  India on Monday became the third-highest coronavirus caseload in the world. The Indian government -- like many around the world -- has gradually lifted virus restrictions to help the...

 

After almost 100 days of closure the South African passenger rail service is operating again as the country's lockdown restrictions ease. Passenger numbers have been limited and masks are mandatory. The trains are reportedly being sanitised after each trip. South Africa is still heading towards its COVID-19 outbreak peak, and some passengers worry about the strategy to control the large crowds expected.