Attacks hinder aid delivery

DAKAR. – A spate of attacks by Boko Haram in south-eastern Niger in recent months is hindering the delivery of aid to more than 200,000 people forced from their homes, aid agencies said on Thur...

South Sudan aid blocked

JUBA. – United Nations officials told Reuters yesterday that attacks on aid workers and bureaucratic interference are preventing supplies from reaching tens of thousands of desperate South Suda...
Rwanda Prosecutor General, Richard Muhumuza

Rwanda investigate 20 French officials

KIGALI. – Rwanda has opened criminal inquiry against 20 French officials for their role in the 1994 genocide, some of whom could be charged in court if proceedings show they have cases to answe...
Jacob Zuma

Zuma survives

JOHANNESBURG. — The ANC’s National Executive Committee (NEC) did not support calls for President Jacob Zuma to step down, party secretary-general Gwede Mantashe said yesterday.
Jacob Zuma

ANC in KZN backs Zuma

DURBAN. – The ANC in KwaZulu-Natal says it does not see any reason for the party’s national executive committee (NEC) to call on President Jacob Zuma to step down.
The late Fidel Castro

Namibia’s fond memories of Castro, Cubans

WINDHOEK. – Namibians adore the late Cuban leader Fidel Castro where a street was named after him in the capital Windhoek. The news of Castro’s death last Friday was received with profound sadn...
President Lungu

Zambian presidency slams judges

LUSAKA. – Zambian President Edgar Lungu’s office yesterday expressed concern over the nullification of ruling party parliamentary seats after being petitioned by opposition candidates following...

Hutus massacred

KINSHASA. – An ethnic Nande militia in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo killed about 30 civilians, mostly Hutus, yesterday morning, local sources said, in an apparent escalation of deadly v...

‘Save water’

WINDHOEK. – Namibia has embarked on a National Water Saving Campaign targeting public institutions such as government offices, schools, hospital and correctional services centres starting in th...
80mm mortar bomb

Sinai car bomb death toll hits 11

CAIRO. — An Egyptian security official says the death toll from the previous night’s militant attack in Sinai, which included a suicide car bombing, has reached 11. No one has claimed responsibility ...

AbaThembu chief commits suicide

JOHANNESBURG. — AbaThembu Chief Daludumo Mtirara allegedly killed himself, a royal family member said yesterday morning. He allegedly shot himself in his Littleton home in Pretoria, according to the ...
South Africa’s Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa

Cosatu backs Ramaphosa

JOHANNESBURG. – South Africa’s Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa saw his chances of becoming the country’s next leader increase yesterday when the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu)...

23-year-old killed in hail of bullets

PIETERMARITZBURG. – Eighteen. That’s how many bullets pierced a young Pietermaritzburg man when an armed gang opened fire on his car in the Henley Dam area early on Tuesday morning.