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Outcry over black rhino shooting

WINDHOEK — A US hunter killed an endangered black rhino in Namibia on Monday after paying $350 000, a move that has been condemned by animal welfare advocates.
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Sudan rebels claim control

KHARTOUM. – South Sudan rebels yesterday said their forces have controlled great parts of Foluj oil field, the main oil-producing field in Upper Nile State.
Jacob Zuma

Zuma apologises for xenophobic attacks

MAPUTO. – President Jacob Zuma apologised to Mozambicans yesterday for a recent outbreak of xenophobic violence in which at least seven people died and hundreds of migrants were forced to flee ...
Pierre Nkurunziza

Conspirators to face trial

BUJUMBURA. – The office of Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza has announced that the plotters of last week’s failed coup will face trial in accordance with the law, a senior official said ye...
Pierre Nkurunziza

Burundi police fire teargas at protesters

BUJUMBURA. — Police in Burundi have beaten and tear-gassed protesters in the capital, who were demanding that President Pierre Nkurunziza reverses a decision to run for a third term in office, Reuter...
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Striking Eskom workers return to work

CAPE TOWN. — More than 5 000 striking Eskom workers have returned to work at a major power station, a positive move as the country is grappling with a worsening shortage of electricity supply, author...
Pierre Nkurunziza

Soldiers deployed in Burundi

Bujumbura. — Soldiers were deployed yesterday for the first time in Burundi to quell street protests, putting the military into a precarious position amid persistent demonstrations against the presid...
Major-General Chris Olukolade

Nigeria promises media’s safety

LAGOS – Nigeria’s military has restated its commitment to the safety of journalists and other information seekers in the warfront. “Our concern remains the issue of safety for anyone in s...
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Boko Haram on the run

LAGOS – The military in Nigeria has said an unconfirmed number of Boko Haram terrorists died this past weekend as additional camps used by terrorists were overran in the continuing offensive op...