South African Airways

Govt bails out debt-ridden SAA

JOHANNESBURG. – South African Airways (SAA) has been provided with state funds to help it repay loans of about 2,3 billion rand ($176 million) to Standard Chartered, the government said on Satu...
Esther Kiobel

Nigerian widows seek to sue Shell

THE HAGUE. – Four Nigerian women are taking legal action in the Dutch courts against Anglo-Dutch oil giant Shell, accusing it of complicity in the 1990s executions of their husbands by the Nige...

Kenya gets generic Aids drug

NAIROBI. - Kenya is the first African country to start using a generic version of the latest AIDS drug that can improve and prolong the lives of tens of thousands of people who suffer severe side eff...
AU chairperson President Alpha Conde

AU digs in on permanent UNSC seats

KAMPALA. – African leaders will next month gather at the African Union (AU) headquarters in Ethiopia to adopt proposals that the continent gets two permanent seats at the UN Security Council.
Acting Correctional Services National Commissioner James Smalberger. Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN

SA prisons boss apologises

JOHANNESBURG. – South Africans have been offered an apology by the country’s Prisons boss after photos circulating on social media showed scantily dressed women entertaining inmates in a Johann...
John Magufuli

LATEST: Magufuli brews shocker

Tanzanian President John Magufuli has said that under his presidency schoolgirls who become mothers will not be allowed to go back to school after giving birth. The president was speaking at a public...