Cyril Ramaphosa

Ramaphosa apologises

GRAHAMSTOWN. — South Africa’s Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has apologised for the manner in which the Marikana massacre unfolded, saying he was sorry for the type of language he used at the time....
Boko Haram

Boko Haram releases 82 Chibok girls

LAGOS. — Eighty-two schoolgirls abducted by the Boko Haram terrorist group have been released in exchange for the freedom of some Boko Haram suspects, the government said Saturday.

Tanzania crash blamed on speed

ARUSHA/ABUJA. — A bus crash in Tanzania that claimed the lives of 32 primary school pupils, two teachers and the driver was likely caused by speeding, police said.
F W de Klerk

Former SA presidents front dialogue drive

JOHANNESBURG. – Three former South African presidents and a vice president joined a national dialogue event in Johannesburg yesterday to discuss the political and economic challenges facing the...
Blade Nzimande

Nzimande to probe lack of black PhDs in SA

Cape Town. — Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande says he wants to establish a ministerial task team to probe the reasons for a perceived lack of black South Africans graduating with doctorates.
‘Russian Navy can attack ISIS any time’

9 Malian soldiers killed in attack

Bamako. — Nine Malian soldiers were killed and five wounded on Tuesday in an area regularly targeted by jihadist groups, as the commander of France’s counter-terrorism force for the region said an op...
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

Stop child labour: Ghana president

ACCRA. – As Ghana joined the rest of the globe yesterday to mark the International Labour Day, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo called on Ghanaian workers to join the national campaign aga...

5 killed in retaliatory attacks

LODWAR. – Kenyan authorities confirmed yesterday that five people were killed and an unknown number of others injured in retaliatory attacks between Pokot and Turkana tribesmen in the common bo...
Slim Khalbous

Tunisia govt reshuffles cabinet

TUNIS. – The Tunisian government announced on Sunday a partial cabinet reshuffle at the level of ministries of education and finance. According to the announcement, Slim Khalbous, the Minister ...

Study shows dried leaves cure malaria

An attending physician in a clinic in Congo has helped 18 people diagnosed with malaria to fully recover by just using dried leaves. Although it is not yet prescribed because it has not been approved...
Pope Francis

Pope seeks to mend ties with Islam

CAIRO. – Pope Francis arrived in Cairo yesterday hoping to mend ties with Islamic religious leaders just as Egypt’s ancient Christian community faces unprecedented pressure from Islamic State m...
Minister Mbalula

DA to report Mbalula over Zim comments

Johannesburg. – The Democratic Alliance wants to report Police Minister Fikile Mbalula to the SA Human Rights Commission for the comments he made about former Zimbabwean soldiers illegally ente...