President Lungu

Zambia’s opposition denies arson claim

Lusaka. – Zambia’s main opposition party, whose leader has been arrested and charged with treason, accused the government yesterday of trying to frame it for arson as an excuse for greater poli...
who

New malaria vaccine for large-scale tests

Nairobi. – A new malaria vaccine will be tested on a large scale in Kenya, Ghana and Malawi, the World Health Organisation said yesterday, with 360 000 children to be vaccinated between 2018 an...
murder

13 nabbed for murder

Kampala. – Thirteen people have been indicted including on terrorism charges over the murder of Uganda’s second most prominent policeman, killed outside his house last month, police said on Sat...
President Jacob Zuma

Zuma to award national orders

Cape Town. – Olympic medallist Wayde Van Niekerk, the 22 African National Congress political trialists of 1969, and Miltha Calata are some of the South Africans who will receive national orders...
Electrocution

7 electrocuted in Nigeria

Warri. – Seven people are dead after a live electrical wire fell onto a gathering of people watching football in southern Nigeria, police said yesterday, but residents said the death toll was h...
King Mswati

Swazi govt denies banning divorce

Cape Town. – The Swazi government has denied claims made in media reports that King Mswati III has banned divorce in the kingdom, a report on yesterday said. Swazi government spokesperson Sabel...
meningitis

Nigeria’s meningitis outbreak kills 745

Abuja. – Health officials say Nigeria’s meningitis outbreak had killed at least 745 people as of Monday. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control says 8 057 suspected meningitis cases have been r...
toy-gun

Man shoots self in road rage outburst

Durban. – A man shot himself in the hand during a road rage confrontation on the M13 in Fields Hill, KwaZulu-Natal, yesterday afternoon, paramedics said. The driver of a Ford Ranger, believed t...
Helen Zille

DA appoints Zille disciplinary panel

Johannesburg. — The DA has appointed a “strong, experienced legal team” to lead the disciplinary hearing of its former leader, Western Cape Premier Helen Zille, for her tweets on colonialism. DA depu...

Libyan fishermen find 28 bodies

TRIPOLI. — Libyan fishermen found the bodies of 28 illegal migrants who appeared to have died of thirst and hunger after their boat broke down off the coast of Sabratha city, a ministry of interior o...