At least 29 killed in 12-hour siege

MOGADISHU. — An Islamist attack on a hotel in Mogadishu ended yesterday after 29 people were killed during a siege lasting nearly 12 hours, police said, prompting the government to sack two top secur...

SA’s Sasol: All gas and no work

MAPUTO. — Sasol has been milking cash from its gas project in Mozambique with little benefit to that country or the people living close by, writes Sizwe Sama Yende. In Mangungumete village, there is ...

Unity march in heart of Catalonia

BARCELONA. — Defenders of Spanish unity massed in the streets of Catalonia’s capital Barcelona yesterday, waving national and European flags and chanting “Viva Espana” two days after regional lawmake...
Mariano Rajoy

Catalonia declares independence from Spain

BARCELONA. — The Catalan parliament voted yesterday to declare independence from Spain. Seventy lawmakers voted in favour, 10 voted against, while two cast blank ballots. The decision was made during...
John F. Kennedy

New JFK files reveal mafia plots

WASHINGTON. — The US government on Thursday released a mammoth, long-awaited trove of secret files on the killing of president John F. Kennedy, offering intriguing new insights into events surroundin...