Africa

11 hours ago | June 19, 2018

Body decries shortage of nurses in S. Africa

JOHANNESBURG. - The severe shortage of nurses in South Africa is a “ticking time bomb” that requires urgent attention, ...

S. Sudan rebel leader to attend direct talks

JUBA. - South Sudan’s main rebel group, the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army-in opposition (SPLM/A-IO) confirmed ...

1 day ago | June 18, 2018

Fresh Boko Haram attacks claim 31

ABUJA. — Suspected Boko Haram jihadists killed at least 31 people in a twin suicide bomb attack on a town in northeast ...

3 days ago | June 16, 2018

Wife tells of horror following mosque attack

CAPE TOWN. - "I am strong and I accept what happened,” said Zainab Bassa, the wife of Ismail Ahmad Bassa, (72), the man ...

SA Muslim group condemns brutal killing of worshippers

CAPE TOWN. -- The South African Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) on Thursday strongly condemned a brutal attack in which ...

AFRICA: Namibia prepares for 38th SADC summit

Namibia is intensifying preparations for the annual regional summit of southern African leaders which is expected to ...

Uganda arrests former police chief

KAMPALA. - Uganda’s former police chief Kale Kayihura has been arrested and is being held for questioning by the ...

Uganda arrests former police chief

KAMPALA. - Uganda's former police chief Kale Kayihura has been arrested and is being held for questioning by the ...

4 days ago | June 15, 2018

Malema warns of ‘unled revolution’ in SA

JOHANNESBURG. — Economic Freedom Fighter leader Julius Malema has warned of an “unled revolution” in South Africa, as ...

Women-owned SA bank joins entrants tackling the big five

JOHANNESBURG. — After more than a decade of South Africa’s biggest banks not having to face fresh competition, new ...

An insight into Moza’s jihadist terror group

MAPUTO. — Mozambique has been rocked by a wave of knife and machete attacks in a remote northern region that it is hoped ...

5 days ago | June 14, 2018

JUST IN: 2 killed, attacker shot dead in stabbing attack at SA mosque

CAPE TOWN. - Two worshippers have been killed and several wounded in a stabbing attack at a mosque in Malmesbury in the ...

Moza killings trigger British travel warnings

MAPUTO. — Britain advised citizens on Tuesday against travelling to an area in north-eastern Mozambique after a series ...

WB-supported forest project to alleviate poverty in Zambia

LUSAKA. -- The Zambian government said yesterday that a World Bank supported project aimed at improving management of ...

WB-backed project to help ease poverty in Zambia

LUSAKA. — The Zambian government said yesterday that a World Bank supported project aimed at improving management of ...