Africa

37 mins ago | October 23, 2018

Zambia revives plan to cull 2,000 hippos over next five years

LUSAKA. – Zambia has revived plans it suspended two years ago after protests by animal rights activists for the ...

Odinga appointed AU High Rep for Infrastructure Development

NAIROBI. – The African Union appointed the ODM leader as High Representative for Infrastructure Development in Africa on ...

‘We failed them’: Australia apologises to child sex ...

SYDNEY. – Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison issued a national apology to thousands of victims of ...

Nigeria fiscal situation signalling a debt crisis

Lolade Akinmurele Nigeria’s plan to raise a $2.86 billion Eurobond and simultaneously raise minimum wage could lead to a ...

Protesting PE residents victorious as Omotoso church shut down

PORT ELIZABETH. – Heated exchanges took centre stage outside the entrance of the Jesus Dominion International ...

Cameroon’s Biya re-election, extends 36-year rule

YAOUNDE. – Cameroonian President Paul Biya has won re-election by a landslide, the Constitutional Council said on ...

7 hours ago | October 22, 2018

Omotoso trial: Judge Mandela Makaula dismisses application to ...

“The application has no merit. The application is dismissed. I will deal with my reasons when I deal with the judgment ...

‘Whatever battle I am fighting is the same battle every ...

PORT ELIZABETH. - Cheryl Zondi, a complainant in the rape trial of Timothy Omotoso, thanked the people who came out in ...

Omotoso rape trial resumes

PORT ELIZABETH. - The rape trial of Nigerian pastor Timothy Omotoso resumed in the Eastern Cape High Court in Port ...

A tale of David vs Goliath in Omotoso trial

PORT ELIZABETH. - Room A in the Port Elizabeth High Court was turned into a re-enactment of the biblical David and ...

Namibia, Kenya call for reform of UNSC

WINDHOEK. — Namibia and Kenya called for reform of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), said a statement on ...

Tanzania arrests 104 people for plotting ‘radical ...

DAR ES SALAAM. – Tanzanian police have arrested 104 suspected militants planning to establish bases in ...

380,000 illegal migrants leave Angola in weeks

LUANDA. – About 380,000 illegal migrants, mostly from the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo, have left ...

AFRICA: Ramaphosa cancels Saudi trip amid outcry over murdered ...

JOHANNESBURG. – The killing of Saudi journalist Khashoggi presents a challenge for Ramaphosa, who was recently ...

3 days ago | October 20, 2018

SA’s Nene resigns as MP

JOHANNESBURG. — Former finance minister Nhlanhla Nene has resigned as a member of Parliament‚ 10 days after stepping ...