Africa

2 weeks ago | February 8, 2019

Five killed in SA coal mine gas explosion

Five people have been killed by a gas explosion in an unused coal mine in South Africa’s eastern province of Mpumalanga ...

French intelligence knew about attack in lead up to genocide: Report

Radio France and the news site Mediapart published on Wednesday excerpts of a memo from the DGSE – the French equivalent ...

2 weeks ago | February 7, 2019

Kenyatta holds talks with DRC’s Tshisekedi

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday afternoon held talks with the recently elected Democratic Republic of Congo ...

Anglican church leader found hanging

A church leader was yesterday found hanging from a tree in Gachigi Village in the Kirinyaga County of Kenya.

Wits closes entrances as student injured in university protests

All entrances to the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) have been closed to avoid protests from EFF-aligned ...

2 weeks ago | February 6, 2019

DRC’s Tshisekedi on a three-nation regional tour

NAIROBI/LUANDA. - President of the Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC, Felix Tshisekedi arrived in the Kenyan capital ...

Bushiri and wife plead not guilty, granted R100k bail each

JOHANNESBURG. - Enlightened Christian Gathering Church leader prophet Shepherd Bushiri and his wife Mary have been ...

Pistorius’ lawyer Barry Roux to lead Bushiri defence team

Embattled prophet Shepherd Bushiri has acquired the services of top defence advocate Barry Roux, the Sowetan newspaper ...

10 businessmen nabbed over child killings

Tanzanian police have arrested 10 businessmen in Njombe and Makambako towns in the east African nation’s southern ...

Experts call for emergency declaration on DRC’s Ebola

An international group of public health experts on Monday called on the World Health Organisation (WHO) to convene an ...

2 weeks ago | February 5, 2019

Ex-Mozambican finance minister revives bail application: lawyer

Former Mozambican finance minister Manuel Chang, arrested in South Africa in connection with US$2 billion in fraudulent ...

Egypt’s parly considers extending presidential term

The Egyptian parliament discussed on Sunday extending the presidential term from four to six years and introducing the ...

Nigerian air force destroys Boko Haram’s logistics base in the NE

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has destroyed one of Boko Haram's logistics base in the restive north eastern state of ...

2 weeks ago | February 4, 2019

Botswana’s Masisi says he is “not afraid to die”

Botswana’s President Mokgweetsi Masisi sanctioned an impromptu meeting at the weekend  – dubbed a “special conference” – ...

Bushiri, wife appear in court; bail application postponed

South Africa-based leader of the Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) Church Prophet Shepherd Bushiri and his wife Mary ...