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  • Coligny murder trial: 'Accused seemed shocked over Matlhomola Moshoeu's death'

    22 March 2018 5:25 PM 13

    Mahikeng - Warrant Officer Jeremiah Modisane told the North West High Court in Mahikeng on Thursday that, at first, he had believed Matlhomola Moshoeu had jumped from a moving vehicle to his death. The accused - Pieter Doorewaard, 26 and Philip Schutte, 34 - had appeared shocked over what had happened, he said. Modisane was testifying in the trial of two farm workers

  • Father says 5 of the Nigeria girls still missing are dead

    22 March 2018 5:00 PM 12

    Lagos - The father of one of the Nigerian schoolgirls still unaccounted for after Boko Haram extremists returned 104 girls from a mass abduction says he believes his daughter and others are dead and buried. Inuwa Garba tells The Associated Press that friends of his daughter who were freed on Wednesday told him the 16-year-old died from injuries in the stampede

  • At least 9 dead, several hurt in car bomb in Somali capital

    22 March 2018 3:02 PM 18

    Mogadishu - At least nine people have been killed and seven others are wounded in a car bomb blast near a hotel in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, a Somali police officer said on Thursday. Captain Mohamed Hussein said the explosion occurred near the Weheliye hotel on the busy Makka Almukarramah road. The road has been a target of attacks in the past by the Somalia-based

  • Ramaphosa welcomes new continental free trade agreement

    21 March 2018 5:46 PM 23

    Johannesburg – President Cyril Ramaphosa has welcomed the adoption by the African Union of an agreement of free trade on the continent as "a new beginning for the continent that will catapult African countries and companies to much higher levels of growth". Ramaphosa returns to South Africa Wednesday night following the adoption of the agreement by the African

  • Somali advocate supports charges for officer

    21 March 2018 4:54 PM 16

    Minneapolis - An advocate for Minnesota's Somali and Muslim communities says he supports the charges against a Somali-American police officer who shot and killed an Australian woman last July. Jaylani Hussein is executive director of the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. He says the Somali community had wanted justice for Justine

  • Ghana, US seek closer military ties

    21 March 2018 8:08 AM 18

    Accra - Ghana and the United States are working to forge closer ties between their armed forces but both countries denied that they are involved setting up military bases in the West African nation. News reports in Ghana on Tuesday cited leaked documents from a recent cabinet meeting that formed the basis of a request to parliament to approve an agreement

  • More readers respond to 2018 SA Car of the Year controversy

    21 March 2018 7:42 AM 20

    Cape Town - With the Porsche Panamera winning the coveted SA Car of the Year title, again, Wheels24 readers are still sharing their views... The Panamera was crowned as the 2018 SA Car of the Year earlier in March and once again a Porsche winning the title has caused uproar among readers as a very controversial choice. The South African Guild of Motoring

  • Pedestrian on rail tracks killed by train in KwaZulu-Natal

    20 March 2018 7:55 PM 19

    Durban – A man in his 40s was killed by a train as he crossed the railway tracks near Shaka's Head on KwaZulu-Natal's north coast on Tuesday, Netcare911 paramedics said. Spokesperson Shawn Herbst said the pedestrian and train collision was reported on Tuesday afternoon and paramedics were sent to the scene. "The Netcare 911 emergency care practitioner

  • WHO says tainted food outbreak threatens 16 African nations

    20 March 2018 7:00 PM 21

    Johannesburg - A deadly outbreak linked to tainted food in South Africa is now threatening other African nations, with neighbouring Namibia reporting a confirmed case that might be connected, the World Health Organisation said on Tuesday. In a statement, WHO said it has reached out to 16 countries to help with preparedness and response to the listeriosis

  • SA would need to deteriorate 'markedly' for white farmers to get refugee status – Australian senator

    20 March 2018 6:15 PM 21

    Johannesburg – An Australian senator who came out in support of Australian Minister of Home Affairs Peter Dutton's comments on visas for white South African farmers has said his aim was to ensure the government was "generous in its consideration" of visas for South Africans. Liberal Democratic Party senator David Leyonhjelm wrote to Dutton last week that he should