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  • Guard dies after inhaling toxic fumes from brazier warming him on winter night duty

    22 July 2018 7:12 PM 11

    A 43-year-old man guarding an empty building next to Clearwater Mall in Roodepoort died after inhaling fumes from a brazier that was keeping him and a colleague warm during the winter nightshift, police said on Sunday. Captain Tinyiko Mathebula said he was guarding the Department of Public Works building with his 28-year-old colleague in the early hours

  • 3 dead in 2 separate shack fires in Cape Town

    22 July 2018 4:29 PM 19

    Three people have died in two separate shack fires in Cape Town, the City's Fire and Rescue Services said on Sunday. In the early hours of the morning, a fire that broke out in a shack at Boys Town in Crossroads claimed the lives of a man and woman, said Fire and Rescue Services spokesperson Theo Layne. The man was found dead on the scene. The woman

  • Niger army says ten Boko Haram 'terrorists' killed

    22 July 2018 12:46 PM 19

    Niger's army said on Saturday it killed "10 terrorists" after one of its military positions in the southwest of the country was attacked by fighters from the Boko Haram jihadist group. "In the night from Thursday to Friday, the military station of Baroua was attacked by the terrorist group Boko Haram," Niger's defence ministry said in a statement

  • Six nabbed for kidnapping, assault after badly injured man found in car

    21 July 2018 2:53 PM 20

    Six people are expected in the Ntuzuma Magistrate's Court next week after they were caught driving with a severely injured man believed to have been attacked in a vigilantism incident. Police spokesperson Captain Nqobile Gwala said officers were patrolling along Mqanduli Road in F Section, KwaMashu on Friday morning when they spotted a silver Toyota

  • Swazi political party 'challenges electoral system in court'

    21 July 2018 12:00 PM 18

    A Swaziland political party has challenged the country's political system a month before Africa's last absolute monarch goes to the polls. The Swaziland High Court was on Friday expected to hear a case which would be critical to the legitimacy of the country's upcoming elections. The landlocked southern African country was expected to hold its primary

  • Top Africa stories: Beauty queen sentenced to death, Mnangagwa's medication at rally

    21 July 2018 5:22 AM 19

    A Kenyan court has sentenced a 24-year-old beauty queen to death for murdering her boyfriend by stabbing him 25 times, drawing criticism from rights groups who called the punishment "inhumane". Ruth Kamande, who won a prison beauty pageant while awaiting trial, slashed her partner Farid Mohammed, 24, to death in 2015 and was convicted in May. "I want young

  • Judgment on fixing poor, unsafe school infrastructure is a ‘milestone’ – SAHRC

    20 July 2018 5:23 PM 23

    A "significant milestone" was how the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) described a ruling by the Eastern Cape High Court in Bhisho, which found that it was unconstitutional and invalid for the government to delay fixing poor and unsafe school infrastructure. The commission said inadequate school facilities had a debilitating impact on pupils

  • Egypt's Sisi vows to back S Sudan peace bid

    20 July 2018 5:19 PM 23

    Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Thursday backed an ongoing regional bid to resolve the conflict in South Sudan as he praised Khartoum for hosting peace talks between the country's warring groups. Sisi, who arrived in Khartoum for a two-day visit, said the peace talks in the Sudanese capital were aimed at achieving peace and stability in neighbouring

  • Missing Sandringham High School principal found in hospital after being knocked down

    20 July 2018 3:15 PM 24

    The missing principal of Sandringham High School has been found at Charlotte Maxeke Hospital. The Gauteng Department of Education said it was relieved that Phillip du Plessis, who had earlier been reported missing, was found at the hospital. "It is alleged that the said principal was knocked by a vehicle in Brakpan on 5 July 2018, and rushed to the hospital

  • Mom and daughter, 3, die in Eastern Cape house fire

    20 July 2018 2:27 PM 22

    A mother and her 3-year-old daughter died after their house caught fire on Thursday evening in Ngqamakhwe in the Eastern Cape, police said on Friday. Spokesperson Captain Jackson Manatha said the 40-year-old mother left her four children at home when she went to the shop. When she returned, one of the children told her that the house was on fire, Manatha