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  • Germany opens negligent homicide probe in Mali Airbus chopper crash

    12 December 2018 7:25 PM 13

    German prosecutors said on Wednesday they had opened a probe against three individuals for negligent homicide in the 2017 crash of a German military helicopter in a UN operation in Mali. "A case on the suspicion of negligent homicide has been opened against three people who are said to have carried out" work on the Airbus helicopter, prosecutors in the town of Kempten

  • Egypt says 27 militants killed in Sinai, border with Libya

    12 December 2018 6:05 PM 11

    Egypt says its security forces have killed at least 27 suspected militants in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula and along its porous border with Libya. The military said on Wednesday that forces destroyed 342 hideouts and weapons depots, dismantled 344 explosive devices and detained more than 400 suspects and around 3 000 illegal migrants, without

  • Tanzania agrees to construct $3bn dam in wildlife park

    12 December 2018 6:05 PM 14

    Tanzania has signed a $3 billion agreement with Egyptian companies to construct a huge hydroelectric plant in a game reserve that is a Unesco World Heritage site. President John Magufuli on Wednesday witnessed the signing of the agreement with Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly. Conservationists have opposed the construction of the 2 115-megawatt

  • Miguel Louw murder accused appears evasive, inconsistent on the stand

    12 December 2018 4:55 PM 17

    The only accused in the murder of nine-year-old Miguel Louw came across as nervous, evasive and inarticulate during his bail hearing in the Durban Regional Court on Wednesday. Prosecutor Kuveshnie Pillay seemed to have easily identified discrepancies in the testimony of 43-year-old Mohammed Ebrahim. After reading out a terse affidavit from his client

  • Artist Ayanda Mabulu arrested over 'blame it on the boers' painting

    12 December 2018 3:44 PM 14

    Controversial artist Ayanda Mabulu, 37, was arrested outside the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) on Wednesday, following a display of his artwork stating, "blame it on the boers". "I am here to represent and speak on behalf of the highly undermined black people who are constantly being robbed by white monopoly capital," he told News24 outside the JSE. "It's

  • 'Cannibal case': 2 KZN men who killed woman for body parts get life sentences

    12 December 2018 3:08 PM 15

    The men convicted of killing a woman for her body parts in the infamous "cannibal case" have been sentenced to life in prison. Judge Peter Olsen said Nino Mbatha, 33, and Lungisani Magubane, 32, were guilty of "the most heinous crime" when sentencing the two in the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Pietermaritzburg. Mbatha and Magubane were convicted of murdering

  • Egypt threatens Apple with legal action under competition law

    12 December 2018 11:16 AM 18

    Egypt has warned it will take legal action against Apple if the US tech giant fails to remove alleged "restrictions" on local distributors within 60 days. A decree threatening action was published in the official gazette on Monday after accusations from Egypt's Competition Authority that Apple had violated the country's competition law. It said the company

  • Suspect in Rwanda genocide home after Denmark extradites him

    12 December 2018 6:00 AM 19

    A Rwandan teacher accused of participating in the country's 1994 genocide has arrived home to face charges after his extradition from Denmark. Prosecution spokesperson Justin Nkusi confirmed the arrival on Tuesday of 50-year-old Wenceslas Twagirayezu and said he is considered a key perpetrator of the genocide that killed over 800 000 ethnic Tutsi and moderate

  • Mnangagwa says will make public Zim post-election violence report

    12 December 2018 6:00 AM 17

    President Emmerson Mnangagwa has reportedly reassured Zimbabweans that he would make public the report by a commission of inquiry into the post-election violence that left at least six people dead on August 1. According to NewsDay, Mnangagwa said this while speaking to heads of foreign missions in the country at a re-alignment workshop. The report quoted

  • Kenyan police: Key suspect in Italian's kidnapping arrested

    11 December 2018 5:01 PM 20

    Kenyan police officials on Tuesday said they have detained the man they believe to be responsible for the kidnapping of an Italian volunteer. The suspect, identified as Ibrahim Adan Omar, was arrested in Bangali town in Tana county on Sunday, said James Akoru, a senior police official based at the Kenyan coast. Police had offered a $10 000 reward for Adan, who they described