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  • UN Security Council urges peaceful transition in DRC

    13 August 2018 7:06 PM 26

    The UN Security Council is urging Democratic Republic of Congo's rival political parties and the institutions organising December's elections to ensure peaceful and credible voting and a democratic transition of power. The UN's most powerful body issued a statement on Monday welcoming recent steps in the electoral process, including President Joseph

  • Zim opposition, civil groups dismiss AU, SADC as 'toothless bulldogs'

    13 August 2018 7:06 PM 25

    Zimbabwean civil society organisations (CSOs) and opposition political parties have reportedly described the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the African Union (AU) observer missions as "toothless bulldogs" following their endorsement of the just ended disputed elections as free, fair and credible. According to NewsDay, the CSOs and the opposition

  • Flooding in Sudan kills 23 people, injures 61

    13 August 2018 6:02 PM 20

    Sudanese medics say at least 23 people have been killed in heavy flooding in the past three weeks. The Red Crescent Society said on Monday that the floods have injured at least 61 others since July 23. It says more than 8 900 families have been left homeless. The Red Crescent says the rainfall has affected over 45 000 people and caused significant damage

  • Durban Fees Must Fall activist to be sentenced in October

    13 August 2018 3:24 PM 27

    EFF student activist Bonginkosi Khanyile will know his fate in two months after he was convicted on public violence charges on Monday. Khanyile, a Durban University of Technology student, appeared in the packed Durban Regional Court. National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson in KwaZulu-Natal Natasha Kara told News24 that Khanyile had been convicted

  • 10 blistering quotes from the ConCourt ruling on Shaun Abrahams, Nxasana

    13 August 2018 12:54 PM 28

    The Constitutional Court has found that former president Jacob Zuma's decision to remove Shaun Abraham's predecessor Mxolisi Nxasana from the position of National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) was an abuse of power and unconstitutional. It further ruled that Abrahams' appointment was unconstitutional and invalid. 1. "Former president Zuma was bent on getting

  • The ConCourt's Abrahams judgment: 10 things you need to know

    13 August 2018 9:36 AM 28

    The Constitutional Court on Monday dealt a devastating blow to former president Jacob Zuma, national director of public prosecutions (NDPP) Shaun Abrahams and the National Prosecuting Authority. 1. It found that the golden handshake given to former NDPP Mxolisi Nxasana was unconstitutional and invalid and that the subsequent appointment of Shaun Abrahams

  • DRC's latest outbreak more challenging than ever, WHO says

    12 August 2018 4:07 PM 31

    The World Health Organisation's director-general says instability, high population density and large displacement in Democratic Republic of Congo's east mean the response to the nation's tenth Ebola virus outbreak must be stronger than ever before. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus spoke in Beni city, where an Ebola response centre has been established

  • Weather Update: Fine and cool conditions across most of SA

    12 August 2018 4:00 PM 26

    Monday is expected to be fine and warm in the north of the country, with cool to cold conditions expected along the coast. Minimum temperatures are expected to be cool to cold in the Northern, Western and Eastern Cape, while Gauteng, Limpopo, and Mpumalanga can expect fine and warm weather. The coldest place is expected to be De Aar in the Northern Cape, dropping

  • Havoc as buildings, home in Hout bay set alight following death of at least one fisherman

    12 August 2018 2:52 PM 34

    Residents of Hout Bay who are upset about circumstances surrounding the apparent death of at least one suspected poacher have set alight several buildings in and around the harbour on Sunday afternoon. A source who lives in the Hangberg community, and who spoke on condition of anonymity, said they were upset as officials had allegedly shot at a boat of poachers

  • Egypt monk detained over murder of bishop

    12 August 2018 12:17 PM 31

    An Egyptian Coptic monk accused of murder has been detained and will remain in custody for four days pending investigations into the suspicious death of a bishop, his lawyer said on Saturday. Bishop Epiphanius, 68, was the head of Saint Macarius monastery in Wadi el-Natrun, northwest of Cairo. His body was found in late July in a corridor of the monastery