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  • Bus full of suspects arrested for public violence, malicious damage to property

    11 December 2018 5:39 AM 17

    A bus full of suspects was escorted to the Sandton police station on Monday after the 105 occupants, alleged to be striking workers, were arrested on charges of public violence and malicious damage to property, say Gauteng police. Spokesperson Captain Kay Makhubele said it was expected to take about two days to process and charge the group, suspected

  • US blocks ex-Gambian president, family from entering

    10 December 2018 7:26 PM 21

    The US State Department says former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh and members of his immediate family are now ineligible for entry into the United States. The decision comes almost two years after Jammeh was forced into exile in Equatorial Guinea after he refused to concede defeat in a presidential election. Jammeh ruled the tiny West African country

  • Hunger, lice, filth: Moroccan migrant camp shows challenges

    10 December 2018 6:36 PM 18

    As Morocco prepares to host the signing of a landmark global migration agreement, hundreds of migrants are languishing in a Casablanca camp rife with hunger, misery and unsanitary conditions. These sub-Saharan Africans who dream of going to Europe are a symbol of the problems world dignitaries are trying to address with the U.N.'s first migration compact

  • Armed group blocks key oil field in Libya

    10 December 2018 4:22 PM 25

    An armed group has seized one of Libya's largest oilfields in the country's southwest, the state-owned National Oil Corporation said on Monday. The seizure of Sharara oilfield prompted the company to declare a "force majeure" on exports from the field. "National Oil Corporation (NOC) hereby declares a state of force majeure at the Akakus-operated Sharara

  • ATM blasts: Two men sentenced to 24 years for dealing in explosives

    10 December 2018 2:17 PM 17

    The Burgersfort Regional Court in Limpopo has sentenced two men, who were caught in possession of explosives meant for ATM blasts and cash-in-transit heists, to 24 years behind bars. "It is hoped that the sentences will send a strong message that those who are involved in the illegal supply of explosives will go to jail for a very long time," Captain

  • South Sudan to begin Ebola vaccinations as 'very high risk'

    10 December 2018 12:11 PM 18

    The World Health Organisation says Ebola vaccinations soon will begin in South Sudan as the country is at "very high risk" in the current outbreak based in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo. A statement says South Sudan's health ministry will begin vaccinating some health workers and other frontline workers in the capital, Juba, on December 19. No Ebola

  • Omotoso rape trial postponed to the new year

    10 December 2018 8:25 AM 22

    The rape trial of controversial pastor Timothy Omotoso has been postponed pending the outcome of a Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) decision on his application for Judge Mandela Makaula's recusal. Omotoso and his co-accused, Lusanda Sulani and Zukiswa Sitho, made a brief appearance in the Eastern Cape High Court in Port Elizabeth. "All the papers are in order

  • Omotoso back in court over request for judge to recuse himself

    10 December 2018 3:24 AM 18

    Pastor Timothy Omotoso is back in the High Court in Port Elizabeth on Monday to hear if the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) has made an order on whether to grant his application for Judge Mandela Makaula to recuse himself from the case. Makuala in October previously rejected the defence's two applications for leave to appeal his ruling that he won't recuse

  • 2 speedsters driving BMW, Chevrolet arrested clocking 200km/h on the N1

    09 December 2018 8:51 PM 18

    Two men have been arrested after they were caught speeding in separate incidents on the N1 in Limpopo on Sunday. A 42-year-old man was arrested next to Nyl Plaza, tweeted the Limpopo department of transport and the Road Traffic Management Corporation on Sunday. In a separate incident in Limpopo, a 48-year-old man driving a Chevrolet Lumina SS was caught

  • Biker, 22, killed after crashing into tree

    09 December 2018 8:31 PM 19

    A 22-year-old biker has died after hitting a tree in Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng on Sunday. "ER24 paramedics were on the scene ... only to discover that the rider, who had sustained numerous injuries, showed no signs of life ... he was unfortunately declared dead on arrival," ER24 spokesperson Ross Campbell said in a statement. The South African Police Services