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  • Sudan police fire tear gas at protesters in Khartoum: witnesses

    13 January 2019 5:00 PM 90

    Sudanese police fired tear gas Sunday at crowds of anti-government protesters in Khartoum after organisers called for nationwide rallies against President Omar al-Bashir. Protesters chanting "peace, peace" and "revolution is the people's choice" took to the streets in the capital's district of Bahari, but were quickly confronted by riot police, witnesses

  • Catholic Church seeks UN help in DRC election

    12 January 2019 12:41 PM 81

    The Catholic Church in Democratic Republic of Congo has asked the UN Security Council to call on the country's election commission to publish data from the polling and counting stations set up for a December 30 presidential election. Monsignor Marcel Utembi, president of the National Episcopal Conference of Congo or CENCO, said Friday that the commission's

  • 4 arrested for alleged fake JMPD jobs scam

    11 January 2019 6:58 PM 43

    Four people were arrested on Friday for participating in an alleged fake Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) jobs scam in Tembisa, in the east of Gauteng. According to JMPD spokesperson, Senior Superintendent Wayne Minnaar, the alleged scam was discovered when a young woman went to the JMPD offices for a job after she paid "recruiters" thousands

  • Twitter hits back at Mashaba over his sanitary pad tweets

    11 January 2019 5:48 PM 106

    City of Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba has once more found himself in trouble on Twitter after tweeting that the government's distribution of sanitary pads to Grade R learners got them to focus on sex, instead of education. "This for me, this is not about laziness, but deliberate (sic) destroying the future of our youth. You get kids to focus on sex, instead

  • SEE: Polo, Hilux, Land Cruiser... best-selling cars, bakkies and SUVs in SA

    11 January 2019 11:42 AM 48

    After 12 tough months in which South Africa's car industry was hit by turmoil including rising inflation and fuel costs, it was the Toyota Hilux that ended the year as the undeniable best-selling bakkie in the country. Eclipsing the Ford Ranger by almost 10 000 units, the Hilux maintained its position as the country's best-seller; not only was it the best-selling

  • Violent N3 protest in KZN sparked by land invasion-related arrests

    11 January 2019 9:44 AM 92

    Arrests for the alleged invasion of private property sparked the violent protests that led to the closure of the N3 in the vicinity of Howick in KZN Midlands on Thursday night, police have said. Spokesperson Captain Nqobile Gwala said on Friday morning that community members embarked on a protest and blockaded the R617 and the N3, burning tyres and tree logs, after

  • Ethiopia charges 68 over deadly unrest near capital

    11 January 2019 6:14 AM 32

    Ethiopia's attorney general has charged 68 people with involvement in deadly riots in and around Addis Ababa in September that left at least 49 dead, local media reported on Wednesday. The 68 are suspected of playing a part in violence both before and after the return of the once-banned Oromo Liberation Front. The rebel group returned to Addis Ababa

  • Manuel Chang to remain behind bars until bail application

    10 January 2019 6:43 PM 93

    Former Mozambican finance minister Manual Chang has had his bail application postponed to January 18 by the Kempton Park Magistrate's Court. The postponement was granted to give his defence time to peruse an indictment detailing charges related to crimes that the US alleges he committed and to review the validity of Chang's warrant of arrest pending

  • Mzwanele Manyi denies money laundering claims as he is dismissed from party he formed

    10 January 2019 5:50 PM 37

    Former Government Communications and Information System (GCIS) boss has denied claims of attempted money laundering after he was dismissed from the All Africa Decolonisation Congress (AADC) party he just formed in December. The AADC has accused Manyi of trying to use churches that support the party to launder money and discussing party funding with the controversial

  • Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital gets a new CEO

    10 January 2019 5:42 PM 38

    The DA has welcomed the appointment of Dr Nkele Lesia as the new CEO of Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital. "This appointment is long overdue as the hospital has been without a permanent CEO for three years," DA member of the Gauteng legislature Jack Bloom said in a statement on Thursday. This comes after acting CEO Dr Sifiso Maseko stepped down in August