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  • Kruger National Park unveils safari vehicles for people with mobility challenges

    06 December 2018 8:30 AM 23

    SANParks and the Kruger National Park (KNP) have made enjoying the South African bush and spotting wildlife more accessible to more people this week. General Manager of the Marula Region of the Kruger National Park, Lucy Nhlapo officially unveiled four activity vehicles on behalf of KNP Management; which will be used to transport tourists with mobility

  • Egyptian to face trial over hijacking plane diverted to Cyprus

    06 December 2018 8:18 AM 27

    A man accused of hijacking a plane more than two years ago and diverting it to Cyprus will face trial on a string of charges, Egypt's public prosecutor said on Wednesday. Seif al-Din Mohamed Mostafa, who was extradited in August from Cyprus, is accused of forcing a domestic flight from Alexandria to Cairo to divert its route to the Mediterranean island

  • Eastern Cape man asks wife to take him back, then allegedly rapes her

    06 December 2018 6:42 AM 28

    A 46-year-old Eastern Cape man has been arrested by Centane police for allegedly raping his estranged wife. According to spokesperson Captain Jackson Manatha, the couple was separated. The 35-year-old victim went to the home of the suspect to collect her belongings on Tuesday at around 11:00. The man then tried to persuade the woman to take him back, but she turned

  • Gabon president Bongo 'doing well' in Morocco after illness: PM

    05 December 2018 6:33 PM 27

    Gabon's President Ali Bongo is recovering well after being hospitalised in Morocco, his prime minister said after the two met in the capital Rabat. The 59-year-old president, who fell ill on October 24 at an economic forum, arrived in Morocco last week following a month's treatment at a hospital in Saudi Arabia for an illness that has not been officially

  • Egypt says plane hijacker to face terror charges

    05 December 2018 5:15 PM 28

    Egypt's chief prosecutor says a man who hijacked a plane and diverted it to Cyprus in 2016 will face trial on terror-related charges. Seif Eddin Mustafa, 60, was extradited to Egypt in August after a drawn-out legal battle in Cyprus. Egyptian prosecutor Nabil Sadek says he will face trial on charges of hijacking a civilian plane and taking passengers

  • 15 arrested after Global Citizen festival violence, says Cele

    05 December 2018 12:43 PM 27

    Fifteen people have been arrested and 50 cases reported as a result of crimes committed after "unforeseen circumstances" at the star-studded Global Citizen festival in Soweto, Police Minister Bheki Cele said on Wednesday. Of those, six people have appeared in court after allegations of theft and common assault during chaos at a nearby Sasol garage which

  • Emirates replaces 777 with massive A380 on its Joburg route

    05 December 2018 8:38 AM 51

    Out with the old and in with the new, as Emirates replaces their Boeing 777 with the Airbus A380 on its EK762 and EK 761 routes between Johannesburg and Dubai. Effective from 1 December, the change is aimed at supporting growing demand in SA, and will provide the routes with a 14% increase in seat capacity - this means a total of 519 seats in a three-class

  • Madagascar presidential hopeful Ravalomanana 'sure' of win

    05 December 2018 8:10 AM 35

    Madagascar presidential hopeful Marc Ravalomanana has said he is confident of closing the gap for a second round victory over his rival who narrowly beat him in the first leg of presidential polls. Andry Rajoelina got 39.23% of votes and Ravalomanana 35.35% in last month's poll, according to final results, setting up the pair for a close contest in the December

  • SA Express announces new route between Joburg and Mthatha

    05 December 2018 7:27 AM 27

    Connectivity between Eastern Cape and Gauteng just got a boost as SA express announced on Tuesday that it will be introducing a new route between Mthatha and Johannesburg. The daily flight from OR Tambo International Airport will commence from 10 December in time for the busy holiday period, with the intention of increasing frequency early in the new year if there

  • Somali journalist badly hurt in car bomb blast, police say

    04 December 2018 6:31 PM 24

    A Somali police officer says a journalist has been seriously wounded in a car bomb blast in Mogadishu. Captain Mohamed Hussein says Ismail Sheikh Khalif, also a media rights activist, was hurt on Tuesday when the bomb concealed in his car was detonated remotely in Waberi district. A former radio colleague says Khalif has substantial blood loss and is being