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  • Algeria's ailing leader makes rare public appearance

    16 May 2018 3:58 AM 23

    Algeria's president has visited the construction site of the future Great Mosque in Algiers, in a rare public appearance of the 81-year-old ailing leader. Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who has been debilitated by a stroke for years, appeared in television footage in a wheelchair on Tuesday. After praying at a mosque belonging to a religious brotherhood outside

  • Burkina Faso prefect killed 'by jihadists': sources

    15 May 2018 7:05 PM 22

    A top official in Oursi, a town in Burkina Faso bordering Mali, has been killed by suspected jihadists, sources said on Tuesday. "Armed individuals shot the Oursi prefect, Patrick Kabore, at his home, which was also set on fire," a security source told AFP. The body of the prefect - the government's highest representative in the area - was found not far from his official

  • 17 Tunisia police officers charged over death of football fan

    15 May 2018 6:02 PM 20

    Seventeen Tunisian police officers have been indicted for manslaughter after a fan drowned in March outside a football match, Ghazi Mrabet, a lawyer representing the victim's family, said on Tuesday. The police are accused of chasing a group of young fans into a stream near the Rades Stadium after they were allegedly involved in clashes between supporters

  • Paramedics discover foetus at Vanderbijlpark sewerage plant

    15 May 2018 3:02 PM 22

    Netcare 911 paramedics discovered a male foetus on Tuesday around noon at a sewerage plant in Vanderbijlpark, south of Johannesburg. Netcare 911 spokesperson Nick Dollman said paramedics were flagged down by a police vehicle and asked for assistance. "The crews went to the sewerage works and assessed a well-developed male foetus. Tragically there was nothing

  • Four workers killed by old war bomb near Egypt's new capital

    15 May 2018 2:57 PM 22

    Four workers were killed on Monday when a bomb from a former war exploded at a construction site where Egypt is building its new capital, a security official said. The ordnance had laid dormant from a previous war, said the official, who did not specify which war and spoke on condition of anonymity. The country's new capital is under construction about

  • De Lille after latest court battle allows for return to mayoral office

    15 May 2018 11:57 AM 26

    A number of Democratic Alliance (DA) members who joined opposition parties to support axed DA member Patricia de Lille outside the Western High Court, now also face being removed from the party. Western Cape DA leader Bonginkosi Madikizela told News24 on Monday that he received a number of complaints from party members and councillors in the City of Cape Town that they were being

  • Man arrested in connection with PE toddler's murder

    15 May 2018 11:50 AM 21

    A 22-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the murder of a 2-year-old boy and the attempted murder of another, Eastern Cape police have said. The suspect was arrested on Monday after police traced him to a tavern in Gelvandale, Port Elizabeth, Colonel Priscilla Naidu said on Tuesday. In November last year, the man allegedly approached a 17-year-old

  • 3 arrested after robbery at Cresta mall

    15 May 2018 10:41 AM 20

    Three men were arrested for the robbery of a Totalsports store at Cresta Shopping Centre in Johannesburg on Tuesday morning. Police spokesperson Captain Mavela Masondo said employees were confronted by six armed robbers when they opened the shop. "They threatened the employees and stole a number of cellphones. As they were escaping, they were confronted

  • One dead, several injured in Cape Town warehouse blast

    15 May 2018 9:40 AM 72

    One person was killed and several injured in a blast at a Shoprite distribution warehouse in Stikland, Cape Town on Tuesday, a private paramedic said. "It looks like an electrical explosion," said Resq Medix Ambulance Service spokesperson Warren Cupido. People were evacuated and the fire was brought under control, but some injuries were severe after

  • #AfriTravel: Russia promises more flights to Egypt following security ties

    15 May 2018 9:30 AM 21

    Russia's foreign minister says close cooperation with Egypt on security issues will help restore a direct air link to Egypt's Red Sea resorts. Sergey Lavrov, speaking after Monday's, 14 May, talks with his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry, said that joint work on enhancing security had helped Egypt and Russia resume direct flights between Moscow and Cairo