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  • #Indaba2018: Why does Africa move you?

    15 May 2018 4:30 AM 19

    It may be the culture, its people or the gorgeous natural landscapes, but everyone has their own reason why they have such a deep connection with Africa. Africa's Travel Indaba 2018 has been going for decades, but it's only in its second year as a pan-African event, focusing on partnerships between the continent's country to build up the tourism industry

  • DRC approves use of experimental Ebola vaccine, WHO says

    14 May 2018 5:14 PM 27

    The Director General of the World Health Organisation says the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) officials have agreed to use an experimental Ebola vaccine. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday that use of the vaccine could begin by the end of this week. He said WHO has an agreement with DRC including all the necessary registration and import permits

  • Woman held in Sudan for Nigerian diplomat's murder

    14 May 2018 4:28 PM 24

    A Sudanese woman of Nigerian origin has been arrested for killing a Nigerian diplomat in Khartoum and stealing his money, the foreign ministry in Abuja said on Monday. Habibu Almu, an immigration attache working in the Sudanese capital, was found dead at his home last week. "It was established that the deceased was stabbed to death," Nigerian foreign

  • Man killed in Cape Town taxi hit-and-run

    14 May 2018 4:24 PM 20

    A 23-year-old man was killed in a hit-and-run by a taxi in Delft on Monday morning, Cape Town police have said. "The circumstances surrounding a culpable homicide vehicle accident are being investigated following an incident this morning at 08:40 in Symphony Road in Delft," said spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Andre Traut. A 14-year-old was also taken

  • DA opens extortion, corruption case against Manana

    14 May 2018 1:18 PM 22

    The Democratic Alliance (DA) has opened an extortion and corruption case against ANC MP and NEC member Mduduzi Manana. The case was opened at the Douglasdale police station on Monday morning. This comes after the release of a voice clip in which Manana could be heard trying to coerce his former domestic worker Christine Wiro into dropping assault charges

  • Woman killed on Table Mountain following rock fall

    13 May 2018 8:25 PM 21

    A woman, believed to be in her 40’s, was killed after becoming trapped under a rock fall on Table Mountain, Camps Bay, paramedic services said. The woman together with a male counterpart who was injured, are understood to have become trapped on a path that was temporarily closed. ER24 spokesperson Annine Siddall said paramedics arrived on scene around

  • 2 British tourists kidnapped in DRC freed

    13 May 2018 5:18 PM 21

    Britain's foreign secretary says that two British tourists being held hostage in the Democratic republic of Congo have been released two days after being kidnapped. Boris Johnson didn't offer any further details in the statement released on Sunday, but paid tribute to the authorities from the African country and the Congolese Institute for Nature Conservation

  • Bafana Bafana player arrested for drunk driving in Tshwane

    13 May 2018 11:03 AM 20

    A Bafana Bafana player is among 15 people arrested for drunk driving in Hatfield over the weekend, Tshwane Metro Police said on Sunday. The player, aged 28, who used to play for Orlando Pirates, and who is currently playing for the national team, was arrested late on Saturday night. "Well done to the officers for the outstanding arrests. No one is above

  • Egypt protests to Moscow over RT poll on disputed territory

    13 May 2018 9:15 AM 23

    Egypt said it protested on Saturday to Moscow about an online poll by Russian state-owned channel RT on whether readers view a disputed border territory as Egyptian or Sudanese. The Egyptian foreign ministry said it contacted Russian authorities to express its "strong condemnation" of the poll, demanding "an urgent explanation for this unacceptable conduct"

  • 4 dead after bus collides with vehicle in KZN

    12 May 2018 8:38 PM 26

    Four people died on the N3 between Lynnfield and Ashburton on Saturday evening after a bus veered into oncoming traffic and collided head-on with a light motor vehicle. The four people, who were travelling in the vehicle were declared dead on scene and a fifth occupant, who sustained critical injuries, was transported to a nearby hospital under the care of an advanced