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  • US says drone strike in Somalia kills 3 al-Shabaab extremists

    22 February 2018 6:05 AM 26

    Mogadishu - The United States military says it has carried out a drone strike against al-Shabaab extremists in Somalia, killing three "terrorists." The US Africa Command statement says the airstrike occurred on Monday near Jilib town in Middle Juba region. "We assess no civilians were killed in this strike." The US has carried out a growing number of drone

  • Hundreds of pupils rushed to hospital as food poisoning strikes at Eastern Cape school

    21 February 2018 8:34 PM 28

    Johannesburg – The Eastern Cape department of health has had to rush 250 pupils to hospital following an incident of food poisoning at the Ndamase Senior Secondary School outside Ngqeleni, east of Mthatha. Departmental spokesperson Sizwe Kupelo said the pupils were taken to the Mthatha Regional Hospital, the Nelson Mandela Academic Hospital and St Barnabas

  • Western Cape parents urged to participate in school governing body elections

    21 February 2018 5:17 PM 30

    Cape Town – Tired of the language policy at your child's school? Fed up with "outdated" hair rules? Parents are about to get their chance to change the rules from the inside with school governing body elections coming up in March. "All parents and legal guardians with children registered at the school are eligible for election," said Western Cape education

  • Three militiamen killed in Libya car bomb attack

    21 February 2018 3:54 PM 29

    Benghazi - Three militiamen from forces loyal to Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar were killed on Wednesday in a car bomb attack in the central Waddan region, a militia spokesperson said. The blast - which was not immediately claimed by any group - wounded two others at a checkpoint on the road leading to Tripoli, some 500km to the north, said commander

  • Guinea ruling party wins first local elections since 2005

    21 February 2018 3:54 PM 28

    Conakry - President Alpha Conde's ruling party won a significant majority in Guinea's first local elections since 2005, near-complete results showed on Wednesday, although the main opposition party took the capital, Conakry. The election held on February 4 was the first of its kind since the end of military dictatorship, and followed eight years of delays

  • Mugabe 'finally' sends condolence message to Tsvangirai's family – report

    21 February 2018 3:54 PM 28

    Harare – Zimbabwe's ex-president Robert Mugabe has reportedly "finally broken his silence" and sent a last minute condolence message to his late rival, opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai's family. According to New Zimbabwe.com, the message from Mugabe was confirmed by the Movement for Democratic Change's acting president Nelson Chamisa just before the coffin

  • WATCH: Guns, diesel and dust: SANDF demonstrates its military capability

    21 February 2018 3:50 PM 31

    Bloemfontein – The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) trains hard during peacetime so that there will be less blood during wartime. This is according to SANDF Chief General Solly Shoke, who was speaking during the military's military capability demonstration on Tuesday. Soldiers manning Olifant Mk1B Battle Tanks and Ratel Infantry Combat Vehicles

  • Cape Town car washes slapped with R3 000 fines for using municipal water

    21 February 2018 3:26 PM 32

    Cape Town - Eleven car washes were fined for using municipal water on Wednesday, the City of Cape Town has confirmed. In a water bylaw operation in Khayelitsha, Wallacedene and Bloekombos, metro police officers, along with law enforcement and traffic services, focused on contraventions of water restrictions amid the province’s drought crisis. "In Khayelitsha

  • 'I inherited a broke country', says new Liberian president

    21 February 2018 9:30 AM 26

    Paris - Liberia's new President George Weah on Tuesday pledged to fight endemic corruption as he spoke about conditions in his "broke country" on the first day of an official visit to Paris. The former international football star who, took office on January 22, is faced with a dire economic situation in Liberia following two civil wars and a deadly Ebola

  • Nearly 60 babies evacuated after KZN children's home catches fire

    21 February 2018 8:07 AM 25

    Durban - A babies' section at the Edith Benson Children's Home in KwaZulu-Natal caught fire in the early hours of Wednesday morning. According to Rescue Care's spokesperson Garrith Jamieson, 57 babies were housed in the section which caught fire. "The babies, aged between 3 months to 6-year-old children, were not affected by the fire. One employee was treated