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  • Egypt says troops have killed 52 militants in Sinai

    05 August 2018 9:41 AM 37

    Egypt says its security forces have killed at least 52 suspected militants in recent days in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula. The military said in a statement Sunday that another 49 suspected militants have been arrested. It says it destroyed 26 hideouts and weapons depots, and dismantled 64 explosive devices. The military says airstrikes destroyed

  • Minister of Sport to intervene in PSL radio debacle

    04 August 2018 8:30 PM 65

    Sports minister Tokozile Xasa has stepped into the fray after SABC confirmed on Friday evening that it would not broadcast any Absa Premier Soccer League fixtures on radio this season. Xasa is not having any of it. In a statement issued on Saturday, the Minister said that "masses of our people will not be able to follow soccer, the most popular sport

  • Four killed, five injured in horror Witbank crash

    04 August 2018 2:01 PM 23

    Four people were killed and five more injured in a horror crash between two vehicles in eMalahleni, Mpumalanga on Saturday morning. ER24 spokesperson, Ineke van Huyssteen, said the accident happened on the on the R555 Ou Oogies road at around 6:30. She said when ER24 paramedics arrived, they found that three people had sustained fatal injuries. They were declared

  • Kenyan court overturns landmark sentence of ivory kingpin

    03 August 2018 7:21 PM 36

    A Kenyan court on Friday overturned a 20-year jail term handed to an ivory trafficking "kingpin", in a case that had been seen as a test of the country's will to take on rampant poaching. Feisal Mohamed Ali, a Kenyan national, was sentenced in 2016 after prosecutors presented him as the head of an organised crime network that spanned African wildlife

  • US military airstrike in Somalia kills 4 al-Shabaab fighters

    03 August 2018 5:29 PM 28

    The US military says it has carried out an airstrike in Somalia that killed four members of the al-Shabaab extremist group. The US Africa Command says this is the 19th such airstrike this year against the Somalia-based al-Shabaab, the deadliest Islamic extremist group in sub-Saharan Africa. The US also has carried out a number of drone strikes against

  • PowerFM boss Given Mkhari, wife assault matters withdrawn – NPA

    03 August 2018 3:33 PM 28

    Court matters against PowerFM boss Given Mkhari and his wife Ipeleng were withdrawn in the Randburg Magistrate's Court on Friday, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said. "We can confirm as the NPA Gauteng that both matters [were] withdrawn. This after the senior prosecutor called both parties to participate in mediation process." Mkhari, who is the chairperson

  • South Africa reacts to convicted rapist Brickz's name in kwaito awards lineup

    03 August 2018 3:06 PM 29

    The #NotInMyNameSA movement is disappointed that convicted rapist Sipho "Brickz" Ndlovu is to perform at the Mzansi Kwaito & House Music Awards at Soweto Theatre on Friday night. "A convicted criminal should not be allowed to perform at public events, especially a rapist. He violated a woman. How could they give him a platform during Women's Month? Do they care about

  • AfriForum lays complaint against Malema's security boss

    03 August 2018 2:37 PM 43

    Lobby group AfriForum has laid a formal complaint against EFF leader Julius Malema's head of security, Adriaan Snyman, at the Private Security Industry Regulating Authority (PSiRA). This follows an incident where Malema allegedly shot live rounds from an assault rifle during the EFF's 5th anniversary celebrations at the Sisa Dukashe Stadium in Mdantsane

  • Zimbabwe riot police leave opposition briefing

    03 August 2018 1:39 PM 45

    Zimbabwean riot police with batons and shields are leaving after breaking up a press conference by opposition leader Nelson Chamisa, who has alleged rigging of the presidential election. Police chased away reporters without explanation but ruling party officials are now urging reporters to attend the briefing. There is no sign of Chamisa

  • Vinod Hindocha reacts to Shrien Dewani’s new relationship

    03 August 2018 12:55 PM 53

    Anni Hindocha's father Vinod Hindocha says Shrien Dewani is a liar after his relationship with a man, four years after he was cleared by a South African court of murdering his bride during their honeymoon, came to light. "Why the f**k did he get married if he knew he was gay? He was lying to me all this time," Hindocha told News24, upon discovering the exclusive