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  • 2 aid workers killed in eastern DRC: UN

    20 February 2018 9:37 AM 29

    Kinshasa - Two Congolese aid workers were killed and a third abducted by an unidentified armed group in the troubled North Kivu province of Democratic Republic of Congo, the United Nations said on Monday. "We lost two fellow aid workers killed in the line of duty by unidentified armed people," the UN's Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs

  • MDC leader Tsvangirai to be laid to rest in his rural home village

    20 February 2018 8:04 AM 30

    Harare – Zimbabwe's opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai is set to be laid to rest on Tuesday in his rural home village of Buhera. Reports on Tuesday indicated that Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga, who arrived in the country on Monday was set to attend Tsvangirai’s burial. According to New, Odinga said that Tsvangirai's death had "left

  • Infographic: Car sales by province

    20 February 2018 7:04 AM 35

    Cape Town - New vehicle sales started the year on a weak note with overall sales of 45 888, a decline of 4498 units or 8.9% from the 50 386 vehicles sold in January 2017, reports Naamsa. Overall, out of the total 45 888 vehicles sold, an estimated 35 824 units or 78.1% represented dealer sales, an estimated 17.3% represented sales to the vehicle rental

  • France urges UN top court to dump E Guinea case

    19 February 2018 7:26 PM 33

    The Hague - France accused Equatorial Guinea on Monday of wanting to "paralyse" French criminal procedure in a top-level corruption probe, as it urged judges to throw out a case against it before the UN's top court. Malabo has dragged Paris before the International Court of Justice in a bitter diplomatic row, accusing it of violating the diplomatic immunity

  • City of Cape Town welcomes 'major court victory for preservation of water sources'

    19 February 2018 6:44 PM 35

    Cape Town – A ruling by the Western Cape High Court has been described as "a watershed ruling" for the preservation of Cape Town's rivers, floodplains, and wetlands. The judgment refers to a case in which the City approached the courts to order Really Useful Investments, a developer of the Hout Bay Beach Club, to remove infilling material from the floodplain

  • Pope backs down, OKs resignation of divisive Nigerian bishop

    19 February 2018 6:09 PM 29

    Vatican City - Pope Francis backed down on Monday and accepted the resignation of Nigerian bishop who had been rejected for years by the priests of his diocese, setting a precedent that could have repercussions elsewhere. The announcement came after Francis in June issued a harsh ultimatum to the priests of Nigeria's southern Ahiara diocese that they would

  • UN warns of rising food insecurity across Africa

    19 February 2018 5:12 PM 34

    Khartoum - About 224 million people are suffering from malnutrition across Africa as climate change and conflicts heighten food insecurity across the continent, a top UN food agency official said Monday. The official, speaking at a conference on Africa organised by the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), said the situation was a "cause of concern"

  • Israel announces 'historic' gas contract with Egypt

    19 February 2018 4:13 PM 25

    Jerusalem - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday announced an "historic" contract for sales of billions of dollars' worth of Israeli natural gas to Egypt. "This will bring billions of dollars to state coffers," he said in a statement announcing the accord with Egypt, which in 1979 became the first Arab country to sign a peace treaty with Israel

  • 17 killed in garbage dump collapse in Mozambique

    19 February 2018 2:53 PM 28

    Johannesburg - Heavy rains triggered the partial collapse of a huge mound of garbage in Mozambique's capital on Monday, killing as many as 17 people who were buried by debris. Authorities believe more bodies could be buried at the Hulene garbage dump on the outskirts of Maputo, and a search was underway. The garbage in the poor, densely populated area where

  • JUST IN: Atul Gupta challenges state capture case, confirms he is out of the country

    19 February 2018 10:48 AM 28

    Johannesburg - The NPA has confirmed that Atul Gupta has filed an application to have a preservation order by Asset Forfeiture Unit (AFU) to the value of R10m set aside. Speaking to News24, NPA spokesperson Luvuyo Mfaku said that he had received the court papers early on Monday morning. Atul says in the papers: "I wish to state at the outset that I am currently