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16 October 2018 12:00 PM E Guinea strongman hands out top military posts to family

Equatorial Guinea's president Teodoro Obiang Nguema, who has ruled the small, oil-rich state with an iron fist since 1979, has appointed several members of his family to top military positions. His graft-tainted son Teodorin Nguema Obiang, who is already vice-president, was appointed major general in the army to mark the country's 50th anniversary of independence 21

10 October 2018 5:28 PM 8 Chadian soldiers killed in Boko Haram attack

Eight Chadian soldiers died in a Boko Haram attack in the Lake Chad region on Wednesday, with 48 jihadists killed as the army retaliated, a military spokesperson told AFP. "Boko Haram terrorists attacked defence force positions in Kaiga Kindji early this morning," the spokesperson said. The attack, which left 11 other soldiers wounded, had been "vigorously" 40

06 October 2018 5:16 AM French air strike in Burkina Faso kills rebels: army

French warplanes killed around 10 rebels in northern Burkina Faso following a deadly raid on a gendarmerie, the Burkinabe military command announced on Friday. The French intervention came after heavily armed rebels killed a paramilitary gendarme in an attack at Inata, in the northern Soum province, overnight on Wednesday to Thursday, the army said in a statement 22

03 October 2018 6:56 AM The UK's DJ Bonobo heads to Cape Town for one night only

Cape Town - British musician, producer and DJ Bonobo will head to Cape Town on Friday, 8 February 2019 to perform a one night live show with his 8-piece band at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. Bonobo's rise has been stealthy but unstoppable, and Simon Green, the man behind it all, is now one of the biggest electronic artists in the world. He initially 63

01 October 2018 1:37 PM Good Samaritan helps Eastern Cape mom with wheelchair for her son

For the past 23 years, Zoliswa Simbuku from Vezinyawo in Cofimvaba, has carried her son Masibulele on her back. If she couldn't carry him, she had to pay for special transport, to take him to hospital for instance. Masibulele Simbuku cannot walk or talk, following an illness in childhood, GroundUp reports. His mother is unemployed and could not afford 57

01 October 2018 12:15 PM Suicide bomb targets Italian army trainers in Somali capital

A Somali police officer says a suicide car bomber has targeted a European Union military convoy carrying Italian military trainers in the Somali capital Monday. Captain Mohamed Hussein said the car bomber detonated his explosives-laden vehicle next to a military convoy near Somalia's defense ministry compound, injuring several soldiers. One civilian 24

29 September 2018 5:30 PM Four dead in DRC rebel raids

Two soldiers and two women died overnight in attacks in Democratic Republic of Congo's war-torn North Kivu province, the army and a local official said on Saturday. Rwandan Hutu rebels attacked an army position at Mutabo killing the Congolese soldiers, local military spokesperson Major Guillaume Djike told AFP. And the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) 25

29 September 2018 8:23 AM Man who attacked Brazil presidential hopeful Bolsonaro acted alone

Adelio Bispo de Oliveira, the man who stabbed Brazil's presidential hopeful Jair Bolsonaro on the campaign trail, acted alone in a premeditated political attack, police said on Friday. "There is no doubt that the motive for Mr Adelio's attack was his political opposition to ideas favoured by candidate Bolsonaro," federal police spokesperson Rodrigo Moraes 23

28 September 2018 9:10 AM 'She was a mother, aunt, grandmother and friend'

"She was a mother, an aunt, a grandmother and a friend, and now she's gone." This is how residents in Westbury described the 45-year-old woman who was shot and killed during a shootout between three men in the area on Thursday. "She was someone's daughter and not a nobody. Tomorrow, that could have been me, and then?" resident La-Rochelle Williams told News24. A 10-year-old 27

24 September 2018 8:32 PM SA ambassador back in Israel for 'personal reasons'

The department of international relations and cooperation (Dirco) has clarified that Sisa Ngombane, South Africa's ambassador to Israel, has returned to the Middle East country for "personal reasons", Netwerk24 reports. The SA government announced earlier this year that it would downgrade its Israeli embassy to a liaison office, after the ANC resolved 48