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12 January 2019 12:41 PM Catholic Church seeks UN help in DRC election

The Catholic Church in Democratic Republic of Congo has asked the UN Security Council to call on the country's election commission to publish data from the polling and counting stations set up for a December 30 presidential election. Monsignor Marcel Utembi, president of the National Episcopal Conference of Congo or CENCO, said Friday that the commission's 143

03 January 2019 10:19 AM 'Uncompromising freedom fighter' who brokered taxi peace

Former Gauteng transport MEC Khabisi Mosunkutu has been remembered as a dedicated man, who committed his life to the provision of basic services. Mosunkutu was honoured during a special official provincial funeral at the Zoe Bible Church in Pimville, Soweto, on Thursday. The former MEC died on Christmas Eve, aged 69. His family said he had been ill for a number 91

27 December 2018 7:48 PM Joseph Mabuza remembered as a humble, dedicated communicator

Mourners have remembered former Mpumalanga community safety, security and liaison spokesperson Joseph Mabuza as a humble man who held his job in the highest regard. Mabuza died on Sunday after his motorbike collided with a bakkie whose driver fled the scene. The vehicle allegedly made a U-turn on the N4 towards Mozambique just before the Nkomazi toll gate. The memorial 92

27 December 2018 4:28 PM Khabisi Mosunkutu to get special provincial official funeral

President Cyril Ramaphosa has declared a special provincial official funeral for former Gauteng MEC Khabisi Mosunkutu, who died on Monday, aged 69. The president expressed his condolences and those of government and the people of Gauteng to the family, friends, former colleagues and comrades of Mosunkutu, who was a member of the Gauteng legislature between 81

25 December 2018 8:07 AM WATCH: Trump asks boy: Do you still believe in Santa?

US President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump on Christmas Eve took calls from children anxious to find out where Santa was on his gift-giving journey. In one conversation, Trump asked a seven-year-old named Coleman, "Are you still a believer in Santa?" He listened for a moment before adding, "Because at seven, it's marginal, right?" Trump listened 100

24 December 2018 8:08 PM Christmas festivities begin in West Bank town of Bethlehem

Palestinians are preparing to host pilgrims from around the world in celebrating Christmas in the West Bank city of Bethlehem. Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, the top Roman Catholic cleric in the Holy Land, crossed an Israeli military checkpoint from Jerusalem on Monday ahead of midnight Mass at the Church of the Nativity, the traditional birthplace 102

18 December 2018 8:48 PM UPDATE: Call for donations as firefighters battle St Francis Bay blaze

The Kouga municipality is calling for donations to assist firefighters containing the blaze in St Francis Bay. Earlier, the municipality said in a Facebook update that 11 houses burnt down completely and a few others were damaged. They were unable to say how many houses had been damaged. Those who are able to assist should contact James Mzangwa from Kouga's 77

12 December 2018 6:00 AM Suspect in Rwanda genocide home after Denmark extradites him

A Rwandan teacher accused of participating in the country's 1994 genocide has arrived home to face charges after his extradition from Denmark. Prosecution spokesperson Justin Nkusi confirmed the arrival on Tuesday of 50-year-old Wenceslas Twagirayezu and said he is considered a key perpetrator of the genocide that killed over 800 000 ethnic Tutsi and moderate 61

09 December 2018 2:12 PM Man arrested after telling kids Father Christmas isn't real

US police say a 31-year-old protester who told children Santa Claus is not real has been arrested for trespassing at a North Texas church. Aaron Urbanski was arrested on Saturday after authorities were called to a church in Cleburne, which was hosting a breakfast with Santa event. Police say they found three people demonstrating outside the church after 77

07 December 2018 6:12 AM Pope Francis to visit UAE in historic trip to the Gulf

Pope Francis will make a historic visit to Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates in February to attend an interfaith meeting, the Vatican announced on Thursday. The trip, the latest by the pope to a Muslim nation, will take place from February 3-5. The Vatican said the pope had accepted an invitation from Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, crown prince 216