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20 April 2018 6:43 PM Competition Commission nets global award on forex cartel case

The Competition Commission’s work on the foreign exchange cartel case saw it beat out competing agencies in the Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa region to win an international award. The commission was recognised as the Agency of the Year in Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa at the Annual Global Competition Review Awards held in Washington DC, it said in a statement 20

19 April 2018 10:30 AM New round of South Sudan peace talks is delayed

Officials say the next round of South Sudan peace talks has been delayed without explanation. The talks were meant to resume next week in neighbouring Ethiopia, mediated by a regional bloc. The discussions have sought an end to South Sudan's civil war, now well into its fifth year. A statement by the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission says the regional 26

16 April 2018 6:17 PM 3 officials resign in Kenya's electoral body over poll probe

Three commissioners from Kenya's electoral commission say they've resigned over the suspension of the chief executive officer who was sent on compulsory leave to pave way for wider investigations into the conduct of the commission in last year's elections. The three commissioners said Monday that the vote to suspend CEO Ezra Chiloba was not done properly 29

16 April 2018 9:11 AM AS IT HAPPENED: Investigations into Winnie 'took place at behest of Tony Leon'

Mufamadi: "Hank Heslinga was seconded to the Goldstone Commission, unsolicited by the police. Of course they accepted him, but some credibility issues arose, as a result of which the commission said, 'Well, you gave us this man, unsolicited, thank you very much, you can have him back'. You can talk to Goldstone, he's still alive." "I'm sure they (the documentary 30

15 April 2018 5:18 AM EU stands by allies over Syria strikes

Brussels - European Council President Donald Tusk said Saturday the European Union stood by the United States, France and Britain over their air strikes in Syria after alleged chemical attacks by the Damascus regime. "Strikes by US, France and UK make it clear that Syrian regime together with Russia and Iran cannot continue this human tragedy, at least 27

12 April 2018 5:29 PM De Lille attendance at Winnie memorial is between her and EFF leadership

A "courtesy call" by Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille, to alert the DA she would be attending an EFF memorial service for Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, would have been welcomed, the party's spokesperson said on Thursday. "Ms De Lille's attendance at the memorial is a matter between her and the EFF leadership and not the DA," Refiloe Nt'sekhe said in a statement 23

07 April 2018 2:39 PM Israel athletes banned from taekwondo event in Tunisia

A court in Tunis has banned four Israeli athletes from competing at the taekwondo world junior championships after a group of activists opposed to normalisation with Israel filed an urgent lawsuit. The competition is being held in the Tunisian seaside resort of Hammamet from April 6-13. A judicial official said the court rendered its decision earlier 35

05 April 2018 4:42 PM Sierra Leone losing party intends to challenge vote results

The man who lost Sierra Leone's presidential runoff vote says his party intends to challenge the results in court. The National Election Commission announced late on Wednesday that opposition candidate Julius Maada Bio with the SLPP party had won. He was swiftly sworn into office just before midnight. Defeated candidate Samura Kamara said in an interview 23

03 April 2018 9:25 PM Alvarez pulls out of Golovkin rematch over drugs controversy

Los Angeles - Saul "Canelo" Alvarez on Tuesday withdrew from his May 5 rematch against middleweight rival Gennady Golovkin in the wake of his failed drugs test. "We're going to have to cancel the May 5 rematch," Golden Boy Promotions president Eric Gomez told reporters in Los Angeles. Mexican star Alvarez, who was already under suspension from the Nevada 15

03 April 2018 1:09 PM African leaders, AU pay tribute to Madikizela-Mandela

In a statement on its website, African Union Commission chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat said he has learned, with "great shock and profound sadness of the death of Madikizela-Mandela". The AU chief described her as a "fearless campaigner who sacrificed much of her life for freedom in South Africa". "She never relented in her struggle or wavered in her commitment 21