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19 May 2018 7:35 PM 'Land invasion' turns out to be peaceful housing protest

What was initially thought to be an attempted land invasion was found to be a peaceful protest on the need for housing, the City of Cape Town confirmed on Saturday. Police responded when roughly 200 people were thought to be invading a vacant piece of land in Grassy Park, with authorities being deployed to monitor the situation. According to police 19

19 May 2018 1:42 PM DRC says 3 new Ebola cases confirmed in large city

Democratic Republic of Congo's health minister says three new cases of the often lethal Ebola virus have been confirmed in a city of more than 1 million people. The statement issued late on Friday says the confirmed cases are in Mbandaka city, where a single case was confirmed earlier in the week. There are now 17 confirmed Ebola cases in this outbreak 19

19 May 2018 11:42 AM Fire on Table Mountain still burning, inaccessable

A fire has been burning on the front face of Table Mountain, in a region that is hard to reach for conventional firefighting vehicles, since late on Friday evening. Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) fire manager Philip Prins said they were still struggling to contain a section of the fire, left of Platteklip Gorge. "The area is very inaccessible, and crews 21

18 May 2018 4:57 PM UN halts Sudan refugee resettlement after alleged fraud

The UN refugee agency said on Thursday it is temporarily suspending its programme for the resettlement of refugees from Sudan after allegations of fraud emerged in the scheme. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees, or UNHCR, said it had launched two investigations in February and March as the allegations of fraud surfaced. "At present we are still dealing 19

18 May 2018 12:40 PM Social media mourns the death of jazz musician Philip Tabane

Cape Town - Local jazz musician Philip Tabane has died at the age of 84. The news of the music legend's death was confirmed by the South African Department of Arts and Culture. Speaking to Channel24 Music, Gallo Music said that the reports are true, but could not elaborate further on the matter. Tabane was awarded a South African Music Awards (SAMA) 20

18 May 2018 8:51 AM 14 confirmed Ebola cases in DRC as emergency meeting held

There are now 14 confirmed Ebola cases in the Democratic Republic of Congo's latest outbreak as health officials rush to contain the often deadly virus in a city of more than 1 million. DRC has contained several past Ebola outbreaks but the spread of the hemorrhagic fever to an urban area poses a major challenge. The city of Mbandaka, which has one confirmed 17

17 May 2018 7:30 PM 2 UN peacekeepers freed in DRC's southeast

An official in Democratic Republic of Congo says two United Nations peacekeepers have been released after being held by rebels in the country's southeast. Tanganyika province vice-governor Ali Omar Simukinje told The Associated Press on Thursday that the peacekeepers from Benin had been held by the Mai Mai militia and were freed on Wednesday. UN DRC mission 20

17 May 2018 6:38 PM Train wagons torched by protesters in North West

Six wagons of a freight train carrying steel coils were torched on Thursday morning by a group of protesters between Orkney and Leeudoringstad in the North West. Transnet Freight Rail spokesperson Mike Asefovitz confirmed to News24 that a freight train with 40 wagons carrying steel coils was stopped after protesters blocked the railway line with stones 19

17 May 2018 6:27 PM Etzebeth likely to miss England Test series

Cape Town - Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth may not be fully fit for the four home Tests against England in June. The news comes after Stormers coach Robbie Fleck confirmed that the 26-year-old will not make a return to Super Rugby until July. Speaking in Hong Kong, where the Stormers face the Sunwolves on Saturday, Fleck revealed that Etzebeth is only 85 percent 21

17 May 2018 6:23 PM DRC's Ebola outbreak reports 1st confirmed urban case

Democratic Republic of Congo's latest Ebola outbreak has spread to a city of more than 1 million people, a worrying shift as the deadly virus risks traveling more easily in densely populated areas. Two suspected cases of hemorrhagic fever were reported in the Wangata health zones that include Mbandaka, the capital of northwestern Equateur province. The city is about 17