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13 January 2019 11:57 AM Danny Jordaan: 'We have lost a giant of SA football'

Cape Town - South African Football Association (SAFA) president, Danny Jordaan, has reacted to the untimely passing of South African soccer legend, Phil "Chippa" Masinga. Masinga passed away on Sunday. He was admitted to hospital in December after he was diagnosed with cancer. “We have lost a giant of South African Football, this is a sad day for our football 43

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 81

11 January 2019 3:27 AM WATCH: Top World news videos for today

Standing along the Rio Grande, US President Donald Trump says "a lot of the crime in our country is caused by what's coming through here". Senator Bernie Sanders is apologising to women who've shared experiences of harassment by male supervisors while working on his 2016 presidential campaign. Residents of Goma, the provincial capital of North Kivu in eastern 38

10 January 2019 10:00 AM DRC's Kabila 'partner in democratic change': Tshisekedi

The winner of the Democratic Republic of Congo's historic presidential poll on Thursday hailed long-term leader Joseph Kabila as a "partner in democratic change". Opposition candidate Felix Tshisekedi was provisionally declared elected president by the country's electoral commission in the early hours of Thursday morning. "I pay tribute to President 28

10 January 2019 9:06 AM UN chief warns against violence over DRC vote result

The UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres urged all stakeholders in DR Congo to avoid violence after the opposition chief was declared winner of the presidential election in an announcement contested by his rival. "The Secretary General calls on all stakeholders to refrain from violence and to channel any eventual electoral disputes through the established 27

09 January 2019 5:33 PM LATEST: US to citizens in DRC: 'Depart the country'

The United States is giving its citizens in the Democratic Republic of Congo succinct advice: "Depart the country." A new US embassy security alert says DRC's electoral commission is soon expected to announce results of the presidential election. It warns of possible crowds gathering to hear the results. Congolese activist groups have urged people to "be ready 31

09 January 2019 12:11 PM Security tight as DRC prepares to release 1st vote results

Anti-riot police with water cannon and armoured vehicles are outside the Democratic Republic of Congo's electoral commission ahead of the announcement of the first results of the presidential election. Residents of the capital, Kinshasa, say the heavy security presence is a bad sign. Resident John Kabamba says it "may be a message that the publication 94

05 January 2019 5:30 PM DRC election results delayed until 'next week': electoral commission

The long-awaited announcement of the results of last week's Democratic Republic of Congo presidential election, promised for Sunday, will be postponed to next week, the head of the electoral commission told AFP. "It is not possible to publish the results on Sunday. We are making progress, but we do not have everything yet," said commission president 27

02 January 2019 6:19 PM RFI says DRC revokes journalist's accreditation

Radio France International says the Democratic Republic of Congo's government has revoked the accreditation of one of its journalists. A statement on Wednesday says Florence Morice was merely doing her job in covering the country's presidential election, and it asks that DRC reverse its decision. The statement also says RFI's transmissions have been blocked 36

31 December 2018 7:48 AM Miss Africa 2018's hair catches fire as she is crowned

Cape Town – Miss Congo, Dorcas Kasinde, won the Miss Africa 2018 beauty pageant, but her crowning moment didn’t go as planned when her hair caught fire onstage. The annual pageant was held in Cross River State in Nigeria on 27 December and a video of the unfortunate moment has gone viral. The day after the pageant, the organisers of the event posted 35