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16 January 2019 6:31 AM LIVE: Workers in Kenyan capital Nairobi still trapped after militant attack

At least 15 people have died in an Islamist attack on an upmarket hotel complex in Nairobi, Kenyan police sources said Wednesday, as fresh explosions and gunfire rang out in the siege which stretched into its second day. Security forces worked throughout the night to secure the DusitD2 compound, which includes a 101-room hotel, spa, restaurant and office 574

15 January 2019 2:49 PM Durban musician Charlie Ridgway appears in court for girlfriend's murder

Durban musician Charlie Ridgway appeared in the Pinetown Magistrate's Court on Tuesday for the murder of his girlfriend. The 56-year-old musician of Gillitts, was released on R2 000 bail and was ordered to hand in his British passport. His girlfriend, 55-year-old Jenny King of Forest Hills, was found dead in the bedroom of her home by a relative on Saturday 524

15 January 2019 1:28 PM WATCH: Gunfire, explosions reported near upscale hotel complex in Kenya's capital, Nairobi

An upscale complex in Kenya's capital is under attack, with a blast and heavy gunfire. The complex in Nairobi includes a large hotel known as DusitD2, banks and offices. Police spokesperson Charles Owino says that "we have sent officers to the scene, including from the anti-terrorism unit, but so far we have no more information." Ambulances, security 326

11 January 2019 9:10 AM Disguised gunmen kill four volunteers guarding Thai school

Attackers disguised as state security staff have killed four paramilitary volunteers guarding a school in conflict-hit southern Thailand, police said. The gunmen approached the armed territorial defence volunteers at the school in Pattani province and shot them dead shortly before noon on Thursday, Wicha Nupannoi, police lieutenant colonel, was quoted 122

11 January 2019 6:14 AM Ethiopia charges 68 over deadly unrest near capital

Ethiopia's attorney general has charged 68 people with involvement in deadly riots in and around Addis Ababa in September that left at least 49 dead, local media reported on Wednesday. The 68 are suspected of playing a part in violence both before and after the return of the once-banned Oromo Liberation Front. The rebel group returned to Addis Ababa 75

10 January 2019 2:29 PM Pitch Black Afro charged with premeditated murder, case postponed

Local rapper Pitch Black Afro has been charged with premeditated murder and defeating the ends of justice after his wife, Catherine Modusane, died in a Johannesburg bed and breakfast on December 31. He appeared briefly in the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court on Thursday afternoon. The case was postponed to January 15. The artist, whose real name is Thulani 97

10 January 2019 8:28 AM Cape Town priest shot dead during robbery

A 59-year-old man from Mitchells Plain was shot dead on Tuesday during an attempted robbery, police have confirmed. The man, believed to be a well-known priest at the Hazeldene New Apostolic Congregation, was on his way to work when he was attacked by unknown assailants who tried to rob him, police spokesperson Captain Hein Hendricks said. "This office 98

07 January 2019 1:51 PM SEE: New York City firefighter dies after falling from overpass

A New York City firefighter responding to a car accident in Brooklyn fell from an overpass and died at a hospital. In statement on the Fire Department's Facebook page on Monday morning, Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro and Mayor Bill de Blasio identified the probationary firefighter as Steven H. Pollard. "It's an incredibly sad night for the Pollard family 72

06 January 2019 7:11 AM SA music legend Dan Tshanda, 54, dies

"Dalom Music is hereby confirming the passing away of music maestro Dan Tshanda today. He suffered a heart failure earlier and Sandton Mediclinic where he was declared dead,[sic]” Moudy said in the statement. Condolences have been streaming in online with many paying tribute to Dan and his illustrious career in the music industry. According to an interview 90

05 January 2019 10:37 AM Wickets tumbling at Newlands as Proteas sense victory

Cape Town - Wickets are tumbling at Newlands once more with the Proteas closing in on a series victory against Pakistan in the second Test. At lunch on day three, Pakistan were 37/2 in their second innings, still 217 runs away from making the hosts bat again. Pakistan, and Mohammad Amir (4/88) in particular, were on the money as South Africa resumed 172