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11 December 2018 3:33 PM Police operation in Sophiatown leads to arrests of 19 people

Increased police visibility in Sophiatown, Gauteng, has led to the arrest of 19 suspects for various offences. Ten are facing charges of being in possession of drugs, three for domestic violence, one for pointing of a firearm, one for armed robbery, and four for theft and other crimes. "Police are working hard to find drug manufacturing labs and drug lords 27

04 December 2018 8:06 AM Zimbabwe doctors strike demanding better pay and conditions

The southern African nation is short of United States dollars, the currency it adopted in 2009, causing price spikes and shortages of basic goods, medicines, and fuel. Mathabisi Bebhe, secretary general of the Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association, which represents more than 1 000 members, said on Monday that most junior doctors at the five major hospitals 20

27 November 2018 3:13 PM Father accidentally kills 5-year-old son in freak accident

A five-year-old boy died on Thanksgiving Day after his father accidentally reversed his car over over him at their home in Hamburg, New York. Little James Walsh was outside when his father, Patrick Walsh, backed out of the driveway and accidentally struck him on Thursday 22 November, according to the Miami Herald. The boy was rushed to a nearby hospital 25

27 November 2018 7:05 AM US charges Honduran president's brother with drug conspiracy

A brother of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez has been charged in the US with scheming to bring tons of cocaine into the country. Federal prosecutors in New York announced drug conspiracy and other charges against Antonio "Tony" Hernandez on Monday. He has previously denied involvement in any illegal activities. The former Honduran congressman 26

26 November 2018 11:03 AM DRC starts first-ever trial testing Ebola drugs

The World Health Organisation says the Democratic Republic of Congo has begun the first-ever trial to test the effectiveness and safety of four experimental Ebola drugs, the first time scientists have directly compared such treatments. In a statement on Monday, the UN health agency described it as "a giant step" that would "bring clarity about what works 37

21 November 2018 10:18 AM Woman hitchhiking to Cape Town nabbed in cocaine bust

A woman who is believed to have been hitchhiking to Cape Town was arrested after a police dog unit found her with 2kg of cocaine, Southern Cape police said on Wednesday. The woman, 33, who is a foreign national, had been travelling in a truck on the N1 when the Central Karoo K-9 unit pulled the vehicle over in the early hours of Tuesday morning, said Captain 42

20 November 2018 4:41 PM British sprinter Levine banned after failing drug test

London - British sprinter Nigel Levine has been suspended from all sport for four years after testing positive for banned drug clenbuterol, UK Anti-Doping announced on Tuesday. Levine failed a drugs test on November 24 last year and it emerged in February that he had been provisionally suspended. Announcing the four-year ban on Tuesday, UKAD said the 29-year-old's 32

16 November 2018 4:35 PM New Zealand makes biggest cocaine bust in banana shipment

New Zealand police have made the country's largest cocaine seizure, with 190kg of the drug found in a container of bananas shipped from Panama. New Zealand police and customs officials said on Friday that the cocaine was contained in five duffel bags on top of bananas in a shipment which arrived in Auckland from Balboa, Panama, in August. A 41-year-old 27

02 November 2018 9:41 AM Lerato Sengadi details marital woes with HHP in court papers

Details of Jabulani "HHP" Tsambo's struggle with depression and drug abuse have emerged in a court application his customary wife, Lerato Sengadi, lodged to interdict his funeral. The application was heard in the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg on Friday. In papers before the court, Sengadi said: "Jabba has a history of depression and addiction 26

02 November 2018 4:00 AM Germany, Netherlands back Niger border force to counter migration

Germany and the Netherlands have pledged to fund special forces in Niger to control its border and prevent illegal migration, the EU's security mission in the country said on Thursday. Niger is a transit country for thousands of migrants heading to Libya and Algeria, key hubs for migrants trying to reach Europe. Under the new plan, the two European nations 25