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13 August 2018 7:06 PM UN Security Council urges peaceful transition in DRC

The UN Security Council is urging Democratic Republic of Congo's rival political parties and the institutions organising December's elections to ensure peaceful and credible voting and a democratic transition of power. The UN's most powerful body issued a statement on Monday welcoming recent steps in the electoral process, including President Joseph 26

13 August 2018 7:06 PM Zim opposition, civil groups dismiss AU, SADC as 'toothless bulldogs'

Zimbabwean civil society organisations (CSOs) and opposition political parties have reportedly described the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the African Union (AU) observer missions as "toothless bulldogs" following their endorsement of the just ended disputed elections as free, fair and credible. According to NewsDay, the CSOs and the opposition 28

07 August 2018 1:42 PM If you want our votes next year, do the right thing

The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) has issued a stern warning to Gauteng Premier David Makhura to do the "right thing" or risk losing votes in the upcoming elections. Makhura failed to show up to accept the organisation's memorandum at the legislature on Monday. "We are disappointed by David Makhura. Where is he? Dololo (nothing)," general secretary 47

04 August 2018 5:54 AM PIC: Vin Diesel is in Cape Town to film new movie

Cape Town – Fast and the Furious star Vin Diesel is in Cape Town and has nothing but love for the city. The 51-year-old shared a selfie on Instagram with Table Mountain as the backdrop. Alongside the photo he wrote: “Table Mountain... what a beautiful Country... All love.” Diesel is reportedly in the Mother City to shoot his new film Bloodshot 64

03 August 2018 1:40 PM Man who stole shark says it 'needed help'

A man who removed a shark from an aquarium in Texas, America, says he did it because “it needed help”. According to the BBC, Anthony Shannon, one of a group of three people who snatched the four-metre horn shark from San Antonio Aquarium in Leon Valley, says he’s an activist but concedes what he did was wrong. “As an activist I have a mission. It’s not a mission 24

03 August 2018 6:29 AM Ramaphosa congratulates Mnangagwa on Zimbabwe election victory

President Cyril Ramaphosa, who is also the chairperson of SADC, has called and congratulated Emmerson Mnangagwa on his election as president of Zimbabwe, following elections which were held on Monday. "President Ramaphosa has appealed to all political leaders and the people of Zimbabwe to accept the outcome of the election and should they have challenges 48

01 August 2018 12:40 PM Still no results of Zimbabwe presidential race

Zimbabwe's electoral commission says it is waiting to announce the results of the presidential election until the agents of all 23 candidates present themselves and go through a "verification process" with the results forms. The commission chief says "most of the presidential results are here with us." It is not clear when they will be announced. The commission 23

01 August 2018 10:07 AM 3 Russian journalists killed in Central African Republic

The Russian Foreign Ministry has confirmed the deaths of three Russian journalists in Central African Republic. The Foreign Ministry on Tuesday identified the journalists as Kirill Radchenko, Alexander Rastorguyev and Orkhan Dzhemal. The ministry expressed condolences to their families and said it was working on bringing the bodies home. A local official 44

30 July 2018 8:41 PM EU extends military training in Central Africa

The European Union extended its military training mission in the Central African Republic for two more years, it announced on Monday, pledging 25 million euros to help reform the country's defence sector. The scope of the mission, known as the EUTM RCA, has also been modified to give strategic advice to the president's cabinet, interior ministry and police 43

30 July 2018 5:20 AM LIVE: Zim elections: Zanu-PF rubbishes Mugabe claims

Meanwhile, an international mission of election observers says Zimbabwe has made progress toward holding a credible election, but that significant concerns remain, including state media bias toward the ruling party and problems with the layout of ballot papers. US Republican Karen Bass, a leader of the mission of the Washington-based International Republican 30