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13 January 2019 11:49 AM Cape Town tech firm secures $1.85m funding to expand

WhereIsMyTransport, a public transport data and technology company founded in Cape Town and incorporated in the UK, has announced an investment of $1.85m from Liil Ventures and Goodwell Investments as part of its Series A funding round. The investment has been secured as the company expands its digital mapping of formal and informally run public transport 37

07 January 2019 7:31 PM WADA team returns to Moscow for lab info

Montreal - A three-person World Anti-Doping Agency team will arrive in Moscow on Wednesday to obtain laboratory doping test data after Russian authorities missed a deadline to provide the information. The mission announced Monday comes after WADA's athletes committee last week demanded Russia suffer new sanctions for missing a December 31 deadline to provide 32

07 January 2019 5:50 PM World Bank President Jim Yong Kim announces resignation

Washington -World Bank President Jim Yong Kim announced Monday he would step down next month, more than three years before his current term was due to expire. "It has been a great honor to serve as president of this remarkable institution, full of passionate individuals dedicated to the mission of ending extreme poverty in our lifetime," Kim said in a statement 46

29 December 2018 7:03 PM JUST IN: Helicopter bursts into flames, killing entire crew near world's longest zipline in UAE

A rescue helicopter has crashed near the world's longest zipline, killing its entire crew in Ras al-Khaimah in the northeastern area of the United Arab Emirates. The state-run WAM news agency says the crash took place during a rescue mission at around 17:50 local time on Saturday. Officials did not immediately release a death toll. Videos posted online 98

26 December 2018 11:53 AM Trump wanted others to pay more at UN. No one picked up the tab

President Donald Trump’s promise to save American taxpayers money by getting other countries to contribute more to international organisations has been put to the test at the United Nations. American diplomats in New York lobbied countries including India, Brazil, and Turkey to increase their financial support for the UN’s $6.7bn-a-year peacekeeping 102

21 December 2018 1:56 PM UN report finds women migrants in Libya often face gang rape

The "overwhelming majority" of women and older girls who passed through Libya as migrants reported being gang-raped by traffickers or witnessed others taken away to be abused, the United Nations said 0n Thursday in a report based on hundreds of interviews. The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights said its report, along with the UN support 41

17 December 2018 3:16 PM Roadside bombs hit police convoy in Egypt's Sinai, kill 2

Egyptian security officials say two roadside bombs have hit a police convoy in northern Sinai, killing two conscripts. The officials say Monday's attack just west of the border town of Rafah also wounded six conscripts. The bombs struck two armored vehicles that were part of a convoy on a search-and-destroy mission in the area. The officials spoke on condition 33

17 December 2018 1:56 PM Two men burnt to death in KZN

Charges are murder are being investigated by police after two men were burnt to death in the Nkangala area, Adams mission in KwaZulu-Natal. According to police spokesperson Captain Nqobile Gwala, the two unknown men were found burnt on 11 December at around 06:00. However, Africa Solidarity Network's secretary general Daniel Byamungu said the deceased 46

15 December 2018 7:54 PM NEW DISCOVERY: 'One of a kind' tomb, untouched for 4 440 years, found in Egypt

Egyptian archaeologists have discovered the tomb of a priest dating back more than 4 400 years in the pyramid complex of Saqqara south of the capital Cairo, authorities said on Saturday. "Today we are announcing the last discovery of the year 2018, it's a new discovery, it's a private tomb," Antiquities Minister Khaled el-Enany told an audience of invited 35

08 December 2018 8:27 PM SpaceX Christmas delivery arrives at space station

A SpaceX delivery full of Christmas goodies arrived at the International Space Station on Saturday, following a slight delay caused by a communication drop-out. The Dragon capsule pulled up at the orbiting lab three days after launching from Cape Canaveral. Commander Alexander Gerst used the space station's big robotic arm to grab the cargo carrier 132