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23 February 2018 7:26 AM Top Africa stories: Grace Mugabe, AU, Boko Haram

Harare – One of the lecturers who supervised Grace Mugabe's PhD thesis is reportedly being investigated by the Zimbabwe anti-graft agency. According to the state-owned Herald newspaper, University of Zimbabwe (UZ), lecturer Professor, Claude Mararike faced arrest once investigations were concluded. Zimbabwe Anti-corruption commission (ZACC) spokesperson 16

22 February 2018 7:30 PM Montenegro attacker described as 'good patriot'

Podgorica - A family friend has described the man who allegedly hurled a bomb into the US embassy compound in Montenegro's capital Podgorica and then killed himself as "a good patriot". A police official said on condition of anonymity that ex-soldier Dalibor Jaukovic threw a bomb into the embassy yard and then killed himself with another one around midnight 24

19 February 2018 7:26 PM France urges UN top court to dump E Guinea case

The Hague - France accused Equatorial Guinea on Monday of wanting to "paralyse" French criminal procedure in a top-level corruption probe, as it urged judges to throw out a case against it before the UN's top court. Malabo has dragged Paris before the International Court of Justice in a bitter diplomatic row, accusing it of violating the diplomatic immunity 33

16 February 2018 4:05 AM Sudan holding activists in 'inhumane' conditions: US

Khartoum - The US embassy said on Thursday that Sudanese authorities have rounded up hundreds of opposition leaders and activists, holding many of them in "inhumane conditions". Since early January, authorities have cracked down on the opposition and activists after they called for anti-government demonstrations to protest a surge in food prices, notably 27

14 February 2018 5:17 PM What's next for SpaceX?

Elon Musk speaks at a news conference after the Falcon 9 SpaceX heavy rocket launched successfully from the Kennedy Space Centre. (John Raoux, AP) Washington - In successfully sending the world's most powerful rocket into space, SpaceX founder Elon Musk has pulled off yet another spectacular gamble. The question now is what's next for SpaceX and the space 35

13 February 2018 8:17 AM UN: 4 allegations against South African UN troops in DRC

New York - The UN says it has received four allegations of misconduct against South African peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of Congo — three involving sexual exploitation of women and one alleging violence against a 17-year-old boy. The UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said the allegations were received last week by the UN peacekeeping mission 30

13 February 2018 8:17 AM DRC's army recovers largest Ugandan rebel stronghold

Beni - Democratic Republic of Congo's army says it has captured the largest stronghold for the Uganda-born Allied Democratic Forces rebels in Congo's northeast. Capt. Mak Hazukay Mongba, spokesperson for Operation Sukola, said on Monday the army released hostages and took control of the "grand bastion" of ADF rebels in Mwalika, about 80km from Beni. According 26

12 February 2018 6:48 PM SA troops accused of beating boy and sexually exploiting women in DR Congo

Washington - South African troops serving in the UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been accused of beating a 17-year-old boy and sexually exploiting women, the UN spokesperson said on Monday. UN and South African investigators will conduct a joint probe of the four allegations of misconduct that took place in Kasai province 26

12 February 2018 7:03 AM Rassie on fact-finding mission abroad

Cape Town - Rassie Erasmus, SA Rugby’s director of rugby, is hard at work with his preparations for the upcoming international season. With Allister Coetzee no longer in charge of the Springboks, Erasmus looks likely to take charge of the national team until at least next year’s Rugby World Cup in Japan. According to Netwerk24, Erasmus was in London 25

09 February 2018 2:01 PM Team SA all set to go at Winter Olympics

Cape Town - The Winter Olympics swing into action in PyeongChang, South Korea with Friday's opening ceremony. Team South Africa has just one competitor namely Alpine ski racer, Connor Wilson. Wilson will compete in the giant slalom (February 18) and slalom (February 22). He is accompanied by Chef de Mission Peter Pilz (president of Snow Sports SA) and fellow 36