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15 January 2019 6:18 PM Libya's paramilitary force to 'cleanse' country's south

A spokesperson for Libya's powerful paramilitary based in the eastern city of Benghazi says its troops are launching an operation "to cleanse" the country's south of Islamic militants and criminals. Ahmed al-Mesmari of the self-styled Libyan National Army that answers to Field Marshal Khalifa Hifter told reporters on Tuesday that the operations aims to "eliminate 79

15 January 2019 10:21 AM SAFA refutes former CEO's Gupta link claims

Cape Town - The South African Football Association (SAFA) has denied claims made by former CEO Leslie Sedibe that millions of rands were illegally received ahead of the 2010 Soccer World Cup. According to Sunday World, Sedibe revealed that former Local Organising Committee (LOC) head and current SAFA president Danny Jordaan set up a meeting with Ajay Gupta 44

12 January 2019 6:55 AM Anderson wins 'Ambassador of the Year' award

Cape Town - South Africa's Kevin Anderson has been honoured in the International Tennis Writers’ Association’s annual “Ambassador of the Year” awards. According to the ITWA website, the awards are given each year to one man and one woman after a vote by the 120-plus members of the organisation, which represents the world’s leading tennis journalists 50

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

28 December 2018 5:43 PM Militia chief in DRC blamed for multiple rapes arrested

A notorious Democratic Republic of Congo militia chief whose men have been accused of systematic rapes has been arrested, the army said on Friday. Isaac Chirambiza was seized on Tuesday with three of his men in a military operation in South Kivu province, regional spokesperson Captain Dieudonne Kasereka told AFP. One soldier died in the operation, which 29

24 December 2018 7:44 AM Boy, 14, still missing at sea after disappearing while swimming with a friend

A 14-year-old boy is still missing at sea after disappearing in the surf while swimming with a friend at Zinkwazi beach in KwaZulu-Natal on Sunday. Brendon Power, NSRI Ballito duty coxswain, said in a statement that the NSRI Ballito duty crew, IPSS Medical Rescue, KDM (Kwadukuza) Municipal Pro Lifesaving lifeguards and Police Search and Rescue Unit were alerted 40

18 December 2018 2:01 PM Austrian leader watches on as AU chair laments Europe's failure to sign migration pact

African Union (AU) Commission chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat has expressed disappointment at the failure of some European countries to sign a recent global compact that will help manage migration around the world. The topic of migration overshadowed Tuesday's European Union and AU summit on digital co-operation as the host - the right-wing government 28

15 December 2018 8:22 PM Gruesome discovery as two human legs found floating in dam

Two human legs have been found floating in a Limpopo dam, which police believe may belong to a man reported missing a week ago. The gruesome discovery was made during a search operation of the Nandoni Dam by the police's search-and-rescue unit and other role players on Friday, provincial spokesperson Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe said in a statement. This comes 33

13 December 2018 3:28 PM Eskom said to mull asset sales as billionaire Motsepe circles

Eskom is considering the sale of smaller assets as the state-owned power utility weighs solutions to a liquidity crisis that contributed to a wave of rolling blackouts, according to people familiar with the matter. The supplier of almost all South Africa’s power is in advanced talks to sell its home-loans business, with local billionaire Patrice Motsepe’s 38

12 December 2018 7:25 PM Germany opens negligent homicide probe in Mali Airbus chopper crash

German prosecutors said on Wednesday they had opened a probe against three individuals for negligent homicide in the 2017 crash of a German military helicopter in a UN operation in Mali. "A case on the suspicion of negligent homicide has been opened against three people who are said to have carried out" work on the Airbus helicopter, prosecutors in the town of Kempten 52