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14 January 2019 10:25 AM LIVE: Zim govt warns 'rowdy' protesters

AFP is reporting that Commuters were stranded in Zimbabwe's two main cities on Monday as angry protesters reacting to the weekend more than doubling of fuel prices, burned tyres and used rocks to barricade roads and blocked buses from carrying passengers. Residents in Epworth, a poor suburb east of the capital Harare, on Monday woke up to find boulders 79

06 January 2019 12:09 PM Boeing stuck in Iran creates headaches for Norwegian airline

Oslo - Norwegian Air Shuttle said Friday one of its Boeing 737s has been stuck in Iran for three weeks after an unscheduled landing due to engine problems, as US restrictions reportedly create headaches for the airline and possibly passengers. The aircraft was en route from Dubai to Oslo with 192 passengers and crew members on board when it carried out a "safety 149

05 January 2019 8:27 PM Overheated e-cigarette battery causes small fire on flight

American Airlines says a passenger's electronic cigarette caused a small fire on a flight from Las Vegas to Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. American Airlines spokesperson Leslie Scott says the e-cigarette's battery overheated shortly after Flight 168 landed on Friday night. Scott says flight attendants stamped out the fire. No one was injured 64

03 January 2019 5:15 AM At least 2 dead, 30 missing after boat capsizes near Guinea capital

At least two people died and another 30 are missing after a boat carrying New Year's revellers capsized off the coast of Guinea's capital Conakry, local authorities said on Wednesday. Maritime officials said at least 40 people were onboard the boat which was meant for fishing trips and not for transporting multiple passengers, some of whom were drunk 60

22 December 2018 8:14 PM Seven killed, including 2-year-old old in taxi crash in EC

Seven people have been killed in a taxi crash on the R61 between Cradock and Tarkastad in the Eastern Cape. This is after the driver of the taxi lost control and overturned when the vehicle's tyre burst, Provincial Transport Department Spokesperson Unathi Binqose said. Binqose said the taxi was travelling from Cape Town to various parts of the Eastern 66

19 December 2018 3:24 PM Double trouble: Taxi driver arrested for squeezing 44 people into 22-seater vehicle

Limpopo traffic officers have arrested the driver of a cross-border taxi who was transporting 44 passengers in a 22-seater minibus. Limpopo Department of Transport and Community Safety spokesperson Matome Moremi-Taueatsoala, said the vehicle was stopped on the N1 next to Snake Park, just outside Polokwane. Moremi-Taueutsoala said the driver of the vehicle 66

17 December 2018 7:47 PM Father and five kids killed in car crash

A father and his five children have been killed following a collision on the R61 in KwaZulu-Natal on Monday, an Nyandeni Municipality official has said. The father and his children, who cannot be named until next of kin are informed, are alleged to have been traveling toward Umtata in a Toyota Corolla. "Eyewitnesses said that the Corolla was attempting 72

14 December 2018 6:05 AM Woman killed, passengers injured as taxi swerves out of control at intersection in Rosebank, Joburg

A minibus taxi swerved out of control through an intersection into the oncoming lanes on Jan Smuts Avenue in Johannesburg on Thursday before hitting and killing a female pedestrian and crashing into a lamp post. The woman who was knocked down showed no signs of life and was declared dead on the scene. A passenger from the taxi, believed to be in her late 30s, who had managed 35

11 December 2018 5:39 AM Bus full of suspects arrested for public violence, malicious damage to property

A bus full of suspects was escorted to the Sandton police station on Monday after the 105 occupants, alleged to be striking workers, were arrested on charges of public violence and malicious damage to property, say Gauteng police. Spokesperson Captain Kay Makhubele said it was expected to take about two days to process and charge the group, suspected 42

05 December 2018 5:15 PM Egypt says plane hijacker to face terror charges

Egypt's chief prosecutor says a man who hijacked a plane and diverted it to Cyprus in 2016 will face trial on terror-related charges. Seif Eddin Mustafa, 60, was extradited to Egypt in August after a drawn-out legal battle in Cyprus. Egyptian prosecutor Nabil Sadek says he will face trial on charges of hijacking a civilian plane and taking passengers 46