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15 January 2019 12:45 PM What next for Brexit? Three main scenarios

What next? With the Brexit deal between Britain and the EU facing defeat in the British parliament in a crucial vote on Tuesday, that's the question on everyone's lips. This is the Brexit that the British government and EU leaders want – and one which many MPs in the British parliament object to. The deal has been rejected by some of British Prime Minister 93

17 December 2018 2:00 PM US conducts 6 airstrikes against Somalia extremists, 62 dead

The US military says it has carried out six airstrikes in the Gandarshe area of Somalia which killed a total of 62 al-Shabaab extremist rebels. In a statement issued on Monday, the US military's Africa Command said it carried out four strikes on December 15 in which 34 people were killed and two more on December 16 which killed 28. All the air attacks 34

30 November 2018 11:44 AM Nigerian leader: Islamic extremists are now using drones

Islamic extremists in Nigeria have begun using drones, the country's president says, opening a worrying new front in the region's nearly decade-long fight against Boko Haram and an offshoot linked to the Islamic State. President Muhammadu Buhari announced the development during a meeting on Thursday of countries that contribute troops to a multinational 53

29 November 2018 8:09 PM Pumas name team to face Rassie's BaaBaas

Cape Town - Argentina have named their team to face the Barbarians at Twickenham on Saturday. Flanker Pablo Matera will lead Los Pumas, who have blown hot and cold in 2018. They beat the Springboks and the Wallabies in the Rugby Championship, but then lost all of their matches on their tour to the northern hemisphere. The Barbarians are taking on Argentina 30

28 November 2018 4:25 PM Rassie names 13 Boks in Barbarians squad set to face Pumas

15 Jack Debreczeni (Chiefs), 14 Tommaso Benvenuti (Benetton & Italy), 13 Tom English (Rebels & Australia), 12 Damian de Allende (Stormers & South Africa), 11 Aphiwe Dyantyi (Lions & South Africa), 10 Handre Pollard (Bulls & South Africa). 9 Leon Fukofuka (Auckland & Tonga), 8 Juan Manuel Leguizamon (Jaguares & Argentina), 7 Pieter-Steph du Toit (Stormers 55

26 November 2018 4:17 PM Somali extremists kill 18 for music in Islamic services

A prominent Islamic leader and at least 17 of his followers were killed by extremists on Monday for having music in their religious ceremonies in Somalia's northern city of Galkayo, say police. Two suicide bombers exploded in front of the preacher's residence, which is also a Sufi shrine, and then four gunmen stormed the building and opened fire, said Ahmed 36

26 November 2018 11:03 AM DRC starts first-ever trial testing Ebola drugs

The World Health Organisation says the Democratic Republic of Congo has begun the first-ever trial to test the effectiveness and safety of four experimental Ebola drugs, the first time scientists have directly compared such treatments. In a statement on Monday, the UN health agency described it as "a giant step" that would "bring clarity about what works 49

18 November 2018 7:12 AM DRC rebels attack, burn homes near UN base in east

Democratic Republic of Congo's army spokesperson says rebels have burned homes and a car in a neighbourhood in the east of the country where UN peacekeeping forces have a base. The attack late on Friday into Saturday comes days after eight UN peacekeepers and at least 12 Congolese soldiers were killed in a joint military operation against the Allied 39

11 November 2018 5:33 AM Toll rises to 53 dead from bomb blasts in Somalia's capital

Somali hospital and police sources say the death toll from Friday's bombings outside a hotel in Mogadishu has risen to 53 with over 100 injured. Captain Mohamed Hussein, a senior Somali police officer, said many of the injured suffered horrific wounds, raising fears that death toll could rise further. The figure given by Hussein is consistent with submissions 35

08 November 2018 3:00 PM UN vows to tackle DRC rebels, contain Ebola

The head of the United Nations' peacekeeping operations has vowed to do more with Democratic Republic of Congo's government to help improve security in the country's east, where attacks by rebels are affecting efforts to contain an Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 150 people. The UN peacekeeping chief Jean-Pierre Lacroix said on Wednesday the UN "will 41