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13 December 2018 5:05 PM Former Somalia extremist now running for office is arrested

A Somali official says Ethiopian troops arrested a former extremist leader who is now a candidate in a regional election in the southwest. Nur Ahmed, an electoral official in Somalia's Southwest state, told The Associated Press that Sheikh Mukhtar Robow, previously the number two leader of the rebel group al-Shabaab, was arrested on Thursday by Ethiopian 19

12 December 2018 4:55 PM Miguel Louw murder accused appears evasive, inconsistent on the stand

The only accused in the murder of nine-year-old Miguel Louw came across as nervous, evasive and inarticulate during his bail hearing in the Durban Regional Court on Wednesday. Prosecutor Kuveshnie Pillay seemed to have easily identified discrepancies in the testimony of 43-year-old Mohammed Ebrahim. After reading out a terse affidavit from his client 22

10 December 2018 2:17 PM ATM blasts: Two men sentenced to 24 years for dealing in explosives

The Burgersfort Regional Court in Limpopo has sentenced two men, who were caught in possession of explosives meant for ATM blasts and cash-in-transit heists, to 24 years behind bars. "It is hoped that the sentences will send a strong message that those who are involved in the illegal supply of explosives will go to jail for a very long time," Captain 21

05 December 2018 8:38 AM Emirates replaces 777 with massive A380 on its Joburg route

Out with the old and in with the new, as Emirates replaces their Boeing 777 with the Airbus A380 on its EK762 and EK 761 routes between Johannesburg and Dubai. Effective from 1 December, the change is aimed at supporting growing demand in SA, and will provide the routes with a 14% increase in seat capacity - this means a total of 519 seats in a three-class 55

03 December 2018 5:48 PM OR Tambo Airport heist robbers put behind bars

The South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg handed lengthy terms of imprisonment to two men who committed a robbery at OR International Airport in 2017. A third man, who was convicted of conspiracy to commit robbery, was also put behind bars. In the robbery, which resembled a scene from a movie, the robbers made off with R24m in foreign currency 40

03 December 2018 12:12 PM NUM's Gauteng regional chair stabbed at mass meeting

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has confirmed that its regional chairperson in Gauteng, Ndlela Radebe, was stabbed at a mass meeting in Randfontein, west of Johannesburg on Monday. He was addressing NUM members at Gold Fields who apparently want to return to work when the incident occurred. Radebe was injured as a result. He is in a stable condition 22

29 November 2018 11:14 AM Putin, Trump will meet at G20 summit as planned

A meeting between US President Donald Trump and Russia's Vladimir Putin will take place at this week's G20 summit as planned, the Kremlin said on Thursday, despite US threats to cancel over Moscow's tensions with Ukraine. "Washington has confirmed the meeting," Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov told journalists. Peskov said the meeting in Argentina 24

27 November 2018 3:15 PM New Tunisia protests against Saudi crown prince's visit

Hundreds of Tunisian protesters marched through the capital Tunis in opposition to a planned visit Tuesday by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, urging justice over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The demonstrators shouted "Go away assassin!" and held placards with slogans including "The people want Bin Salman to be judged", "No to the killer 24

23 November 2018 4:45 AM Expect busiest Black Friday ever

This year's Black Friday is expected to be the busiest ever in SA, according to Dirk Prinsloo of Urban Studies. Urban Studies recently conducted market research on behalf of the SA Council of Shopping Centres where surveys were conducted among medium to large shopping malls nationwide regarding Black Friday. "Most centres expect an increase in footfall 38

19 November 2018 11:33 AM 6 killed, 5 wounded in corruption protests across Haiti

Police say six people have died and at least five were wounded during demonstrations across Haiti protesting allegations of embezzlement from a Venezuelan programme that provided the country with subsidised oil. President Jovenel Moise called for dialogue with opposition groups that are seeking his resignation for failing to investigate corruption 27