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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 213

10 January 2019 10:00 AM DRC's Kabila 'partner in democratic change': Tshisekedi

The winner of the Democratic Republic of Congo's historic presidential poll on Thursday hailed long-term leader Joseph Kabila as a "partner in democratic change". Opposition candidate Felix Tshisekedi was provisionally declared elected president by the country's electoral commission in the early hours of Thursday morning. "I pay tribute to President 61

09 January 2019 1:52 PM Albie Morkel calls it a day, retires from all cricket

Cape Town - Former Proteas all-rounder Albie Morkel has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. Morkel, 37, called time on his 20-year career, which saw him represent South Africa and captain and play for the Titans. "Time has run out for me on the cricket field, and I would like to announce my retirement from the game. The last 20 years 64

09 January 2019 10:06 AM Cops arrest teen fan over abusive language during Spurs-Chelsea tie

London - London's Metropolitan Police have arrested a 17-year-old male for a "racially aggravated public order offence" during the first leg of the League Cup semi-final between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea at Wembley, a force statement said. "Police have arrested a 17-year-old male for a racially aggravated public order offence at tonight's @SpursOfficial 62

04 January 2019 8:07 PM Huddersfield sign Palace's Puncheon on loan

London - Premier League strugglers Huddersfield have signed Jason Puncheon on loan from Crystal Palace until the end of the season. Puncheon had made just four league appearances for Palace this term after falling out of favour with Eagles boss Roy Hodgson. The 32-year-old winger will be expected to provide a lift for Huddersfield, who sit bottom of the table 32

04 January 2019 4:59 AM Chelsea fan banned for homophobic abuse

London - A Chelsea fan has been banned from football matches for three years after being ejected from their Premier League game against Brighton for shouting homophobic abuse. The 20-year-old man pleaded guilty to the offence of using threatening, abusive or insulting words during Chelsea's 2-1 win at Brighton's Amex Stadium on December 16. A spokesperson 34

28 December 2018 7:56 AM Anthony Laffor ignoring transfer speculation

Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns winger Anthony Laffor is refusing to pay any attention to speculation over his future, as he enters the final six months of his current contract. The 33-year-old Liberian will soon be able to negotiate a pre-contract with another club, should he decide that his future lies away from Chloorkop. However, Laffor insists it is too soon to think 28

25 December 2018 3:56 PM Amnesty says 37 killed in Sudan's anti-government protests

Amnesty International says it has "credible reports" that Sudanese police have killed 37 protesters in clashes during anti-government demonstrations that erupted last week across much of the country. In a statement late on Monday, the London-based rights group said the use of lethal force by security forces against unarmed protesters was "extremely troubling" 60

20 December 2018 6:05 AM Sudanese opposition leader returns from exile

Sudan's main opposition leader Sadiq al-Mahdi returned to the country on Wednesday after almost a year in exile, an AFP photographer at the scene said. Mahdi arrived in Omdurman, Khartoum's twin city on the west bank of the Nile, where he was greeted by a crowd of supporters before heading for the city's main mosque. No immediate explanation was given 42

19 December 2018 6:00 AM Madagascar begins voting in runoff presidential election

Voters have begun casting their ballots are across the Indian Ocean island nation of Madagascar on Wednesday to select a new president in a runoff election that pits two former leaders against each other. Andry Rajoelina, 44, president from 2009 to 2014, received 39% of the vote in the first round in November, while Marc Ravalomanana, 69, president from 2002 to 2009, got 35%. They face off for the first 54