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Armyworms threaten southern Africa food supply: UN agency

16 February 2017 | 0 comments

An outbreak of armyworm caterpillars present in several southern African countries threatens to strip the entire region of key food supplies, warned the UN food agency Thursday."It is probably only a...

Fistfight in S.African parliament as guards eject opposition MPs

9 February 2017 | 0 comments

A violent brawl broke out in South Africa's parliament Thursday as guards exchanged punches with opposition lawmakers who had shouted down President Jacob Zuma as he tried to deliver his state of the...

S.African troops deployed for state of nation address

9 February 2017 | 0 comments

South African President Jacob Zuma prepared to deliver his annual state of the nation address on Thursday after deploying more than 440 soldiers to prevent a repeat of violent clashes outside parliament.Zuma,...

Cape Town pools crack down on splashing as drought bites

8 February 2017 | 0 comments

Cape Town on Wednesday announced a crackdown on splashing and surfer shorts at the city's swimming pools in a bid to save water as a fierce drought plagues Southern Africa.Most pools in the city will...

Africa mining sector meets amid commodity price comeback

5 February 2017 | 0 comments

Investors and mining firms gather Monday at Africa's biggest industry conference amid a newfound optimism that the uptick in commodity prices could shore up investment after years of downturn.The annual...

Europe vies to woo Trump in spoof videos

3 February 2017 | 0 comments

A Dutch TV show's comic message introducing the Netherlands to Donald Trump has spawned a series of copycat spoofs around Europe all clamouring "to be second" after the US president's vow to make America...

Europe needs to do better to boost its economy

2 February 2017 | 0 comments

Removing threats and creating security must be a priority in 2017, says the European Economic and Social Committee, as well as putting people's welfare at the core of policies.

Nearly 100 mentally ill patients died in S.Africa fiasco

1 February 2017 | 0 comments

At least 94 mentally ill patients died after South African authorities moved them last year from hospital to unlicensed health facilities that were compared to "concentration camps", a government investigation...

Pistorius prosecutor 'the bulldog' resigns

31 January 2017 | 0 comments

South African prosecutor Gerrie Nel, who came to worldwide attention for securing the murder conviction of Oscar Pistorius, has resigned to join a lobby group.Nel's forensic questioning and ferocious...

Poachers poison, mutilate lions in South Africa: police

28 January 2017 | 0 comments

South African police on Saturday said they had launched an investigation after several lions were found poisoned and beheaded in northern Limpopo province in recent months.In the latest incident police...

The world's cities: vital, but fragile

27 January 2017 | 0 comments

They may be richer and more numerous than ever, but the world's urban dwellers can be forgiven a sense of dread as threats pile up from climate change, terrorism and anarchic growth.

Manhunt for Briton, South African over Thailand hit

26 January 2017 | 0 comments

Thai cops said Thursday they are hunting two foreigners for the gangland-style execution of a Briton in a seedy beach resort, but are unsure if the pair have fled the country.Tony Kenway, a 39-year-old...

Ford recalls 4,500 cars in S.Africa after fires

16 January 2017 | 0 comments

US motor giant Ford on Monday recalled 4,500 1.6-litre Kuga cars in South Africa after nearly 40 incidents in which vehicles were reported to have burst into flames.Over recent years, the SUV model has...

South African freelance journalist kidnapped in Syria

14 January 2017 | 0 comments

A freelance South African photojournalist has been kidnapped at gunpoint in northwestern Syria, near the Turkish border, his family and an aid organisation said in statements released on Saturday.Shiraaz...

South African president says ANC ready for female leader

12 January 2017 | 0 comments

South African President Jacob Zuma has said the ruling ANC party is ready for its first female leader, days after his former wife was named by the party's influential women's league as its choice to succeed...

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