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South Africa's inflation climbs to 4.5 percent

South Africa's inflation climbs to 4.5 percent

20 May 2015 | 0 comments

South Africa's annual inflation rate accelerated by half a percentage point to 4.5 percent in April, official figures showed Wednesday, as the effect of low oil prices started to fade.Inflation in Africa's...

S.Africa aims to select nuclear power partner this year

S.Africa aims to select nuclear power partner this year

19 May 2015 | 0 comments

South Africa intends to select this year an international partner to build a series of nuclear power reactors that would end the regular electricity blackouts that have hobbled economic growth, the energy...

Ex-tennis star Bob Hewitt bailed in S.Africa after rape conviction

Ex-tennis star Bob Hewitt bailed in S.Africa after rape conviction

19 May 2015 | 0 comments

Australian-born former tennis Grand Slam champion Bob Hewitt was granted bail Tuesday after being sentenced to six years in jail in South Africa for raping and assaulting young girls he coached in the...

Regional leaders urge indefinite postponement of Burundi vote

Regional leaders urge indefinite postponement of Burundi vote

19 May 2015 | 0 comments

Regional leaders have called for the indefinite postponement of elections in Burundi in the wake of a failed coup attempt, South African President Jacob Zuma said Tuesday.Zuma said a summit of the International...

Electricity shortages hobble S.Africa growth: finance minister

Electricity shortages hobble S.Africa growth: finance minister

18 May 2015 | 0 comments

Power outages are the biggest brake on South Africa's economic growth, Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene said Monday, as factories, homes and offices across the country continue to suffer from long electricity...

Ex-tennis star Bob Hewitt jailed for rape in S.Africa

18 May 2015 | 0 comments

Australian-born former tennis Grand Slam champion Bob Hewitt was sentenced to six years in jail in South Africa on Monday for raping and assaulting young girls he coached in the 1980s and 1990s.Hewitt,...

Ex-tennis star Bob Hewitt jailed for rape in S.Africa

18 May 2015 | 0 comments

Australian-born former tennis Grand Slam champion Bob Hewitt was sentenced to six years in jail in South Africa on Monday for raping and assaulting young girls he coached in the 1980s and 1990s.Hewitt,...

Kenya calls for Burundi vote delay

Kenya calls for Burundi vote delay

18 May 2015 | 0 comments

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday urged Burundi to delay parliamentary and presidential elections in the wake of a failed coup against President Pierre Nkurunziza."What we call for as a region...

Ex-tennis star Bob Hewitt jailed for rape in S.Africa

Ex-tennis star Bob Hewitt jailed for rape in S.Africa

18 May 2015 | 0 comments

Australian-born former tennis Grand Slam champion Bob Hewitt was sentenced to six years in jail in South Africa on Monday for raping and assaulting young girls he coached in the 1980s and 1990s.Hewitt,...

Electricity shortages hobble S.Africa growth: finance minister

Electricity shortages hobble S.Africa growth: finance minister

18 May 2015 | 0 comments

Power outages are the biggest brake on South Africa's economic growth, Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene said Monday, as factories, homes and offices across the country continue to suffer from long electricity...

UK inflation data to drive pound movement this week

UK inflation data to drive pound movement this week

18 May 2015 | 0 comments

Extensive movement in the currency market was seen as the UK general election yielded surprising results. [Contributed by TorFX]

S.Africa arrests 1,600 illegal immigrants in crackdown

S.Africa arrests 1,600 illegal immigrants in crackdown

17 May 2015 | 0 comments

More than 3,900 people -- including 1,650 illegal immigrants -- have been arrested in South Africa during a controversial police crackdown after April's deadly xenophobic violence, authorities said Sunday....

Lion skins and dancing at Xhosa king coronation in S.Africa

Lion skins and dancing at Xhosa king coronation in S.Africa

15 May 2015 | 0 comments

Clad in animal skins, Mpendulo Sigcawu was crowned king of the Xhosa people in South Africa on Friday at an elaborate ceremony attended by thousands of his subjects, dignitaries and President Jacob Zuma.The...

Life sentences for killers of Austrian nun in S.Africa

Life sentences for killers of Austrian nun in S.Africa

15 May 2015 | 0 comments

A South African court on Friday sentenced two men to life in jail for the rape and murder of an 86-year-old Austrian-born nun who was strangled with an electric typewriter cord.Fellow members of her convent...

Lion skins and dancing at Xhosa king coronation in S.Africa

Lion skins and dancing at Xhosa king coronation in S.Africa

15 May 2015 | 0 comments

Clad in animal skins, Mpendulo Sigcawu was crowned king of the Xhosa people on Friday at an elaborate ceremony in South Africa watched by thousands of his subjects, dignitaries and President Jacob Zuma.The...

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