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Crowds gather for S.Africa anti-immigration march

24 February 2017 | 0 comments

South African police fired rubber bullets and stun grenades to break up clashes between local protesters and migrants in Pretoria on Friday at a march against immigration.Shops and homes owned by foreigners...

5.7-magnitude quake strikes Lake Tanganyika region: USGS

24 February 2017 | 0 comments

A 5.7-magnitude earthquake hit near Africa's Lake Tanganyika early Friday, the US Geological Survey said, with the epicentre in northen Zambia.The quake, which was 10 kilometres (six miles) deep, struck...

S.Africa struggles to quell anti-immigrant violence

23 February 2017 | 0 comments

The South African government on Thursday called for calm after a wave of xenophobic violence in which dozens of shops and houses owned by immigrants have been torched and looted.Many locals have alleged...

Key Zuma ally brought in as South Africa lawmaker

23 February 2017 | 0 comments

The former chief executive of South Africa's state-owned power utility was sworn in as a member of parliament Thursday in a move that could deepen a power struggle within the ruling ANC party.Brian Molefe,...

S.Africa struggles to quell anti-immigrant violence

23 February 2017 | 0 comments

The South African government on Thursday called for calm after a wave of xenophobic violence in which dozens of shops and houses owned by immigrants have been torched and looted.Attacks against foreigners...

S.African court rules against govt plan to pull out of ICC

22 February 2017 | 0 comments

A South African court on Wednesday ruled the government's plan to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC) was "unconstitutional and invalid", providing a boost to the embattled Hague-based...

S.Africa budget throws light on fractured ANC

22 February 2017 | 0 comments

South Africa's Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan delivers the annual budget in parliament Wednesday as he battles to revive the economy and head off loyalists of the president who seek to oust him.Gordhan,...

Africa retail giants Steinhoff, Shoprite shelve merger

20 February 2017 | 0 comments

South African retail firms Steinhoff International and Shoprite Holdings announced Monday they had scrapped plans to merge their local assets to form the continent's biggest retailer.The plan announced...

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...

America first, Europe second: Spoof videos vie for Trump's attention

3 February 2017 | 0 comments

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

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.



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