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Southern African leaders to probe Lesotho ex-army chief murder

Southern African leaders to probe Lesotho ex-army chief murder

3 July 2015 | 0 comments

Southern African leaders on Friday ordered a regional probe into the murder last week of Lesotho's former army chief, an incident that has plunged the kingdom into fresh security crisis.Leaders and representatives...

Ivory haul in transit to Vietnam seized in S.Africa

Ivory haul in transit to Vietnam seized in S.Africa

3 July 2015 | 0 comments

A shipment of ivory worth $330,000 was intercepted at Johannesburg airport on its way from Zimbabwe to Vietnam, South African officials said Friday, hailing it as one of the biggest recent finds.The 267...

Guide survives leopard mauling at S.Africa's Kruger Park

Guide survives leopard mauling at S.Africa's Kruger Park

2 July 2015 | 0 comments

A safari guide Thursday survived a leopard attack while viewing wildlife with tourists at South Africa's famed Kruger National Park, officials said.The guide was driving an open safari vehicle when his...

S.African opposition target Ramaphosa over mining massacre

S.African opposition target Ramaphosa over mining massacre

2 July 2015 | 0 comments

South Africa's leftist opposition leader Julius Malema said Thursday he would press for Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa to face murder charges over the 2012 Marikana massacre of 34 striking miners.A...

S.African government sells Vodacom stake to fund power firm

S.African government sells Vodacom stake to fund power firm

1 July 2015 | 0 comments

The South African government announced Wednesday it had sold its stake in telecommunications giant Vodacom to raise cash for state-owned energy provider Eskom, which is struggling to keep the lights on.Failure...

Helicopter hunt captures escaped S.African lion

30 June 2015 | 0 comments

A lion that escaped from a South African national park nearly a month ago was finally captured after being shot with a dart from a helicopter, authorities said Tuesday.The three-year-old male triggered...

Swazi court orders release of editor, rights activist

30 June 2015 | 0 comments

Swaziland's Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the release of a magazine editor and a prominent human rights lawyer who had been jailed for contempt of court, their legal representative told AFP.Bheki Makhubu,...

Murder of Lesotho's ex-army chief triggers alarm

Murder of Lesotho's ex-army chief triggers alarm

30 June 2015 | 0 comments

Southern African countries on Tuesday condemned the murder of Lesotho's former army chief, saying an "explosive security situation" threatened to derail efforts to bring stability to the mountain kingdom.Brigadier...

Marikana victims seek damages from S.African government

Marikana victims seek damages from S.African government

29 June 2015 | 0 comments

Victims' families and survivors of a 2012 police shooting that left 34 miners dead will seek compensation from the South African government after the official inquiry was released, their lawyer said Monday.Dali...

3 exchange rate moving developments to watch out for this week – Eurozone inflation, US non farm payrolls, UK PMIs

3 exchange rate moving developments to watch out for this week – Eurozone i...

29 June 2015 | 0 comments

Although economic reports for the UK were in extremely short supply this week, the pound still fluctuated against the euro and US dollar. [Contributed by TorFX]

Brazil, China, India, South Africa in push for climate financing

Brazil, China, India, South Africa in push for climate financing

28 June 2015 | 0 comments

Brazil, China, India and South Africa voiced disappointment Sunday over the failure of rich countries to come up with billions of dollars needed to help them sign on to a landmark climate change deal.Ministers...

BRICS bank to be operational by end of 2015: South Africa

BRICS bank to be operational by end of 2015: South Africa

26 June 2015 | 0 comments

The emerging market BRICS nations will have their own development bank by the end of the year, South Africa said Friday."The New Development Bank is expected to be operational by end of 2015," the South...

S.African opposition wants top officials tried over massacre

S.African opposition wants top officials tried over massacre

26 June 2015 | 0 comments

South Africa's opposition Friday targeted Vice President Cyril Ramaphosa among top officials they want prosecuted after the release of a report into a police massacre of 34 striking miners.The radical...

Python dies after eating giant porcupine in S.Africa

Python dies after eating giant porcupine in S.Africa

26 June 2015 | 0 comments

An African rock python died in unusual circumstances after swallowing a giant 13.8 kilogramme porcupine at a private game park in South Africa, the manager said Friday.The 3.9 metre snake should have...

S.African opposition presses for prosecutions over massacre

S.African opposition presses for prosecutions over massacre

26 June 2015 | 0 comments

South Africa's opposition Friday targeted Vice President Cyril Ramaphosa among top officials they want prosecuted after the release of a report into a police massacre of 34 striking miners.The radical...

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