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S.Africa to probe Rwanda ex-spy chief mysterious murder

1 November 2018 | 0 comments

An inquest into the death of an exiled Rwandan ex-spy chief who was found strangled in a luxury Johannesburg hotel in 2014 will open in January, a South African court official said Thursday.Patrick Karegeya,...

Cape Town mayor quits amid row in S. Africa opposition

31 October 2018 | 0 comments

The mayor of South Africa's second city of Cape Town resigned on Wednesday, amid a bitter dispute roiling the country's main opposition in the runup to 2019 elections.Patricia De Lille vowed she would...

S. Africa's cash-strapped public broadcaster eyes massive layoffs

30 October 2018 | 0 comments

South Africa's cash-strapped public broadcaster SABC is considering laying off nearly 1,000 people, or about one third of its full-time staff, in a bid to turn around its "dire" finances, according to...

S.Africa fires kill 7 including baby, pregnant woman

29 October 2018 | 0 comments

Raging wildfires have killed seven people including a baby and a pregnant woman in a farming settlement along South Africa's famed Garden Route, disaster management services said Monday.Firefighters have...

S. African ex-president De Klerk leaves hospital: foundation

29 October 2018 | 0 comments

South Africa's last apartheid-era president FW de Klerk was discharged from hospital on Monday after being admitted at the weekend with a lung condition, his foundation said.The former president "was...

S.Africa coal belt among world's pollution hotspots: Greenpeace

29 October 2018 | 0 comments

South Africa's eastern Mpumalanga province has the most polluting cluster of coal-fired power stations in the world producing record levels of nitrogen dioxide, a report by environmental campaign group...

S. African minister says he was blackmail target over sex tape

29 October 2018 | 0 comments

South Africa's Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has said he was the target of extortion attempts after a private sex video was stolen following a hacking incident.Gigaba said in tweets posted Sunday...

Former S.Africa president FW de Klerk hospitalised: foundation

27 October 2018 | 0 comments

South Africa's last apartheid era president FW de Klerk has been hospitalised with a lung condition, his foundation said Saturday, adding that the former leader had undergone successful treatment. The...

Recession-hit South Africa courts investors

26 October 2018 | 0 comments

South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa on Friday wooed investors to the recession-hit country, assuring them their money would be safe amid fears sparked by government plans to expropriate white-owned...

DR Cofgo opposition parties agree to name unity candidate by mid-November

25 October 2018 | 0 comments

The Democratic Republic of Congo's opposition parties agreed on Thursday to name a single unity candidate by mid-November to run against President Joseph Kabila's choice in December elections.Tensions...

Africa's largest train-making plant opens in Johannesburg

25 October 2018 | 0 comments

South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday unveiled the continent's largest train manufacturing plant, a joint venture between the national rail firm and French transport group Alstom.The factory...

South Africa's finance minister targets debt ahead of polls

24 October 2018 | 0 comments

South Africa's finance minister on Wednesday vowed to tackle debt and rebuild government institutions after the turbulent presidency of Jacob Zuma, as the ruling ANC prepares for next year's election.Tito...

S.Africa to recover 'looted' cash after bank collapse

23 October 2018 | 0 comments

South Africa said Tuesday it would seek to recover millions of dollars stolen from a local bank that subsequently collapsed owing substantial sums to creditors.A central bank report, titled "The Great...

S.Africa apartheid-era cop seeks to end murder trial

22 October 2018 | 0 comments

An apartheid-era policeman accused of killing a South African activist 47-years ago argued on Monday that the alleged crimes happened too long ago for him to stand trial.Joao Rodrigues, 80, who was in...

Two rhinos die in Chad after being relocated from S.Africa

21 October 2018 | 0 comments

Two of six critically endangered black rhinos have died of unknown causes five months after being flown from South Africa to Chad in a pioneering project to re-introduce the animals, officials said Sunday.Rhinos...



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