World

1 year ago | December 31, 2017

Pime Minister, cabinet resign in troubled Mali

Bamako — Mali’s Prime Minister Abdoulaye Idrissa Maiga and his government resigned on Friday, a surprise move just ...

Morsi gets 3 years in jail for ‘insulting judiciary’

An Egyptian court has sentenced former president Mohamed Morsi and 19 others to three years in prison on charges of ...

Woman swallows 1,2kg of cocaine held at Thai airport

Bangkok — A 27-year-old woman from the Cote d’Ivoire has been arrested on the Thai island of Phuket after an airport ...

1 year ago | December 17, 2017

Tillerson urges long halt to North Korea weapons tests before any talks

UNITED NATIONS — US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Friday urged North Korea to carry out a “sustained cessation” of ...

1 year ago | November 26, 2017

‘Trump incorrect over Time person of the year claim’

DONALD TRUMP was “incorrect”, Time magazine said, when he claimed on Saturday to have taken a “pass” on an interview and ...

Oscar Pistorius sentence increased

THE six-year imprisonment sentence imposed on Oscar Pistorius for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp ...

1 year ago | November 19, 2017

Small steps forward as UN climate talks end

UN climate talks in Bonn, Germany have concluded with progress on technical issues, but with bigger questions about ...

Spain saves 500 migrants crossing Mediterranean

Madrid — Spanish authorities say around 500 migrants have been saved by rescue boats as they attempted the perilous ...

1 year ago | November 12, 2017

ANC sticks to guns on nominations deadlines

Pretoria – Despite the majority of the ANC’s provinces having only reached the 50% mark of leadership nominations, ...

Putin threatens US over Russia media attacks

Moscow — President Vladimir Putin is promising that Russia will retaliate for what he calls attacks on Russian media in ...

1 year ago | November 5, 2017

SA agriculture sheds 109 000 jobs

Cape Town— The combined agricultural job cuts for the past three quarters of 2017 has reached 109 000, of which about 84 ...

UN reports 31 allegations of sex abuse, exploitation

New York — The United Nations on Friday reported 31 new allegations of sexual abuse and exploitation against ...

Militant group in Nigeria’s oil-rich region ends cease-fire

Warri — A Nigerian militant group has announced an end to its cease-fire with the Nigerian government, raising the ...

1 year ago | October 15, 2017

20 dead in ‘huge’ Mogadishu blast

Mogadishu — More than 20 people were killed when a car bomb exploded on a busy street in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on ...