World

1 year ago | October 15, 2017

Boko Haram fighters surrender in Cameroon

Mozogo — Nearly 60 men who said they were captured by the Boko Haram Islamist group and forced to fight for them in ...

US’ Unesco exit creates ripples across the world

WASHINGTON/JERUSALEM — The United States’ decision to pull out of the United Nations cultural body, Unesco, has sent ...

Manhunt launched after 6 killed in Mpumalanga shooting

Mbombela — A manhunt has been launched for suspects who shot and killed six people at Steyn informal settlement on ...

1 year ago | October 8, 2017

Zambia expects new armyworm threat

Lusaka — Zambian authorities expect a new armyworm outbreak in the coming crop season after the maize-eating pests ...

Trump rolls back access to free birth control

Donald Trump’s government has issued a ruling that allows employers to opt out of providing free birth control to ...

1 year ago | September 10, 2017

8 candidates for presidency is abnormal — Mantashe

Johannesburg — African National Congress secretary general Gwede Mantashe has labelled the number of candidates vying ...

Don Williams, Country’s ‘Gentle Giant,’ dies at 78

Nashville — Don Williams, an award-winning country singer with love ballads like I Believe in You, has died. He was 78. ...

Hurricane Irma batters Cuba on way to Florida

Caibarin — Hurricane Irma battered central Cuba yesterday, knocking down power lines, uprooting trees and ripping off ...

Thousands attend first Mogadishu night-time football match in decades

Mogadishu — Several thousand fans on Friday watched the first night-time football match to be played in Mogadishu since ...

North Korea urges nuclear build-up on anniversary

Seoul — North Korea’s state media marked the nation’s founding anniversary yesterday with calls for a nuclear arms ...

1 year ago | September 3, 2017

Ramaphosa responds to ‘smear campaign’

Cape Town — SOUTH Africa Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa yesterday described claims made about his personal life as an ...

Thousands more Rohingya refugees flee Myanmar

Shah Porir Dwip — Tens of thousands more people have crossed by boat and on foot into Bangladesh in the last 24 hours as ...

7 Kenyan schoolgirls killed in dormitory fire

Nairobi — At least seven teenage girls died in a fire at a Nairobi school dormitory yesterday, and 10 others were ...

Frankfurt starts evacuation before attempt to defuse WWII bomb

FRANKFURT — Frankfurt emergency service staff started to evacuate patients from two hospitals in Germany’s financial ...