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Lesotho PM asks Sadc to send peace force after 'coup'

Maseru - Lesotho's exiled premier on Monday called on the southern African regional bloc SADC to send peacekeeping troops to his country, after claiming that the army had seized power in a coup....Read more

Lesotho PM asks Sadc to send peace force after 'coup'

01 September 2014 | 1208 Views
Maseru - Lesotho's exiled premier on Monday called on the southern African regional bloc SADC to send peacekeeping troops to his country, after claiming that the army had seized power in a coup....

by AFP

SA turns truckers away over Ebola

01 September 2014 | 1610 Views
South African immigration officers at Beitbridge Border Post are reportedly turning away truck drivers plying the Democratic Republic of Congo route where two confirmed cases of Ebola have been re...

by Staff Reporter

SA will not 'drive whites into the sea' like Zimbabwe

31 August 2014 | 3998 Views
Johannesburg - Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe says South Africa is failing to lead the economic development of countries in the African Union (AU) because its economy is in the hands of the white ...

by Nhlalo Ndaba, City Press

Sadc Troika meets over Lesotho

31 August 2014 | 1984 Views
The SADC Organ on Politics, Defence and Security (Troika) is meeting in Pretoria, South Africa with a view of coming up with solutions to the political problems that are threatening peace and stab...

by Staff reporter

Lesotho's deputy prime takes charge of government

31 August 2014 | 1602 Views
Maseru - Lesotho's deputy prime minister, Mothetjoa Metsing, is in charge of government in the absence of the premier, a government minister said on Sunday, a day after Prime Minister Thomas Thabane a...

by Staff Reporter

Widow of Ebola victim tests positive

31 August 2014 | 2532 Views
Port Harcourt - The widow of a doctor who died from Ebola in Nigeria's oil city of Port Harcourt has also tested positive for the virus, the state government said on Sunday.Rivers State health...

by Staff Reporter

Mortuary attendant steals from the dead

31 August 2014 | 3204 Views
A MORTUARY attendant and a nurse at Liteta District Hospital who were appearing in court for stealing from the Zampost bus Chibombo accident victims last year have been sentenced to nine months each w...

by Staff Reporter

ANC condemns Lesotho coup

31 August 2014 | 1272 Views
 JOHANNESBURG - The African National Congress has joined the growing level of condemnation of the coup in Lesotho.The party has called on the Lesotho Defence Force to return to barracks a...

by Staff Reporter

Mugabe's first big Sadc test as Lesotho PM flees coup

30 August 2014 | 4581 Views
The prime minister of the southern African kingdom of Lesotho has fled to South Africa, alleging a coup by the army and saying his life is in danger.Speaking to the BBC, Thomas Thabane sai...

by BBC

Lesotho military seize control of police headquarters

30 August 2014 | 2755 Views
Maseru - A Lesotho government minister and member of the ruling coalition said on Saturday that the country's military had seized control of the police headquarters and jammed radio stations and phone...

by AFP

4,000 Zimbabweans languish in SA prisons

30 August 2014 | 3784 Views
Close to 4 000 Zimbabweans are languishing in South Africa's prisons for various crimes varying from theft, fraud to murder, the Zimbabwe Community in South Africa (ZCSA) director, Ngqabutho Mabhena, ...

by Staff reporter

'Lindela detentions unlawful and unconstitutional,' says SA High Court

29 August 2014 | 2771 Views
Johannesburg - The South African High Court in Johannesburg has ruled that the detention of migrants at the Lindela Repatriation Centre is unlawful and unconstitutional, the SA Human Rights Commi...

by Sapa

Snow falls in South Africa

29 August 2014 | 3636 Views
Johannesburg - Snow fell in many parts of the country on Friday, the South African Weather Service said."Snow started to fall yesterday [Thursday] evening in parts of the Western Cape, Eas...

by Sapa

Libya's toothless interim government resigns

29 August 2014 | 849 Views
Benghazi - Libya's toothless interim government, led by prime minister Abdullah al-Thani, announced late on Thursday it had tendered its resignation to the elected parliament, days after a rival Islam...

by Staff Reporter

'Goblin makes man's privates itch'

28 August 2014 | 3485 Views
46-year-old Mark Peterson, from Lawley, south of Johannesburg says that every time he gets under the covers with a woman, things go horribly wrong.They either dump him on the spot, or disa...

by Staff reporter

Mourners take clothes off and twerk at funeral

28 August 2014 | 4636 Views
The family of an EFF party worker killed in a crash were shocked when drunk mourners took off their clothes at her funeral and an after tears party.Mourners twerked and poured liquor on th...

by Staff reporter

SA man wants adultery law scrapped

28 August 2014 | 2593 Views
Bloemfontein - Judgment was reserved in the Supreme Court of Appeal on Wednesday on whether adultery should be retained in South African law as a wrongful and blameworthy act causing harm in relations...

by Sapa

Malema, the only South African needing a visa to go to Botswana

28 August 2014 | 5643 Views
The president that EFF leader Julius Malema wanted to help overthrow in 2011 stands in the way of his official visit to Botswana next month.Malema is supposed to attend the Umbrella for Democ...

by Dudu Dube and Mthokozisi Dube

Shoot Malema, chant ANC supporters

27 August 2014 | 3031 Views
Cape Town - About 200 ANC members chanting "Dubula uMalema" (shoot Malema) arrived at Parliament today, saying they were there to defend the ANC from the EFF and its leader Julius Malema.Dress...

by Caiphus Kgosana, City Press

Baby (1-month) awaits surgery after rat attack

27 August 2014 | 1554 Views
Johannesburg - A 1-month-old baby whose three fingers and part of a nose were eaten by rats in Alexandra, Johannesburg is awaiting surgery as her family cannot afford it, The New Age reported on Wedne...

by Sapa

Michael Sata's health fails

27 August 2014 | 3987 Views
AILING Zambian President Michael Sata has not been seen in public for more than two months, prompting a behind-the-scenes power struggle to succeed him.Publicly at least, the government of thi...

by AFP

'SA must address 'skewed' ownership of resources,' says Mugabe

27 August 2014 | 2659 Views
South Africa has failed to take the lead in the industrialisation process of other African countries because its economy is still under white control, President Robert Mugabe has reportedly said....

by Staff reporter

Al Jazeera investigates the battle for Africa

27 August 2014 | 2081 Views
"When two elephants fight it is the grass that suffers"- African proverb  The Battle For Africa, the first in a two-part People & Power invest...

by Al Jazeera

Zimbabwean woman dies in Botswana cells

27 August 2014 | 2909 Views
A ZIMBABWEAN woman died after being denied medical assistance while detained at a police station in Botswana. Nonhlanhla Ndebele, 21, was arrested on Wednesday last week for illegal migration. ...

by Sukulwenkosi Dube

Ian Khama rival's mysterious crash death shakes Botswana

26 August 2014 | 3873 Views
HE was a former stalwart in Botswana's ruling party who defected to become a rising star in the political opposition ahead of elections in October. He was also a musical composer who performed with hi...

by Agencies

'She refused to have sex with my father'

26 August 2014 | 5451 Views
67-year-old Nthabiseng Hlao from from Thokoza, Ekurhuleni, SA, says her daughter stole her husband and now that he is dead, the daughter is trying to kick her out of her own house."I forgave h...

by Staff reporter

Woman wakes up to find rats eating her face

26 August 2014 | 3011 Views
25-year-old Lerato Tsotsotso from Mopedi section in Katlehong, Ekurhuleni, SA, woke up to find that her face was being gnawed by rats."I realised rats were biting my forehead. I screamed and t...

by Staff reporter

Zim man trampled to death by elephant in SA

25 August 2014 | 2815 Views
A man is believed to have been trampled to death by an elephant in the Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site in Limpopo, SA National Parks said in Monday.Rangers in the western ...

by Sapa

Malema back in court

25 August 2014 | 1695 Views
Johannesburg - EFF leader Julius Malema's lawyers were expected to argue in court on Monday why a provisional sequestration order against him should not be made final.In May, Malema's provisio...

by Sapa

Botswana cops gun down Zimbabwean man

25 August 2014 | 4001 Views
A 40-YEAR-OLD Zimbabwean man was shot dead by Botswana law enforcement agents as he allegedly fled from a roadblock in Francistown. Qhawe Moyo from Nkedile area in Mangwe District was in t...

by Sukulwenkosi Dube

36 000 left homeless in Niger flooding

24 August 2014 | 585 Views
Niamey - At least 12 people have been killed and more than 36 000 made homeless in Niger due to flooding caused by heavy seasonal rainfall, the government said.Floods are an annually recurring...

by Staff Reporter

SA police recover head of woman killed for muti

24 August 2014 | 1682 Views
 JOHANNESBURG - Police in KwaZulu-Natal have recovered the head of an unidentified woman who was apparently killed for muti, the EWN reported.Six people were arrested in the south of Durb...

by Staff Reporter

80 shacks on fire in South Africa

24 August 2014 | 1244 Views
Johannesburg - About 80 shacks were on fire in the George Goch informal settlement in Johannesburg on Sunday morning, the city's emergency services said."At this stage there are no injuries or...

by Staff Reporter

Zipra/Umkhonto Alliance commemorates Sipolilo/Wankie Battles

23 August 2014 | 2010 Views
lt was a full house at Berea Park today as about 2000 Zimbabweans gathered to remember our fallen heroes.Both Zimbabweans and South Africans gathered together to remember the gallant heroes who fought...

by Somhambi Zilangwe

Chissano urges African leaders such as Mugabe not to overstay in office

23 August 2014 | 4429 Views
Former Mozambican president Joachim Chissano says African leaders should not overstay in office as this compromises good governance and democratic reforms in most nations.Mr. Chissano told mor...

by Staff Reporter

HIV+ Zimbabweans win Botswana court case on ARVs

22 August 2014 | 1380 Views
Botswana's High Court on Friday ordered the government to provide treatment to HIV-positive foreign prisoners at the state's expense.Justice Bengbame Sechele ruled that the denial of anti-...

by AFP

'US owns the Ebola virus'

22 August 2014 | 4101 Views
A Kenyan businessman has reportedly made claims that the United States government owns the Ebola virus that continues to rock West African countries.According to the ...

by Staff reporter

Increased xenophobic negative sentiment in South Africa - Makhura

22 August 2014 | 2319 Views
Johannesburg - There is an increasing xenophobic negative sentiment against foreign nationals living in South Africa, Gauteng Premier David Makhura said on Friday."Even the middle class is bla...

by Sapa

Zuma insulted SA Parliament says EFF

22 August 2014 | 2727 Views
Cape Town - The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has defended its "staged protest" which caused a disruption in the National Assembly.Party spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi named three reasons for...

by Staff Reporter

Ian Khama rival's mystery fatal accident, 'no foul play' says Botswana police

22 August 2014 | 3273 Views
A Botswana police investigation has found the death of an opposition leader just months before a general election to be an accident, a claim angrily rejected by his party.Police Commissioner ...

by AFP

Mugabe, Ian Khama tiff plays out at Sadc Summit

22 August 2014 | 4699 Views
THE severed relations between Botswana President Ian Khama and President Robert Mugabe played out in the open at the just-ended 34th Sadc Heads of State and Government Summit in Victoria Falls wh...

by Staff reporter

Another earthquake hits South Africa

22 August 2014 | 2489 Views
Johannesburg - A 4.6 magnitude earthquake hit Johannesburg in the early hours of Friday morning, the US Geological Survey said on its website.The quake, which happened around 01:00, is th...

by Sapa

Zimbabwe man linked to a R14 million cash in transit robbery in SA

21 August 2014 | 3801 Views
JOHANNESBURG - A Zimbabwean man and his assumed accomplices are on the run after two police officers were shot on Tuesday morning. It has been confirmed that Nchabaleng Mahlatse and Lucky Sego...

by Staff reporter

Malema's EFF causes mayhem in SA Parliament over Nkandla

21 August 2014 | 2880 Views
The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) today created mayhem in SA Parliament by insisting that President Zuma repay the money spent on Nkandla security upgrades. Watch a full report on events above....

by Staff Reporter

SA discontinues temporary passports

21 August 2014 | 2607 Views
Johannesburg - No more temporary passports will be issued from September 1, the South African home affairs department said on Thursday."[The] temporary passport was initially issued as an ...

by Sapa

South Africa issues Ebola travel ban

21 August 2014 | 1209 Views
Pretoria - Cabinet has issued a travel ban for non-South Africans from Ebola infested countries, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said on Thursday.He said South Africans coming from such West ...

by Staff Reporter

'SA does not want land situation similar to Zim'

21 August 2014 | 1200 Views
Caledon - The South African government has reportedly not moved away from its policy on land reform, the country's Agriculture Minister Senzeni Zokwana said on Wednesday.Farmers who are concer...

by Staff Reporter

Botswana closes border on suspected Ebola victims

21 August 2014 | 2789 Views
Neighbouring Botswana has taken the drastic step to bar people who have been to countries affected by the deadly Ebola virus from entering its borders as fears about the disease spreading into sou...

by Staff Reporter

Guebuza mocks Mugabe

19 August 2014 | 8132 Views
OUTGOING Mozambican president light-heartedly teased President Robert Mugabe at the just-ended SADC meeting in Victoria Falls saying the Zimbabwean leader was the only one to have attended all of the ...

by Staff reporter

Ebola doctor who came back from the dead

19 August 2014 | 2873 Views
Dr Melvin Korkor may have survived an Ebola infection, but the stigma surrounding the disease means he faces a constant challenge educating the public about the deadly outbreakDr Melvin Ko...

by Staff Reporter

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