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Paris - France said on Monday the pilots of the Air Algerie passenger plane that crashed in Mali, killing all 118 people on board, had asked to turn back, in a new development to a tough probe into th...Read more

Crashed Air Algerie pilots asked to turn back

28 July 2014 | 512 Views
Paris - France said on Monday the pilots of the Air Algerie passenger plane that crashed in Mali, killing all 118 people on board, had asked to turn back, in a new development to a tough probe into th...

by Staff Reporter

Nigeria shuts down, quarantines Lagos Ebola hospital

28 July 2014 | 305 Views
Lagos - The Nigerian city of Lagos on Monday shut down and quarantined a hospital where a man died of Ebola in the first recorded case of the highly infectious disease in Africa's most populous countr...

by Staff Reporter

SA Police launch operation to flush out illegal immigrants

28 July 2014 | 5636 Views
Cape Town - South African police and immigration officers from the Department of Home Affairs have launched a joint operation in the coastal city of Cape Town to flush out thousands of undocumente...

by Thabo Kunene

Wife of Cameroon's vice prime minister kidnapped by Boko Haram

27 July 2014 | 5108 Views
Three die as wife taken in attack on politician's home, while local religious leader captured in separate raid.The wife of Cameroon's vice prime minister, Amadou Ali, has been kidnapped and at...

by Staff Reporter

Zulu King marries 6th wife

26 July 2014 | 3765 Views
ULUNDI - In a wedding fit for royalty, the Zulu monarch married his sixth wife on Saturday.Swazi princess Zola Mafu joined the Zulu royal family 10 years ago, and has son with King Goodwill Zw...

by eNCA

Malayitsha plunges to his death while fleeing SA cops

26 July 2014 | 3800 Views
A ZIMBABWEAN cross-border taxi operator plunged to his death from a 10th floor building in Johannesburg while fleeing from South African police on Friday.Gift Dube, 41, is said to have been ho...

by Staff reporter

'I'm the sweetest, coolest guy,' says Malema

25 July 2014 | 3405 Views
Johannesburg - EFF leader Julius Malema says he is the "sweetest" and "coolest" guy and not a monster as portrayed by some, the Mail & Guardian reported on Friday."If you sit with me at a...

by Sapa

Zim woman killed in SA, chopped head found on bed

25 July 2014 | 6002 Views
A family believed to be originally from Zimbabwe and is now based in South Africa wasn't worried when their daughter Winnette Nyamakari went off with her boyfriend who is a South African national....

by Staff reporter

14 Zimbabweans remanded in SA

25 July 2014 | 2708 Views
THE trial of 14 Zimbabweans who were intercepted  by South African police last week for smuggling explosives worth R350,000 has been postponed to August 6.South African police arreste...

by Staff reporter

Missing Air Algerie flight has crashed with 101 passengers

24 July 2014 | 1950 Views
An Air Algerie flight that went missing en route from Burkina Faso to Algiers has crashed, an Algerian aviation official told Reuters on Thursday."I can confirm that it has crashed," the offic...

by Reuters and AFP

Air Algerie loses contact with plane, 110 people on board

24 July 2014 | 3198 Views
Algiers - Air Algerie said it lost contact with one of its passenger aircraft nearly an hour after takeoff from Burkina Faso on Thursday bound for Algiers."Air navigation services have los...

by AFP

'Thieving goblin raping man and ruining his business'

24 July 2014 | 3314 Views
Apparently a thieving goblin is ruing Frans Ngakane's business.Ngakane says his spaza business was once a great success but now he may have to close down.The thieving goblin reportedly...

by Staff reporter

'EFF will rule South Africa,' says Malema

23 July 2014 | 2695 Views
Cape Town - The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) will rule the country, the party's leader Julius Malema told MPs in the National Assembly on Wednesday.Speaking shortly after President Jaco...

by Sapa

Man admits to raping a goat

23 July 2014 | 1900 Views
Thabang Mosiu, a Lesotho national, was sentenced to two years, suspended for five years by Magistrate Chris van Vuuren after he admitted that he raped a goat.The Phoswa family from KwaMpan...

by Staff reporter

Botswana-based Zimbabweans want to remain

22 July 2014 | 1980 Views
A Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition delegation has found that Zimbabweans who are living in Botswana believe that they are better off living in that country.A seven member delegation was dispatched...

by Mthulisi Mathuthu

Teacher arrested after bashing headmaster

22 July 2014 | 1706 Views
Zambia police in Lusaka reportedly arrested a teacher at Roma Girls Secondary School who severely beat up ...

by Staff Reporter

Botswana to turn away Zim asylum seekers

22 July 2014 | 4004 Views
Botswana is planning to reject applications for refugee status by Zimbabweans in future, claiming the political situation in Zimbabwe has improved from what it was in 2008 when scores of people fled p...

by Staff reporter

SA raises security concerns over explosives smuggled from Zimbabwe

22 July 2014 | 2114 Views
South Africa says it is 'keen' to know how supposedly protected explosives such as detonators and plastic cartridges found their way out of Zimbabwe to unscrupulous citizens who, in turn, smuggle them...

by Staff reporter

New SA visa regulations may create 'new black market'

21 July 2014 | 6193 Views
Cape Town - Airlines have taken to posting South Africa's new visa regulations on their website, leaving the responsibility with passengers to familiarise themselves with the new requirement.I...

by Staff Reporter

SA matric maths teachers fail test

21 July 2014 | 3268 Views
Johannesburg - Matric maths teachers in KwaZulu-Natal performed dismally when tested with a past matric maths paper, The Mercury reported on Monday.Research was carried out with 253 teachers i...

by Sapa

4-year-old boy killed by hijackers pleaded for help

21 July 2014 | 4663 Views
Johannesburg - The mother of a 4-year-old boy who was killed by hijackers in Reiger Park at the weekend said her little son pleaded for her to help him as the robbers sped off.Taegrin Morris w...

by Staff Reporter

'Mugabe SADC chairmanship toxic for region'

20 July 2014 | 2125 Views
THE Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition has warned that SADC risks exporting into the region Zimbabwe's economic and socio-political problems if President Robert Mugabe takes over as chairman of the bloc....

by Staff reporter

Schoolboy, 9, marries 62-year-old woman - Video

19 July 2014 | 5763 Views
Nine-year-old Sanele Masilela has become the world's youngest groom for the second time after remarrying the 62-year-old woman he tied the knot with last year. Dressed in a silvery tuxedo, ...

by Mirror

Witches & wizards issue warning to Boko Haram leader

19 July 2014 | 4616 Views
Witches and wizards in Nigeria have recently held an emergency meeting at Afuze, Edo State because they are worried about the socio-economic challenges facing the country.Making this revelatio...

by Staff reporter

Woman accused of Satanism trapped in her house

19 July 2014 | 3160 Views
50-year-old Nokuthula Ngcobo of Lindela transit camp, Newlands West, north of Durban is a devoted member of the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God.But she said she is lucky to be alive aft...

by Staff reporter

Mthwakazi chief's Mandela Day goodwill

19 July 2014 | 1386 Views
JOHANNESBBURG - Ndebele chief in South Africa; Chief Albert Zwelibanzi Gumede led the multitudes of Ndebeles in South Africa by example.Chief Gumede took his time and generously  part...

by Vusumuzi Ndlovu

M&G denies subsidising loss-making Zimbabwean businesses

18 July 2014 | 1261 Views
Johannesburg - The Mail&Guardian denied a report on Friday that it is in financial trouble, that staff was unpaid for months, and that it subsidised business interests in Zimbabwe."The all...

by Sapa

Ramaphosa a 'security guard' for white economy, Malema

18 July 2014 | 2632 Views
Thousands of people, clad mostly in EFF red berets and T-shirts, packed a hall at the University of Limpopo's Medunsa campus, situated in Ga-Rankuwa outside Pretoria, on Thursday. The crowd l...

by Sapa

Man sets wife on fire for giving birth to girls only

17 July 2014 | 2272 Views
A man in Nigeria allegedly had his wife set on fire for giving birth to only female children.Paul Nwakpuke who is a patent medicine dealer, allegedly hired some assassins to kill his wife, Mon...

by Staff reporter

Editor and lawyer convicted of contempt of court

17 July 2014 | 673 Views
The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns today's convictions for contempt of court of an editor and lawyer in Swaziland.The Swaziland High Court convicted Bheki Makhubu, editor of the ind...

by cpj

14 Zimbabweans held in South Africa for explosives cache

17 July 2014 | 2339 Views
Johannesburg - Fourteen Zimbabweans were arrested for possession of explosives worth over R350 000 in Musina, Limpopo police said on Thursday."These undocumented suspects were found in possess...

by Sapa

11-year-old gives Sangomas a run for their money

17 July 2014 | 4054 Views
11-year-old Thobelani Ntaka from Verulam, north of Durban has been keeping other traditional healers on their toes because of the good things his clients say about him.He is apparently a p...

by Staff reporter

Goblin 'poisoning' family's food

17 July 2014 | 2244 Views
35-year-old Lydia Motaung from Qalabotjiha in Villiers, Free State, SA, believes a goblin is poisoning their food.When she and and her son are hungry, she buys food and they eat in the street ...

by Staff reporter

Mugabe assumes SADC chairmanship post

16 July 2014 | 2733 Views
Zimbabwe will be the centre of SADC activities from August 2014 to August 2015, with President Robert Mugabe assuming the chairmanship of the 15-member regional grouping next month.President M...

by Staff reporter

25 passengers seriously injured aboard South African Airways

16 July 2014 | 5265 Views
Hong Kong - Twenty-five people were injured when a passenger jet from South Africa to Hong Kong hit turbulence on Wednesday, police said, with two men seriously hurt and hospitalised in the southern C...

by Staff Reporter

Zimbabwe sex workers flood Botswana

15 July 2014 | 5619 Views
BOTSWANA authorities have lamented the increasing influx of sex workers in that country's capital city Gaborone amid indications that police in the neighbouring country were engaged in daily blitz to ...

by Staff reporter

Zim contributes the greatest number of immigrants to SA

15 July 2014 | 2396 Views
Pretoria - Zimbabwe contributes the greatest number of immigrants to South Africa, Statistician General Pali Lehohla said in Johannesburg on Tuesday."As you can see, Zimbabwe accounts for the ...

by Sapa

South Africa refused to budge on its new immigration laws

15 July 2014 | 5595 Views
THE South African government on Monday said it would not budge on its new immigration laws but pledged to "deal" with the problems raised in the implementation of those regulations.The new...

by Mashudu Netsianda

Zambia's Sata releases photos to quell illness talk

14 July 2014 | 3167 Views
ZAMBIA released photographs of President Michael Sata chairing a cabinet meeting on Monday, allaying speculation that the 77-year-old leader was critically ill.An Israeli official told Reuter...

by Reuters

SA permit facilitation centres not for Zim permits

14 July 2014 | 8368 Views
South Africa's Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba launched SA visa and permit facilitation centres in all nine provinces today.  The department appointed Visa Facilitation Services Globa...

by Staff reporter

Desmond Tutu 'a son of Satan'

14 July 2014 | 5449 Views
Johannesburg - Jesus Christ would not have approved of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu's support for assisted suicide for the terminally ill, the Christian Democratic Party (CDP) said on Monday....

by Sapa

Zim man accused of eating a man's heart denied bail

14 July 2014 | 1560 Views
Cape Town - A Zimbabwean man accused of cutting out and eating a man's heart was denied bail by the Athlone Magistrate's Court in Cape Town on Monday."There are few things these days that rea...

by Staff Reporter

Zimbabwean asylum seeker up for SA armed robbery

14 July 2014 | 2577 Views
A ZIMBABWEAN asylum-seeker appeared before a South African court last Tuesday to answer a charge of armed robbery.Poslet Mapuranga, 26, who owns a car mechanic business in Kimberly, is accuse...

by Staff reporter

Sanctions on Zimbabwe affect Zambia's growth

14 July 2014 | 1563 Views
Zambian Finance Minister Alexander Chikwanda has appealed to Britain to remove economic sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe as they were negatively affecting his country's growth ambitions.Mr Chikwa...

by Staff reporter

Zuma in court for being a 'corrupt crook'

13 July 2014 | 2013 Views
South African President, Jacob Zuma, has reportedly gone to court over accusations that he is a "corrupt crook" and that his government is "extremely corrupt."According to the Sunday Independe...

by Staff Reporter

Man goes on shooting spree in SA

12 July 2014 | 4067 Views
Johannesburg - A man out on bail has allegedly gone on a shooting spree in Lenasia, south of Johannesburg, killing a motorist and injuring others, The New Age reported on Thursday.Quoting wit...

by Staff Reporter

Drama as woman discovers lover forgot 'his penis' in bed

12 July 2014 | 10913 Views
27-year-old Nobukhosi Ncube was shocked by what she found the day her lover forgot 'his' penis on the bed.Last November Nobukhosi met Skhalazo Ndhlovu (28) and they soon moved in together to ...

by Staff Reporter

Zimbabwean 'cannibal' may be killed in revenge, says SA cops

11 July 2014 | 2676 Views
A ZIMBABWEAN man accused of cutting out and eating a man's heart is a danger to society and a flight risk, the Athlone Magistrate's Court in Cape Town heard on Thursday."I do not want to say t...

by Sapa

Botswana phases out old coin

11 July 2014 | 2008 Views
The Bank of Botswana (BoB) has announced the demonetisation of the old coin following the introduction of the new family of coin in February.Botswana's central bank said the use of the old...

by Business Reporter

US-Africa summit to proceed without Mugabe

10 July 2014 | 3915 Views
Cape Town - The US-Africa summit to be convened by President Barack Obama in August is set to proceed without Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as planned, US ambassador to Zimbabwe Bruce Wharton ha...

by Staff Reporter
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