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Africa must break from negative narratives

29 January 2015 | 489 Views
Despite decades of conflict, death and tragedy, coverage of issues in Africa has often been ignored, oversimplified, or excessively focused on limited aspects. Deeper analysis, background and context ...

by Angelique

Outrage over SA xenophobia

29 January 2015 | 950 Views
The looting of foreign-owned shops in Soweto, South Africa, indicates that the country needs robust economic empowerment policies that benefit the black majority, political analysts have said. ...

by Felex Share

Seek T.B. Joshua's help over Boko Haram, Botswana advises Nigeria

28 January 2015 | 2873 Views
Members of the Botswana public have sent an unusual message to Nigeria as they seek military support from Africa in the increasingly challenging fight against the Islamist insurgent group Boko Haram....

by Tebego Motalaote - Gabarone, Botswana

Delays with SA permits - Zimbabweans sent away from work

28 January 2015 | 4875 Views
Three Zimbabwean men whose permits are pending have been told to leave their jobs at Touareg Tents in Capricorn Business Park and return only when they can prove they are legally in the country....

by Tariro Washinyira

'I enjoyed being raped,' man says

28 January 2015 | 9851 Views
A 21-year-old man who lives in Johannesburg's Diepsloot extension 12, SA, says he enjoyed being raped by a beautiful woman at gunpoint.But he's afraid she may have given him a deadly sexual d...

by Staff reporter

Namibia in bid to legalise wife swapping

28 January 2015 | 5154 Views
Wife swapping among Namibia's nomadic tribes has been practised for generations but a legislator's call to enshrine it in law has stirred debate about women's rights and tradition in modern society....

by Staff Reporter

Zimbabwean woman's drug case postponed in SA

27 January 2015 | 1052 Views
Two women accused of entering South Africa carrying ingredients associated with drug manufacturing appeared in the Musina Magistrate's Court on Tuesday, Limpopo police said."The two women,...

by Sapa

SA looting of foreign-owned shops, death toll rises

27 January 2015 | 3389 Views
Johannesburg - SA police on Tuesday put the official death toll during looting of foreign-owned shops across Gauteng at five.This is despite seven people being killed in violence involving for...

by Staff Reporter

Woman 'left to rot alive'

27 January 2015 | 3287 Views
A 51-year-old woman from Evaton, south of Johannesburg, who apparently went to Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto with a sore knee was reportedly left to rot alive.Nobuhle Novuka spent ...

by Staff reporter

Acceptance speech by the 6th President of Zambia, Edgar Chagwa Lungu

26 January 2015 | 2271 Views
LUSAKA -I greet you all in the name of our Lord and Saviour, the Sovereign King of our land Jesus Christ. It is with great humility and tremendous joy that I stand before you today. After months of lo...

by Edgar Chagwa Lungu

Drama as woman tells entire village hubby is not circumcised - Video

26 January 2015 | 6452 Views

by Staff Reporter

Mugabe irks Zambian opposition supporters

25 January 2015 | 3158 Views
Zambians have mounted a demonstration against President Robert Mugabe after the nonagenarian flew to Lusaka on Friday for the expected inauguration of the country's new president, although counting of...

by Staff reporter

Zambians in 'Mugabe must go' demo

24 January 2015 | 7333 Views
PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe emerged this week after a five week long leave and began official duty by flying out to Zambia only to be denounced by Zambians who expressed their dislike for him.The ...

by Sapa

Mugabe meets Zambia's white President

24 January 2015 | 4578 Views
As Zambians await the announcement of the final results for the 2015 presidential election tonight, Zambia's Acting President Guy Scott paid a courtesy call on President Robert Mugabe who is the curr...

by Staff Reporter

Woman threatens to dump boyfriend after seeing pastor's manhood on leaked video

24 January 2015 | 10517 Views
Pastor Sithembiso Zondo, famous for his motivational talks on Ukhozi FM's Breakfast Show on Tuesdays in South Africa, has been filmed with no clothes on.The video, seen in the Dailysun, h...

by Staff reporter

Former SA police commissioner 'Jackie Selebi' dies

23 January 2015 | 4604 Views
Johannesburg - Former South Africa national police commissioner Jackie Selebi has died aged 64, theAfrican National Congress has announced."The department of correctional services has...

by Staff Reporter

Bogus traditional healer gets beating of his life - Video

23 January 2015 | 4027 Views
A conman at the Workshop Shopping Centre in Durban, KZN, SA, has been bashed and a cop fled in him car and left him at the mercy of the angry crowd.Six magicians were entertaining the crowd ...

by Staff Reporter

SA police vow strong action against cop who also took part in Soweto looting

23 January 2015 | 2063 Views
Police in South Africa vowed on Friday to take strong action against a policeman who allegedly took part in the looting of foreign-owned shops in Soweto.Speaking at Moroka police station, Gaut...

by Staff Reporter

Zim kidnappers are in SA illegally

23 January 2015 | 2801 Views
TWO of the Zimbabwean men accused of holding a woman and her baby hostage for ransom are in South Africa illegally while another has been convicted six times in the past.The Randburg Magi...

by Staff reporter

SA employers exploit desperate Zimbabweans

22 January 2015 | 4103 Views
Exploitation of Zimbabwean migrants in South Africa has worsened following plans by the Home Affairs Department to deport at least 40,000 who failed to meet the deadline to apply for permits under the...

by Edgar Gweshe

SA hijacking caught on camera - Video

22 January 2015 | 5613 Views
Pretoria - Dramatic cellphone footage has emerged of a hijacking attempt outside a Pretoria nursery school on Thursday morning. ...

by online

8 Zimbabweans arrested in SA

22 January 2015 | 3156 Views
EIGHT Zimbabweans, believed to be behind a syndicate committing armed robberies and hijacking trucks and delivery goods in and around Gauteng Province, have been arrested by the South African Police....

by Crime Reporter

Zambia poll results announcement postponed

21 January 2015 | 2898 Views
Election results have been postponed by the election commission of Zambia as some Zambians are still voting in some parts of flood stricken areas.An official from the election commission s...

by Staff reporter

Frenzied crowd hacks cattle after truck overturns

21 January 2015 | 3259 Views
Johannesburg - A crowd of people tried to hack meat off cattle after a trailer they were being transported in overturned on the N1 in Gauteng, South Africa, the NSPCA said on Wednesday."Wi...

by Sapa

Looting of shops owned by foreign nationals spreads in Soweto, SA

21 January 2015 | 3230 Views
The looting of shops owned by foreign nationals spread to other areas in Soweto following a shooting incident in Snake Park, near Dobsonville, Gauteng police said on Wednesday."Reports this mo...

by Sapa

Bogus Botswana ID lands Zimbabwean man in court

20 January 2015 | 2707 Views
Gaborone - A Gaborone court on Tuesday denied a Zimbabwean national a request to change his plea after he allegedly made a false statement that led to him obtaining a Botswana national identity ca...

by Sapa

Mugabe named in BBC's leaders who choose power before the people

20 January 2015 | 3264 Views
As part of the BBC's Democracy Day, Maud Jullien considers the African leaders who have refused to give up power and those who have been forced out by popular protests.The principle of governm...

by BBC

ANC wants Malema back

20 January 2015 | 6947 Views
Battle lines in the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) have been drawn, with renewed claims that party leader Julius Malema is in talks with the ANC for a return to his former political home.High...

by Citizen Reporters

Python scare

20 January 2015 | 6337 Views
TRADITIONAL healer Msuseni Dindi adores snakes.So when a friend saw people trying to kill a python in the nearby mountains, Msuseni rushed over and saved it.And now it lives as quietl...

by Staff reporter

My muthi fixes cheating husbands and wives!

20 January 2015 | 5624 Views
"I'M TIRED of cheating husbands and wives!"These were the words of George Madzavumuse, an inyanga from Zimbabwe who practises in Motherwell NU1, Port Elizabeth.He says many people chea...

by Staff reporter

Zuma dumps his second wife

20 January 2015 | 8060 Views
THE JACOB ZUMA School of Love has strict rules.Those who misbehave are punished!AND NUMBER ONE'S NUMBER TWO HAS BEEN BOOTED OUT OF NKANDLA!First Lady Nompumelelo "MaNtuli" is n...

by Staff reporter

Zambia goes to polls in tightly contested race

20 January 2015 | 1989 Views
Johannesbur - Zambia goes to the polls on Tuesday in a tightly contested race to elect a president after a ruling party power struggle following the death of Michael Sata in office last year.T...

by Staff Reporter

Thousands protest against Joseph Kabila in DRC

20 January 2015 | 1357 Views
Beni, Congo - Thousands of people demonstrated on Monday against alleged plans by Congolese President Joseph Kabila to extend his rule.Government spokesperson Lambert Mende confirmed late on M...

by Staff Reporter

Six Zimbabweans nabbed for SA robbery and attempted rape

19 January 2015 | 4875 Views
SIX Zimbabweans are expected to appear in the Bothaville Magistrate Court in South Africa soon on charges of house robbery and attempted rape, the South African police have said.A statement fr...

by Staff Writer

Cops teargas school kids in demo over playground

19 January 2015 | 2960 Views
Nairobi - Kenyan police on Monday teargassed schoolchildren demonstrating against the removal of their school's playground, which has been allegedly grabbed by a powerful politician, said a Kenyan hum...

by AP

Botswana govt appeal gays case

19 January 2015 | 1750 Views
Gaborone - The Botswana government is appealing a high court case which gave Lesbians, Gays and Bisexuals of Botswana (Legabido) the right to register as an organisation, court records showed on Monda...

by Staff Reporter

Zimbabwean shot in Sierra Leone land row

18 January 2015 | 3797 Views
A BELGIAN and a Zimbabwean working for international agribusiness company Socfin Group have been shot during a protest over land rights in Sierra Leone, police said on Saturday.The Luxembourg-...

by Reuters

Man in court over abnormal sex appetite

17 January 2015 | 9424 Views
A 28-year-old woman from Lusaka, Zambia, has dragged her husband to court for his "abnormal sexual appetite".Faith Miti told the Chawama local court that love-making sessions with her husband...

by Staff reporter

'Snake prophet defeats evil head left on doorstep'

16 January 2015 | 6990 Views
A woman from Kama Street in Motherwell NU2 kasi, Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape, SA, called a traditional healer when her daughter found the head of a sheep with needles and muthi smeared on i...

by Staff reporter

2 arrested over fake SA asylum documents

15 January 2015 | 3432 Views
Johannesburg - Two men were arrested after being found with fake asylum documents in Honeydew, Johannesburg in the early hours of Thursday morning, metro police said.The men were arrested...

by Sapa

Boko Haram killed woman in labour

15 January 2015 | 1725 Views
Lagos - Boko Haram fighters killed a woman as she was in labour during what is feared could be the deadliest attack in the militants' six-year insurgency, Amnesty International claimed on Thursday....

by Staff Reporter

Zulu King defends KZN land claims

15 January 2015 | 1538 Views
Durban - Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini defended his blanket land-claim of KwaZulu-Natal and the existence of traditional courts, The Star reported on Thursday."These people accused us of desta...

by Staff Reporter

'Mugabe death prophet threatened with death'

14 January 2015 | 6051 Views
CONTROVERSIAL Malawian prophet, Austin Liabunya, says he has faced routine death threats since he delivered prophecies of doom on Presidents Peter Mutharika and Robert Mugabe, according to a Malawian ...

by Staff Reporter

New SA visa rules force 250k Zimbabweans to decide on returning home

13 January 2015 | 6089 Views
Strict new South African immigration laws have sparked confusion and panic among foreign residents in this "Gateway to Africa" and forced 250,000 Zimbabweans to decide whether to return home.W...

by Sapa-AFP

SA yet to process deportation of 40,000 Zimbabweans

13 January 2015 | 2785 Views
SOUTH Africa has not yet started the process of deporting 40,000 Zimbabweans who failed to obtain new permits in that country, Zimbabwe's ambassador to South Africa Isaac Moyo said yesterday.A...

by Patrick Chitumba

11 Zimbabweans die in Botswana crash

13 January 2015 | 3621 Views
ELEVEN Zimbabweans were killed, while seven others escaped with severe injuries after their South Africa-bound minibus hit a donkey and then rammed a tree, Botswana police said yesterday.Assis...

by Sukulwenkosi Dube

Evil spirits from Zimbabwe haunt South African woman

12 January 2015 | 5856 Views
Apparently evil spirits from Zimbabwe are ruining a South African woman's life so much that she decided to become a lesbian. Nonhlanhla Nkoloseng, 32, from Inanda at eTafuleni, SA, says her la...

by Staff Reporter

'Wife demands money from hubby before sex'

12 January 2015 | 7776 Views
A 50-year-old retired civil servant, Mr Chibuzo Obiedefu, on Friday told an Igando Customary Court in Lagos, Nigeria, that his wife constantly demands money before allowing him to have sex with her....

by Staff reporter

SA government declares war on Zimbabweans

11 January 2015 | 6701 Views
The Department of Home Affairs has launched a crackdown on illegal South African passport holders intending to enter or leave Zimbabwe through the Beitbridge border post.According to Limpopo M...

by Times LIVE

SA girl kidnapped and held hostage in Zimbabwe over dad's debt

11 January 2015 | 4444 Views
Johannesburg - A four-year-old girl from Limpopo was kidnapped and held hostage in Zimbabwe for seven months - because her parents could not settle a R1 550 debt.After months of trying to get...

by Sizwe sama Yende, City Press

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