News24.com | Gabon president turning country into monarchy: opposition leader
on December 10, 2019 at 8:01 pm
Gabon opposition leader Jean Ping says the appointment of the president’s eldest son as his top aide showed that the Central African country is turning into a monarchy.
Load-shedding downgraded to stage 2
on December 10, 2019 at 7:12 pm
Just a day after plunging SA into stage 6 rolling blackouts, Eskom announced on Tuesday night that load-shedding had been downgraded to stage 2.
Islamist militants attack hotel in Somali capital
on December 10, 2019 at 6:54 pm
Islamist Al Shabaab gunmen attacked a hotel in Somalia’s capital near the presidential residence on Tuesday, police and the militant group said, without giving details about casualties.
News24.com | Sudan’s deposed Bashir questioned over 1989 coup: lawyer
on December 10, 2019 at 6:35 pm
Sudan’s former president Omar al-Bashir has appeared before a prosecutors’ committee over the 1989 coup that brought him to power, his lawyer says.
The worst of the rainfall and flooding is over for now, says weather service
on December 10, 2019 at 6:01 pm
After days of heavy rainfall that resulted in flooding in several areas, the SA Weather Service on Tuesday said the worst was over.
Newly appointed SA Army chief Thabiso Mokhosi dies
on December 10, 2019 at 5:48 pm
The chief of the SA Army has died – barely a month after assuming the role.
The new McLaren 620R is a racecar for the road
on December 10, 2019 at 5:03 pm
McLaren this week presented the limited-edition 620R coupe, a road-legal version of the GT4 race car.
World’s youngest PM takes office in Finland
on December 10, 2019 at 5:01 pm
Finland’s Sanna Marin, 34, was officially appointed as the country’s prime minister on Tuesday, becoming the world’s youngest sitting head of government.
News24.com | DRC policewoman arrested for killing 14-year-old protester
on December 10, 2019 at 4:34 pm
A policewoman in the Democratic Republic of Congo was arrested Tuesday after allegedly shooting a young protester dead at close range in the eastern city of Goma, police said.
Chile military plane crashes near Antarctic with 38 on board, hopes of finding survivors fade
on December 10, 2019 at 4:23 pm
Chile’s Air Force on Tuesday said one of its cargo planes had crashed with 38 people on board after going missing in an isolated area between South America and the Antarctic, with the chance of finding survivors looking “difficult”.
Bill Cosby loses appeal to overturn 2018 sex assault conviction
on December 10, 2019 at 4:05 pm
Bill Cosby lost his appeal to overturn his 2018 sexual assault conviction on Tuesday when a Pennsylvania appeals court rejected his lawyers’ argument that the trial judge had deprived him of a fair trial, a court filing showed.
SA thrash Lesotho 4-0 to reach Cosafa semis
on December 10, 2019 at 3:37 pm
South Africa sealed their place in the semifinals of the 2019 COSAFA Men’s Under-20 Championship with a comprehensive 4-0 victory over Lesotho in their final Group B clash at the Nkoloma Stadium in Lusaka on Tuesday.
F1 teams vote to stick with existing Pirelli tyres for 2020
on December 10, 2019 at 3:19 pm
All 10 Formula One teams have unanimously voted to continue using the current specification of Pirelli tyres after testing and analysing results of the new 2020 prototype in Abu Dhabi, the sport’s governing body (FIA) said on Tuesday
Trial of Daveyton nanny accused of killing toddler starts in February
on December 10, 2019 at 3:13 pm
The Daveyton couple whose toddler was murdered, allegedly by his nanny, will need to wait until next year to find out what led to the crime.
Former Zim vice-president sues opposition leader over Choppies payout
on December 10, 2019 at 2:49 pm
Zimbabwe’s former vice-president Phelekezela Mphoko has dragged his lawyer, MDC Alliance deputy president Prof Welshman Ncube, to court.
Unpacking Cyril Ramaphosa’s shortened trip to Egypt
on December 10, 2019 at 2:43 pm
President Cyril Ramaphosa has sent ministers Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula and Ayanda Dlodlo to represent him in a meeting in Egypt as he cut short his trip to that country to deal with the energy crises at Eskom.
Defender Nazeer Allie eyeing a second TKO title with Maritzburg
on December 10, 2019 at 2:36 pm
Defender Nazeer Allie is hoping to win his second Telkom Knockout final with Maritzburg United when they face the more fancied Mamelodi Sundowns at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban on Saturday.
10-year-old Cape girl killed by gangsters ‘dreamt of being a doctor’
on December 10, 2019 at 2:26 pm
The 10-year-old Tafelsig girl who was shot in a crossfire between gangs was buried on Tuesday.
Acting Cricket SA chief executive Jacques Faul to hold urgent discussions with sponsors
on December 10, 2019 at 2:09 pm
Acting Cricket SA (CSA) chief executive Jacques Faul intends to hold urgent discussions with sponsors‚ including Standard Bank‚ in a bid to reassure the sport’s financial backers.
Don’t ask guards if you can hold their guns, and other tips to help prevent cash-in-transit heists
on December 10, 2019 at 2:06 pm
Cash transporting company SBV on Monday said it was concerned about allegations that members of the public were sometimes a distraction to cash-in-transit guards as they carried out their duties.
Power outages pose major risk to key Western Cape industries, says Winde
on December 10, 2019 at 1:48 pm
Rolling blackouts pose a serious challenge to agriculture and tourism, including the pumping of borehole water in drought-stricken towns and sewage, Western Cape premier Alan Winde said on Tuesday.
Warning issued as sluice gates opened at overflowing Witbank Dam
on December 10, 2019 at 1:40 pm
The Emalahleni municipality on Tuesday warned residents living near the Witbank Dam, which has reached full capacity due to heavy rains.
Coetzee’s fitness for next year’s World Cup not a concern‚ says SA Under-19 coach Mahatlane
on December 10, 2019 at 1:29 pm
South Africa’s Under-19 coach Lawrence Mahatlane said Gerald Coetzee’s fitness for next year’s Under-19 World Cup isn’t a concern.
SA legend Ernie Els crunches the numbers in search of Presidents Cup edge
on December 10, 2019 at 1:25 pm
Captain Ernie Els hopes that crunching the numbers will help give his International team the edge over the United States at the Presidents Cup this week as they look to halt the Americans’ dominance in the biennial event.
Ramaphosa cuts short Egypt trip over Eskom crisis
on December 10, 2019 at 1:25 pm
President Cyril Ramaphosa has cut short his planned two-day trip to Egypt amid calls for him to deal with the ongoing load-shedding crisis.
Man accused of murdering student girlfriend painted as scorned lover
on December 10, 2019 at 1:20 pm
Murder accused Thabani Mzolo has been painted as a jilted lover who killed Mangosuthu University of Technology student Zolile Khumalo because she broke up with him two days before.
Nurse grateful to be alive after surviving fire in Free State hospital dorm
on December 10, 2019 at 1:10 pm
A 35-year-old nurse at Albert Nzula Hospital in the Free State is grateful to be alive after a fire gutted her room at the nurses’ home while she was sleeping.
How to deal with heavy rain and the traffic chaos caused by load-shedding
on December 10, 2019 at 1:03 pm
The heavy rains in many parts of the country, along with unpredictable and frequent rolling blackouts, are a perfect recipe for traffic madness, and motorists and pedestrians are urged to travel with caution
City Power infrastructure buckles as load-shedding takes its toll
on December 10, 2019 at 12:51 pm
City Power’s electricity infrastructure has been severely affected by the current bout of load-shedding.
WATCH | Oops, Eskom did it again: stage 6 to 8 load-shedding and what it could mean for you
on December 10, 2019 at 12:27 pm
BusinessLIVE reporter Mudiwa Gavaza provides insight into the causes of the latest blackouts – as well as what stage 8 load-shedding could mean for South Africans.
Doctors, nurses and water to be sent to initiation schools in Eastern Cape
on December 10, 2019 at 12:25 pm
Alarmed by the deaths of 18 initiates this summer season, Eastern Cape health MEC Sindiswa Gomba has directed all qualified medical officials in Bhisho to go to initiation schools to assess the condition of initiates.
ANC worse than apartheid regime when it comes to SOEs: EFF’s Floyd Shivambu
on December 10, 2019 at 12:11 pm
The ANC has done worse than the apartheid government in their mismanagement of the state-owned companies.
Longer blackouts more often: That’s the reality if stage 6, 7 and 8 load-shedding kicks in
on December 10, 2019 at 12:08 pm
Stage 6 load shedding, which Eskom implemented for a short period on Monday evening, would have meant more frequent and longer power cuts to households and businesses.
News24.com | Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed picks up Nobel Peace Prize as pressure mounts back home
on December 10, 2019 at 10:16 am
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed will collect his Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, but as ethnic violence rises at home, he has kept festivities to a minimum and refused media requests.
News24.com | Africa’s Nobel Prize winners: A list
on December 9, 2019 at 8:51 pm
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is set to receive the 2019 Nobel Prize for Peace for his “decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighbouring Eritrea”. A look at the continent’s Nobel laureates who have been honoured before.
News24.com | Africa caught between climate and growth: top diplomat
on December 9, 2019 at 7:20 pm
Mohamed Nasr, head of environmental affairs in Egypt’s foreign ministry, is chair of the Africa Group, a 54-nation negotiating bloc at the UN climate conference under way in Madrid. He speaks about Africa’s climate change dilemma.
News24.com | Madagascar braces for tropical Cyclone Belna
on December 9, 2019 at 7:20 pm
Cyclone Belna is expected to hit northwestern Madagascar after brushing past the Indian Ocean island of Mayotte and the Comoros archipelago.
News24.com | Beleaguered DRC rainforest attacked on all sides
on December 9, 2019 at 6:02 pm
Lush rainforest covers millions of hectares of the DRC, a central part of Earth’s natural defence against global warming – but it is under severe threat from a perfect storm of mismanagement and corruption.
News24.com | Over 9 million facing food shortages in African Sahel: officials
on December 9, 2019 at 4:32 pm
The number of people requiring urgent food aid in 16 countries across Africa’s Sahel region more than doubled this year to at least 9.4 million amid an increase in violence and insecurity, officials and experts say.
News24.com | Corruption trial of Angolan ex-president’s son begins
on December 9, 2019 at 2:51 pm
The son of former Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos has appeared in court, at the start of his trial on corruption charges.
News24.com | Algeria seeks heavy sentences for ex-PMs accused of corruption
on December 9, 2019 at 1:36 pm
The Algerian prosecutor’s office has requested 20-year prison sentences for several former politicians accused of corruption, including two prime ministers who served under former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, reports say.
News24.com | ‘Not true’: Nairobi governor pleads not guilty to graft charges
on December 9, 2019 at 11:47 am
The flashy governor of Nairobi on Monday pleaded not guilty to over 30 charges of money laundering, receiving bribes and conflict of interest in a court appearance held under tight security.
News24.com | WATCH | Ivorian student creates African emojis
on December 9, 2019 at 10:00 am
Meet the student from Ivory Coast who has created an award-nominated African emoji app, Zouzoukwa.
News24.com | Rwanda begins vaccinating against Ebola near DR Congo border
on December 9, 2019 at 9:49 am
Rwanda has started a voluntary Ebola vaccination programme at its border with the Democratic Republic of Congo in a bid to prevent the spread of the deadly virus from its neighbour.
News24.com | Kenya: Survivors found two days after Nairobi building collapse
on December 8, 2019 at 8:16 pm
Two survivors found after a six-storey building collapsed in the Kenyan capital, authorities say.
News24.com | Namibia vows to change ‘status-quo’ of white-farm ownership
on December 8, 2019 at 12:26 pm
Farmers wishing to sell their business must first offer it to the state, which parcels it into smaller plots and redistributes to ‘previously disadvantaged Namibians’ – but President Hage Geingob has been prompted to call for a more muscular approach.
News24.com | Botswana national expected in dock after allegedly trying to sell lion bones, live cheetah
on December 8, 2019 at 8:49 am
A Botswana national is expected in the dock of the Kuruman Magistrate’s Court in the Northern Cape after he allegedly attempted to sell a live cheetah, as well as lion bones.
News24.com | Floods kill 12 people in western Uganda
on December 7, 2019 at 4:28 pm
Twelve people have been swept to their deaths by floods in western Uganda, the Red Cross says, as the East African country is battered by torrential rain.
News24.com | Eight killed in Kenya bus attack
on December 7, 2019 at 8:38 am
Several police officers were among at least eight people killed in an attack on a bus in northeast Kenya believed to have been staged by the Somali Islamist Shebaab group, a presidential spokesperson said on Saturday.
News24.com | Zambian president allegedly involved in illegal timber trade: report
on December 6, 2019 at 9:00 pm
Zambia’s president Edgar Lungu and other senior government officials have been accused of facilitating rosewood trafficking, according to an environmental investigation report.