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Brazil’s Lula says ‘persecution’ only making him more popular

Former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said Saturday that efforts to block him from seeking re-election were only making him stronger, in...

StanChart increases CEO’s pay as profits surge

Standard Chartered Chief Executive Bill Winters saw his 2017 pay package bumped up 38 percent to 4.68 million pounds ($6.53 million) on Tuesday, as the...

Bush senior’s wife, Barbara dies at 92

Former U S first lady Barbara Bush, the only woman to see her husband and son both sworn in as president, died on Tuesday aged 92,...

Morocco’s king undergoes successful heart surgery

Morocco’s King Mohammed VI underwent successful heart surgery in France on Monday, state news agency MAP reported. The 54-year old king was treated at a Paris...

SA farmer in court for forcing worker to drink faeces

A South African farmer has denied he forced one of his workers to drink faeces. Harry Leicester, along with his wife Maria and son Chris,...

Lesotho textile workers reject 7% salary hike    

By Staff Reporter   Textile industry workers in Lesotho have rejected a salary increment offer of seven per cent across a five-year period, but are instead...

Weah pledges to change ‘racist’ constitution

Liberia’s President George Weah said he would seek to remove what he termed a racist clause in the country’s constitution that restricts citizenship to...

Bullets That Killed Brazil Activist Franco ‘Bought by Police’

The ammunition was apparently stolen and has been used in more than 50 crimes since, a source told Reuters on condition of anonymity. The 9mm...

VAT increase in SA irks unions

South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) leadership will meet next month and could recommend strikes to protest against the hike in the rate...

Namibia’s Furnmart workers plot strike

More than 300 workers at Furnmart and Home Corp’s 34 branches in Namibia were yesterday set to decide on a group-wide strike, following a...

NUMSA members shutdown Wits University, Demand 12 % wage increase

By Staff Reporter Members of South Africa’s National Union of Metalworkers at the Witwatersrand University in Johannesburg have today staged a strike demanding a 12...

S A army takes over hospital

South Africa has deployed troops to look after patients at a hospital in its troubled North West province after staff went on strike over...

Lula defies prison order

Brazil’s former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva defied a judge’s order to turn himself in to police on Friday and start serving a 12-year prison...

Ghana Supreme Court orders govt to explain U.S. military deal

By Staff Reporter   The Supreme Court has given Attorney General Gloria Akuffo seven days to respond to a suit challenging Ghana's military cooperation agreement with...

Namibian government to pay compensation to 79 Caprivi Region 1999 secession-accused

THE Namibian government is set to pay out millions in financial settlements to those accused in the Caprivi high treason secession case, who were...

Six Kenyan pupils fall in pit latrine

Six pupils from a school in a rural area in Kenya fell into a pit latrine after it collapsed on Wednesday morning, local media...

Honduran Judge Orders Arrest of 38 Lawmakers, Officials for Graft

A Honduran judge on Saturday ordered the arrest of 38 Hondurans, including lawmakers, officials and individuals, accused of diverting more than US$11.7 million to...

Zuma faces corruption trial

South Africa's former President Jacob Zuma is to face prosecution for 16 charges of corruption relating to a multi-billion-dollar arms deal. The case centres on...

Tesla boss in line for mega-pay deal

Electric carmaker Tesla, facing pressure on a number of fronts, is asking shareholders for a show of support for chief executive Elon Musk. The firm...

Brazil’s top court rules that Lula can be jailed            


Brazil’s Supreme Court early on Thursday rejected former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s plea to avoid prison while he appeals a corruption conviction, in a...

Jazz legend Hugh Masekela has died

By Bernice Maune The musician died after battling prostate cancer. Masekela has passed away after a protracted fight against prostate cancer. The legendary musician was known for...

South Sudan to export coffee for the first time

The world has long been pleading with South Sudan’s feuding leaders to wake up and smell the coffee. The four-year-old country is notorious for conflict...

More than 400 newborn babies in SA infected with listeriosis

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) has reported that 412 of the 973 laboratory-confirmed listeriosis cases are babies less than 28 days old. Of...

Nigeria receives part of Abacha loot

Money looted by Nigeria’s former military ruler Sani Abacha is to be distributed to poor families, the government says. The distribution is to start next...

Brazil prosecutor asks for court intervention in  Temer case

Brazil’s top prosecutor on Monday requested that the Supreme Court issue an order to prevent head of the federal police from interfering in a criminal investigation...

EU may hit back at Trump’s trade tariffs

The European Union is considering applying 25 per cent tariffs on around $3.5 billion of imports from the United States if President Donald Trump...

Changing population dynamics make Africa the next labour reserve for capital – Musumali

Tunis – THE second annual conference on Pan-Africanism Today held in the Tunisian capital, Tunis in early July heard that projections indicate Africa will...

Ecuador-United Kingdom Talks on Julian Assanje Release Fail

Ecuador’s Foreign Minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa says the United Kingdom is unwilling to talk with the Andean country about the release of Julian Assange,...

SA court grounds Gupta private jet

A High Court in Johannesburg has ordered that a private jet belonging to the controversial Gupta family be grounded. The Gupta family have a lease...

US prosecutors seek death penalty for teenager

US prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for the teenager accused of killing 17 people at a Florida high school last month. Nikolas Cruz, 19,...
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