Africa

  • Over 10,000 people evacuated in western Cuba over Ida hurricane
    Mexico City [Mexico]: More than 10,000 people have been evacuated in the western Cuban province of Pinar del Rio over the Ida hurricane, media reported.The total number of evacuees stands at 10,471. While 9,595 are sheltered in residential houses and 876 in evacuation facilities, the […]
  • Madagascar’s Town Hall lits up in shades of Indian flag for Independence Day
    Antananarivo [Madagascar]: Madagascar’s iconic building, Town Hall, here illuminated with the colours of the Indian flag on the eve of India’s 75th Independence Day.“Madagascar’s iconic building Town Hall, Antananarivo lit up with the Indian tricolour on the eve of the 75th Independence Day of India […]
  • Over 150 wildfires amid anomalous heatwave reports Tunisia
    Tunisia (Africa): Tunisia has confirmed more than 150 wildfires amid an unprecedented heatwave, which caused considerable material damage, Sky News Arabia reported on Friday.The media outlet estimates about 155 wildfire outbreaks across the country’s northern and central areas. The fire has destroyed livestock pens, bee […]
  • Africa’s COVID-19 cases surpass 6.67 million
    Addis Ababa [Ethiopia]: The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa reached 6,678,949 as of Saturday afternoon, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said,the pandemic stands at 169,280 while 5,845,926 patients across the continent have recovered from the disease. South Africa, […]
  • Tunisia urged by US to avoid actions that lead to violence
    Washington: The United States is calling on all parties in Tunisia to avoid actions that might stifle democracy in the country and result in violence after President Kais Saied ousted the government and froze the activities of parliament, US State Department spokesperson Ned Price said […]
  • Africa’s COVID-19 cases surpass 6.47 mln: Africa CDC
    Addis Ababa, Jul 26 (UNI/Xinhua) The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa reached 6,475,582 as of Monday afternoon, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said. The Africa CDC, the specialized healthcare agency of the African Union, said the death toll […]
  • COVID-19: SA records a decrease of 9 718 new cases and 287 deaths
    The NICD has reported a decrease of 9 718 COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa and a decrease of 287 deaths. The National Institute of Communicable Diseases reports that  9 718 new COVID-19 cases have been identified in South Africa, which brings the […]
  • Unrest LATEST: The DA urges on Zikalala to act
    ‘The state is not capable of protecting its citizens when it comes to violent protests or riots’ – DA KZN chief whip Zwakele Mncwango The Democratic Alliance (DA) has called on KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala to establish a task team to rebuild the province.  DA […]
  • The economic ramifications of a cyber assault on the Transnet cannot be overstated.
    The DA have called on Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan to explain whether or not the Transnet cyber attack is linked to KZN unrest. With speculating mounting that a cyber attack that led to the total shutdown of Transnet operations on Thursday is linked to the violent […]
  • South African court postpones Jacob Zuma’s trial to August 10
    Moscow: (UNI/Sputnik) The Pietermaritzburg high court in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal on Tuesday adjourned the corruption trial of former President Jacob Zuma until August 10, judge Piet Koen said on Tuesday. “The trial is adjourned to Aug. 10 to 13, 2021 for the adjudication of the […]
  • Zuma corruption trial resumes after deadly South Africa unrest
    Former president, jailed over contempt of court, faces separate corruption charges stemming from a 1999 weapons sale. The long-running corruption trial of South Africa’s former President Jacob Zuma, whose imprisonment on a separate charge sparked days of deadly unrests and looting across the country, has resumed. Zuma […]
  • South Africa ex-President Jacob Zuma imprisonment: Riots continue, 72 killed, over 1,200 arrested
    Rioting continued in parts of South Africa Wednesday, in unrest sparked by the imprisonment last week of ex-President Jacob Zuma that has spiralled into days of looting in two of the country’s nine provinces. South Africa’s police say 72 people have been killed and 1,234 […]
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