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 […]
  • Kenya arrests ‘bloodthirsty vampire’ over child killings
    The 20-year-old led investigators to the location in Nairobi where he dumped the remains and confessed to the cold-blooded murder of youngsters. Kenyan police were on Thursday holding a man described as a “bloodthirsty vampire” accused of the grisly murders of at least 10 children. […]
  • Breakthrough: A top riot instigator, one of the ‘dirty dozen,’ has been arrested.
    The ANC has identified 12 people who are accused of instigating the riots in KZN and Gauteng – and one of them has been arrested. Could the tables slowly be turning? After days of upheaval in KZN and Gauteng, the efforts of SAPS and SANDF […]
  • Zimbabwe COVID-19 cases pass 70,000 as 3rd wave sweeps through country
    Harare: Zimbabwe hit a new record in COVID-19 cases on Monday, registering 2,661 cases in the past 24 hours as the third wave of the pandemic sweeps through the country. According to a statement from the Ministry of Health and Child Care, all the 2,661 […]
  • South African Experts: Anti-Covid-19 Vaccines Pfizer And J&J Are More Effective Against The Delta Variant Of The Coronavirus Than The Beta Strain
    The anti-COVID-19 vaccines by US pharma majors Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson (J&J) that are being used in South Africa are more effective against the Delta variant of the coronavirus than the Beta strain, experts have said. The Beta variant, which was first detected in […]
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