Newsflashes

8 August, 2018
Hopes of finding survivors faded in quake-devastated Lombok island in Indonesia on Wednesday as a humanitarian crisis for 156 000 left homeless looms with a shortage of clean water, food, and medicine.
8 August, 2018
Businessman Sandile Zungu has been elected as the new president of the Black Business Council. The BBC, which represents black professionals, business associations and chambers, held elections for its office bearers on Tuesday.
8 August, 2018
Driver's licence applications will not be affected by the current impasse between the Department of Transport and Driving Licence Card Account (DLCA) employees, Transport Minister Blade Nzimande assured South Africans this week.
8 August, 2018
Zimbabwean opposition leader Tendai Biti’s lawyer says he was arrested on Wednesday morning by the country’s police - while trying to seek political asylum in Zambia.
7 August, 2018
Democratic Republic of Congo's health ministry is preparing to begin Ebola vaccinations on Wednesday in the eastern city of Beni and neighbouring Mangina village where the outbreak was announced last week, the ministry said.
7 August, 2018
A cold front brought widespread rain to parts of the drought-stricken Western Cape on Monday with light snowfalls forecast along the Cape fold mountain belt from the Cederberg to the Swartberg. The rain is likely to spread to the southern Cape on Tuesday.
7 August, 2018
On August 1, following the announcement of the parliamentary election results in Zimbabwe, which saw Emmerson Mnangagwa's Zanu-PF winning a clear majority, opposition MDC Alliance supporters held a demonstration in and around Harare's central business district, claiming the vote was rigged. 
2 August, 2018
Zimbabwe soldiers and police were on the streets of Harare on Thursday as authorities came under increasing pressure to release results of the presidential election after a deadly crackdown on protesters.
2 August, 2018
President Cyril Ramaphosa arrived at the Union Buildings during the late hours of Wednesday to accept a memorandum from #TotalShutDown protesters who had marched to the buildings against gender-based violence. 
31 July, 2018
A powerful 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck the popular tourist island of Lombok in Indonesia on Sunday killing 12 people and sending villagers fleeing from their beds into open fields to avoid collapsing buildings.
31 July, 2018
The European Union extended its military training mission in the Central African Republic for two more years, it announced on Monday, pledging 25 million euros to help reform the country's defence sector.
31 July, 2018
Zimbabwe's president is praising "a beautiful expression of freedom & democracy" after polls have closed in a historic election.
31 July, 2018
A probe into a lawyer who was not a lawyer faces the daunting task of bringing a mountain of evidence to Mohamed. It cannot bring Mohamed to the mountain because the alleged fraudster has vanished.
31 July, 2018
Mining magnate Patrice Motsepe has advised government to offer more tax breaks in its bid to make the country a more globally competitive investment destination.
31 July, 2018
The Gautrain strike could have a devastating impact on the country’s economic hub, said the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry, as workers at the rapid rail downed tools on Monday over wage increases. 

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