Newsflashes

21 June, 2018
Mobile data tariffs in Zimbabwe have fallen from 12.5 cents to 5 cents per MB, with the internet expected to play a key role ahead of harmonised elections slated for July 30 this year.
21 June, 2018
ANC stalwart and former South African Chief of State Protocol‚ Ambassador Billy Modise‚ has died. He was 87.  The ANC in Gauteng announced on Thursday that Modise died on Wednesday night in hospital after a long illness.
21 June, 2018
A 24-year-old student who was hit by police gunfire at an environmental protest in western Gambia died on Wednesday, bringing the death toll from the violence to three, his campaign group said.
21 June, 2018
The Democratic Republic of Congo's government is moving forward with plans to use electronic voting machines in this year's highly anticipated presidential election despite warnings from watchdog groups that transparency and credibility could suffer.
21 June, 2018
The trauma of being robbed and shot during a Sunday service has left congregants of the New Covenant Fellowship Church in Rustenburg with frightening memories – and bullets lodged in their bodies.
21 June, 2018
The Constitutional Court has confirmed a ruling by the Western Cape High Court which found that the Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) was unconstitutional because it did not provide for the disclosure of information pertaining to the private funding that political parties receive.
21 June, 2018
Corrupt expenditure and fraud totalling R1.2-billion was uncovered within the Gauteng Health Department by the Special Investigating Unit (SIU)‚ according to a report made public on Thursday.
13 June, 2018
Three South African Revenue Service (Sars) Customs officers turned down a bribe of $30 000 (R396,0000) by a passenger they had apprehended at OR Tambo International Airport this week.
13 June, 2018
Heavy rain leading to flooding is expected over Cape Town, the Cape Winelands, western parts of the Overberg and West Coast District tomorrow into Friday.
13 June, 2018
US President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un concluded an extraordinary summit on Tuesday with lofty promises by the American president to take care of a "very dangerous problem" and Kim forecasting "major change for the world".
13 June, 2018
A four-hour hostage standoff in central Paris ended with police moving in, arresting the armed suspect and freeing the people held in a ground-floor office, France's interior minister announced late on Tuesday.
12 June, 2018
Residents of the flashpoint town of Badme on Ethiopia's northern border protested on Monday Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's move to hand over the town to Eritrea, a government spokesperson said.
12 June, 2018
When Zimbabweans head to the polls to elect a president and parliamentarians in general elections gazetted for Monday July 30‚ Zanu-PF's Emmerson Mnangagwa will learn what voters think of his ouster of former president Robert Mugabe late last year.
12 June, 2018
Angola's Catoca, the world's fifth largest diamond mine, estimates it lost $464-million over the past six years due to a government-imposed marketing system that obliged it to sell production below international prices, a company presentation seen by Reuters showed.
12 June, 2018
Five Free State schoolboys have appeared in court for raping their 13-year-old classmate. The Grade 7 boy was raped at a school in Thaba Nchu‚ the provincial education department confirmed on Tuesday. The incident took place last week.

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