Monday, October 18, 2021

World News

Day of mourning in Lebanon after bloodshed at protest

Lebanon is holding a day of mourning after six people dies and dozens injured in some of the worst violence for years in the capital, Beirut. Gunfire broke out on Thursday during a protest by Shia Muslim groups against the judge investigating last year’s huge blast at the city’s port. Hezbolla, which organised the protest, […]


Nobel Literature Prize 2021: Abdulrazak Gurnah named winner

Tanzanian novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah has said he was “surprised and “humbled” to be awarded the 2021 Nobel Prize Literature. Gurnah was praised by the Swedish Academy for his “uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism”. The prize is awarded by the Swedish Academy and is worth 10 million Swedish crowns about $1.14 million. […]

Bujy granted bail, ordered to stay away from Boity

Radio personality Bujy Bikwa has been granted bails at the Midrand Magistrates’ Court today following his altercation with media personality Boity Thulo. Bikwa was charged with assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm after he allegedly threw a bottle at Boity. This cut her face and she reportedly had to be rushed to hospital. […]