Mugabe’s funeral date announced

 Former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe’s funeral will take place on Sunday, 15 September. Zimbabwe’s Information Minister Monica Mutsvangwa tweeted the details of the final farewell to the former president on Monday. “The body is expected in Zimbabwe, Harare airport, anytime on Wednesday, 11 September 2019. On Thursday and Friday the body will be taken to the stadium, […]

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XENOPHOBIA ATTACKS WON’T AFFECT RELATIONS BETWEEN SA, NIGERIA – AMBASSADOR

Nigeria’s ambassador to South Africa said that the violence in this country, as well as tit-for-tat attacks in Nigeria, would not affect relations between the two countries. Kabiru Bala was among diplomats who met officials from the Department of International Relations on Monday and Minister Naledi Pandor to discuss the recent tensions. Bala said that Africans must […]

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Former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe dies aged 95

BBC Report – Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s first post-independence leader, has died aged 95. His family confirmed his death to the BBC. Mr Mugabe had been receiving treatment in a hospital in Singapore since April. He was ousted in a military coup in 2017 after 37 years in power. Mr Mugabe’s early years were praised for […]

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SA father held captive in Libya for two years begs for release

Gerco van Deventer’s family are struggling to come up with the $1.5 million in ransom money the captors are demanding. Gerco van Deventer, a 43-year-old father of three children, has been held captive in Libya since 2017, and his wife and family are struggling to raise the $1.5m (about R21.9m) his captors are demanding for […]

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Batswana are spoiled for choice in elections

Botswana’s democracy is growing stronger, says Dr Zibani Maundeni. Political scientist, author and analyst Dr Zibani Maundeni is a former professor at the University of Botswana. “Since 1966, the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) has won all the elections. Then, in 2014 we saw the opposition forming a coalition. The Botswana National Front, Botswana Movement for […]

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Nigeria security forces disperse ‘Revolution Now’ protesters in Lagos

Security forces have fired teargas at protesters in Nigeria’s commercial capital Lagos Monday morning. The Revolution Now protests called for by activists had been expressly outlawed by the police who said it was treasonable. Photos shared on social media showed people gathered at the Lagos national stadium where people were gathering for the event. The […]

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Two South Africans killed in Tanzania plane crash – officials

A light plane crashed in western Tanzania on Saturday, killing two South Africans who had been involved in last month’s successful attempt to fly a home-built aircraft from Cape Town to Cairo, officials said. The crashed Sling plane, which entered Tanzanian airspace from Uganda en route to Malawi, made a distress signal about engine failure […]

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Airline operators kick flights allocations to Emirates

The Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) have kicked against the recent commencement of an additional flight daily into Nigeria by Emirates Airline. They said this came a few weeks after Nigerian carrier, Air Peace, began flight on the lucrative United Arab Emirates (UAE) route. AON chairperson, Captain Nogie Meggisson said, in a statement issued on […]

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MTN batteries worth R1-million recovered in Pretoria

MTN batteries valued at almost R1-million have been recovered from a house in Pretoria. Police and security personnel helped in the recovery after a shootout on Saturday. The company has seen a rise in battery theft at cellphone towers across the country. In April, over 700 MTN batteries were stolen. The company’s calling on the […]

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