Wed, 30 Sep 2020

Live COVID-19 updates, Sept 30: Global death toll surpasses 1 mln: WHO

Funeral workers wearing face masks and protective suits carry the coffin of a suspected COVID-19 victim at Pondok Ranggon cemetery ...

Monitor: Turkey Sending Syrian Fighters to Azerbaijan

WASHINGTON - Several hundred Syrian fighters have been sent by Turkey to support Azerbaijan in its ongoing conflict with Armenia, ...

US Intelligence Reports Warn of Extremist Threat Around Election

WASHINGTON - U.S. security officials are warning that violent domestic extremists pose a threat to the presidential election next month, ...

Armenia, Azerbaijan Trade Accusations in Nagorno-Karabakh Dispute

ISTANBUL - Armenia and Azerbaijan have accused one another of using Syrian fighters in the conflict over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh ...

WHO Investigating Sexual Abuse Allegations in Congo Ebola Response

The World Health Organization announced Tuesday it would investigate newly released reports of alleged sexual exploitation and abuse against Congolese ...

UK govt mulls proposal to allow Uyghurs to file plea in HC

London [UK], September 30 (ANI): The United Kingdom government is considering proposals put forth by members of parliament to allow ...

Virat Kohli praises 'outstanding' AB de Villiers: I wish I was him

Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli has heaped praise on team-mate AB de Villiers after the South African steered the ...

Zimbabwe suspects bacterial disease behind elephant deaths

Zimbabwe suspects a bacterial disease called haemorrhagic septicaemia is behind the recent deaths of more than 30 elephants but is ...

Ghanaian Oncologists Want More Focus on Colon Cancer

ACCRA - By the time a patient comes to Dr. Clement Edusa with colon cancer, it is often too late.The ...

Ugandans Cry Foul Over Displacements From Oil Pipeline to Tanzania

BULIISA, UGANDA - Uganda and Tanzania in September signed an agreement to build what they say will be the world's ...

Paying commission to academics reduces the value of research

Many universities around the world pay academics to publish their research. Our recent study in South Africa, though, suggests they ...

How social security could make life better in South Africa after COVID-19

The national state of disaster declared by the South African government on 15 March 2020 was a direct response to ...

Zambian study points to why some mothers don't carry on taking HIV drugs

There are more than 85,000 children living with HIV in Zambia. The primary source of infection is from mother to ...

South Africa mulls future of its military to make it fit-for-purpose

South Africa's parliament has opened discussions about how to redesign the country's lumbering military to make it fit-for-purpose for the ...

'King' Harris takes tennis message to townships

Having supplanted Kevin Anderson as South Africa's No 1, Lloyd Harris is a man on a mission - to take ...

Cheetahs officially booted from PRO Rugby, Super Rugby sides in

Ever the black sheep, the Cheetahs on Tuesday were officially sidelined from South Africa's PRO Rugby future.In a move that ...

Africa needs $100bn for Covid-19 aftermath, Ramaphosa tells UN

President Cyril Ramaphosa said Africa needs financing of $100 billion for "fiscal space and liquidity" for the continent's governments amid ...

SAA 'mothballed' as government still searches for money

All the airline operations of South African Airways have been suspended with immediate effect while a process is underway to ...

Zimbabwe Opposition Dismisses Accusations of Plot to Topple Mnangagwa

HARARE, ZIMABABWE - Zimbabwe's main opposition party is denying an accusation from a state security official that it is plotting ...

South Sudan Flooding Plunges 700,000 Into Hunger, Livelihood Crisis

GENEVA - The World Food Program reports unprecedented flooding in South Sudan has plunged some 700,000 people into a hunger ...

Life returning to normal in Africa, but virus fears linger

"Things are getting back to normal, even though it will never be like it was before," says a relieved Petunia ...

Pay cut or not: DA to 'grill' Mapisa-Nqakula on Zim flight

The DA is getting ready to grill Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula when she appears before the Portfolio ...

Sports minister dragged into South African cricket crisis

The crisis in South African cricket deepened on Tuesday when it was revealed that the country's sports minister had been ...

SA's Lloyd Harris sails into French Open 2nd round

South Africa's top-ranked tennis player, Lloyd Harris, is through to the second round of the French Open after beating Australia's ...

Intense cold front expected to hit Cape provinces

The South African Weather Service (SAWS) has warned that an intense cold front is expected to make landfall in the ...

SA sheds 2.2 million jobs in the second quarter

South Africa shed 2.2 million jobs during the second quarter, according to Statistics South Africa (Stats SA).While the employment figures ...

Murder of top cop Charl Kinnear captured in chilling CCTV footage

Screenshots of CCTV footage show the chilling moments before Western Cape detective Lieutenant Colonel Charl Kinnear was shot dead as ...

Going cashless isn't straightforward. Ask Sweden, or Zimbabwe

"No Cash Accepted" signs are increasingly common in Australian shops, thanks to COVID-19. Even before the the pandemic struck, though, ...

Alien conditions await SA tennis stars at French Open

South African tennis stars Lloyd Harris, Kevin Anderson and Raven Klaasen will open their 2020 French Open campaign at Roland ...

Rassie: There are various benefits for SA rugby to go north

He's leaving the determination (and politics) of which South African franchises could potentially end up in an expanded PRO14 tournament ...

Natasha Thahane's star-studded 25th birthday party

Top-class decor, a glorious face beat, a designer dress, and everything else glamourous summed up Natasha Thahane's 25th Birthday.", (it ...

Global coronavirus deaths surpass 1 million

More than 1 million people have died of Covid-19 around the world as of Tuesday, according to a Reuters tally, ...

Kinnear killing: Firearms, police corruption and organised crime

The recent assassination of Lieutenant Colonel Charl Kinnear has exposed a number of vulnerabilities within the South African Police Service ...

May be unsafe for Springboks to play, warns Erasmus

SA Rugby's director of rugby Rassie Erasmus said on Monday it may not be safe for the Springboks to compete ...

42 people in court for R56m police vehicle branding scam

Forty-two people are set to appear in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Tuesday to answer to charges related to tender ...

Illicit Financial Flows Rob African Coffers of $89 Billion a Year

GENEVA - UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD ) economists say the vast sums of money flowing out of ...

Coronavirus watch updates, Sept. 29

Isolation boards are seen in a barbershop in Johannesburg, South Africa, Aug. 6, 2020. (Xinhua/Chen Cheng)- Africa's COVID-19 confirmed cases ...

International community must unite to raise against Pak atrocities

Geneva [Switzerland], September 29 (ANI): A community of European states that are represented at the United Nations must unite to ...

Activist urges UN to prevent ongoing 'genocide' in Balochistan

Geneva [Switzerland], September 29 (ANI): Accusing Pakistan of conducting the worst forms of violence and persecution against the people of ...

Solar Mamas Brighten Rural Malawi

LILONGWE, MALAWI - A group of Malawi women is changing lives in villages that have long lived without power by ...

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John Catlin overturned a four-stroke deficit to win Irish Open

CO ANTRIM, Northern Ireland - John Catlin overturned a four-stroke deficit at Galgorm Castle Golf Club, firing a sublime final ...

Live COVID-19 updates, Sept 30: Global death toll surpasses 1 mln: WHO

Funeral workers wearing face masks and protective suits carry the coffin of a suspected COVID-19 victim at Pondok Ranggon cemetery ...

Monitor: Turkey Sending Syrian Fighters to Azerbaijan

WASHINGTON - Several hundred Syrian fighters have been sent by Turkey to support Azerbaijan in its ongoing conflict with Armenia, ...

US Intelligence Reports Warn of Extremist Threat Around Election

WASHINGTON - U.S. security officials are warning that violent domestic extremists pose a threat to the presidential election next month, ...

Armenia, Azerbaijan Trade Accusations in Nagorno-Karabakh Dispute

ISTANBUL - Armenia and Azerbaijan have accused one another of using Syrian fighters in the conflict over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh ...

WHO Investigating Sexual Abuse Allegations in Congo Ebola Response

The World Health Organization announced Tuesday it would investigate newly released reports of alleged sexual exploitation and abuse against Congolese ...

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