Day: May 1, 2019

Three teenagers were killed while taking selfies on a railway track in India, the country which researchers say has the worst record for selfie-related deaths. A fourth youth managed to jump to safety before the accident in Panipat city in the northern state of Haryana, a police officer told AFP Wednesday. “The victims were busy […]

Two main opposition African politicians have taken to social media platform Twitter to exchange solidarity for the struggle to advance democracy and combat despotism. The two are: 2018 presidential aspirant in the Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC; Martin Fayulu and deported opposition voice in Kenya, Lawyer Miguna Miguna. The interaction started on April 29 with Miguna […]

Rustenburg – The Minister of mineral resources Gwede Mantashe on Wednesday appealed for vigilance for the health and safety of mineworkers following an incident at Sibanye-Stillwater’s platinum mine. About 1 800 miners at Sibanye’s Thembelani shaft in Rustenburg were safely hoisted to the surface from the 14th level on Tuesday night after they were trapped for hours […]

South Africans voting for a new national parliament on May 8 will have 48 parties to choose from — more than at any election since the end of white minority rule in 1994. Many more political parties are contesting elections for nine provincial legislatures to be held on the same day. The African National Congress […]

Wellington – A man in Christchurch was charged in court on Wednesday with possessing explosives, ammunition and offensive weapons a day after police found a suspected explosive device in the city where 50 Muslims were killed in attacks on two mosques in March. Police said the 33-year-old suspect had no known link to those attacks. […]

TYPE 2 diabetes is a global epidemic and is showing signs of increasing each year. South Africa is no exception to this insidious disease and recent South African statistics show that Type 2 diabetes is on the rise, especially among the elderly in South Africa. Why the growing levels of diabetes among older people? Type […]

The Eritrean government has strongly remonstrated with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR, over what it said was forced resettlement of its citizens stranded in Libya. Asmara contends that the UNHCR’s decision to send Eritreans to a Niger camp under a third-country resettlement scheme was unacceptable. Information Minister Yemane Meskel said on Tuesday that the […]

Sudan’s military rulers said they were ready to negotiate with the opposition over the political future of the country but there should be no further unrest beyond Tuesday, a reference to protests disrupting trains and bridges. Opposition groups and protesters have been pressing the Transitional Military Council (TMC) to speed up the move to civilian […]

The City of Cape Town’s Law Enforcement Marine Unit managed to disrupt two abalone poaching operations along the city’s coastline, in the process seizing over 1 000 poached abalone. In a statement, the City’s Wayne Dyason said that on Tuesday at Melkbos on the West Coast, the Auxiliary arm of the Marine Unit, working with the […]

A severe drought in Angola has plunged 2.3 million people into a food security crisis with thousands of children being treated for malnutrition, a report compiled by the United Nations children’s fund UNICEF said. It said there had been an inadequate response after below-average and erratic rainfall. Angolan President João Lourenço declared a state of emergency in […]


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