An opposition presidential candidate in Zanzibar detained as he tried to vote early on Tuesday has been released, after nine people were shot dead by security forces ahead of Wednesday's elections, according to his party.
A US citizen has been abducted in Niger, the US State Department confirmed in a statement Tuesday.
A week after the killing of activists protesting police brutality in Nigeria's largest city, a Lagos state government judicial panel began hearings into the violence on Tuesday.
The governor of Lagos state Babajide Sanwo-Olu tells CNN's Becky Anderson he believes there will be 'genuine reforms' of police following EndSARS protests.
Gunmen stormed a school in Cameroon and opened fire over the weekend, killing several children and wounding more.
For nearly two weeks angry young Nigerians have taken to the streets, blocking major roads across cities in Africa's most populous nation.
Poll of the week: A new Muhlenberg College/Morning Call poll of likely Pennsylvania voters finds former Vice President Joe Biden at 51% to President Donald Trump's 44%.
Ethiopia can jail people for up to two years if they deliberately violate restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of Covid-19, the attorney general's office said, amid concern that citizens are becoming lax after a state of emergency was lifted.
President Donald Trump heeded the pleas of his advisers when he took the debate stage Thursday night, delivering a much more restrained performance as he took on his rival, Joe Biden, but he failed to get the game-changing moment he needed to dramatically alter the trajectory of the race.
Nigeria has been rocked by days of nationwide protests over police brutality, following widespread claims of kidnapping, harassment and extortion by a controversial police unit known as the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
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South Africa is currently experiencing a massive brain drain, with educated and skilled individuals leaving the country to live and work overseas.
Spotify Technology SA fell as much as 8.6% after its premium revenue fell short of analysts’ expectations even as subscriptions rose, with consumers in some markets resisting the company’s price increases.
Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer revealed his favourite question he asked candidates to measure their problem-solving skills.
ESET, a global leader in cybersecurity, has today launched ESET Cloud Office Security, a new standalone software as a service solution that provides advanced preventative protection for users of Microsoft 365 applications.
Vodacom and MTN have launched investigations into allegations of abuse of their location-based services by third-party Wireless Application Service Providers.
MTN has launched a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) service which will allow other operators without radio access networks of their own to launch mobile networks using MTN's infrastructure.
The Huawei Mate 40 boasts an incredible combination of hardware and features, making it one of the best flagship smartphones of 2020.
South Africa’s brand-new airline, which is set to launch before the end of 2020, has found its name - Lift.
Pick n Pay has announced that till receipts can now be sent directly to its Smart Shoppers' email accounts or can be loaded onto their mobile apps.
SABC Head of TV Licences Sylvia Tladi has confirmed the SABC's recent request for new laws regarding TV Licences.
President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden rallied supporters on Thursday in the closely fought state of Florida.
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Statue made out of Beirut blast rubble stands opposite port
Britain's opposition Labour Party suspended former leader Jeremy Corbyn.
Police are on the scene next to the basilica in central Nice where a man killed three people and wounded several others.
France raised its alert to the highest level nationally after a knife-wielding man killed three people at a church.
More than 44.2 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 1 169 580 have died, according to a Reuters tally.
France's national anti-terror prosecutors said Thursday they have opened a murder inquiry after a man killed three people at a basilica in central Nice and wounded several others.
The attack took place on Thursday morning in Nice, France.
Authorities release video of a deserted newborn baby discovered by paramedics at Hamad International Airport.
Lt-Col Johannes Jacobus Venter conceded on Thursday that a piece of white paper seen on the dashboard of the vehicle EFF leader Julius Malema and EFF MP Mbuyiseni Ndlozi were travelling could have been an access permit.
After a week in which Karim Benzema's damning opinion of strike partner Vinicius Jr was unwittingly revealed, Real Madrid's forwards will be hoping to present a united front when they host Huesca in La Liga on Saturday.
A Limpopo man who defrauded revenue service Sars of nearly R1.7m was sentenced in the Mankweng regional court on Wednesday to an effective four years in jail.
The EFF's Floyd Shivambu has failed in his bid to avoid standing trial for allegedly assaulting a journalist in March 2018.
‘I want these families to take me as their son, I will help support them till the day I die’.
Sharks coach Sean Everitt hasn’t quite thrown out the baby with the bath-water‚ but injuries have forced him to trust his youngsters for Saturday’s critical Super Rugby Unlocked clash against the Pumas in Mbombela.
Bongani Zungu has said he is looking forward to learning from former England and Liverpool midfield star Steven Gerrard‚ his new manager at Scottish giants Rangers FC.
Gavin Hunt knows a trophy in the MTN8 would relieve the pressure immensely as Kaizer Chiefs’ new coach‚ but he is more than experienced enough to also know not to count on it and says he sees the competition as the continuation of his building process.
Deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo had a child with a sister of one of former president Jacob Zuma's wives more than 25 years ago.
Deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo had a child with a sister of one of former president Jacob Zuma's wives more than 25 years ago.
The suspects are expected back in court on 4 November for a formal bail application.
'We are here to announce today that we've successfully completed that operation,' said Rich Burns, the mission's project manager.
In January, Mthembu said Ramaphosa had entered into performance agreements with ministers, premiers and director-generals.
Malema's lawyers have charged the case was politically motivated by AfriForum which is representing Venter.
'We extend our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the healthcare workers that treated the deceased patients,' said the health department.
'It's been years, it's been a long time,' Mampintsha told his future wife.
She also disputed Bornman's account of her clothes being burned in a fire.
'Airlines have entered into business rescue schemes, others have taken Chapter 11 or 12 and some closed. In South Africa our local airlines have also suffered and our local national carrier, SAA, is still in business rescue.'
The experienced coach also said it was only right to pick Trevor Nyakane to go up against the Stormers' 'best player to have been coached' by John Dobson, Steven Kitshoff.
Cameroon football legend Geremi Njitap says African countries must not be allowed to stage Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers in Europe during the coronavirus pandemic.
Coping with the pandemic hasn’t been easy. For young people, disruptions to schooling, social interaction and the general pace of life have left many struggling to cope with the stress of the ‘new normal’ and, according to experts, mental illness is on the rise.
This is a summary of the trending, highest impact, and most active themes and narratives related to social cohesion and division in South African public domain.
During a parliamentary National Council of Provinces (NCOP) delegation’s inspection of the state of damage and theft at Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) in Gauteng on Thursday, 29 October, MPs heard that there were no contingency plans for train commuters.
Denel acquired Land Systems South Africa from BAE Systems in 2015. Within months, Denel’s leaders tried to force the company to sign deals benefiting the Gupta family. The subsidiary’s former legal head has described how executives tried to resist signing contracts with VR Laser and, in the process, attempted to save the business.
All the polls predict that Joe Biden will win and that a Trump victory would be the ultimate political shock. But if Trump is re-elected, American politics and communal relations will certainly become unimaginably ugly, with some even suggesting a move to fascism. The vital question is: if Biden prevails, will he and the Democrats be able to heal the rift and provide a foundation for a more tolerant, civic-minded public, or will the Balkanisation continue?
The UN estimates that between $3-billion and $5-billion annually will be needed over the next decade to achieve more equitable global societal and environmental conditions. This requires close collaboration and joint financing by both the public and private sectors. We have joined with 28 other CEOs across industries and regions to form the UN-backed Global Investors for Sustainable Development initiative.
We should take seriously Professor Thuli Madonsela’s recent call for a corruption amnesty and explore the possibility that a well-crafted absolution, overseen by a suitably resourced agency, might provide an effective and sufficient way to ensure that a much larger number of offenders are made to account for their corrupt behaviour.