A Burkina Faso court charged former President Blaise Compaore in absentia on Tuesday in connection with the 1987 murder of then-President Thomas Sankara, one of the most infamous killings in Africa's post-independence history.
At least 42 migrants have died after a boat they were travelling in from Yemen capsized off the coast of Djibouti, East Africa, during the early hours of Monday morning, the United Nations' International Office for Migration (IOM) said on Tuesday.
Kigali's streets thrum with traffic, motorbikes darting around buses, its roadside markets a hive of activity. Standing on the roadside, it's much like any other major city in the heart of Africa. But this is a city that stands apart from other metropolises on the continent.
Sheila Funnell has dedicated her life to tracking Grevy's zebras in Kenya, which have suffered one of the biggest population declines of any current African mammal.
For humanitarian agencies trying to keep people alive, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) presents multiple challenges: hunger, displacement, disease and violence.
A heavily pregnant Nigerian athlete has clinched a gold medal at the ongoing National Sports Festival, securing gold in the multi-sport event, which happens every two years in southern Nigeria.
Kenya has sounded the alarm over a potential coronavirus vaccine apartheid playing out between countries, as it accused the United Kingdom of instituting a discriminatory policy after London issued a travel ban on the east African nation.
The designer of a T-shirt worn by Jay-Z, featuring a historic Kenyan mosque, has apologized to clerics who criticized the use of its image.
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Magashule’s group and ANC outsiders have made moves to get the president and others to also stand aside The post Cyril & co rise as Ace’s plot bombs appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Haroon Meer, the founder of the multimillion-dollar startup Thinkst, talks about international acclaim and South Africa’s need for more tech builders The post Q&A sessions: Where are the Zuckerbergs of South Africa? appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
The Commission has been industry leader in achieving their goals of spending transparency The post Creating broader value through Spending Transparency at the NLC appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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NGOs are calling on the department of environment to introduce stricter measures for companies manufacturing and using plastic products The post Environmental organisations demand halt to unnecessary plastic production appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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The SANDF has made headlines over the past year for all the wrong reasons. The new appointments to the Military Command Council aim to offer stability The post Ramaphosa announces ‘substantial changes’ to armed forces leadership appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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Vodacom has announced the launch of Voucher Advance, which expands VodaLend with vouchers for retail and food purchases. A first for South Africans, the... The post Voucher Advance: Vodacom expands VodaLend services appeared first on Memeburn.
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SendSpend, an app that lets users without bank accounts or cards send and receive money, has officially launched in South Africa. The payment solution... The post App that lets you send and receive money without a bank launches in SA appeared first on Memeburn.
FNB revealed South Africans are doubling down on online spending on home deliveries, as well as music and video streaming subscriptions. This is according... The post Online subscriptions surged during pandemic – FNB appeared first on Memeburn.
Over 14 million South Africans had their Facebook data leaked in the recently revealed data incident that hit the social media giant. That was... The post Over 14 million South Africans included in Facebook data leak appeared first on Memeburn.
Minister of Health Dr Zweli Mkhize has announced that the health department will temporarily suspend the rollout of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in... The post Johnson & Johnson vaccine rollout temporary suspended in South Africa appeared first on Memeburn.
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Afrihost has slashed the price of its Pure DSL packages with uncapped, unshaped broadband prices now starting at R297 per month.
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Ferrari NV is coming around to the idea of adding a fully electric supercar to the fold.
The South African ecommerce market is booming with some of its biggest retailers competing to dominate the online platform.
The Covid-19 pandemic and its ensuing lockdowns resulted in a world-wide e-Commerce reset and pulled forward a huge amount of future e-Commerce adoption.
All South Africans who want to receive a Covid-19 vaccine should register using the electronic vaccination data system (EVDS).
“I ramped up my public profile because it’s much more difficult to kill someone who has a name than it is to kill a nobody” - Sygnia founder Magda Wierzycka.
Microsoft will be bringing another one of its Surface devices to South Africa – the recently-announced Surface Laptop 4.
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Fraudsters are impersonating Vodacom, MTN, Telkom, and Cell C customer support agents on Facebook and then use WhatsApp to extract information and steal money from clients.
On April 14, South Korea and Japan each recorded a daily coronavirus case high not seen since January.
More than 20 Chinese tech giants have made a public pact to abide by anti-monopoly guidelines, after regulators told them to note the warning of a record fine against e-commerce giant Alibaba.
Former US vice president Mike Pence received a heart pacemaker device during routine surgery and is expected to fully recover, his spokesperson said.
The famed 'Dabbawalas' or lunchbox delivery men of Mumbai who used to deliver 200 000 lunches by bicycle every day, say a loss of customers due to the coronavirus pandemic has destroyed their income and driven them to the brink of survival.
The United States announced sanctions and the expulsion of 10 Russian diplomats in retaliation for what Washington says is the Kremlin's US election interference, a massive cyber attack and other hostile activity.
The share of Covid-19 related deaths in Europe among those over the age of 80 has reached the lowest level since the start of the pandemic, the World Health Organization said.
WHO Regional Director for Europe Hans Kluge revealed the data while speaking to reporters in Greece on Thursday.
12 years ago, Bernie Madoff pleaded guilty to 11 federal crimes and the largest Ponzi scheme in history.
Former Minneapolis police Derek Chauvin waived his right to testify to the jury at his murder trial for the deadly arrest last May of George Floyd.
Chicago's police accountability office was expected on Thursday to release to the public body-camera video footage showing a police officer shooting and killing a 13-year-old boy in an alley more than two weeks ago.
La Liga, Spain’s top professional league, announced a new partnership with IberCup SA this week.
SowetanLive spent the day with Bafana Bafana and SuperSport United creative midfielder Sipho Mbule to talk about his journey from Bethlehem in the Free State to realising his dream of representing his country.
Four years ago, Central Gauteng Athletics (CGA) president James Moloi declined the opportunity to challenge for the Athletics SA (ASA) presidency. However, Moloi, who has been given credit for the excellent work that CGA is doing in athletics, has finally accepted the nomination to run for the highest position in SA athletics.
Thuli Phongolo thought her acting dreams were being cut short when the “Generations 16” was axed in September 2014, but a higher power had bigger plans for her.
The former Minnesota police officer charged with manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a young Black man during a traffic stop made her first court appearance as the slain motorist's family called for full accountability.
The MultiChoice Diski Challenge continues with mouth-watering matches this weekend as the teams are eying a top-two finish in their respective streams.
A young mechanic that has put his hometown on the map for his self-made cars says he held a spanner in his hands even before he could talk.
After repeating grade 11 three times Keabetswe Modise is now graduating cum laude from the University of the Free State.
Borussia Dortmund have their backs to the wall in the Bundesliga and host Werder Bremen on Sunday knowing only a win will do if they are to have any chance of salvaging something from their rollercoaster season
SA golden girl Caster Semenya retained her national 5,000m title at the SA senior championships at the University of Pretoria yesterday.
As of Thursday, the total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases is 1 562 931, with 1 372 new cases recorded since the last report.
Smith's five front-nine birdies included three in a row.
An out-of-sorts Djokovic produced an uncharacteristic 45 unforced errors.
It is high time that Africa developed its own vaccine manufacturing capacity. The urge to do it is there, but there is no political will.
Mavhungu Lerule-Ramakhanya failed to play her oversight role, claim the Economic Freedom Fighters and Democratic Alliance.
Amathole paid its municipal manager and other senior executives way above lawful salary levels, and other employees at grade seven instead of grade six.
Confirms that those who fail to follow instructions will be ‘summarily suspended’.
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The ANC secretary-general, 'jumping like a tennis ball' after his meeting with Jacob Zuma, says he will now turn his attention to Thabo Mbeki.
'He is frightened and has nightmares. He can't sleep alone and complains that he can still feel the petrol in his stomach and ear,' says boy's mom.
Kingklip is one of South Africa’s favourite fishes (writes Fatima Sydow in her new book, Fatima Sydow Cooks). I love it because it can be baked or fried and its slightly sweet, meaty taste works so well with lots of different kinds of seasoning and sauces.
The scale of British arms sales to Riyadh rises again amid secrecy over a meeting between BAE and trade minister Liam Fox after the Khashoggi killing. Documents show both the UK trade ministry and BAE sought to keep arming Saudi Arabia in the immediate wake of the dissident’s murder.
In response to openDemocracy’s enquiries about TB Joshua’s controversial exorcisms, YouTube terminated his channel. Facebook says it has removed certain posts, but a number are still visible, and MultiChoice, which broadcasts his 24-hour channel, did not respond.
Daimler AG said first-quarter earnings “significantly” topped estimates, driven by strong demand for its flagship Mercedes-Benz cars, particularly in China.
Gold headed for a second straight weekly advance as bond yields retreated, with investors assessing economic data from the U.S.
The bank will instead operate its consumer-banking franchise in both regions from four wealth centers in Singapore, Hong Kong, the United Arab Emirates and London, it said Thursday in a statement. The move is part of an ongoing review of the company’s strategy by Chief Executive Officer Jane Fraser, who took over last month.
China’s economy soared in the first quarter as consumer spending strengthened, joining production and investment in recovering from the Covid slump a year ago.
LONDON, April 16 (Reuters) - Over 400 financial firms in Britain have shifted activities, staff and a combined trillion pounds ($1.4 trillion) in assets to hubs in the European Union due to Brexit, with more pain to come, a study from New Financial think tank said on Friday.