African group urges SA, Burundi, Gambia to stick with ICC

2016-10-28 10:05

A group of African legal and rights experts has called on Burundi, South Africa and Gambia to reconsider their plans to withdraw from the International Criminal Court.

WATCH: AU Commission has no standing in ICC, says Dlamini-Zuma

2016-10-26 14:18

Chairperson of the AU Commission, Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has said that the AU "has no standing in the ICC" and therefore, it is "purely" the decision of African countries to join or to withdraw from the Hague-based tribunal.

Ugandan leader says ICC is 'useless', praises SA, Burundi

2016-10-25 11:15

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has described the International Criminal Court as “useless”, as he praised South Africa and Burundi’s move to leave the tribunal.

African states can try their own African leaders - Dlamini-Zuma

2016-10-24 16:07

Africa has the mechanisms to try leaders accused of human rights violations, AU commission chair Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said.

Zim turns to SA after Germany refuses to print bond notes - report

2016-10-22 18:02

A Germany company, Giesecke and Dverient has reportedly rejected a request by Zimbabwe to print bond notes for the country's cash-strapped treasury.

SA, Mozambique commemorate death of Samora Machel

2016-10-17 12:47

South Africa is hosting a commemoration 30 years after the death of Mozambican President Samora Machel, who was killed in a mysterious plane crash just inside the border of SA when it was under white minority rule.

S Sudan's Riek Machar now in SA for medical treatment

2016-10-14 10:00

South Sudan’s opposition leader Riek Machar is reportedly in South Africa to receive medical treatment after he fled fighting that erupted in the east African country in July.

SA vulture expert helps save 9 endangered vultures in Zim

2016-10-12 14:39

It's been a bad week for vultures in this part of Africa but here's one story worth celebrating: nine vultures found poisoned in Zimbabwe have been saved, thanks in part to the dedication of a South African vulture expert.

Increase in number of Malawians going to SA illegally 'a concern' - govt

2016-10-08 18:58

The Malawi government has reportedly expressed concern over the increase in the number of Malawians travelling to South Africa without proper travel documents.

SA doctors say Kibaki responding well to treatment

2016-08-23 11:31

Former Kenyan president Mwai Kibaki is responding well to treatment after being admitted to a South African hospital, doctors say.


ICC 'bias' handy cover-up for African detractors - experts

2016-10-28 08:18

Complex diverse political agendas are driving African nations to quit the International Criminal Court, with leaders seeking to cloak the move by reigniting age-old anger at the West, analysts say.

Botswana reaffirms support for ICC, 'regrets' SA decision

2016-10-26 12:09

The government of Botswana has become the first African country to "regret" the decision taken by South Africa to leave the International Criminal Court. It also affirmed its support for the court.

ICC: SA, Burundi departures won't take place for at least a year

2016-10-25 06:25

The ICC has urged member states to seek a consensus with critical African nations, while stressing that South Africa and Burundi's announced departures would not take place for at least a year.

Withdrawal from the ICC: Not just a sad day for SA but for Africa

2016-10-24 11:28

The South African government's decision to withdraw from the ICC should not be seen in isolation. The African Union has called on its member states to withdraw from the court, writes Magnus Killander.

African economy to rebound in 2017 - development bank

2016-10-21 08:37

Africa's economic growth is expected to dip this year before rebounding in 2017 to remain the world's second fastest growing region after east Asia, says the African Development Bank.

EXCLUSIVE: I want to meet President Zuma, says S Sudan rebel leader

2016-10-15 15:18

South Sudan's former vice president Reik Machar says he wants to meet with President Jacob Zuma and his deputy Cyril Ramaphosa to tell his side of the story in the ongoing civil war that has ravaged his country.

Is S Sudan's Riek Machar coming to SA purely for medical tests?

2016-10-13 13:02

Is South Sudan's Riek Machar travelling to South Africa only for medical tests? This is a question asked by many after the rebel leader announced that he was headed for South Africa.

S Sudan rebel leader heads to SA 'for medical tests'

2016-10-12 09:10

South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar, a pariah for the West since his call last month for renewed civil war, is headed to South Africa for medical check-ups, a report says.

Mwai Kibaki has blood clot in neck, to undergo surgery in SA

2016-08-24 11:57

Former Kenyan president Mwai Kibaki is set to undergo surgery in South Africa after a blood clot was found in a vein on his neck, reports say.

Coega courts R11bn Chinese deal

2016-08-18 19:39

The Coega Development Corporation has signed the biggest automotive investment deal in Africa in the last 40 years.

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