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SA-China ties strengthened: Zuma

2014-12-06 22:28
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Ties between South Africa and China have been strengthened during a diplomatic visit to the East Asian country, President Jacob Zuma says.

SA dad, kids killed in Kabul - reports

2014-11-30 10:53

The department of international relations is checking up on reports that three South Africans have been killed in an attack in Afghanistan.

No vendetta against EFF, says Botswana govt

2014-11-21 16:00

The Botswana government does not have a vendetta against members of South Africa’s EFF, Labour and Home Affairs Minister Edwin Batshu says.

SA boys living on the streets of Brazil back home

2014-11-06 12:56

Two South African boys who had been living on the streets in Brazil after their mother was arrested for drug trafficking have arrived back in the country, the social development department says.

SAPS ordered to investigate Zim torture claims

2014-10-30 14:26

The Constitutional Court has ordered the SAPS to investigate claims of torture against senior Zimbabwean officials.

SA condemns Egypt attack

2014-10-29 11:42

The South African government has condemned last week’s attack in Egypt in which at least 30 soldiers were killed.

Lesotho plans polls, but mood is unsettled

2014-10-13 07:26

After shootouts, political factions in Lesotho are struggling to work together as the southern African country plans elections.

SA ranked 4th on African governance index

2014-09-29 22:17

SA’s quality of governance has it ranked fourth in a list of 52 African countries, according to the Mo Ibrahim Foundation’s Index of African Governance for 2014.

Injured South Africans go back to TB Joshua

2014-09-22 09:22
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Chaos, incompetence and lies are to blame for the death of many in the collapse of TB Joshua’s church building in Nigeria, a report says.

3 SA children among Nigeria building collapse

2014-09-21 22:03

A government spokesperson says three South African children are among those who survived the collapse of the church building in Nigeria.

More foreign worshippers died in Lagos

2014-09-18 16:50

There were more foreign nationals than the 67 South Africans who died when a multi-storey building on "Prophet" TB Joshua's evangelical campus in Lagos collapsed.

Lesotho to hold early vote to end political crisis

2014-09-16 07:27

Lesotho's leaders are planning to head to the polls early in a bid to restore political order following an attempted coup and stalled peace talks between deadlocked political parties, an official says.

Zuma prods Lesotho leaders to renew peace talks

2014-09-10 07:25

Rival Lesotho leaders have vowed to resolve an 11-day crisis that has spurred calls for regional military intervention in the tiny African nation, after South Africa brokered talks.

Lesotho peace deal in doubt, Zuma to mediate

2014-09-08 11:23

Lesotho's PM says he would not reopen parliament, calling into question a South African-brokered peace deal which allowed him to return to the country after an attempted coup.

Lesotho PM asks SADC to send peace force after 'coup'

2014-09-01 14:36

Lesotho's exiled PM has called on the southern African regional block SADC to send peacekeeping troops to his country, after claiming that the army had seized power in a coup.

Mass demo cancelled as Lesotho faces power vacuum

2014-09-01 08:32

A planned mass demonstration in Lesotho has been cancelled after an apparent coup left the country leaderless and prompted regional powers to hold a crisis meeting.

SA must address 'skewed' ownership of resources - Mugabe

2014-08-27 11:11
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SA has failed to take the lead in the industrialisation process of other African countries because the economy in that country is still under white control, President Robert Mugabe has reportedly said.

SAA says sorry after pilot stripped at Zim airport

2014-07-03 12:54

SAA has apologised to its passengers after one of its pilots caused drama at the Harare International airport when he stripped to his underpants in protest against security procedures, a report says.

Namibia EFF just imitating Malema - Swapo

2014-06-27 14:35

The ruling Namibian party has reportedly described the country’s soon- to-be-launched NEFF opposition party as a hopeless bunch of disgruntled individuals who are imitating the EFF.

Malema's EFF replica to launch in Namibia – report

2014-06-25 11:57

Namibia is reportedly set to witness the launch of a replica version of Julius Malema's EFF party after a soon-to- be registered Namibia Economic Freedom Fighters movement was introduced to the public.

Nigerian 'professional' kidnapper held as he flees to SA

2014-06-03 13:59

A "professional" Nigerian kidnapper has reportedly been arrested after boarding a plane to South Africa in an attempt to flee his criminal past.

Mugabe praises ANC’s 'excellent' victory

2014-05-16 11:46
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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe says the ANC's victory in the recent elections is an endorsement of the "excellent" work performed by the party in uplifting the lives of the ordinary people of South Africa.

Xingwana calls for return of kidnapped girls

2014-05-09 13:31

Women, Children and People with Disabilities Minister Lulu Xingwana has called for the safe return of the over 200 girls recently kidnapped in Nigeria.

Africa economy: SA 'remains important'

2014-04-07 07:48

SA will remain one of the important economies of the continent, an economist says following Nigeria's new position as Africa’s largest economy.

Zim students in SA face 'bumpy' road

2014-03-26 12:17

A scholarship set up by President Robert Mugabe for Zimbabwean students to study at South African universities has reportedly been suspended after the fund failed to settle its debt of R11m in tuition fees.

 

Kabul police chief confirms SA deaths in city

2014-11-30 14:49

Kabul police chief, General Zahir Zahir, has stepped down after he confirmed that three South Africans - a father and his two children - and an Afghan citizen have been killed in an attack on a foreign compound.

SA woman in Kenya coke bust

2014-11-26 06:18

A 45-year-old South African woman has been in arrested in Kenya for allegedly being in possession of cocaine with a street value of R1.7 million.

Mbeki, Motlanthe, Zuma 'must apologise to Zimbabweans'

2014-11-20 12:21
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South Africa must apologise to Zimbabweans for the delayed release of a critical report detailing the "2002 electoral theft" blamed on President Robert Mugabe and his party Zanu PF, a group says.

SA concerned by Burkina Faso protests

2014-10-31 17:46

Government have expressed concern at the political developments in Burkina Faso, the international relations department says.

SA 'has obligation to probe Zim torture officials'

2014-10-30 06:03

The Constitutional Court is expected to hand down judgment on whether South African authorities should investigate claims of torture against senior Zimbabwean officials.

Madagascar's ex-president returns from exile

2014-10-13 12:24

Former Madagascar president Marc Ravalomanana, who has been living in exile in South Africa since his ouster in 2009, has returned home.

SA woman not arrested in Morocco

2014-10-09 05:47

An African Union youth ambassador has not been arrested but is being held at a Moroccan airport because she has no visa to enter that country, the international relations department says.

Zuma: Africa continues to lag behind

2014-09-25 10:42

Africa continues to lag behind in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals, President Jacob Zuma has said at the UN general assembly in New York.

Survivor of Nigeria church collapse tells of days in darkness

2014-09-22 07:42
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A survivor of the Nigeria church collapse has told how for five days she was trapped inside a toilet next to the dining hall of the temple, breathing only through a small hole in the wreckage.

Nigeria: Lives lost as church obstructed rescue

2014-09-19 11:40
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Nigeria's emergency agency says lives were lost as church official prevented workers from rescuing victims at the scene of a collapsed building in Lagos.

Nigeria building collapse: Death toll hits 80

2014-09-18 13:36

An official in Nigeria says the death toll in a building collapse at a televangelist’s church compex has risen to 80.

Zuma gives Lesotho 2 days to open parliament

2014-09-10 10:02
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Lesotho coalition leaders have been given two days to agree on a date to open parliament by President Jacob Zuma, a report says.

Basotho fear an attack at any time - police

2014-09-08 14:53

Lesotho citizens are reportedly living in fear as tensions continue to simmer in the mountain nation following last week’s attempted coup that forced PM Tom Thabane to flee the country.

Church prays for bloodless Lesotho resolution

2014-09-05 15:31

The Methodist Church of Southern Africa has welcomed the calmness in Lesotho following an apparent coup attempt last week.

Zuma, Lesotho leaders in talks after 'coup'

2014-09-01 10:02

President Jacob Zuma has reportedly summoned Lesotho's political leaders for emergency talks following an apparent coup in the landlocked kingdom.

Pugh completes seven seas swim

2014-08-30 12:23

Endurance swimmer Lewis Pugh has reportedly become the first person to swim the seven seas of the ancient world.

Botswana set to kick out Zim refugees – report

2014-07-10 09:29
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The Botswana government is reportedly set to repatriate Zimbabweans who sought refuge in the neighbouring country at the height of Zimbabwe’s political crisis in 2008.

Drama as angry SA pilot strips at Harare airport

2014-07-02 12:17
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There was drama at Zimbabwe's Harare International airport after an SA pilot lost his temper and stripped down to his underpants in protest against security procedures, reports say.

Namibia's EFF replica: We want economic freedom

2014-06-25 14:56
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Namibia’s replica of Julius Malema's EFF party the NEFF, says its creation is the "birth of a giant" that would fight for economic freedom in the southern African country.

Concern over possible coup in Lesotho

2014-06-19 14:52

The South African government has reportedly expressed concern over a possible coup in Lesotho, amid reports of increased military presence in Maseru.

Kabila 'mustn't attend Zuma's inauguration'

2014-05-22 13:46

Congolese citizens living in South Africa are seeking to put pressure on South African not to invite DRC President Joseph Kabila to the inauguration ceremony of President Jacob Zuma.

China launches SA culture year

2014-05-14 19:46

South African culture has been taken to China as part of a two-year exchange programme, spokesperson of the Chinese embassy in South Africa says.

Zim sends poll observers to SA – report

2014-05-05 20:27

Zimbabwe has reportedly sent observers to oversee South Africa's upcoming elections to be held on 7 May.

Tension ahead of EU-Africa summit

2014-04-01 11:49

Ministers from the African continent have already gathered in Brussels for a two-day EU-AU summit scheduled to kick off on Wednesday, a report says.

SA, Rwanda to hold talks over diplomatic row

2014-03-26 11:14

South Africa and Rwanda are reportedly working on mending their relations amid the ongoing diplomatic spat between the two countries.

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