Former president Jacob Zuma was never going to remain the all-powerful and omnipresent political figure that he thought, writes Pieter du Toit.
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European countries have been facing pressure to resolve a fresh standoff with the operators of the migrant rescue ship Aquarius which is stranded for the second time in the Mediterranean carrying 141 people.
A Spanish rescue boat says it has saved 60 migrants in the sea near Libya, prompting Italy to immediately say it won't get permission to dock in Italy
Nearly two weeks after journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia's brutal death, and with police saying almost nothing about their investigation or the prospect of identifying suspects, grief and anger are still palpable in this tiny Mediterranean nation.
Daphne Caruana Galizia, a prominent Maltese journalist and blogger who made repeated and detailed corruption allegations against Prime Minister Joseph Muscat's inner circle, has been killed by a car bomb.
European Union trade ministers have gathered in Malta for a meeting overshadowed by uncertainty about the new US administration's approach to trade issues.
The leader of the European Union's presidency says that record numbers of migrants will try to cross the Mediterranean this spring and he is warning EU partners to reach out to Libya now to stem the flow
Libya's transportation minister has defended airport security in the country after a plane was hijacked and diverted to Malta.
Hijackers claiming to have a grenade took over a Libyan plane and diverted it to Malta before releasing everyone onboard and surrendering to authorities.
Malta has become the first European country to ban gay conversion therapy, imposing fines of up to €10 000 and a jail term of up to one year for offenders.
A reconnaissance plane working for France's defence ministry crashed in a ball of flames at Malta's international airport, killing all five people on board.
The operators of the migrant ship Aquarius has called on Europe to find a safe haven for 141 people rescued in the Mediterranean, saying Italy and Malta had again refused to let it dock.
Thousands of people in Malta took to the streets for, saying they will not be silenced until there is justice for murdered journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.
The Maltese reporter who was killed by a car bombing spared no vested interest in her crusade to root out corruption in the Mediterranean island nation.
The Azure Window, a natural rock arch jutting into the sea off the Maltese island of Gozo, has collapsed during a storm.
EU leaders meeting in Malta will face the challenge of how to work with a chaotic Libya and reluctant sub-Saharan African countries to prevent a feared upsurge of migrant smuggling to Europe.
Two Libyan men have been arraigned in a Maltese court on charges of hijacking a domestic Libyan flight to the Mediterranean island of Malta
Two men who hijacked a Libyan plane and forced it to land in Malta had a grenade and a handgun, and a second gun was found in a search of the aircraft.
A hijacked plane from Libya has landed on the Mediterranean island of Malta with 118 people, including seven crew, on board.
Ten bodies have been recovered from a rubber dinghy off the Libyan coast, the Italian coastguard says, adding that 2 100 other migrants had been rescued during the day.
Watch the terrifying moment a light plane crashes after takeoff from Malta International Airport, killing all five people on board.
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