Sasol Solar Challenge 2018 charges up and sets off in Pretoria for 8-day race through South Africa

3 minutes ago

Nine cars set off on Saturday morning from Pretoria, with Japanese team Tokai leading the pack for the start of the 8-day race in the 2018 Sasol Solar Challenge.

US, allied forces attacked in Somalia: Pentagon

4 minutes ago

United States and allied forces came under attack in Somalia, triggering an air strike which killed 18 Al-Shabaab militants, the US military has said.

Kruger lion goes for casual walk along the highway - now recaptured

28 minutes ago

The male lion that had escaped from the Kruger National Park in Mpumalanga has been recaptured, SANParks said.

Mediclinic Parkview Hospital opens in Dubai

2018-09-23 16:25

Mediclinic Parkview Hospital, a brand new 182-bed in- and outpatient facility has opened in Dubai six months ahead of the original schedule.

Four killed in torrential Tunisia rains: ministry

2018-09-23 16:19

Torrential rains and flooding in northeastern Tunisia have left at least four dead, including two sisters, the interior ministry has said.

15-year-old girl, others injured in apparent Bonteheuwel gang shooting

2018-09-23 15:40

An attempted murder investigation is underway following an apparent gang-related shooting in Bonteheuwel over the weekend, authorities have said.

Wits academic resigns following sexual harassment allegations: report

2018-09-23 14:56

Professor Ivor Chipkin has resigned from his position as executive director at the Public Affairs Research Institute (Pari) earlier this month amidst allegations of sexual harassment, according to a report.

Congo reports Ebola death close to busy Ugandan border

2018-09-23 14:06

A Congolese woman who refused an Ebola vaccination and then disappeared has died of the virus near the heavily traveled border with Uganda, which is preparing to begin vaccinations as needed.

German government seeks to end standoff over spy chief

2018-09-23 14:03

Leaders of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's governing coalition are trying to resolve a standoff over the future of the country's domestic intelligence chief and stabilize their six-month-old alliance.

SA's Brad Binder wins his second race of the season for Moto2 at the AragonGP

2018-09-23 13:32

South Africa's Brad Binder waved his country's flag high today in Aragon, northeast of Spain after winning the race from pole position on Sunday.


Kenya's gay community revels in screening of lesbian love story, 'Rafiki'

4 minutes ago

The lights dim in the packed cinema as the holding music fades. The film title "Rafiki" flashes up on the screen, and some 230 hushed spectators burst out in euphoric applause.

Libya urges 'effective' UN action to end Tripoli violence

4 minutes ago

Libya's internationally recognised government has called on the UN to take "concrete and effective" action to protect civilians and halt fighting near the capital that has killed more than 100 people since late August.

UK's Labour Party mulls backing new Brexit referendum

47 minutes ago

Britain's Labour Party is facing a huge choice at its annual conference - whether to back a new referendum that could halt the country's departure from the EU.

Nigerians vote to elect governor of key southwest state

2018-09-23 16:19

Voters in the southwestern Nigerian state of Osun have went to the polls to elect a new governor amid growing concerns about free and fair voting, six months ahead of a presidential election.

Sixteen dead in rebel attack on DRC village: witnesses

2018-09-23 16:19

Sixteen people, including 12 civilians, were killed in a rebel attack on the village of Beni in the Democratic Republic of Congo's restive east, witnesses have told AFP.

Drift City 2018 set to smoke out Cape Town's Grand Parade

2018-09-23 15:34

All the tyre slaying mayhem that you have become accustomed to will be going down on 24 September at Drift City 2018.

UPDATE: Burials begin as deaths from capsized ferry rise to 224

2018-09-23 14:19

Tanzania's State broadcaster says burials have started of those who died when a ferry capsized on Lake Victoria as the death toll rose to 224.

Nigeria's Buhari under fire over 'astronomic' fuel subsidy bill

2018-09-23 14:06

It's only September but Nigerians are already dreading Christmas. For years, the holiday season has been marred by paralysing fuel shortages, grinding business to a halt.

Swiss-flagged cargo ship attacked off Nigeria, 12 kidnapped

2018-09-23 13:37

A Swiss shipping company says that a bulk carrier has been attacked by pirates off the coast of Nigeria and 12 of its 19 crew members have been kidnapped.

Zimbabwe's economy is worsening

2018-09-23 12:56

Mnangagwa’s new Cabinet is already knee-deep ineconomic woes, with a sombre forecast owing to forex issuesand the black market.

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