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South Africans save 515 mw power during Earth Hour

Monday, 21 March 2016 10:28
Cape Town: South Africans actively took part in the Earth Hour campaign by switching off lights from 8.30-9.30 p.m., saving an average of 515 mw electricity during the hour, authorities said on Sunday.As part of its support for the Earth…

Two football fans killed in Moroccan stadium violence

Monday, 21 March 2016 10:36
Casablanca (Morocco): At least two people were killed and 54 others injured in violent clashes among football fans in a Moroccan domestic level match here on Sunday.The fight broke out in a match between Raja Casablanca and Chabab Rif Al…

Kenya places $20,000 bounty on terror suspect

Saturday, 19 March 2016 11:30
Nairobi: Kenyan authorities offered $20,000 reward for information that may lead to the arrest of a terror suspect believed to be one of the masterminds of last year's attack on quarry workers in Mandera county.Police on Friday said the terror…

Over 200 cholera cases in Zambian capital Lusaka

Thursday, 17 March 2016 11:15
Lusaka: Cholera cases in Zambian capital Lusaka increased to around 226 despite assurances by authorities that the waterborne disease is under control, the media reported.According to the Ministry of Health, only one death has been recorded so far, Xinhua news…

14 killed in Nigeria mosque attack

Wednesday, 16 March 2016 17:26
Abuja: At least 14 people were killed and 21 injured on Wednesday in a suicide attack inside a mosque in Nigeria.The attack took place at a mosque in Umarari village in Borno state, Xinhua quoted authorities as saying.

12 killed in terror attack at Ivory Coast beach resort

Monday, 14 March 2016 12:40
Accra (Ghana): At least 12 people, including some foreign nationals, have been reported dead after an armed group attacked a popular restaurant on a beach close to the L'Etoile Sud Hotel at Grand Bassam resort outside the Ivorian capital Abidjan.The…

Two UN peacekeepers shot dead by colleague in Mali

Monday, 14 March 2016 10:58
Bamako (Mali): Two UN peacekeepers were shot dead and another injured by their Chadian colleague, the UN mission in Mali said on Sunday.Authorities arrested the peacekeeper but the reason behind the shooting was still unknown, spokeswoman for the UN mission…

Possible MH370 debris found by South African holidaymaker

Saturday, 12 March 2016 12:06
Johannesburg: A South African teen holidaymaker may have found a piece of debris that could be a part of the missing Malaysian airliner MH370, aviation authorities has said.The metre-long piece of metal, which had rivet holes along the edge and…

Fresh fighting forces South Sudanese to flee homes

Saturday, 12 March 2016 11:49
Juba: Fresh fighting in previously peaceful areas of South Sudan's Western Equatoria state has forced thousands of people to flee into countries including Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Uganda and even the volatile Central African Republic.The UN refugee agency,…

Elephant back to Somalia for first time in two decades

Friday, 11 March 2016 11:46
Nairobi: An elephant marched hundreds of kilometres from Kenya and crossed the border into Somalia for the first time in 20 years, confirming that elephants continue to survive in the Horn of African nation, according to conservationists.Morgan, a striking bull…