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M&G dismisses government's denial on Nigerian bartering

Yesterday at 17:59, SAST

The government denies the Mail & Guardian's findings of bartering by Minister Radebe, but editor Angela Quintal underlines that the paper has proof.

EFF to go to court over MPs' suspensions

Yesterday at 14:48, SAST

The EFF said it would go to court over the suspension of 12 of its MPs from Parliament after they chanted "pay back the money" to Zuma over Nkandla.

Nigeria church collapse: Govt denies arms for bodies deal

Yesterday at 14:02, SAST

The government has denied an M&G report suggesting Jeff Radebe may have promised weapons to Nigeria in return for the repatriation of the bodies.

Source: Mail & Guardian Online


Dozens die in Nigeria mosque attack

Yesterday at 23:06, SAST

Dozens are killed and many more hurt in a bomb and gun attack during prayers at one of the biggest mosques in Nigeria's northern city of Kano.

Pope call to combat fanaticism

Yesterday at 15:30, SAST

Pope Francis calls for all faiths to enter a dialogue to counter fanaticism and fundamentalism, at the start of a key visit to Turkey.

Chinese smokers face cigarette ban

Yesterday at 17:11, SAST

Smokers in China's capital are to be banned from lighting up in all indoor public spaces under plans being introduced by the Beijing government.

Source: BBC News


Liberia: Senate Debates Reopening of Schools

Yesterday at 10:29, SAST

[New Dawn]If all goes well as it relates to the slowdown of the Ebola Virus Disease, all institutions of learning here are expected to commence operations by January, 2015. Due to the rapid spread of the Ebola Virus Disease, President Ellen ...

Mozambique: Percentage of Women in Higher Education Rising

Yesterday at 05:36, SAST

[AIM]Maputo -The percentage of women in Mozambican higher education rose from 38 to 41 per cent of the total number of students between 2011 and 2013, according to Deputy Education Minister Arlindo Chilundo.

Gambia: Modou Draught Competition Slated for Today

Yesterday at 14:47, SAST

[The Point]The third edition of late Modou Faal Memorial Draughts Competition is slated for today, Friday 28 November 2014, at the St. Joseph's Senior Secondary School in Banjul.

Source: All Africa


Star Wars teaser trailer premieres

Yesterday at 15:56, SAST

The first trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens is unveiled online and in US cinemas

Kahlo's home recreated in New York

Yesterday at 11:42, SAST

Mexican artist Frida Kahlo's native garden and studio is to be recreated at the New York Botanical Garden next year.

Mickey Rourke wins boxing match

Yesterday at 19:38, SAST

Hollywood actor Mickey Rourke wins an exhibition boxing match in Moscow after returning to the ring for the first time in 20 years.

Source: BBC News


Nigeria: Hundreds Feared Dead in Kano Mosque Blasts

Yesterday at 20:52, SAST

[This Day]Kano -Over 200 people were feared killed in Kano during a multiple bomb blast that rocked the central mosque during Friday prayer.

South Africa: Govt Denies Weapons for Bodies Barter with Nigeria

Yesterday at 13:58, SAST

[SAPA]Johannesburg -Government on Friday rubbished claims that Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe promised weapons to Nigeria in return for the repatriation of the bodies of those killed in a building collapse in Lagos.

Nigeria: Finance Minister on Oil Price Fears

Yesterday at 10:08, SAST

[Guardian]Abuja -For the Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, anxiety that the fall in the price of oil will trigger an economic crisis that will affect the citizens is unnecessary.

Source: All Africa


A HIV Shot of Hope

Wednesday at 09:43, SAST

The search for the next positive hero begins on 1 December when the HIV epidemic gets a shot of hope with the launch of The Search for the Next Positive Hero SA; an initiative of the Change the Stigma Project, spearheaded by Charles Jacobs and ...

Woolworths to reduce number of GM modified products by 50%

Sep 15 at 16:50, SAST

In keeping with our commitment to remove or replace ingredients from genetically modified crops in our foods where possible, Woolworths has announced plans to reduce the current number of products containing ingredients derived from genetically ...

Cape Town's ARV clubs change lives

Aug 21 at 13:14, SAST

The City of Cape Town is pleased with the progress of a City Health initiative to improve service delivery to residents. Since 2011, City Health, in partnership with the Western Cape Government’s Department of Health and the Institute for ...

Source: The Good News


Sony makes experimental paper watch

Yesterday at 15:42, SAST

Sony has developed a watch made from e-paper as part of an initiative to experiment with the use of the material for fashion products.

Airport raids tackle cyberthieves

Yesterday at 11:54, SAST

Cyberthieves who used stolen credit cards to buy airline tickets are targeted in raids at 80 airports.

Social media told to simplify terms

Yesterday at 00:04, SAST

A report from the UK parliament says Facebook, Twitter and other social networking firms need to make their terms and conditions clearer.

Source: BBC News


Fuel price relief for SA

Yesterday at 14:20, SAST

The Department of Energy on Friday announced a substantial fuel price cut for December.

OPEC sticks to oil output target

Yesterday at 10:27, SAST

OPEC's decision against cutting oil production, despite a global glut in supplies, triggered a five-dollar collapse in crude prices and prompted a fall in early trading on Asian markets Friday.

Nene urges private sector participation

Yesterday at 09:35, SAST

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene has once again called on the private sector, who he says have the financial resources, to help African governments develop their infrastructure.



The skier who soars like an eagle

Yesterday at 16:39, SAST

Olympic Champion Dominique Gisin is a passionate pilot and takes CNN for a birds-eye view of the race slope in Aspen.

Bobsled drives high-octane passion

Wednesday at 17:03, SAST

If Elana Meyers Taylor makes bobsled history this season, her husband will have been the driving force.

The Sound of Music -- on skis?

Nov 7 at 08:37, SAST

The U.S. women's ski team is certainly hitting the high notes in more ways than one.

Source: CNN


New R300m Wind-Turbine Tower Production Factory Offers Light At The End Of The Tunnel

Nov 11 at 23:00, SAST

With South Africa currently in the grip of debilitating rolling black-outs and load shedding due to the Eskom power grid being stretched to capacity, and exacerbated by a loss of capacity at its Majuba power station in Mpumalanga, it comes as ...

SA Airline Innovates to Reduce Fuel Consumption on Boeing 737-800s

Oct 22, South Africa’s largest privately-owned low-fare airline, operated by Comair Limited, recently took to the skies fitted with cutting edge technology to ensure increased fuel efficiency. known for its pioneering ...

SA's energy-efficient buildings are good investments

Sep 15 at 16:25, SAST

Energy-efficient commercial buildings in South Africa deliver better returns for their owners, and as a result are better investments, according to a new study conducted by Investment Property Databank (IPD) and the Green Building Council of SA ...

Source: The Good News