Africa: Major Progress in Malaria Fight - Report
Yesterday at 20:50, SAST
[allAfrica]Malaria mortality rates have dropped by 45 percent globally and by 49 percent in Africa since 2000, and most of the 3.3 million people saved have been children, according to the World Malaria Report 2013 that was released by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Wednesday.
Egypt: Sudan, Egypt, and Ethiopia Fail to Agree On Dam Construction
Yesterday at 11:18, SAST
[Sudan Tribune]Khartoum -Water ministers of Sudan, Ethiopia and Egypt failed to reach an agreement on the disputed Ethiopian Renaissance Dam project and decided to refer the sticking points to a third meeting.
Mozambique: New Opposition Party Makes Big Gains
Yesterday at 21:42, SAST
[SANF]The Mozambique electoral commission has announced official results of the municipal elections held in November, showing significant gains by a new opposition party.
South Africa: Mandela Hometown Ready for Funeral
Yesterday at 16:18, SAST
[SAPA]Mthatha -The OR Tambo district municipality is ready for the influx of people to the funeral of former president Nelson Mandela this weekend, mayor Nomakhosazana Meth said on Wednesday.
Africa: Political Will Needed to Tackle Violence Against Women
Yesterday at 15:56, SAST
[Key Publishers]The need to address HIV and sexual violence against women is an issue under the spotlight as leaders and activists gather at an international conference in South Africa this week.
Kenya: Eight Killed in Border Attack
Yesterday at 13:30, SAST
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Nairobi -Five members of Kenya's police force and one civilian were killed in an ambush on Tuesday by suspected Somali Islamist militants near the Somali border, a senior official said.
Central African Republic: French Troops Now Face Delicate Task
Yesterday at 11:58, SAST
[Chatham House]The deployment of French and African troops to the Central African Republic (CAR) got off to a smooth start and met with a warm welcome on the streets - even though last night two French troops died in a clash with militia fighters.
Egypt: Civilians Caught in Sinai Violence
Yesterday at 11:23, SAST
[IRIN]Al-Moqataa/Al-Mehdiya -Despite the Egyptian government's deployment of additional troops to its restless northern Sinai region, attacks by Islamist militants continue, and almost inevitably civilians are being caught in the violence.
Libya: Tunisian Hostages Set Free
Yesterday at 09:55, SAST
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Medenine -Forty Tunisian nationals taken hostage, on Monday, by an armed group in Libya, were set free and returned back to the homeland on Tuesday.
Kenya: Reflecting On 50 Years of Kenyan Independence
Yesterday at 09:53, SAST
[VOA]Washington -Thursday will mark 50 years since Kenya gained independence from Britain. A Kenyan man born in 1963, the year his country emerged from decades of colonial rule, reflects on how Kenya has changed. VOA's Mike Richman reports.
Source: All Africa
Mbeki dismisses talk of racial tensions after Madiba's death
Yesterday at 21:09, SAST
Thabo Mbeki says the people who were part of Nelson Mandela's vision of reconciliation will not allow racial tension to take over the country.
Artists celebrate Madiba at Cape Town stadium
Yesterday at 20:35, SAST
Artists Annie Lennox, Johnny Clegg and many others entertained crowds at Nelson Mandela's commemoration event at the Cape Town stadium.
Source: Mail & Guardian Online
US considers sanctions against Ukraine
Today at 00:12, SAST
The US state department says it is considering all options, including sanctions, towards Ukraine after riot police moved in on protesters.
Thousands file past Mandela's body
Yesterday at 19:51, SAST
South Africans queue in their thousands to view the body of former President Nelson Mandela, which is lying in state for three days.
Source: BBC News
Retailers to close for Madiba funeral
Yesterday at 16:35, SAST
A number of large retail chains in South Africa announced that they will not open for business on the day of Nelson Mandela's funeral.
SA to know credit rating soon - Fitch
Yesterday at 13:35, SAST
SA will know by the end of the year whether it has received another sovereign credit rating downgrade.