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30 Mar '16, 07:41am
SA bishops safe after EgyptAir hijack horror
SA bishops safe after EgyptAir hijack horror

"Thank God we are safe," Metropolitan Bishop Damaskinos Papandreou said from Cyprus after the Egyptian plane hijacking.

Africa
29 Mar '16, 09:56am
Egyptian plane ‘hijacker frees passengers’
Egyptian plane ‘hijacker frees passengers’

EgyptAir said negotiations had resulted in the release of all passengers except for five foreigners and the crew.

Africa
29 Mar '16, 08:53am
Egyptair passenger plane ‘hijacked’
Egyptair passenger plane ‘hijacked’

An Egyptair domestic flight from Alexandria to Cairo was hijacked and landed in Cyprus, state radio said.

Africa
10 Mar '16, 03:14am
Record number of rhinos poached in 2015
Record number of rhinos poached in 2015

More than 1 300 rhinos were poached in Africa last year - a record since 2008 when South Africa banned trade in rhino horns.

News
09 Mar '16, 07:01am
'Women's rights key to unlocking Africa's future'
'Women's rights key to unlocking Africa's future'

Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said the AUC celebrated “the determination of women around the world to fight for equal rights ...

Africa
07 Mar '16, 12:04am
Deadly clashes erupt near Libyan border
Deadly clashes erupt near Libyan border

Islamist fighters attacked army and police posts near the border with Libya, in clashes that killed at least 16, officials said.

Africa
06 Mar '16, 3:29pm
Lagos church's bid dismissed
Lagos church's bid dismissed

A Lagos High Court in Ikeja struck off an application seeking a stay of proceedings in the criminal charges against the registered ...

Africa
04 Mar '16, 11:22am
‘Fit’ Mugabe wants to live to 100
‘Fit’ Mugabe wants to live to 100

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe says his successor must be chosen democratically and that his wife will not inherit the role.

Africa
04 Mar '16, 11:16am
Expelled pregnant girls back at school
Expelled pregnant girls back at school

A group of 5 000 girls who were expelled from schools in Sierra Leone during the Ebola crisis have returned to the classroom.

Africa
03 Mar '16, 9:11pm
Three aid workers kidnapped in Congo
Three aid workers kidnapped in Congo

Three employees of international charity Save the Children have been kidnapped in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

News
03 Mar '16, 10:16am
King Shaka ranked second in Africa
King Shaka ranked second in Africa

King Shaka International tied with Cape Town International in the Best Airport by Region category for the airports handling ...

News
29 Feb '16, 07:34am
Country's vision for reform deferred
Country's vision for reform deferred

A year on from Nigerian election victory, Buhari’s reforms founder, write Julia Payne and Ulf Laessing.

Africa
27 Feb '16, 4:27pm
Mugabe’s $1m birthday bash riles critics
Mugabe’s $1m birthday bash riles critics

President Robert Mugabe drew criticism from opponents over his 92nd birthday celebrations that has cost nearly $1 million.

News
25 Feb '16, 4:26pm
Food crisis for southern Africa
Food crisis for southern Africa

Fewsnet warns of a serious food security crisis in southern Africa starting because of the poor rainfall patterns.

News
24 Feb '16, 07:45am
Way forward to end Burundi crisis
Way forward to end Burundi crisis

The mission of UN secretary-general, Ban Ki-moon, and five AU leaders in Burundi this week must be to get human rights monitors ...