'We must combat unilateralism threatening democracy, respect for human rights'
President Cyril Ramaphosa says Africa on its route to peace, development and transformation can learn from the European Union which was born to end historic divisions on its continent.
President Ramaphosa to visit France, Belgium
President Cyril Ramaphosa will address the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Wednesday.
Minister Sisulu satisfied with Tanzania govt's explanation of journo detentions
Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Lindiwe Sisulu says that SA journalist Angela Quintal and her Kenyan colleague Muthoki Mumo had broken the law in Tanzania.
SA govt says ball in Morocco’s court over ambassador
The government says Rabat has yet to answer a request for agreement made 14 years ago by Pretoria.
Ebola outbreak in Congo proving to be worst in nation's history
Two hundred people have died of the deadly haemorrhagic disease and 300 cases have been reported.
Libya forced to shelve elections over militant factions fighting
It was France that pushed the disparate Libyan factions to agree to presidential and parliamentary elections on 10 December.
Morocco’s king wants dialogue with Algeria
If Algeria is allowed to set conditions it would most certainly demand Morocco keep its promise to allow self-determination for the occupied Saharawi people.
Botswana locals feast on buffaloes which drowned ‘fleeing lions’
Mass drownings of buffaloes are not uncommon in Botswana, but never on this scale.
[OPINION] Hang in there SAA
Jean-Jacques Cornish explains why he believes the national carrier can still pick itself up.
US issues travel alert for Tanzania following crackdown on homosexuals
The European Union has withdrawn its ambassador to Dar es Salaam, citing a deterioration of human rights in Tanzania because of that crackdown.
Cameroon govt, separatists blame each other for kidnapping
The kidnappers of 79 pupils, the headmaster, a teacher and driver from the Presbyterian boarding school in Bamenda call themselves the Amba Boya.
Cameroon leader Paul Biya’s inauguration overshadowed by mass kidnapping
The school’s headmaster, teacher and a driver were taken along with the children.
US increases its military aid to African countries fighting militants
The so-called G5 have a three-fold increase in attacks from al-Qaeda and the Islamic State this past year, resulting in 895 deaths.
Rwanda’s Patrick Karegeya inquest to begin in SA in January
Patrick Karegeya was found strangled with a curtain cord in his suite at the Michelangelo Tower in Sandton on New Year’s Eve in 2013.
President Kiir apologises to South Sudan for years of civil war suffering
He was speaking at a peace ceremony in the capital Juba attended by the returned rebel leader Riek Machar who’s been restored a vice president.
Algerian bans female public servants from wearing full-face veils
The official Algerian notice says female public servants may not wear any clothes preventing them from carrying out their public duties.
WHO opts not to declare latest Ebola outbreak an international emergency
It’s nevertheless warning nine of the Congo’s eleven neighbours that they are at high risk of the deadly haemorrhagic disease spreading across the borders.
Does DRC’s Ebola outbreak constitute international public health emergency?
Since the beginning of October, Ebola's killed 25 people and the WHO must determine whether there’s a real danger of it spreading across the border to Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi.