Sex traffickers hold 20,000 Nigerian women, girls in Mali - agency
The women and girls, most aged 16-30, had been told they would be taken to Malaysia to work in hospitality but instead were forced into prostitution.
Hopes fade for football star Sala as rescuers search English Channel
A search for soccer star Emiliano Sala swept the seas between France and England on Wednesday more than 36 hours after the plane he was flying in disappeared.
Independence of Sarb is sacrosanct, says Pravin Gordhan
Speaking in Davos on Wednesday afternoon, Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan said the operational independence of the central bank is sacrosanct.
From London's Brick Lane to Davos, veganism on the menu
Veganism and broader food issues are on the agenda at this week’s World Economic Forum in Davos.
Celebrities to keep social media posts 'clean', UK watchdog says
The CMA said last August it had begun investigating the trend of celebrities and social media “influencers”, such as bloggers and vloggers, endorsing brands.
Toxic substances found in nappies in France: govt agency
The French government said manufacturers and retailers should ensure the substances are removed from nappies.
Zimbabwe activist pastor seeks bail as hundreds face trial after protests
Mawarire, who rose to prominence as a critic of Mugabe and led a national protest shutdown in 2016, is charged with subverting the government and inciting public violence.
Companies must commit to workplace equality: senior business leaders
The Partnership for Global LGBTI Equality was launched at Davos on Tuesday.
Pompeo voices optimism for good outcome on US-China trade
The US Secretary of State says the row could be resolved if Beijing were to accept the principles of fair and open trade and protection of intellectual property.
Zimbabwe vows bold economic turnaround despite surging prices
Shortages of food, fuel and foreign currency are testing the government of President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who was voted into power after the overthrow of Robert Mugabe in 2017.
Prince William turns interviewer at Davos in appearance with Attenborough
David Attenborough, whose natural history programmes include ‘Blue Planet II’ and ‘Dynasties’, said it was difficult to overstate how urgent the climate crisis had become.
CPI slows to 4.5% from 5.2%
Statistics South Africa released the data on Wednesday.
MTN has paid $53m to settle Nigeria dispute - central bank
The central bank had ordered MTN and its lenders to bring back a total of $8.1 billion it alleged the company had illegally repatriated using improperly issued paperwork between 2007 and 2008.
Rand recovers before inflation data
The rand recouped some of the previous day’s losses early on Wednesday, before the release of inflation data which is expected to show a significant slowdown in price rises for consumer goods.
[EXPLAINER] What happens next in Huawei CFO Meng's case?
Meng (46) is due to reappear in a Vancouver court on 6 February to set further court dates. Her 1 December arrest sparked a diplomatic row between Canada and China.
US Senate to vote on ending government shutdown, Trump wall impasse
Democrats have said they would not trade a temporary restoration of the immigrants’ protections from deportation in return for a permanent border wall they view as ineffective.
US will seek extradition of Huawei CFO from Canada
The United States has accused Meng Wanzhou of misrepresenting the company’s links to a firm that tried to sell equipment to Iran despite US sanctions.
#RandReport: Rand slips on global growth fears
At 1435 GMT, the rand was 0.2% weaker versus the dollar at 13.8575.