Ethiopian city braces for protests as activists promise to declare new region
Some of his friends were so concerned that violence would erupt on Thursday that they sent their wives and children to the national capital Addis Ababa, he added.
US Senator asks FBI, FTC to probe Russia's FaceApp over security concerns
There is no evidence that FaceApp provides user data to the Russian government.
WHO sounds Ebola alarm as risks intensify
Despite a highly effective vaccine and a swift international response after it was declared 11 months ago, the outbreak has proved tenacious, becoming Congo’s worst ever.
West Ham make striker Haller their record signing
The 25-year-old joins on a five-year deal with an option of a further year, becoming the Londoners’ fourth signing of the summer.
Rand edges up in early trade
At 0644 GMT, the rand rose 0.23% at 13.9800 per dollar from its close of 14.0125 in New York.
Pop culture hit 'Gossip Girl' gets a makeover for HBO Max
There was no word on casting or whether any of the original stars, including Blake Lively, Penn Badgely, Chace Crawford and Leighton Meester, will return.
Froome awarded 2011 Vuelta crown after Cobo doping ban
The now-retired Juan Jose Cobo was found to have 'abnormalities' in his biological passport between 2009 and 2011, prompting the UCI to hand him a three-year suspension last month.
Massachusetts prosecutors drop Kevin Spacey sex assault case
Prosecutors said they dropped the felony indecent assault and battery charge against Kevin Spacey after the alleged victim invoked his right against giving self-incriminating testimony.
Asylum seekers anxiously cross into US as new policy kicks in
Human rights groups have sued to block the measure, saying it violates US asylum obligations and forces people to remain in countries 'rife with danger.'
Millions stranded in India as early monsoon downpours bring flood havoc
At least 5.8 million people have been displaced and some 30 have died in the past two weeks in the tea-growing state of Assam.
Rand softer ahead of rate decision, stocks slide
The rand had managed to withstand the greenback’s recovery in the last two sessions and in early trade on Wednesday touched a session-best R13.9425, aided in part by a solid retail sales print boosting bets the economy would avoid a second consecutive quarterly contraction.
SA unit of Ford to add 1,200 jobs
The South African unit of Ford Motor Co will hire an additional 1,200 people to staff an extra shift at one of its vehicle assembly plants, increasing production to 720 units per day, it said on Wednesday.
Send in the troops: Congo raises the stakes on illegal mining
Deploying soldiers to clear tens of thousands of illegal informal miners from mining concessions is a new approach by the authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Surprises in store as World Cup casts shadow over Rugby Championship
The All Blacks, as ever, are favourites to claim a fourth successive title but with the tournament reduced to three rounds due to the global showpiece in Japan, the winner could easily spring from any of the four nations.
Rand slips ahead of rate decision as trade fears weigh
The mood across emerging markets was not helped by US President Donald Trump’s threat to put tariffs on another $325 billion of Chinese goods.
Sudan's military council, opposition coalition agree political accord
The accord was signed in Khartoum in the presence of African mediators following a night of marathon talks to iron out some details of the agreement reached earlier this month.
Lively CAF congress expected amid corruption scandal
It is the first meeting of CAF’s 54-member associations since allegations of fraud and sexual harassment were levelled against CAF president Ahmad Ahmad in April.
Lagarde resigns as IMF chief, starting race for her successor
Christine Lagarde said in a statement her resignation was effective 12 September, firing the starting gun for the IMF’s search for her successor, which is likely to be another European.