Big Brother Africa (BBA) auditions

Big Brother Africa (BBA) is coming back to our screens with season 9 of the show. They are inviting applications from daring, bold and adventurers citizens of 14 African countries with a valid passport to audition. Prize money for this edition of BBA is $300, 000.00 (about R3 million). Auditions are invited from nationals of … Continue reading “Big Brother Africa (BBA) auditions”

Ruto ICC trial postponed to 2014

Nairobi – Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto has returned to Kenya from The Hague in the Netherlands after his trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC) for alleged involvement in crimes against humanity was postponed to January next year. The plane carrying the deputy president and his entourage touched down at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International … Continue reading “Ruto ICC trial postponed to 2014”

Kenyan forces to stay in Samalia, despite al-Shabaab warning

Nairobi – Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta says his administration will not be intimidated by evil forces in its efforts to ensure peace and stability in Kenya and regionally. Condemning the Westgate Mall terrorist attack on 21 September, he said that the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) would remain in Somalia until there was order in [the] … Continue reading “Kenyan forces to stay in Samalia, despite al-Shabaab warning”

Pandor: ‘White Widow’ passport was cancelled

Pretoria – Home Affairs Minister Naledi Pandor today confirmed that the passport used by a woman allegedly involved in the Westgate mall attack in Kenya, dubbed the “White Widow”, was cancelled in 2011. She confirmed that the document was issued in Durban but had later been cancelled following an investigation by the department. Samantha Lewthwaite … Continue reading “Pandor: ‘White Widow’ passport was cancelled”

Sudan internet, schools shutdown following protests

Internet connectivity in Sudan has been blacked out, allegedly by the government. Schools in the capital city, Khartoum, have also been shutdown for a month following protests over the government’s decision to cut a number of fuel-related subsidies doubling the price of fuel in the country.   The government of Sudan announced that it has … Continue reading “Sudan internet, schools shutdown following protests”

“Some bodies still trapped in Westgate mall rubble”

Nairobi – The death toll from the terrorist attack in the besieged Westgate shopping mall is set to rise after some bodies were still trapped inside the mall. In a televised address to the nation on Tuesday, President Uhuru Kenyatta said the bodies of the hostages and those of the terrorists are still trapped in … Continue reading ““Some bodies still trapped in Westgate mall rubble””

South Africa checking for citizens after Kenyan airport fire

Pretoria – The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) says it is checking to see if any South Africans have been affected by the fire that engulfed the international arrivals section and paralysed daily operations at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA). Details are still unclear but it is understood that several South Africans … Continue reading “South Africa checking for citizens after Kenyan airport fire”

Leader of Tunisian opposition, Mohamed Brahmi, assassinated

Pretoria – A senior Tunisian opposition figure, Mohamed Brahmi, has been assassinated in central Tunis. According to witnesses, Brahmi, secretary-general of the People’s Movement Party, was shot in front of his home and died in hospital from multiple gunshot wounds on Thursday. The gunmen reportedly fled the scene on a motorbike. A large crowd of … Continue reading “Leader of Tunisian opposition, Mohamed Brahmi, assassinated”

Zulu’s “inaccurate” comments on Zim “regrettable” – Zuma

Pretoria – The presidency has noted the “unfortunate” comments attributed to Lindiwe Zulu, President Jacob Zuma’s international relations advisor, presidential spokesperson Mac Maharaj said on Sunday. Zulu is reported to have said President Zuma had telephoned Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe to express his “unhappiness” on the situation in Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe is currently preparing to host … Continue reading “Zulu’s “inaccurate” comments on Zim “regrettable” – Zuma”

“Thank you for comforting us”

Pretoria – Former President Nelson Mandela’s wife, Graca Machel, has thanked South Africans and people from all around the globe, for the messages of support to the world icon, who is being treated in a Pretoria hospital for a lung infection. “So much love and generosity from South Africans, Africans across the continent, and thousands … Continue reading ““Thank you for comforting us””