Nigeria’s Jonathan declares three days of mourning plain crash

Pretoria – Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has declared three days of national mourning after one of the West African country’s worst plane crashes killed at least 193 people in the economic capital, Lagos, on Sunday. Jonathan has directed that the Nigerian flag be flown at half-mast for national mourning. He has also ordered the fullest … Continue reading “Nigeria’s Jonathan declares three days of mourning plain crash”

Egyptians protest Mubarak verdict

Pretoria – Thousands of Egyptians on Sunday flocked to Egyptian capital Cairo’s Tahrir Square, protesting against the verdicts delivered to ex-president Hosni Mubarak, his sons, former interior minister Habib Adli and his six aids. Among the protesters’ demands were suspending the presidential elections and forming a civil presidential council, purifying the judiciary system and media, … Continue reading “Egyptians protest Mubarak verdict”

S.Africa may ditch Iran for Nigeria – to comply with a US order

Cape Town – With the uncertainty over supply of oil from Iran, South Africa is looking to Nigeria to purchase its oil, the Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe said, following the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement with the Vice-President of Nigeria, Namadi Sambo, on Wednesday. South Africa may be forced to comply with a US … Continue reading “S.Africa may ditch Iran for Nigeria – to comply with a US order”

Sudan releases captives following Mbeki intervention

Pretoria – The four men who were arrested by the Sudanese army three weeks ago were on Sunday released and turned over to the African Union (AU) chief mediator Thabo Mbeki. The men – one South African, Briton, Norwegian and South Sudanese interpreter – were accused of spying for South Sudan. They have been handed … Continue reading “Sudan releases captives following Mbeki intervention”

Sudan “willing to settle” – Mbeki

Khartoum- African Union (AU) mediator, former President Thabo Mbeki, on Saturday said the Sudanese government is willing to settle its differences with South Sudan through dialogue, provided that the security issue is set as its top priority. Mbeki, acting as head of the AU High-Level Implementation Panel on Sudan, held talks in Khartoum with Sudanese … Continue reading “Sudan “willing to settle” – Mbeki”

Wife leaves “abusive” King Mswati

Angela “Lagija” Dlamini, Swaziland’s King Mswati’s 6th wife, has left Mswati following years of abuse from her polygomous husband, says Swaziland Solidarity Network (SSN) in a statement released today. Dlamini apparently initially pretended she was packing her bags to visit her parents in Hhohho but, according to SSN, she disappeared and is believed to be … Continue reading “Wife leaves “abusive” King Mswati”

No Afcon for Cape Town

By Nthambeleni Gabara Pretoria – Cabinet has given the nod to South Africa hosting the 2013 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) and the 2014 African Nations Championships (CHAN) and has announced the cities that will host these tournaments. Speaking at a post-Cabinet briefing on Friday, Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula announced that the opening and closing … Continue reading “No Afcon for Cape Town”

SA negotiating with Sudan for the release of citizen

Pretoria – South Africa is in talks with officials in Sudan to secure the release of a South African man who was captured at the weekend, said the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco). “Our ambassador is speaking to the [Sudanese] authorities. We are offering consular assistance to him,” Dirco spokesperson Clayson Monyela said … Continue reading “SA negotiating with Sudan for the release of citizen”

S.Africa lends Malawi 35 million US dollars

Pretoria- South Africa has agreed to extend a loan of US$35 million to the government of Malawi to assist with the availability of fuel in that country. This follows a meeting between President Jacob Zuma and Malawian President Joyce Banda aimed at reviewing the state of bilateral relations between the two countries. The loan will … Continue reading “S.Africa lends Malawi 35 million US dollars”

“It’s war”- declares Al-Bashir

Pretoria – Sudanese President Omar al- Bashir on Wednesday declared war on South Sudan, and vowed to bring down the government of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) in Juba, at a time of escalating military confrontations on the border between the two countries. Addressing a rally of members of the ruling National Congress Party … Continue reading ““It’s war”- declares Al-Bashir”