SANDF assessing needs for Mozambique flood rescue

South Africa’s sending troops to help rescue operations in flood-stricken areas of Mozambique. Members of the South African National defence force had crossed to border to assess the needs the country’s eastern neighbour even as President Jacob Zuma joined leaders in Maputo attending the inauguration of President Felipe Nyusi. Heavy rains have caused flooding particularly […]

UN Ebola czar says we’ve reached tipping point

There appears to be good news in the fight against the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The United Nations Ebola coordinator David Nabarro say the crisis caused by the deadly haemorrhagic disease has reached tipping point. UN Ebola Czar David Nabarro says there’s now a reasonable change the current outbreak of Ebola, which is the […]

Goodluck makes rare visit to Boko Haram territory

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan’s made a surprise visit to the north-east of the country in the aftermath of massacres by Boko Haram militants. He tells refugees he’s been assured by his security chiefs that all the areas under the control of Boko Haram will soon be recaptured.   On his first visit to the region […]

Renamo boycotts Mozambican presidential inauguration

  Mozambique’s new president Felipe Nyusi’s pledged to open constructive dialogue with all political forces and civil society organisations to promote peace in his country ravaged by civil war His inauguration was boycotted by the former rebel group Renamo that refused to acknowledge his victory in elections two months ago Felipe Nyusi is Mozambique’s former […]

Paris hostage taker surrenders

A man armed with an AK47 assault rifle has surrendered to police after taking hostages at a post office in Colombes on the north-western outskirts of Paris. Local radio reports there were negotiations with the man who was known to police and has a record of petty offences. It is not clear how many hostages […]

New hostage crisis in Paris

There’s a fresh hostage crisis outside Paris. French police say an armed man’s holding two hostages in a post office. There are no immediate links to the jihadi attack and hostage taking in France a week ago. Police have cordoned off parts of Colombes, a city located in the north western suburbs of Paris. The […]

Mubarak’s lawyers want him freed this weekend

There are growing signs of the political wheel turning full circle in Egypt. Observers in Cairo say Hosni Mubarak ousted in the Arab Spring four years ago could walk free as early as this weekend. A Cairo court this week overturned the three year sentence for embezzlement against longtime Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak. A retrial […]