Oscar Pistorius loses Constitutional Court appeal bid

Oscar Pistorius has been denied leave to try and have South Africa’s Constitutional Court overturn his murder conviction for shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp just over three years ago. This means the former paralympian faces up to 15 years in prison when he’s be sentenced next month. ends intro Oscar Pistorius applied for leave […]

Somali terrorist journalist sentenced to death

A former journalist and media officer for the Somali Islamist group al-Shabaab has been sentenced to death for the murder of six journalists. The Mogadishu court says Hassan Hanafi will be executed by a firing squad as soon as possible. ends intro Hassan Hanafi admits to killing one journalist whilst working with the terrorists between […]

Two terror attacks back home as Turkey’s president ends African safari

Turkey’s President has ended his four-nation African safari signing multiple deals in Guinea on defence, health and energy. The Turkish leader flies home after police gunned down two women members of a banned ultra-leftist party who had hurled grenades and opened fire at an Istanbul police station. ends intro In Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria and […]

Raft of issues for Zuma’s visit to Nigeria

President Jacob Zuma has a raft of issues to cover when he goes to Nigeria next week with strong delegation of ministers and business leaders. The election of President Muhammad Buhari raised the prospect of warmer relations between Africa’s two economic powers. But this has been slow in coming. ends intro Home Affairs Minister Malusi […]

Egyptian student faces deportation from US for threatening Trump

An Egyptian student in California faces possible deportation from the United States for allegedly posting on Facebook that he would be doing the world a favour if he killed Donald Trump. The student pilot is being held in an Orange County jail pending a hearing on his deportation today. The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement […]

Chinese expatriate in Africa face an uncertain future

Anaemic economies in China and Africa are leaving the estimated two million Asian expatriates settled  here facing an uncertain future. The bulk of them are either too poor or too tied into African economies to move elsewhere. ends intro The Chinese and other expatriate communities in Africa are extremely diverse, and for a certain slice […]