Tag "South Africa"

    Pistorius to be released Tuesday

Pistorius to be released Tuesday

Oscar Pistorius, the Olympic and Paralympic star, who was given a five-year jail sentence after being found guilty of killing Reeva Steenkamp, his girlfriend, will be released on Tuesday. Pistorius is to be released on correctional supervision, or house arrest. "The board approved the placement of offender of Oscar Pistorius under correctional supervision as from 20 October 2015,” the South African department [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Falconets to play South Africa for U-20 World Cup place

Falconets to play South Africa for U-20 World Cup place

The U-20 women national team, Falconets, will face South Africa in the final qualifying round for the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup finals. Nigeria, the reigning world vice champions, earned passage into the final qualifying round on Saturday after a 2-0 defeat of their counterparts from Democratic Republic of Congo in Abuja, for a 4-1 aggregate win. On their part, South [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    South African King gets 12-year jail sentence

South African King gets 12-year jail sentence

Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo, a king from Nelson Mandela's Thembu ethnic group, has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for a series of charges including kidnapping, assault and arson. He was accused of kidnapping a woman and her six children, setting their home on fire and beating up four youths, one of whom died, because one of their relatives had failed to [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Super Falcons drop in FIFA ranking

Super Falcons drop in FIFA ranking

The Super Falcons of Nigeria experienced the biggest drop by ranks in the FIFA/Coca-Cola Women’s World Ranking for the month of September. The African champions have dropped nine places in the global rankings and now occupy the 38th position but remain the best team in the continent. They are expected to slide further in the next ranking after an abysmal outing at [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    African Games: Lot favours Ghana over South Africa

African Games: Lot favours Ghana over South Africa

Ghana (Women) and Burkina Faso (Men) emerged luckier during the drawing of lots for places at the semis of the ongoing 11th African Games Brazzaville 2015. Ghana were picked ahead of South Africa whilst Burkina Faso got the nod over Sudan at the brief ceremony held on Monday, September 14, 2015, at the Kintele Sports Complex. Banyana and Ghana finished joint-second in [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    New human-like species discovered in South Africa

New human-like species discovered in South Africa

Scientists on Thursday announced the discovery of new human-like species in a burial chamber deep near Johannesburg in South Africa. Researchers said the new discovery of 15 partial skeletons made up of 1,550 separate parts were unearthed during a mammoth excavation project which began in November 2013. They said the fossil, largest single discovery of its type in Africa, was funded by [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Mandela’s grandson charged for rape

Mandela’s grandson charged for rape

Mbuso Mandela, one of the grandsons of South African legend, has appeared at a Johannesburg court over an allegation of rape. He was accused of raping a 15-year-old at a restaurant, in the Greenside area of Johannesburg, over a week ago. He allegedly grabbed her as she entered a toilet. South Africa's Daily Sun quoted spokesman of the victim’s family as saying the [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Stolen car returned to owner after 22 years

Stolen car returned to owner after 22 years

A dogged police investigator has helped Derick Goosen, a South African businessman, recover his car 22 years after it was stolen. Goosen got a surprising call from warrant officer Kwakwa Ntokola two weeks ago about a grey 1988 Toyota Corolla, the Afrikaans newspaper Beeld reported. Goosen had reported the car stolen back in 1993 but it turned up only last year when police [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Synagogue church must be prosecuted for building collapse, coroner rules

Synagogue church must be prosecuted for building collapse, coroner rules

An inquest instituted by the Lagos state government into the collapse of a guest house owned by the Synagogue Church of All Nations has indicted the church for negligence. The guest house collapsed in September 2014, killing 114 people, many of them South Africans, who travelled to Nigeria for the church’s service in Lagos. The inquiry sat for months and set July 8 [...]

1 comment Read Full Article
    Xenophobia: S’African policemen vow to protect foreigners

Xenophobia: S’African policemen vow to protect foreigners

The Nigeria Union in South Africa on Wednesday said the country’s police has pledged to protect Nigerians and other foreign nationals from xenophobic attacks. The pledge followed the recent xenophobic attacks against foreigners in Steinkopf, Northern Cape Province of the country. Ikechukwu Anyene, president of the union, told NAN in Pretoria, South Africa, that the provincial police commander in the area gave [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Buhari: Those accusing me of locking them up… I have been locked up too, so what?

Buhari: Those accusing me of locking them up… I have been locked up too, so what?

President Muhammadu Buhari wants those accusing him of imprisoning them during his days as a military ruler to know that he was also kept behind bars for more than three years. Speaking at a meeting with Nigerians in South Africa at the end of the African Union (AU) summit in Johannesburg, the president said the country has remained one because of the [...]

16 comments Read Full Article
    South Africa gets seven days to ‘account for al-Bashir’

South Africa gets seven days to ‘account for al-Bashir’

Dunstan Mlambo, president of Gauteng division of the high court of South Africa, has given the government seven days ultimatum to file an affidavit on how and when President Omar al-Bashir left the country. He said there was the possibility of prosecuting Malusi Gigaba, the country’s minister of home affairs, and other officials for aiding al-Bashir’s departure. The South African government has [...]

1 comment Read Full Article
    Mugabe ‘angry’ with Nigeria, South Africa

Mugabe ‘angry’ with Nigeria, South Africa

President Robert Mugabe has called out South Africa and Nigeria at the 25th African Union summit over the weekend, saying Africa would never agree to them getting permanent seats on the United Nations (UN) Security Council. The two countries voted for UN Security Council Resolution 1973 in 2011, which authorised military action against the regime of Libyan dictator, Muammar Gaddafi, and sources [...]

1 comment Read Full Article
    Al-Bashir arrives Sudan after surviving arrest attempt in S’Africa

Al-Bashir arrives Sudan after surviving arrest attempt in S’Africa

President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan has arrived his country after failed attempts by the international criminal court (ICC) to arrest him in South Africa. He was recieved by his ministers amid cheers from supporters. He  waved his cane in the air as he stepped off the presidential jet in the capital, Khartoum, and chanted: "God is greatest!". al-Bashir flew in from South Africa [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Buhari: Mediterranean crisis ‘dehumanising’

Buhari: Mediterranean crisis ‘dehumanising’

President Muhammadu Buhari has described the quest of  African youths to seek greener pastures abroad through illegal means as an embarrassment to African leaders. Speaking on Sunday during the opening session of the 25th assembly of heads of state and government of the African Union in Johannesburg, South Africa, Buhari appealed to his counterparts across the continent to work towards sustaining [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    ICC moves to arrest al-Bashir in South Africa

ICC moves to arrest al-Bashir in South Africa

The international criminal court (ICC) has prevailed on South African authorities not to allow President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan to leave Johannesburg, where he is attending the African Union (AU) summit, in compliance with an interim order of a Pretoria high court. The court says Bashir must stay in the country until Monday when it will rule on whether al-Bashir should [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Advertisement
NOTE: The black market rates represent the most prevalent. They could be slightly higher or lower among different sellers.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement