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Lebanon fires two rockets at Israel, drawing Israeli retaliation

Lebanon has fired two rockets at Israel.Israel, in turn, has responded with artillery fire.The skirmishes are part of regional tension ...

Rwanda sends 300 troops for UN mission in Central African Republic

Rwanda has sent 300 troops to reinforce United Nations peacekeepers in the Central African Republic, where they will help protect ...

DR Congo doctors end three-week strike

A doctors' union in Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday called off a three-week-old strike over pay that had brought ...

DA seeks to stop EFF's march in Phoenix, Durban

Democratic Alliance leader, John Steenhuisen, has written to the South African Human Rights Commission in an effort to stop the ...

Court orders church to pay transgender woman R600 000 in damages

The Equality Court has awarded a transgender woman R600 000 in damages.Karabo Ndlovu was made to undress in a public ...

Namibian medallist reopens athletics 'intersex' debate

At just 18 years of age and with an Olympic silver medal in the bank, Christine Mboma has a bright ...

Naspers again bets on online insurance with R120m investment in Naked

Naspers Foundry said investing in the company meets its strategy of growing tech businesses that address societal needs.Naked was established ...

Sudan takes first step towards joining International Criminal Court

The Sudanese Cabinet has backed a draft bill to join the ICC.Cabinet's approval however, still needs to be ratified.Prime Minister ...

Cape Town taxi operator shot dead a day after ceasefire agreement

Another taxi operator was shot dead in Cape Town.The 56-year-old Codeta operator was shot in the face and chest at ...

USAID Head Pushes for Humanitarian Aid Access in Tigray

U.S. Agency for International Development head Samantha Power is set to meet Wednesday with officials in Ethiopia as the United ...

T20 WC: India to face Pakistan on October 24

By Baidurjo BhoseNew Delhi [India], August 4 (ANI): The much-awaited high-octane clash between India and Pakistan in the upcoming T20 ...

SA steel supplier hit by cyberattack around the same time as Transnet

At the end of July - around the same time Transnet was hit by a cyberattack - local steel supplier ...

Airline industry statistics confirm 2020 was worst year

Montreal [Canada], August 4 (ANI): The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released the World Air Transport Statistics (WATS) publication ...

Much-changed Lions want fewer stoppages after 126-minute second Test

British & Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland said on Tuesday he would be speaking to the referees about ensuring a ...

Covid-19: Death toll climbs by 555 as cases increase by 8 988

South Africa recorded 8 988 new confirmed Covid-19 infections on Tuesday.555 new deaths have been recorded, bringing the official death ...

US Has Shipped 110 Million COVID-19 Vaccine Doses to 65 Countries

WHITE HOUSE - Calling it a major milestone, U.S. President Joe Biden announced on Tuesday that the country has shipped ...

Ethiopia Suspends Work of Two Aid Groups Active in Tigray

NAIROBI - Two international aid groups said Tuesday that the Ethiopian government had suspended part or all of their operations, ...

Nigerian Doctors Strike Amid Coronavirus Third Wave

ABUJA, NIGERIA - Doctors in Nigeria's state-run hospitals have walked off the job over what they call poor salaries, insurance, ...

Why Accra's property boom hasn't produced affordable housing

African cities are among the fastest growing in the world, leading to rising demand for urban housing. Housing policies promoted ...

Five ways Uganda's health teams provided HIV care in lockdown

Uganda is currently in a partial country-wide lockdown. The "second wave" of coronavirus infections has been especially unforgiving. There is ...

How the private sector can support South Africa's COVID-19 vaccine rollout

South African president Cyril Ramaphosa recently announced the scaling up of the country's COVID-19 vaccination rollout. At the beginning of ...

Dwayne Bravo plays his final T20I match 'in the Caribbean'

Georgetown [Guyana], August 3 (ANI): Dwayne Bravo, the two-time T20I World Champion, on Tuesday announced that today's match against Pakistan ...

Africa's COVID-19 cases surpass 6.78 million: Africa CDC

Addis Ababa [Ethiopia], August 3 (ANI/Xinhua): The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa reached 6,787,146 as of Tuesday afternoon, ...

FIFA hand year suspension to former CAF head Hayatou

FIFA's ethics committee on Tuesday handed a year ban from football-related activities to former African Football Confederation (CAF) president Issa ...

Top three basics the Boks can improve to win Lions series

There are specific basic areas of improvement the Springboks could incorporate that, although not drastic, could swing the deciding third ...

16 hostages killed in DR Congo's restive east

Weeks after being taken hostage, 16 people were stabbed to death.The victims included two women.They were held by the Allied ...

Minister Dlamini-Zuma briefs media on local government elections

Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma will brief members of the media on developments with regards to the ...

FBI to help recover money from SA crypto firm Mirror Trading

US investigators joined an investigation into Mirror Trading International, seen as 2020's biggest cryptocurrency scam, to help liquidators of the ...

Olympics roundup: Norway's Karsten Warholm wins 'best race ever'

Norway's Karsten Warholm won Olympic gold in the men's 400-meter hurdles, narrowly defeating American Rai Benjamin on Tuesday in Tokyo. ...

Healthcare staff face rising violence worldwide: WHO

© Provided by Xinhua In 2020, alongside the spread of COVID-19 in the world, 333 confirmed assaults were reported to ...

UAE lifts ban for transit traveller from six countries

New Delhi, [India], August 3 (ANI): United Arab of Emirates (UAE) lifted the ban for transit travellers for six countries ...

AFI squad for World Athletics U20 Championships

New Delhi [India], August 3 (ANI): The selection committee of the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) has picked a 28-member ...

Indigenous plants and food security: a South African case study

Food security exists when all people, at all times, have physical and economic access to sufficient safe and nutritious food. ...

Nigeria still processing telecom firm MTN's licence renewal

Nigeria's communications commission said on Tuesday MTN Nigeria's application to renew its operating licence for another ten years was still ...

Cape Cobras name dissolved in favour of Western Province

The Cape Cobras have formally been renamed Western Province following South African cricket's domestic restructure.The local cricket scene will revert ...

Six changes to Lions starting XV for final Test against Springboks

The British & Irish Lions announced six changes on Tuesday to their starting team for the decisive third Test against ...

Eskom seeks financial advisors on separation into three units

Eskom said it's seeking to appoint advisors on how to restructure itself into three separate units, a reorganisation that was ...

Phoenix unrest claimed 36 lives - Police Minister Bheki Cele

Police Minister Bheki Cele said recent unrest in Phoenix, KwaZulu-Natal claimed 36 lives.Of the 36 people who were killed, 30 ...

UN rights chief concerned about Tunisia turmoil, offers help

UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet voiced her concerns about the political turmoil in Tunisia in a phone call with the ...

IMF approves largest SDR allocation in history to combat COVID-19 crisis

© Provided by Xinhua Many countries entered this crisis with high debt levels and limited resources to ramp up health ...

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Wildfires, high temperatures strike Sicily, Italy

Catania, Sicily: Italian firefighters are battling wildfires in Sicily for a second consecutive day.The fires reached the town of Catania ...

U.S. doctors' groups endorse COVID-19 vaccines for pregnant women

CHICAGO, Illinois: All pregnant women should receive Covid vaccines, according to two major U.S. obstetricians' groups.Citing data collected from tens ...

Protests in France to block use of Covid health pass

PARIS, France: Thousands of people in Paris and other French cities protested against the introduction of a mandatory COVID-19 health ...

Deadline for UN pledges on greenhouse gases missed by China, India

BERLIN, Germany: China and India missed a U.N. deadline to submit new plans detailing how they will reduce greenhouse gas ...

Haiti Supreme Court judge in hiding, wanted in killing of president

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti: Haitian police on Friday accused former Supreme Court judge Wendelle Coq-Thelot of having met with Colombian mercenaries accused ...

U.K. Space Command begins task of protecting from threats in space

LONDON, England: Following the United States, Britain has created a military space command to supervise activities in space, Britain's Ministry ...

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Abbott Ireland announces expansion plans, new jobs

DONEGAL, Ireland - Announcing plans to expand its workforce in Donegal, the U.S. healthcare giant Abbott unveiled plans to create 500 new jobs in the country.Abbott Ireland currently hires c ...

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