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September 22, 2017 1:04 PM Botswana reports suspected foot-and-mouth outbreak

On Tuesday (19 September), Botswanan veterinary services were asked to investigate cattle that demonstrated symptoms of the disease. The cattle were discovered in a communal grazing area near Sehithwa Village. Samples for testing were collected, but results were still pending. Thus far, five animals have shown symptoms of FMD, while another 343 head of cattle 3

September 22, 2017 11:39 AM Prostate Cancer Cases on the Rise in Rural India, Eat Nuts Regularly to Cut the Risks

Exercise regularly, eat healthy to stave off risks of cancer. An IANS report suggests prostate cancer cases in rural India to see a sharp rise. "Most of the metastatic prostate cancer cases are from rural areas. Therefore, it's a challenge to government and doctors to decrease the risk factors and take prostate cancer risk in the rural areas very seriously 3

September 22, 2017 4:00 AM Dibotelo denies allegations against him

The judges - Justices Tshepo Motswagole, Lot Moroka, Gaolapelwe Ketlogetswe and Godfrey Nthomiwa want the court to review and set aside a decision by the JSC to open and continue with an investigation against them in respect of a petition dated August 17, 2015. According to the judges’ founding affidavit, their application stems from their annual judicial 1

September 20, 2017 4:00 AM Ngami dikgosi demand preferential allocation of land to locals

This came to the fore during a stakeholder meeting with dikgosi at Maun Lodge on Wednesday where dikgosi accused the Tawana Land Board (TLB) of an agenda to dispossess communities their land. The Land Board called the meeting to inform dikgosi about rampant squatting which has risen to 984 cases in Maun, land allocation issues and an update on Molapo 2

September 19, 2017 12:17 PM Nisar advises PM to put house in order but not make Pakistan a laughing stock

ISLAMABAD: Former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has advised Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to fix the matters of the house (government) but not make the country a laughing stock before the world. “Nobody has any objection over cleaning the house but instead of making statements, attention should be paid to practical steps,” the former 8

September 19, 2017 10:47 AM Gem Diamonds has unveiled a 115-carat, high-quality diamond from its Letseng mine

Gem Diamonds has unearthed its sixth diamond of more than 100 carats this year from its Letseng mine in Lesotho, southern Africa. Shares in the London-listed miner lifted 1.37 per cent to 71.97p in morning trading after it unveiled its high-quality 115 carat, D-colour, or near colourless, Type IIa diamond. Gem Diamonds owns 70 per cent of the Letseng 6

September 19, 2017 10:18 AM World Bank cuts South Africa's 2017 growth forecast

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The World Bank on Tuesday halved its 2017 growth forecast for South Africa after the economy fell into recession earlier this year. It said in a report that 2017 growth would probably be 0.6 percent, down from an earlier estimate of 1.1 percent. Growth is seen ticking up to 1.1 percent next year and reaching 1.7 percent in 2019. But the bank warned 5

September 19, 2017 9:26 AM IDM gives Boswelakgosi JSS prize giving ceremony

In an endeavor to encourage learning among potential future enrollees, the Institute of Development Mangement (IDM) last week Friday, bestowed a generous offering of P10 000 to Boswelakgosi Junior Secondary School in Manyana village. Handing the funds over to the School Head, Peter Dire, IDM Assistant Director Academics, and Learners Support, Elijah 5

September 19, 2017 8:46 AM Tanzania: Magufuli Skips UN General Assembly, Once Again

Dar es Salaam — President John Magufuli has skipped another high profile United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) held in New York in the US between September 18 and 20, this year. In the meeting, Tanzania is represented by Minister of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation, Dr Augustine Mahiga. The meeting which started today, September 18, was addresses 7

September 19, 2017 7:06 AM Egypt knocks SA from top investment spot in Africa – RMB report

Egypt has knocked South Africa from its long-standing top spot regarding investments in Africa, according to Rand Merchant Bank’s latest Where to Invest in Africa report for 2018, released on Monday. This is the first time SA has not been in top spot since the report was initiated seven years ago. Nigeria, on the other hand, has for the first time not featured 6