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  • Zimbabwe: MDC-T Dares Govt to Capacitate ZEC to Deliver On War Promise

    October 10, 2017 7:45 AM 38

    The opposition MDC-T party has challenged government to ensure the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) is fully capacitated to register every eligible Zimbabwean for next year's elections. According to the party, anything less amounts to betrayal of the purpose of the liberation struggle which supposedly brought political rights to the country's citizens

  • Namibia: Over 100 Hippos Dead in Bwabwata

    October 9, 2017 3:37 PM 42

    Bwabwata — About 107 hippos have been recorded dead as from October 2 to date in the Mahango area of Bwabwata National Park in Kavango East Region. Officials in the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) suspect the hippopotamuses are dying as a result of a lethal anthrax disease and have dispatched state veterinarians to the area to assess for and confirm

  • Poor nations need farm investment or face importing more food

    October 9, 2017 1:50 PM 46

    UN says improvements needed in agriculture amid urbanisation. The poorest countries risk a greater dependence on food imports unless more is invested in their rural agriculture industries as people move toward cities, according to the United Nations. As urban populations rise, diets are changing and consumption of foods like meat, fruit and vegetables

  • Off to Botswana on a pilgrimage

    October 9, 2017 10:03 AM 43

    Durban - Just under 400 South African pilgrims crossed the South African border recently bound for the Thirupathi Balaji Temple of Botswana to observe Purattasi. The temple, which resembles a scaled down version of the original Thirupathi Temple in India, is believed to be the only Balaji temple in the southern hemisphere. This third annual Purattasi

  • UDC, expert vindicated by Mugabe’s words on Khama

    October 9, 2017 4:00 AM 39

    Mugabe attacked Khama, accusing him of not supporting the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Pelonomi Venson- Moitoi’s bid for chair of the African Union (AU) Commission. Mugabe was speaking during the recent Zimbabwe-South Africa Bi-National Commission (BNC). Over the years opposition parties have been complaining about Khama’s

  • Petrus Vaalbooi welcomed as new leader of San Community in N. Cape

    October 8, 2017 11:45 PM 81

    As an activist Vaalbooi became instrumental in helping the San to claim back the land they lost in what is known as the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.(SABC) Vaalbooi is the successor of the long standing, Khomani San Leader Dawid Kruiper who died five years ago. 72-year-old Petrus Vaalbooi is well known for being the right hand man, a close friend and Kruiper's

  • Push to make 'Arch for the Arch' permanent

    October 8, 2017 9:59 PM 42

    Tutu’s arch was unveiled on the Nobel Peace laureate’s 86th birthday on Saturday after Cape Town mayor Patricia De Lille asked Design Indaba to conceptualise a tribute to the stalwart and former Truth and Reconciliation Committee chairperson. At the unveiling De Lille said Tutu continued to “speak truth to power” even after the advent of democracy

  • Bad air conditioning at Prayer Breakfast irks President Museveni

    October 8, 2017 1:04 PM 34

    The organisers of the 19th National Prayer Breakfast had everything figured, except for one thing, the air conditioner (AC). Or at least it looked they had until President Yoweri Museveni took to the podium. The minimal fresh air perturbed the President so much that he gave examples of previous meetings he has attended where organisers again overlooked

  • City honours Tutu with Arch for the Arch

    October 8, 2017 8:17 AM 56

    Now, at 86, the City of Cape Town has honoured Anglican Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu for his role in attaining freedom for South Africa. The city unveiled an arch yesterday to mark his contribution to freedom and justice and to celebrate his birthday. Framed by Cape Town’s historic Goverment Avenue near St George’s Cathedral and Parliament, the arch is also symbolic

  • Dalai Lama: Desmond Tutu 'very precious in this troubled world'

    October 7, 2017 9:02 PM 133

    Cape Town – Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu should live "at least [a] few years" more, the Dalai Lama said in celebration of Tutu's 86th birthday on Saturday. "You really impact millions of people's minds…The only remedy you see [for a] problem is compassion, forgiveness, love, tolerance ... [and] you always ... teach these values and you yourself practice