25 civilians killed in DRC ethnic attack

Goma — Militiamen from the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Nande ethnic group have killed 25 civilians in the country’s violence-torn east, almost all of them hacked to death with machetes, local offi...
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

Tussle erupts over Madiba’s gravesite

Johannesburg — Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has threatened to stop the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the Eastern Cape provincial government’s plans to open the former statesman’s grave to tourists.
People arriving at the scene of the blast yesterday. — Al Jazeera

Pakistan mourns attack victims

Islamabad (Pakistan) — Pakistan has closed two of its border crossings with Afghanistan and demanded that Kabul takes action against 76 “terrorists” it says are hiding in Afghan territory in response...

Dineo wrecks 20 000 houses in Mozambique

Durban — A total of 20 000 houses have been destroyed and 130 000 people displaced in Mozambique due to tropical cyclone Dineo, the country’s national emergency operations centre (CENOE) said on Thur...