International News

2 weeks ago | March 22, 2020

3rd Fort Hare student killed since start of year

A third student at the University of Fort Hare in Alice has been murdered since the start of the 2020 academic year. ...

London homeless to be housed in hotels

Hundreds of homeless people in London are being housed in hotels to self-isolate and give them “vital protection” from ...

Italy reports nearly 800 deaths in largest daily rise

The death toll from an outbreak of coronavirus in Italy has leapt by 793 to 4 825, officials said, by far the largest ...

Guinea to hold contested polls

Voters in Guinea headed to the polls yesterday to elect members of parliament and vote on a proposed constitutional ...

Africa in for tough battle as coronavirus cases rise

Sub-Saharan Africa recorded its second coronavirus death on Friday as infections rose in South Africa, where the ...

2 weeks ago | March 20, 2020

Methodist Church prepares court order to remove refugees amid ...

The Methodist Church of Southern Africa is in the process of bringing an eviction order against hundreds of refugees, ...

India hangs four men over 2012 Delhi bus gang rape and murder

India has executed four men for the gang rape and murder of a woman on a Delhi bus in 2012 that sparked huge nationwide ...

Biden earns near-unstoppable lead in Democrats race

Joe Biden scored decisive victories in all three major Democratic primaries, earning him a nearly insurmountable lead ...

Prince Harry urged to return to royal duties

PRINCE Harry has been advised to step up his efforts to look after the elderly relatives he left behind in the UK after ...

Fewer cases of Covid-19 recorded in Africa

The novel coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak, recently declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO), ...

Spain’s death toll surges past 1 000

At least 1 000 people have now died in Spain from the coronavirus, while the total number of infections in the country ...

Pangolin sales plunge in Gabon over bug fears

Pangolins were once a prized item in the markets of Gabon’s capital Libreville, but bushmeat sellers have started hiding ...

3 weeks ago | March 19, 2020

Steep cut in SA interest rates announced

THE South African Reserve Bank’s monetary policy committee has today cut the repo rate by 100 basis points, or one ...

South African Airways cancels 162 flights due to coronavirus

JOHANNESBURG – South African Airways (SAA) said on Wednesday that it had cancelled 162 international and regional ...