FUNERAL HELD FOR TANZANIA’S CONJOINED TWINS

The funeral of Tanzania’s conjoined twins, Maria and consolata Mwakikuti, who died on Saturday aged 21, has taken place at Ruaha Catholic University in the southern highlands. The women had been studying education at the university and teaching staff and students were among those who paid tribute to them. They had been joined from the […]

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SOUTH AFRICAN MAN SENTENCED TO TWO LIFE SENTENCES FOR RAPING AND KILLING 14-MONTH-OLD BABY

A 29-year-old man has been sentenced to two life sentences by the Johannesburg high court for raping and murdering a 14-month-old baby girl. ENCA reports that the man kidnapped the child and its mother then raped and killed the baby in September 2015 in Tembisa. He was also sentenced to an additional 10 years imprisonment, which will […]

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TWO MORE’ EBOLA DEATHS RECORDED

Health officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo say two more people have died from the Ebola virus, the Reuters news agency reports. The fatalities were recorded in the north-east city of Mbandaka and a nurse died in the village of Bikoro, where the outbreak was first detected, health ministry spokeswoman Jessica Ilunga said. Officials […]

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FOREIGN SHOP OWNERS UNDER THREAT IN SOUTH AFRICA

A business association in South Africa’s coastal city of Durban has asked foreign nationals to close their businesses and leave the city’s northern townships by Friday. The Northern Region Business Association accuses foreign nationals of suffocating the local economy in townships and unfair business practices, eNCA reports.  This comes nearly three years after 2,000 people were displaced […]

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Grace Mugabe’s assault immunity challenged

Afrikaner lobby group Afriforum is heading to court to challenge a decision by the previous South African government to grant Grace Mugabe diplomatic immunity. Zimbabwe’s former first lady is accused of assaulting model Gabriella Engels with an electric cord at an upmarket Johannesburg hotel, where her two sons were staying, in August last year. Mrs […]

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ROBERT MUGABE’S APPEARANCE IN DIAMONDS INQUIRY DELAYED

Former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe will not appear before a parliament committee this week to answer questions on multi-billion-dollar corruption in the diamond industry after the hearing was postponed, a lawmaker said on Monday. The 94-year-old Mugabe had been summoned to appear before the mines and energy committee on Wednesday. But the Member of Parliament […]

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