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SA's trade surplus swells to R57bn thanks to commodities boom

The June trade balance expanded to around R57 billion, from R54 billion recorded in May, data from the SA Revenue ...

Covid-19: Kenya extends curfew as cases surge

Kenya said Friday it is extending a nighttime curfew and banning public gatherings to slow the spread of Covid-19, warning ...

Lions have not watched Erasmus 'sideshow', says coach McBryde

Robin McBryde said on Friday that neither he nor the other British and Irish Lions coaches had watched a video ...

Cameroon Says Boko Haram Attacks Military, Seduces Civilians

MAROUA, CAMEROON - Officials in Cameroon say Boko Haram militants appear to be changing their tactics and attacking only military ...

Another big jump in fuel prices on the cards in August

Consumers can expect a hefty increase on all fuel types in August due to an increase in import prices, the ...

19 civilians killed in new attack in Niger

A new attack in Niger killed 19 people.The attack took place in the Banibangou area where 14 civilians were killed ...

'Wow! Wow! Women Get Olympic Track Off to Sizzling Start

TOKYO - Usain Bolt might be long gone from the sprint scene. It doesn't mean Jamaica has slowed down one ...

Simple way to desalinate water using solar energy

Yekaterinburg [Russia], July 30 (ANI): During a new research, Ural Federal University (UrFU) power engineers developed a new desalination technology ...

CDC COVID Delta Variant Can Spread As Easily As Chickenpox

According to reports in The Washington Post and The New York Times, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ...

Proteas confirm limited overs tour to Sri Lanka

Cricket South Africa (CSA) has confirmed that the Proteas men will tour Sri Lanka from 2 to 14 September for ...

Blinken says Tunisian president promised 'democratic path'

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Tunisia President Kais Saied promised a return to democracy.But he expressed concern about ...

South Africa to tour Sri Lanka in Sept

Cape Town [South Africa], July 30 (ANI): Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Friday confirmed the Proteas men's outbound tour to ...

Cop in dock for allegedly soliciting bribe to withdraw case

A North West police officer has appeared in court on corruption charges.The officer allegedly requested a bribe to make a ...

The power of no: Simone Biles, Naomi Osaka and Black women's resistance

Simone Biles, the US gymnast widely considered "the greatest of all time", withdrew from the Olympic finals this week, saying:Biles ...

Covid-19: SA records 523 new fatalities as death toll passes 71 000

South Africa recorded 13 751 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 on Thursday.523 new deaths have been recorded, bringing the official ...

Did South Africa's Covid-19 tobacco ban work?

When South Africa went into lockdown in March last year, a tobacco ban was introduced.This was in the hopes of ...

Stressed by COVID-19, Zimbabweans Turn to Friendship Bench for Solace

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic has stretched people's mental health around the globe, and Zimbabwe is no exception. But ...

Tokyo Olympics: MP Jabir fails to qualify for semis

Tokyo [Japan], July 30 (ANI): India hurdler MP Jabir failed to qualify for the semi-finals in the men's 400m hurdles ...

Manny Pina homers twice as Brewers cap sweep of Pirates

Manny Pina homered twice, Rowdy Tellez also went deep and the visiting Milwaukee Brewers completed a three-game series sweep of ...

Tokyo Olympics: Avinash Sable fails to qualify for final

Tokyo [Japan], July 30 (ANI): India's Avinash Mukund Sable failed to qualify for the men's 3000m steeplechase final here at ...

WHO says delta variant driving 'fourth wave' in Middle East

Cairo [Egypt], July 30 (ANI): The delta variant has led to a surge in coronavirus outbreaks triggering a "fourth wave" ...

First Person: Im not old enough to be a woman says trafficked teen

A teenage girl who was sold for sex for the price of a few beers as a twelve-year-old, has told ...

Congress moves to reclaim its war powers

In mid-July 2021, a bipartisan and ideologically diverse group of senators proposed a new bill that, if passed, would dramatically ...

UK announces donation of 10 million vaccines

New Delhi [India], July 30 (ANI): India has confirmed that it is not on the list of beneficiaries announced by ...

We are contributing to peace-building efforts

New York [US], July 30 (ANI): India's development partnership with Afghanistan includes more than 550 Community Development Projects covering all ...

Morocco's COVID-19 caseload tops 600,000

© Provided by Xinhua To curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, the vaccination drive in Morocco has picked up ...

Resilience gives students an edge in rural African universities

Students in rural African universities typically experience several challenges to do with poor infrastructure and a poor education foundation.As a ...

What South Africa needs to do to improve education for disabled children

In many countries, including South Africa, there is stark economic inequality between adults with disabilities and those without. One key ...

Dogs in the city: on the scent of Zimbabwe's urban history

Dogs are political. Their very existence in modern cities has goaded those in power into trying to discipline them - ...

Tanzania's Hassan faces her first political test: constitutional reform

After the death of Tanzania's president John Pombe Magufuli in March 2021, his successor Samia Suluhu Hassan began her tenure ...

USAID Chief to Visit Ethiopia to Press for Tigray Aid

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) chief Samantha Power will visit Ethiopia next week to press for humanitarian access into ...

Past climate change help us prepare for future

Washington [US], July 29 (ANI): Scientists are calling for a better understanding of past extreme climate change events in an ...

SAB sees double-digit sales and profit growth despite booze bans

South African Breweries (SAB) has seen double-digit growth in both profit and sales in the six months to end-June, a ...

Covid-19: Covax expecting 250 million donated doses soon, says WHO

The Covax scheme is expecting 250 million donated vaccines soon.The WHO says this will be a boost for several countries ...

Stellenbosch University launches School for Climate Studies

Stellenbosch University officially launched a School for Climate Studies.The school was established 18 months after the initial planning.About 100 Masters ...

Uber launches women-only feature for female drivers in SA

Uber has launched a women-only feature for its female drivers.They will be given the option to select a preference to ...

#UnrestSA: KZN declares state of disaster due to magnitude of damage

The KZN provincial executive has called for a provincial state of disaster classification following the civil unrest.Premier Sihle Zikalala said ...

Top UN Humanitarian Official Visits Ethiopia

The top United Nations humanitarian official began his first official visit to Ethiopia Thursday amid a humanitarian crisis resulting from ...

German Official Sent Home for Racist Slur at Olympics

A German cycling official has been suspended and will be sent home from the Tokyo Olympics after using a racist ...

Rwanda says it has killed 14 insurgents in Mozambique

Rwanda killed 14 insurgents in Mozambique in fighting this week, an army spokesperson said on Thursday adding that a Rwandan ...

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Lions have not watched Erasmus 'sideshow', says scrum coach McBryde

Robin McBryde said on Friday that neither he nor the other British and Irish Lions coaches had watched a video ...

SA's trade surplus swells to R57bn thanks to commodities boom

The June trade balance expanded to around R57 billion, from R54 billion recorded in May, data from the SA Revenue ...

Covid-19: Kenya extends curfew as cases surge

Kenya said Friday it is extending a nighttime curfew and banning public gatherings to slow the spread of Covid-19, warning ...

Lions have not watched Erasmus 'sideshow', says coach McBryde

Robin McBryde said on Friday that neither he nor the other British and Irish Lions coaches had watched a video ...

Cameroon Says Boko Haram Attacks Military, Seduces Civilians

MAROUA, CAMEROON - Officials in Cameroon say Boko Haram militants appear to be changing their tactics and attacking only military ...

Another big jump in fuel prices on the cards in August

Consumers can expect a hefty increase on all fuel types in August due to an increase in import prices, the ...

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