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1 month ago | April 21, 2019

SA brings forward Eskom bailout to avert default

South Africa’s government has had to bring forward the bailout of state power firm Eskom, after it rushed 5 billion rand ...

The man who won’t give up in Indian elections

Every Indian election throws up several independent candidates who, despite the odds stacked against them, take a chance ...

5 months ago | December 23, 2018

Online clothing retailers modify products

BERLIN — Models testing fashion brands like Adidas, Benetton and Gap are finding that almost a third of the shoes and ...

6 months ago | November 15, 2018

Theresa May on the brink

Prime Minister Theresa May is fighting for her political life as a growing revolt from within her own party threatens to ...

SA plods ahead with land reform

South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) is forging ahead with plans to amend the constitution to make it ...

7 months ago | November 7, 2018

Africa enjoying oil boom

Africa is finally seeing the benefits from the recovery in crude prices as companies ramp up drilling from Algeria to Namibia.

7 months ago | October 19, 2018

Exxon looks to Southern and West Africa for big oil find

Kevin Crowley Exxon Mobil Corp is targeting western and southern Africa for the world’s next big oil bonanza as the ...

1 year ago | January 31, 2018

Winnie Mandela discharged from hospital

JOHANNESBURG.— South Africa South African anti-apartheid activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was discharged from hospital ...

Kenya’s Raila Odinga swears self as president

NAIROBI. — Kenyan authorities suspended television and radio stations yesterday as supporters of opposition leader Raila ...

2 years ago | November 19, 2017

High praise for ZDF in SA

Pretoria — Zimbabweans gathered in Pretoria on Saturday to demand the removal of President Mugabe praised their ...

Da Vinci painting sells for US$450m

A 500-year-old painting believed to be by Leonardo da Vinci has sold for US$450,3 million in New York, blazing a new ...

Trump reverses Zim elephants plan

Matt Pearce In a surprise move, the Trump administration will suspend its recent decision to allow hunters to bring ...

Funeral for 26 Nigerian drowning victims

Salerno — Italy held a mass funeral on Friday for 26 young Nigerian women who drowned while trying to cross the ...

Zuma backs the people

South African President Jacob Zuma said on Saturday the African region was committed to supporting “the people of ...