Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake called the Baltimore’s recent spike in violence “disheartening” Thursday as police work to address a dramatic increase in homicides and nonfatal shootings in the black American city.
“It’s extremely frustrating,” the mayor told reporters at a news … Read the rest
The rand was a touch softer against the dollar on Thursday, coming off the session’s highs after the central bank left rates unchanged despite a hawkish policy statement that had fuelled last minute expectations for a hike.
Governor Lesetja Kganyago … Read the rest
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe laid the blame for xenophobic violence in South Africa on whites, because he said they still owned most of the land and had most of the opportunities.
“It is a matter of the whites keeping things … Read the rest
Police have warned the public of fake police who have been driving around KwaMashu, Newlands East and Greenwood Park, robbing people.
Police spokesman Thulani Zwane said three men were driving around the area in a white Toyota Avanza fitted with … Read the rest
The police are investigating after bomb scares at two shopping malls in Johannesburg.
Emergency Services and the police’s bomb squad evacuated Cresta in Randburg and Eastgate in Bedfordview.
No devices were found.
Eastgate Mall Spokesperson, Amelia Beattie says, “We receive … Read the rest
Lesotho’s opposition leader has fled the country for the second time in a year, claiming that he was at risk of assassination after being voted out of power.
Thomas Thabane, the former prime minister, travelled to Botswana on Tuesday night … Read the rest
The National Union of Mine Workers (NUM) says the country’s mining sector is still far lagging behind in implementing the required health and safety measures.
The union concedes that, although strides are being made by mining houses to improve safety, … Read the rest
Commenting on the current conflict around Afrikaans-only schools in the Gauteng Province, Dr. Dan Roodt, leader of PRAAG, has called for seeing it in its historical context.
“Issues around culture, language, identity and education go to the heart of the … Read the rest
An MIT report has found that regular solar panels like the ones used today could supply much of the world with power. They believe terawatts of energy could be produced by 2050 and say that investment, not technology, could be … Read the rest
The percentage of Russians who are positive about the law banning the propaganda of homosexuality is increasing and is now 77% against 67% in 2013, Levada Center told Interfax.
Fifteen percent of the respondents do not support this law and … Read the rest
Republican senator and presidential candidate Marco Rubio is backing a bill that would triple the number of guest workers businesses could hire every year, after hundreds of workers in his state were fired and literally replaced by foreign guest workers.… Read the rest
Islamic State militants have entered Syria’s historic city of Palmyra, a UNESCO landmark, after gaining full control over the city, a monitoring group said Thursday. The extremists now control more than 50 percent of Syrian territory, it adds.
The Syrian … Read the rest