Democratic Republic of Congo rebels said Tuesday they were laying down their arms after a crushing assault by the UN-backed army pushed them out of the country’s mineral-rich troubled east.
The M23 movement said in a statement that it … Read the rest
The Apartheid Museum reminds visitors daily why violence pays
Shots were fired at protesters at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Tuesday, police said.
“A shooting did take place at the Union Buildings where some people were injured,” said police … Read the rest
A 12-year-old boy was shot and wounded during a protest in Jabulani, Soweto, Gauteng police said on Tuesday.
Warrant Officer Kay Makhubela said the boy was shot on Friday.
“It is alleged the boy was shot in the head. By … Read the rest
The partly burnt body of an eight-year-old boy has been found in a field in the Ramaphosa informal settlement on the East Rand, police said on Tuesday.
“The boy was found dead with socks stuffed in his mouth and a … Read the rest
By Eric Margolis
March 2013 the 10th anniversary of the Iraq War.
In October, 2002, I wrote a cover-story about Iraq for the first issue of American Conservative magazine, entitled “The March to Folly.” My article predicted the impending invasion … Read the rest
Concerns were raised tonight that Britain operates a top-secret listening post from its Berlin embassy to eavesdrop on the seat of German power.
Documents leaked by the US National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden show that GCHQ is, together with … Read the rest
The gruesome murder of an Eldorado Park teenager at the weekend appears to be a revenge killing for another girl’s death nine months ago.
Sandy Maharla’s killing bears striking similarities to the rape and murder of Micaela Manneson, who was … Read the rest
Father Craig Laubscher
Severely beaten with a hand drill, strangled, locked in a room, and left for dead, a well known and loved Pretoria priest is recovering in an ICU ward in hospital.
Father Craigh Laubscher, 45, of the St … Read the rest
A video showing a KwaZulu-Natal pupil being assaulted and stabbed by a group of other pupils has been posted on YouTube.
The screams of other pupils who saw the attack are heard in the 50-second video. It had over 300 … Read the rest
A father was patrolling one side of Khutsong on the West Rand when a mob attacked and killed his son in another section during a wave of killings, according to a report on Tuesday.
The Khutsong crime fighter’s … Read the rest
A matric pupil has been beaten to death by a group of people who believed he was involved with the disappearance of children in Nomphumelelo township in East London, Eastern Cape police said on Monday.
The 23-year-old Mbulelo Mtati was … Read the rest
M23 rebels are well-armed, say sources
The current conflict in the Kivu Region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) threatens to linger on despite an international effort to broker a truce between the M23 rebellion and the Congolese government. … Read the rest
Russians on the march for Unity Day
Several thousand Russian nationalists rallied Monday in Moscow, venting against the migrants they accuse of pushing up the crime rate and taking their jobs.
The protest took place on the national holiday of … Read the rest
Thandi Modise, premier of North West province
Schools need to take firm action against the perpetrators of racism, North West premier Thandi Modise said on Monday.
“Incidents of racism such as the one reported (at Potchefstroom Gimnasium) undermine efforts of … Read the rest