British authorities faced increasing pressure Monday to explain why they used anti-terror laws to detain the partner of a journalist who worked with US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden.
David Miranda — the Brazilian partner of Glenn Greenwald, an … Read the rest
Saudi Foreign Minister al-Faisal
Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal on Monday pledged to fill any financial gaps left by Western countries withdrawing aid from Egypt over its crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood protesters that has left hundreds dead since last … Read the rest
The Deputy President of Black Management Forum Koko Khumalo says a Gender Desk will be launched on Saturday, August 24 in Polokwane. She says the theme for the day is “Planning Beyond Lifetime”. Khumalo says the rationale for … Read the rest
Coloured youth smoking a substance in the Western Cape
The Western Cape provincial government has budgeted R87 million to fight drug and alcohol abuse, premier Helen Zille said on Monday.
“Our commitment in this regard has led to a doubling … Read the rest
The bulk carrier, Kiani Satu, has begun taking in water after she was re-floated at Buffalo Bay in the Southern Cape last weekend.
The South African Maritime Safety Authority (Samsa) says the vessel has extensively deteriorated since being … Read the rest
Platinum producer Lonmin faces possible strike action from minority unions that were left out of a recognition agreement it signed last week with the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu).
Trade union Solidarity says it is considering staging a … Read the rest
Oscar Pistorius’s lawyers are trying to negotiate an out-of-court settlement with the parents of his dead girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, The Times reported on Tuesday.
Pistorius’s lawyer Kenny Oldwage confirmed that they were in discussions with the Steenkamp family.… Read the rest
United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says the lifting of targeted sanctions against Zimbabwe is a matter for individual member states.
He was responding to a question during a brief press encounter with journalists at the UN … Read the rest
Egypt is a key bottleneck in the global oil industry. Should the current turmoil in the North African country get any worse, a potential oil spike could damage any nascent economic recovery.
After last week’s bloody crackdown by the Egyptian … Read the rest
The Egyptian government isn’t very happy with the way in which foreign journalists are covering the military crackdown on pro-Morsi protesters in the country, a conflict that has left over 800 people dead and thousands injured in just a few … Read the rest
Oscar Pistoirus during a previous court hearing
The police’s explosives teams carried out a precautionary sweep to check for explosives inside the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court room where paralympian Oscar Pistorius would appear on Monday.
Reporters were asked to temporarily leave … Read the rest
Sudanese billionaire and philanthropist Mo Ibrahim has warned that South Africa must deal with the land question faced in the country or face the consequences thereof.
Ibrahim is in the country to deliver a lecture at the 11th … Read the rest
Rian Malan and Pik Botha
The African National Congress has broken the affirmative action deal it reached with the National Party in 1994, apartheid era foreign minister Pik Botha reportedly said.
According to a Fin24 report Botha said that Affirmative … Read the rest
A burnt-out Coptic Church in Egypt
by Hamza Hendawi
After torching a Franciscan school, Islamists paraded three nuns on the streets like “prisoners of war” before a Muslim woman offered them refuge. Two other women working at the school were … Read the rest