Category Archives: General

Meet Captain South Africa; She’d Rather not Punch Criminals

The usual suspects � Wonder Woman, Spider-Man and Darth Vader � roamed at Comic Con Africa. A few African characters were also on display: Kwezi, Captain South Africa and Shaka Zulu.

The success of Marvel’s Black Panther film spiked interest …

INTRA-AFRICAN TRADE REMAINS A PRIORITY FOR SOUTH AFRICA – DTI

PRETORIA– Intra-African trade remains as a priority for the South African government, Director General of the Department of Trade and Industry (dti), Lionel October, said.

The priority for this government in the medium-term is to promote intra-African trade and broaden …

Countries reaffirm political will to globally eradicate Peste des petits ruminants

Brussels – Over 45 countries today renewed their commitment to globally eradicate by 2030, Peste des petits ruminants (PPR), a highly contagious and devastating disease responsible for the death of millions of sheep and goats each year. At the same …

CATHOLIC PRIEST IN MOZAMBIQUE SUSPENDED FOR ABUSING TEENAGE GIRL

MAPUTO– The Vicar-General of the Catholic diocese of Xai-Xai in southern Mozambique, Rafael Simbine, has confirmed the suspension of a priest in that city for sexually abusing a 16-year-old girl.

He told the Maputo newspaper, Noticias, that the Bishop of …

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the Situation in Tripoli, Libya

The Secretary-General condemns the continued escalation of violence in and around Libya’s capital and, in particular, the use by armed groups of indiscriminate shelling leading to the death and injury of civilians, including children. The Secretary-General extends his deepest condolences …

SOUTH AFRICA: FOREIGN-OWNED SHOPS REMAIN CLOSED IN SOWETO

SOWETO (SOUTH AFRICA)– Foreign shops remain closed in South AFrica’s Soweto, following days of violence and widespread looting this past week.

Residents went on a rampage on Wednesday, accusing foreign shop owners of selling expired food.

Ironically some looted the …