South Africa: Blitzboks Drawn Alongside Canada, Kenya for Dubai
The Blitzboks have been drawn alongside Canada, Kenya and Uganda for the opening round of the World Rugby Sevens Series in Dubai. The defending champion South Africans head up a… Read more »
Kenya: Exclusive - 'A Free, Fair Election Is Unlikely in Kenya,' Says an Expert
Kenya is "unlikely going to hold" a free and fair presidential vote as they are too many challenges ahead of the election rerun later this month, says an expert. Read more »
Uganda: Court Official Suspended for Wearing 'A Very Short, Tight Dress'
A Ugandan court official has reportedly been suspended for wearing "a very short and tight dress" to work, breaching the country's strict dress code for public sector workers. Read more »
Kenya: Zoo's Horn Burning Ceremony Keeps Traders in Czech
In the run-up to World Rhino Day on Friday, September 22, the former head of the Kenya Wildlife Service, Dr Richard Leakey has slammed South Africa's rhino horn traders by calling… Read more »
South Africa: Ethiopia's Negewu Defends Cape Town Marathon Title
Ethiopia's Asefa Mengstu Negewu came back to the marathon that launched him onto the international stage in 2016 and destroyed a quality field to successfully defend his Sanlam… Read more »
Kenya: Credibility of Kenya's Electoral Body 'Is Seriously Questionable'
Kenya's electoral body must to be "sincerely reformed" before the presidential election re-run next month as its credibility to hold a free and fair vote "is seriously… Read more »
South Africa: Ex Ambassador 'Directly Contributed' to Uganda's Anti-Gay Laws
Former Ugandan ambassador and controversial columnist Jon Qwelane "directly contributed" to the formulation of anti-homosexuality laws in Uganda, the University of Pretoria's… Read more »
South Africa: Former Ambassador Found Guilty of Hate Speech
Former ambassador to Uganda Jon Qwelane was found guilty of hate speech, in the South Gauteng High Court on Friday. Judge Dimpheletse Moshidi said, "The offending statement is… Read more »
Kenya: 'Concede Defeat and Move on, Kerry Tells Election Losers
Kenya's election process got the thumbs up from at least seven observer missions from outside the country, although most have expressed some concern about possible hacking and the… Read more »
Kenya: 'Ensure Peaceful, Transparent Vote', Kenya Leaders Told
Global civil society alliance, CIVICUS, has called on Kenyan authorities, politicians, leaders to act in a responsible manner and respect the the decision of the electorate, as the… Read more »
Africa: 'Make Africa Proud,' Mbeki, Mahama Tell Kenyans As Voting Begins
Two former presidents in charge of observer missions in the Kenyan elections have urged the country to make the continent proud by having successful elections. Read more »
South Africa: Zuma Congratulates Rwanda's Kagame On Re-Election
President Jacob Zuma has congratulated Rwandan president-elect Paul Kagame on his recent election victory, after sweeping through the vote last week. Read more »
Kenya: Collapse of ICC Case 'Is Reason for Fear of Violence Ahead of Kenya Polls'
Fears of violence in Kenya's upcoming election could partly be attributed to the collapse of the International Criminal Court's case against President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy… Read more »
South Africa: Durban Mercenary Involved in Failed Seychelles Coup Dies
The day a book about his life was sent to the printers, legendary Durban photographer Peter Duffy died. Read more »
South Africa: AU Oberservers Must Intervene Should 'Things Go Wrong in Kenya Polls' - Mbeki
Former president Thabo Mbeki was in a jovial mood on Friday morning as he called on African Union election observers to intervene should things go wrong in Kenya's polls on… Read more »
South Africa: Golf - PGA of SA Pros Making Waves in Mauritius
The PGA of South Africa is at the forefront of an exciting growth phase in Mauritius golf, with as many as eight fully qualified South African PGA professionals making their mark… Read more »
Tanzania: Social Media Fury As UK Paper Describes Dar Es Salaam as 'A Fishing Village'
Social media users have taken to Twitter to express their fury after a British tabloid newspaper, Daily Mail, published a story that described Tanzania's capital city as a "fishing… Read more »
Zimbabwe: Mugabe Hands Over U.S.$1 Million Donation to AU From Cattle Sales
President Robert Mugabe on Monday handed over a cheque for $1 million to the African Union, after he and his supporters sold hundreds of cattle in support of the continental body. Read more »
South Africa: ICC to Release SA Al-Bashir Ruling
The International Criminal Court (ICC) will this week declare whether the SA government was wrong not to detain Sudanese President Omar Al Bashir during a 2015 visit to the… Read more »
Kenya: United Opposition 'Can't Be Ignored'
Kenya's united opposition "is a force to reckon with", and it "cannot be ignored", as the country gears up for its general election, political analyst Benji Ndolo has said. Read more »
South Africa: Pretoria 'Hospitable', Rebel Leader Machar Tells UN
South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar, who has been in South Africa since last year, has told the United Nations that the country's government has been "hospitable", but he wishes… Read more »
South Africa: Rubgy - Specman in Cheetahs Squad for Mauritius Trip
Blitzbok star Rosko Specman has been included in the Cheetahs' squad for the World Club 10s tournament in Mauritius. Read more »
South Africa: Deputy President 'Taking Bribes From Kiir' - South Sudan Rebels
Rebels in South Sudan have claimed that Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is "taking bribes" from President Salva Kiir's government to block their leader Riek Machar - currently in… Read more »
South Africa: Kenya's Gachaga Wins Cape Town 12 Onerun
Kenya's 22-year-old Morris Gachaga may be softly spoken, but there is nothing wrong with his legs - and did they do some serious talking at the 2017 FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN on… Read more »
Kenya: Kenya Warns Citizens Against Travelling to SA, Cites 'Rising Wave of Crime'
The Kenyan government has reportedly issued a travel warning to Kenyans planning to travel to South Africa, urging them to be wary of "a rising wave of crime". Read more »
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