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South Africa: Pres Ramaphosa angered by power cuts

South Africa: Pres Ramaphosa angered by power cuts

PRETORIA, South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa says he is quite angry with the state-owned electricity firm Eskom over the rationing of power in the country for the first time since December.

The company said homes …

US Congresswoman Talks to VOA About African Refugees

US Congresswoman Talks to VOA About African Refugees

In an interview with VOA, the new chair of the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and international Organizations, said, attention needs to be focused on what …

Sierra Leone declares rape ‘national emergency,’ life sentence for culprits

Sierra Leone declares rape ‘national emergency,’ life sentence for culprits

FREETOWN, The brutal rape of a young girl by her uncle in Sierra Leone became the rallying point for a campaign that pushed President Julius Maada Bio to declare the prevalence of sexual violence a …

Thai princess pulls out after king opposes her prime ministerial bid

Thai princess pulls out after king opposes her prime ministerial bid

BANGKOK, The Thai Raksa Chart party on Saturday withdrew the candidature of Princess Ubolratana for the prime minister's post of the country, hours after her brother, the King of Thailand, called her nomination inappropriate.

The …

Thai princess pulls out after king opposes her prime ministerial bid

Thai princess pulls out after king opposes her prime ministerial bid

BANGKOK, The Thai Raksa Chart party on Saturday withdrew the candidature of Princess Ubolratana for the prime minister's post of the country, hours after her brother, the King of Thailand, called her nomination inappropriate.

The …

South Africans will go to the polls on 8 May

South Africans will go to the polls on 8 May

JOHANNESBURG, South Africans will go to the polls for the sixth general elections on May 8.

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced this in his second State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Thursday night.

This is …

South Africans will go to the polls on 8 May

South Africans will go to the polls on 8 May

JOHANNESBURG, South Africans will go to the polls for the sixth general elections on May 8.

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced this in his second State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Thursday night.

This is …

Classes suspended as 3 South Africa university protests continue

Classes suspended as 3 South Africa university protests continue

JOHANNESBURG, Lectures remain suspended in three South African universities following violent protests that have claimed a student's life.

Classes at University of Kwazulu-Natal, Durban University of Technology (DUT) and Mangosuthu University of Technology are suspended …

UN Chief: There Is ‘Wind of Hope’ in Africa

UN Chief: There Is ‘Wind of Hope’ in Africa

UNITED NATIONS � U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Tuesday that there has been a "quantum leap" in relations between the world body and the African Union and he hopes this can translate into progress on …

UN Chief: There Is ‘Wind of Hope’ in Africa

UN Chief: There Is ‘Wind of Hope’ in Africa

UNITED NATIONS � U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Tuesday that there has been a "quantum leap" in relations between the world body and the African Union and he hopes this can translate into progress on …

South Africa: Shamila Batohi, new NPA boss takes aim at corruption

South Africa: Shamila Batohi, new NPA boss takes aim at corruption

PRETORIA, National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) Shamila Batohi has taken a firm stance against corruption in South Africa, saying it is now time for justice to win the fight against the scourge.

Justice must …

South Africa: Shamila Batohi, new NPA boss takes aim at corruption

South Africa: Shamila Batohi, new NPA boss takes aim at corruption

PRETORIA, National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) Shamila Batohi has taken a firm stance against corruption in South Africa, saying it is now time for justice to win the fight against the scourge.

Justice must …

Six months into DR Congo’s deadliest Ebola outbreak, top UN official praises ‘brave’ response effort

Six months into DR Congo’s deadliest Ebola outbreak, top UN official praises ‘brave’ response effort

Brave UN teams and partners leading the fight against deadly Ebola disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) along with Government authorities and peacekeepers there, have been key in helping protect communities, a …