Katharine Houreld

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Pakistani family sentenced to death for ‘honour killing’

The relatives of Farzana Iqbal who bludgeoned her to death in May outside a Pakistani court, causing a public outcry, have been sentenced to death.

Online abuse a real danger for Pakistani women

Online abuse in Pakistan is triggering real-world violence against women owing to slow responses from Facebook and Twitter and poor law enforcement.

Pakistan PM condemns ‘brutal killing’ of pregnant woman

Nawaz Sharif has questioned why police allegedly stood by while a woman was stoned, adding that a "totally unacceptable" crime had to be dealt with.

Afghanistan’s vice-president Fahim dies

The powerful Afghan vice-president Marshal MQ Fahim has died of natural causes, weeks before the country goes to the polls.

Pakistan marks democratic milestone in violence-marred poll

Pakistanis have voted in a landmark test of democracy and have been quickly reminded of the militant violence that plagues the country.

Kenya’s march to find militants in Somalia fruitless

Kenyan troops marched into a Somalian fishing village two months ago, but they have not yet found the al-Qaeda-linked militants they came to hunt.

Rules of engagement move into the 21st century

The spokespeople of Kenyan soldiers and members of an extremist Islamist militant group have taken their battle to Twitter with insults flying.

AU troops in Somalia face funding shortfall

African Union troops fighting al-Qaeda-linked Islamists in the failed state of Somalia have a $10-million funding gap.

Somali women preyed on by rapists amid famine

Somali refugees are falling victim to rape and assault as the region endures its worst drought in over 60 years.

The lifesaving technology lurking in the laundry basket

What do mosquitoes like more than human skin? Stinky socks. Scientists think the odour of human feet can be used to attract and kill mosquitoes.

Suicide attack on AU base in Somalia kills three

Three people were killed after suicide bombers attacked an African Union peacekeeping base in the Somali capital on Monday.

Somali AU bases hit by simultaneous suicide attacks

Five simultaneous suicide attacks targeted African Union bases in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, officials have said.

Press Releases

Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

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