Africa

UN chief alarmed by religious clashes in Nigeria

United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon is alarmed by the bloody inter-communal clashes in the central Nigerian city of Jos.

Tough times for Zimbabwe farmers

Once an exporter of grain, Zimbabwe has relied on international food aid for the last decade.

Religious clashes spread in Nigeria

Nigeria has sent more troops to the troubled city of Jos as clashes between Muslims and Christians, which have left about 300 people dead, spread.

Activists arrested over Cabinda bus attack

An Angolan human rights lawyer said that police are rounding up peaceful activists for the deadly attack on the Togo national soccer team's bus.

Religious violence erupts in Nigeria

Violence between Christians and Muslims has erupted again in Nigeria, and the state government called for military units to control the situation.

Nigerian city under curfew after religious violence

Authorities slapped a 24-hour curfew on the Nigerian flashpoint city of Jos on Tuesday after deadly clashes between Christians and Muslims.

Guinea faces difficult political transition

Guinea is entering a delicate transition due to end within six months, with the first democratic presidential elections since 1958.

Forces patrol Nigerian city after deadly unrest

Nigerian security forces on Monday cordoned off a district of the city of Jos where clashes between Christians and Muslims left 10 dead.

Exiled Guinea leader appeals for reconciliation

Guinea's exiled leader has appealed for peace and reconciliation, urging his countrymen to put aside differences and set the stage for elections.

Diplomats arrive to cement Guinea deal

African diplomats have descended on Burkina Faso to ensure a deal is sealed calling for Guinea's injured leader to step down.

Asia’s greed for ivory puts African elephant at risk

Researchers have found that more than 14 000 products made from the tusks and other body parts of elephants were seized in 2009.

Angolan police arrest priest in Cabinda

Police arrested a priest in Cabinda on Saturday, a lawyer said, adding that authorities were using the Togo attack as an excuse to round up critics.

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Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

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