David Petraeus

Petraeus: Bitten by an FBI ‘bulldog’

Frederick Humphries has lived up to his deadly reputation by setting in motion the investigation that brought down David Petraeus as CIA director.

Obama puts general’s Nato nomination on hold

US President Barack Obama has delayed General John Allen's nomination as Nato's supreme commander pending a probe into a sex scandal.

US Afghanistan general linked to Petraeus sex scandal

A US commander in Afghanistan apparently sent "inappropriate" emails to a woman linked to the sex scandal involving ex-CIA director David Petraeus.

Mystery second woman tied to CIA chief’s downfall

The plot surrounding the shock resignation of CIA chief David Petraeus thickened on Sunday.

CIA director resigns over extra-marital affair

CIA Director David Petraeus has resigned as head of the US spy agency, saying he had engaged in an extramarital affair and "showed poor judgment."

US commander steps down in Afghanistan

General David Petraeus stepped down as United States commander in Afghanistan on Monday after a year at the helm of what is America's longest war.

Panetta to head Pentagon, Petraeus CIA

President Barack Obama will nominate CIA director Leon Panetta as US defence secretary and General David Petraeus as head of the CIA, officials said.

Petraeus apologises over Afghan civilian deaths

International forces admitted on Wednesday that they accidentally killed nine Afghan civilians in an air strike.

Petraeus urges better use of Afghanistan contracting

The head of Nato forces in Afghanistan urged commanders on Monday to hire more Afghans and steer contracts to local businesses.

Obama sacks Afghan war commander

Barack Obama has sacked the US commander in Afghanistan, General Stanley McChrystal, following disparaging comments made by McChrystal.

Petraeus calls gunscope inscriptions ‘disturbing’

US General David Petraeus said on Thursday it was "disturbing" that a manufacturer had embossed biblical citations on rifle scopes sent to Iraq.

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UKZN scientists make the grade

Dr Veron Ramsuran and Dr Lenine Liebenberg have been named in the African Academy of Science's top 40 list.

Wellcome Trust award goes to UKZN mental health champion

Dr Andr? J van Rensburg, a senior researcher in UKZN's Centre for Rural Health, received the Wellcome Trust Discretionary Award.

MTN gears up to deliver improved customer service

On 28 January, the first batch of MTN contract customers will be migrated onto the new customer service platform.

Request for expression of interest on analysis of quality and outcome indicators for regional and district hospitals in Lesotho

Introduction The Ministry of Health of Lesotho with the support of the World Bank funded Nutrition and Health Systems Strengthening...

MiX Telematics enhances in-vehicle video camera solution

The company has launched the gold MiX Vision Bureau Service, which includes driver-coaching tools to ensure risky driver behaviour can be addressed proactively and efficiently.

Boosting safety for cargo and drivers

The use of a telematics system for fleet vehicles has proved to be an important tool in helping to drive down costs and improve efficiency, says MiX Telematics Africa.

Silencing the guns and firearms amnesty

Silencing the guns and firearms amnesty

Gender-based violence is an affront to our humanity

Gender-based violence is an affront to our humanity