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Kenyan army claims al-Shabaab rebels are crippled

The Kenyan army says it has crippled Somalia's al-Shabaab rebels four months after launching an offensive to defeat them.

Kenya bids farewell to ‘green Nobel’ Maathai

Hundreds of mourners gathered for the funeral of Kenyan environmentalist and Nobel laureate Wangari Maathai at a park in central Nairobi.

Circumcisions haunt Kenya’s Maasai females

Some of the Kenya's Maasai young women are running away from of the age-old custom of circumcision, now frayed by health risks and new laws.

Aid groups ready to work with rebels

Al-Qaeda-inspired Shebab rebels in Somalia will accept help from relief groups, lifting the two year ban on foreign aid.

Somalia: It’s famine, says UN

The UN has formally declared parts of Somalia to be in the grip of famine, a move hailed by rebels who now say they will allow aid to be distributed.

AU pushes for ceasefire, political solution in Libya

The AU has called for a political solution to Libya's conflict, weighing in once more on the crisis though its proposals have largely been ignored.

India set to sign catchup cooperation deals with Africa

Manmohan Singh was due to sign deals in fields from trade to life sciences to boost India's footprint on the African continent.

Tanzania candidates stage final rallies

Thousands of chanting supporters gave a thunderous welcome to Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete as he turned out for his final campaign rally.

Somali warlords slapped with sanctions

East African states on Tuesday imposed travel sanctions and froze the bank accounts of Somali warlords who have been blamed for igniting the latest round of deadly fighting in Mogadishu. A ministerial meeting of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development, a regional bloc key to the formation of Somalia's transitional government, agreed to the sanctions.

Drought leaves trail of death in northern Kenya

The gut-wrenching stench of rotting flesh hangs in the air in this remote northeastern Kenyan village where the putrefying carcasses of cattle are a testament to a searing drought that threatens millions with starvation across east Africa.


Can you pause a pandemic? Inside the race to stop spread of Covid-19

Tracing the close contacts of people who test positive for coronavirus disease is a delicate dance. Here’s why these health workers wait for the cover of darkness to take action

Ministers go into self-isolation

Two ministers have taken precautions after a Dirco employee tested positive for the virus

The solitary choreography of solo prayer

Covid-19 transmissions in mosques and churches have complicated our relationships with them

Press Releases

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders

Dimension Data launches Saturday School in PE

The Gauteng Saturday School has produced a number of success stories