Peter Martell

Hopes mount for deal as Sudan, S Sudan meet

Sudan and South Sudan leaders have met as pressure grows to end long-running disputes that have brought the foes to the brink of renewed conflict.

Search for kidnapped aid workers in Somalia intensifies

Kenyan security forces are scoureing border regions with war-torn Somalia in the hunt for armed kidnappers who seized four aid workers from Dadaab.

Seeing the majesty in Somalia’s history

Funky dancing in a seaside bar, Vespa scooters on broad boulevards: the images of a lost Somalia are at odds with a place better known for war.

Kenya’s Kenyatta quits as finance minister over ICC charges

Uhuru Kenyatta has resigned as Kenya's finance minister after the International Criminal Court ruled he should stand trial for post-election violence.

South Sudan tribe vows to ‘exterminate’ rival group

Armed Lou Nuer youths have marched on Pibor, home to the rival Murle people, who they blame for cattle raiding and have vowed to exterminate.

Ruined cathedral offers refuge for drought-hit Somalis

Beneath the soaring arches of the bombed out ruins of a cathedral, families fleeing extreme drought build huts of rag and plastic for shelter.

Red tape delays UN relief to Horn of Africa

The WFP's first delivery of aid to Somalia was delayed due to bureaucratic hurdles in Kenya -- slowing relief efforts for millions hit by drought.

Khartoum militia heading south, UN says

Militiamen backed by the Sudanese government are heading south to the flashpoint town of Abyei, the United Nations says.

Sudan army accused of war crimes in Abyei

Satellite images indicate evidence of "war crimes" committed by Sudan's northern army in the contested Abyei region, a monitoring group has said.

Sudan’s Abyei burns as north goes on looting spree

Sudan's flashpoint town of Abyei has been set ablaze by gunmen on a looting rampage after its capture by northern troops.

UN condemns ‘burning, looting’ in Sudan’s Abyei

Sudan's flashpoint town of Abyei was ablaze on Monday with gunmen looting properties after its capture by northern troops, the UN has said.

UN calls on Khartoum troops to quit Abyei

The UN has demanded Khartoum withdraw its troops from Abyei after warnings that Sudan is "close to the precipice" of renewed civil war.

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WATCH IT AGAIN: Ramaphosa addresses the nation on measures to contain Covid-19

President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation on the continuing efforts to contain the spread of Covid-19. This included the extension of the national lockdown by another two weeks

More than 900 Americans to be evacuated from South Africa

Three flights are expected to leave South Africa over two days, embassy spokesperson says

Yeoville can police itself, thank you

In the Johannesburg suburb, neat queues are enforced, physical distances maintained and fights stopped by its community policing forum

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Rahima Moosa Hospital nursing college introduces no-touch facial recognition access system

The new system allows the hospital to enrol people’s faces immediately, using artificial intelligence, and integrates easily with existing access control infrastructure, including card readers and biometrics

Everyone’s talking about it. Even Kentucky

Earlier this year South African fried chicken fast-food chain, Chicken Licken®, launched a campaign for their wallet-friendly EasyBucks® meals, based on the idea of ‘Everyone’s talking about it.’

New energy mix on the cards

REI4P already has and will continue to yield thousands of employment opportunities

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