Suicide Bombings

At least 50 killed in Nigeria mosque suicide bombing

There have been no claims of responsibility for the suicide bombing, although authorities believe jihadi group Boko Haram is responsible

Two suicide bombings kill at least 40 in Nigeria

Two suicide bombings killed at least 40 people in the central Nigerian city of Jos, witnesses said.

Several dead in suicide bombing at Nigerian church

A suicide bomber attacked a church in the restive northeastern Nigerian city of Potiskum, in Yobe state, killing at least five worshippers.

Children of war need help

Action is needed to halt the targeting of children in conflict zones everywhere, writes Anthony Lake.

Nigeria hit by wave of suicide bombings

Twenty three people were killed in two suicide bombing attacks in Nigeria over the weekend, while the country prepares for elections in February.

‘We only die once … It might as well be for Jesus’

Werner Groenewald dedicated 12 years of his life in Kabul, Afghanistan before he and his two children were killed by Taliban suicide bombers.

Foreigners and children killed in Afghan hotel attack

Four gunmen opened fire on guests in a luxury Kabul hotel restaurant in the latest violent attack in Afghanistan's capital city.

SA government condemns ‘terrorism’ in Russia

The government has spoken out against two suicide bombings in the Russian town of Volgograd, in which over 30 people died and many were injured.

Suicide bomber kills at least 13 at Russian train station

President Vladimir Putin has ordered tighter security from law enforcement agencies after a second bomb exploded in the country in just three days.

Suicide bomber attacks Nato convoy

A Taliban suicide bomber has detonated an explosives-packed vehicle next to a Nato military convoy in Kabul, say officials.

Taliban’s Kabul bombing a message to US defence chief Hagel

A suicide bomber on a bicycle has killed nine people outside the defence ministry in Kabul during a visit by new US defence secretary Chuck Hagel.

Suicide bombers kill 15 in Somali capital

Two suicide bombers walked into a restaurant in central Mogadishu and killed at least 15 people on Thursday, police said.


Focus on FW de Klerk distracted attention from the troubling state of the nation

Some political analysts say President Cyril Ramaphosa is taking too long to mend the country, others says it is the ANC itself that must be fixed

Eastern Cape MEC orders graft investigation after two workers killed at troubled district municipality

The killing of two council workers at the Amathole district municipality appears to be linked to tender fraud and corruption

South Africans stuck in China are desperate to escape coronavirus ‘prison’

But the department of international relations and co-operation claims they are comfortable and taken care of 

Press Releases

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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Do the research first; it will save money and time later

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