Cholera remains public health problem

The World Health Organisation African Region says although cholera is a preventable disease, it remains a significant public health problem globally. Each year, there are close to four million cases of cholera and more than 21-thousand deaths worldwide. WHO says it...

Gigaba maintains innocence at SA state capture

South Africa’s former Public Enterprises minister Malusi Gigaba says there is nothing linking him to state capture. According to Newsflash, he told the state capture commission yesterday that knowing the Guptas did not make him complicit in their illegal activities....

Ngarikutuke Tjiriange dead at 77

Veteran politician Ngarikutuke Tjiriange has died aged 77 on Wednesday. His death was confirmed by presidential press secretary Alfredo Hengari. Tjiriange was a member of parliament, a former Secretary-General of Swapo, and also a former Cabinet minister.

Software mogul John McAfee dies

British-born U.S. technology entrepreneur John McAfee died on Wednesday by suicide in a Barcelona prison after the Spanish high court authorised his extradition to the United States on tax evasion charges, his lawyer told Reuters. McAfee's lawyer, Javier Villalba,...

Ivorian ex-PM given life sentence

A court in Ivory Coast has sentenced former Prime Minister Guillaume Soro to life imprisonment for undermining national security by plotting a coup against President Alassane Ouattara. The BBC reports that Soro, who has been living in exile for two years, was...

Mootu joins SADC parliament

Landless People's Movement member of parliament Utaara Mootu is one of five Namibian lawmakers selected to join the SADC parliament. The 49th plenary session of the assembly that is taking place from 21 to 27 June, is expected to leverage opportunities for SADC under...

Government ramps up vaccination campaign

With COVID-19 cases continuously increasing, the government is reviewing its COVID-19 vaccination strategic campaign to enhance awareness and increase the country’s required 60 percent herd immunity. Nampa reports that Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr...

Adams leads in early New York mayoral results

With more than 80 percent of votes reported Eric Adams is leading the Democratic mayoral primary in New York City. But a ranked-choice voting system is being used and it could be weeks until a winner is officially declared. Eric Adams said there were still votes to be...

Magashule to square off with ANC in court today

Suspended ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule’s application to have his suspension overturned will be heard in the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg today and tomorrow. The ANC’s national executive committee suspended Magashule last month after he failed to...