World Food Day 2021

World Food Day will be marked globally this Saturday, the UN’s annual focus on food insecurity exacerbated now by both climate change and Covid-19. The rise in food prices in many countries is also adding to the fear of growing hunger, even in the developed world.

SA ministers held hostage

South African special forces freed two government ministers held hostage by veterans demanding compensation for their role in the fight against apartheid. The incident occurred late yesterday during a meeting with veterans and top government officials, including...

Bill Clinton hospitalised

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton is recovering after two days of treatment for an infection in a California hospital, his doctors said on Thursday.

Explosion strikes Afghan mosque

Heavy casualties are feared after an explosion hit a Shia mosque during Friday prayers in the Afghan city of Kandahar. Local media are reporting that the blast occurred at the Iman Bargah mosque and that a number of people have been killed. According to the BBC, the...

Road accidents with police vehicles increasing

The Namibian Police Force has received reports of 115 cases of road traffic accidents involving police vehicles between April 2021 and August 2021. The statistics were revealed by police chief, Lieutenant General Sebastian Ndeitunga at the official opening of NamPol’s...

Geingob relaxes Covid-19 regulations

 President Hage Geingob today at the 35th COVID-19 Update measures announced further relaxations to the regulations. The current COVID-19 Public Health Regulations will expire at midnight tonight, Friday, 15 October 2021. with the new regulations coming into force for...

South African groups on Facebook ‘black list’

Four South African organisations, three of them right-wing Afrikaner nationalist groups, are on Facebook’s blacklist of Dangerous Individuals and Organisations.News24 reports that the list, published by The Intercept, has the prisons-based Numbers Gang listed under...

Agribank appoints new CEO

Dr. Raphael Karuaihe has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Agribank, with effect from 10 January 2022. Dr Karuaihe is currently the Head of Commodities at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, where he has been employed since 2012. Prior to that, he spent many...

Record number of UK residents waiting to see a doctor

The number of people waiting for hospital treatment in England has hit a record high of 5.7 million, as the NHS struggles to clear the growing backlog of care worsened by the pandemic. Benji Hyer reports though that the government has told General Practitioners to see...