Former Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika dies

By ZBC Reporter FORMER Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has died at the age of 84. Bouteflika led the country for almost two decades, stepping down in 2019 after his bid…

ConCourt using bullying tactics in Jacob Zuma judgment: Foundation

THE Jacob Zuma Foundation has accused the Constitutional Court of using bullying tactics in the way it deals with cases. The Foundation made these comments after the court handed down…

Constitutional Court to rule on Zuma rescission application

THE Constitutional Court will on Friday morning hand down judgment in the application to have its earlier decision to sentence former President Jacob Zuma to 15-months in jail for contempt…

SA records 331 COVID-19-related deaths in the past 24 hours

SOUTH Africa has recorded 331 new COVID-19-related deaths in the past 24 hours. The total related fatalities now stand at 85 779. The country also reports a further 4 215…

Eritrean and Tigrayan forces killed and raped refugees

NAIROBI, Sept 16 (Reuters) – Eritrean soldiers and Tigrayan militias raped, detained and killed Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia’s northern region of Tigray, an international rights watchdog said on Thursday. Human…

Kenyan court jails ex-sports minister for six years over graft

NAIROBI, Sept 16 (Reuters) – A Kenyan court on Thursday sentenced a former sports minister to six years in prison after finding him guilty over the siphoning of funds meant…

U.N. council urges Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan to restart dam talks

UNITED NATIONS, Sept 15 (Reuters) – The U.N. Security Council on Wednesday urged Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan to resume African Union-led talks to reach a binding deal “within a reasonable…

West African leaders to hold summit on Guinea coup

ENVOYS from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) for the Guinea crisis are escorted out after their meeting with special forces commander Mamady Doumbouya, who ousted President Alpha…

Springboks look to ‘grind’ against Wallabies in rematch

SPRINGBOKS coach Jacques Nienaber is expecting a “grind” against a fired-up Wallabies on Saturday as the world champions look to improve their discipline and emphatically bounce back after being upset…

WHO aims for 30 percent of needed Africa COVID jabs by February

The World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners have said they hope to provide Africa with about 30 percent of the COVID-19 vaccines the continent needs by February, badly missing…