SA records 4 621 new cases as deaths climb to 1 930

By SABC NEWS The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa have increased by 4 621 to 97 302. South Africa has now recorded 53 new deaths, bringing the…

Coronavirus: Spain welcomes tourists back as emergency ends

SPAIN has lifted its state of emergency, reopening its borders to visitors from most of Europe and allowing British tourists in without having to quarantine. For three months Spain has…

UK: Stabbing attack suspect is Khairi Saadallah

THE man held on suspicion of killing three people in Reading is Khairi Saadallah. The 25-year-old from the town was arrested at the scene and police say they are not…

Rwanda GDP growth slows to 3.6% in Q1 2020 from 6.1% in same period last year

NAIROBI – Rwanda’s economic growth slowed to 3.6% year-on-year in the first quarter of this year from 6.1% in same period last year, hit by effects of the novel coronavirus,…

U.N. calls for calm, dialogue amid huge Mali protests

DAKAR: The United Nations’ Secretary-General has called for calm and dialogue in Mali after tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets in the capital Bamako on Friday demanding…

Trump campaign rally fails to draw expected crowds amid virus fears

By BBC US President Donald Trump has held his first campaign rally since the US coronavirus lockdown began, in front of a smaller than expected crowd. Mr Trump had boasted…

Kenya elected to UN Security Council, beating Djibouti

By AFP United Nations: Kenya was elected Thursday to the UN Security Council for 2021-2022, defeating Djibouti after first-round voting by the General Assembly failed to choose between the two…

Burundi’s Evariste Ndayishimiye sworn in as new president

By AFP Burundi’s Evariste Ndayishimiye has been sworn-in as the country’s new president  In his oath, he pledged to devote all his force to defend the interests of the east…

UK firms apologise for slave links

By Bloomberg Global protests sparked by the killing of George Floyd are pushing the UK to acknowledge past links to slavery and racism. In the space of less than 24…

Facebook removes Trump ad over ‘Nazi hate symbol’

BBC FACEBOOK says it has removed adverts for US President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign that featured a symbol used in Nazi Germany. The company said the offending ad contained an…