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09:31 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, October 31, 2014
Stellenbosch brothers develop Ebola App   The claws of Ebola have taken more than 5 000 lives since March this year, but a simple cellphone App which can work off-line is offering a glimmer of hope. Philip and Malan Joubert, two brothers from Stellenbosch based in California, have developed an Ebola Care app to aid organisations fighting Ebola. Built, using their company the Journey Platform, the EbolaCare app is currently being piloted in Liberia with... read more
15:51 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, October 24, 2014
AU chief comes African Union Commission Chairperson, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and an AU delegation came face to face with the fight against the spread of the Ebola Virus Disease when they touched down at Sierra Leone's Lungi international airport. In a statement today, the AU said Dlamini-Zuma's entourage was greeted with no-handshakes as officials rather bowed in gentle reverence. Guests and members of the delegation had to wash their... read more
12:12 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, October 22, 2014
No update as to when bodies will be returned following Lagos building collapse  There is still no news on when the bodies of more than 80 South Africans killed in a building collapse in Nigeria, will arrive in South Africa. Government spokesperson, Phumla Williams says the laboratory in Lagos has not given them an update. She said once they get new information on those killed when the Synagogue Church of all Nations building collapse, a media briefing would be called. On October 12, City Pr... read more
09:10 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, October 03, 2014
Murdered accused SA mom back in London court   A South African woman, accused of murdering her three young disabled children in Britain, is expected to appear in the Old Bailey Central Criminal Court of England and Wales in London on Friday for a pretrial hearing. During her last appearance, the 42-year-old London mother admitted to killing her children. Tania Clarence wept in the dock as she pleaded guilty to the manslaughter by diminished responsibility of... read more
07:36 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, September 25, 2014
Zuma speaks at UN General Assembly President Jacob Zuma says Africa continues to lag behind in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals. Addressing the UN General Assembly in New York on Wednesday, Zuma said this was despite the continent's move to adopt the New Partnership for Africa's Development. Zuma however acknowledged that South Africa had made significant progress in achieving the Millenium Development Goals. This included halving... read more
06:52 (GMT+2), Sun, Sunday, September 14, 2014
British aid worker beheaded by Islamic State extremists Islamic State extremists released a video showing the beheading of British aid worker David Haines, who was abducted in Syria last year, and British Prime Minister, David Cameron late on Saturday condemned his slaying as "an act of pure evil." Cameron confirmed Haines' death in a statement posted on his official Twitter account, after the British Foreign Office had said earlier that it was "working urgently t... read more
09:16 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, September 12, 2014
The Oscar Pistorius Trial - Live Video Judgement is expected to continue in the Pretoria High Court today in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius. Masipa adjourned proceedings in the High Court before dealing with the matter of whether Pistorius was guilty of culpable homicide. This was after she had found that he could not be guilty of murder as the State had not proved this beyond reasonable doubt. Watch the LIVE proceedings below: Tweets by @AlgoaF... read more
10:37 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, September 11, 2014
Judgement underway in Oscar trial Judge Thokozile Masipa promised on Thursday there would be no exhaustive "rehash" of evidence during her judgment of murder accused paralympian Oscar Pistorius. "It shall not be possible, nor will it serve any purpose, to rehash the evidence in detail," she said in the High Court in Pretoria. She said three issues arose during the trial, but that these had subsequently lost their importance. The three... read more
21:41 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, September 04, 2014
Joan Rivers dies at age 81 Joan Rivers' daughter, Melissa, released the following statement: "It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my mother, Joan Rivers. She passed peacefully at 1:17pm surrounded by family and close friends. My son and I would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff of Mount Sinai Hospital for the amazing care they provided by mother. Cooper and I have found ourselves humbled by the outpouring of... read more
15:42 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, August 07, 2014
Mother and daughter reunited decade after boxing day Tsunami  An Indonesian girl swept away in the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami has been reunited with her parents 10 years after she was given up for dead, her mother said Thursday. Raudhatul Jannah was 4 when she and her brother were swept away by tsunami waters from her home in West Aceh district in Aceh province on December 26, 2004, Jamaliah, her mother, told dpa. Jamaliah said she and her husband stopped searching after a mo... read more
13:59 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, July 24, 2014
Air Algeria Plane An Air Algerie airplane traveling from Burkina Faso to Algiers with 110 passengers and 6 crew members on board has been reported missing by the Spanish company that operates the aircraft. The plane, a Boeing Co. MD-83 model with flight code AH5017, was scheduled to land at 0510 GMT, but never reached its destination, according to the operator Swiftair. Swiftair said in a statement that thus far, it had had no contact wi... read more
09:10 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, July 18, 2014
At least one South African on doomed Malaysian plane   According to social media reports, at least one South African was killed when the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 crashed in strife-torn eastern Ukraine on Thursday. A senior staff member at Beeld newspaper said on Twitter that a helicopter pilot from Durban was among the 298 passengers and crew on board. According to reports from Kuala Lumpur, there are still 41 dead whose nationalities have not yet been ... read more
05:59 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, July 18, 2014
What is known about ill-fated Malaysian plane Here's what is known, and what has been claimed, about Thursday's crash of a Malaysian jetliner carrying 298 people in eastern Ukraine: --- THE PLANE A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER, which the carrier said was carrying 283 passengers, including three infants, and 15 crew members on Flight MH17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. After leaving Amsterdam at 12:15 p.m. local time, the aircraft was due to land at K... read more
05:21 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, July 18, 2014
Malaysian passenger jet crashes in eastern Ukraine 298 people, including 154 Dutch nationals, were on board a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 that crashed in strife-torn eastern Ukraine on Thursday. The airline says Flight MH 17 was enroute from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, carrying 283 passengers, including three infants of various nationalities, and 15 crew of Malaysian nationality. It is still unclear whether there were any South Africans on board the doomed aircraft. M... read more
07:17 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, July 03, 2014
SAA pilot arrested for dropping pants at security  An SAA pilot was arrested when he protested against security procedures at Harare International Airport in Zimbabwe. The state-owned Herald reports on its website that Captain W van Ginkel was detained after stripping down to his underwear when asked to remove his belt during a security clearance precaution on Wednesday. According to the report, he was arrested for public indecency. Van Ginkel was reportedly fi... read more
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