Mauritius to stop flights from SA from Nov. 28 over new coronavirus variant

27 November 2021, 5:32 PM
Mauritius will suspend all commercial passenger flights from South Africa from November 28 due to the new coronavirus variant Omicron, its foreign affairs ministry said on Saturday.
Africa must develop and groom women to take leadership roles: PAP 8 May 2017, 6:51 PM

Africa must do more to develop and groom women to take leadership of the continent's development.

Nigerian president to under-go ‘medical consultation’ in London 8 May 2017, 10:16 AM

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari headed to London on Sunday for what his office said was a "follow-up medical consultation" with his doctors.

Watch PAP’s 4th Ordinary Session of 4th Parliament 8 May 2017, 9:35 AM

The 4th Ordinary Session of the 4th Parliament is currently underway in Midrand, until the 19th of May.

Freed Chibok girls to meet Nigeria’s Buhari after swap deal 7 May 2017, 4:20 PM

Eighty-two of the more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in northeast Nigeria in 2014 arrived in Abuja on Sunday to meet President Muhammadu Buhari.

Deadly Tanzania school bus crash blamed on speeding 7 May 2017, 12:25 PM

A bus crash in Tanzania that claimed the lives of 32 primary school pupils, two teachers and the driver was likely caused by speeding, police said.

Mozambique’s gas boom dream under threat 7 May 2017, 8:31 AM

The small, palm-fringed fishing town of Palma was meant to become a symbol of Mozambique's glittering future, transformed by one of the world's largest liquefied natural gas projects.

Growing African repression causing migrant exodus: Oxfam 6 May 2017, 8:28 AM

British charity Oxfam has warned that African countries are becoming increasingly repressive and causing more people to leave for other countries.

Boko Haram attack in Chad kills nine troops, 40 jihadists: sources 5 May 2017, 8:45 PM

Nine Chadian soldiers were killed in a Boko Haram attack on an army post in the Lake Chad region on Friday, local and security sources told AFP.

Zuma extends employment of soldiers to DRC 5 May 2017, 8:26 PM

President Jacob Zuma has extended the deployment of South African soldiers to the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Muslim Brotherhood leader released on bail 5 May 2017, 2:59 PM

Malek was arrested in 2015 on charges of collecting foreign currency from the Egyptian market and transferring it outside of the country with the aim of harming the national economy.

S.Sudan ‘man-made’ famine could kill 6 million people 5 May 2017, 7:27 AM

The famine ravaging South Sudan could claim six million lives, as the international community struggles to raise the $4.4 billion needed to avert a full-blown disaster

Trial of deposed Burkina Faso president set to start on Friday 4 May 2017, 6:21 PM

The former president and his ministers are charged with ordering to shoot at protesters in 2014.

Kenya trades phone based bond at NSE 4 May 2017, 5:00 PM

Kenya began trading its debut phone based bond at the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) on Tuesday.

Mozambique’s opposition extends truce as step to end war 4 May 2017, 2:36 PM

Mozambique's Afonso Dhlakama extended indefinitely a unilateral truce he first announced in December, calling it the "beginning of the end" of the war between his rebels and the government.

Politics, potholes and price drops: the story of Kenya’s crude 4 May 2017, 8:05 AM

Kenya plans to export its first oil in June, despite analysts saying the test phase faces major challenges and appears political motivated.

WEF to grapple impact of famine 3 May 2017, 9:10 PM

The WEF will among other issues grapple with the impact of conflict and famine.

Mthethwa officially launched Africa Month 3 May 2017, 8:38 PM

Arts and Culture minister, Nathi Mthethwa has officially launched the celebrations for Africa Month.

WEF summit in Durban can change lives in Africa: Pandor 3 May 2017, 5:02 PM

The 27th edition of the World Economic Forum on Africa can produce outcomes which turn around the lives of ordinary South Africans and the continent at large.

Black rhinos to come back home to Rwanda 2 May 2017, 9:07 PM

Around 20 of Africa's endangered Eastern black rhinos are returning in an "extraordinary homecoming" to Rwanda after the species disappeared there 10 years ago.

1.4 million children acutely malnourished in Somalia this year: UN 2 May 2017, 2:43 PM

Somalia, hit by drought and on the verge of famine, will count 1.4 million acutely malnourished children by the end of the year, up 50% from late 2016, the UN said Tuesday.

Nigeria to exploit vast solar resources 2 May 2017, 9:59 AM

Nigeria is poised to capitalise on its tremendous solar energy potential by scaling up the deployment of off-grid generation and minigrid systems.

Lesotho to experience first joint major rally ahead of June elections 30 April 2017, 7:20 PM

The Lesotho capital Maseru has seen the first joint major rally ahead of the June elections.

Jeppe College student dies during an excursion in Mozambique   30 April 2017, 7:07 PM

A Soweto student has died after drowning while on a school trip in Mozambique.

Kenya police have not gathered evidence on Gallmann shooting 30 April 2017, 3:04 PM

Kenyan police have yet to take witness statements or gather ballistic evidence from the site of an ambush where gunmen wounded a world-famous conservationist.

Memories of colonial abuse and lost prosperity haunt DR Congo town 30 April 2017, 8:26 AM

In the Congolese town once home to the palm oil plantations of Anglo-Dutch conglomerate Unilever, memories of forced labour mingle with nostalgia.

Thousands of Egypt Catholics gather for Pope mass 29 April 2017, 10:31 AM

Thousands of Egyptian Catholics waving the colours of the Vatican flag gathered amid tight security Saturday in a Cairo stadium where Pope Francis was to lead mass.

Pope Francis lands in Egypt in push for ‘fraternity’ 28 April 2017, 4:54 PM

Pope Francis landed in the Egyptian capital on Friday to promote "unity and fraternity" with Muslims and Christians, who have suffered a series of jihadist attacks.

Kenya awards Mbeki with honorary degree 28 April 2017, 12:58 PM

Thabo Mbeki has received an honorary degree from Kenya's Dedan Kimathi University for his role in the liberation of SA as well the African Renaissance.

Kenya’s opposition name Raila Odinga as its presidential candidate 27 April 2017, 7:52 PM

Kenya’s opposition coalition, the National Super Alliance has named former Prime Minister and opposition leader Raila Odinga as its presidential flag bearer.

Namibian president calls on SADC to urgently address land issue 27 April 2017, 2:27 PM

Namibian President Hage Geingob has called on SADC member states to urgently address the land question.