Zuma survives no-confidence vote

9 August 2017 The South African president, Jacob Zuma, has narrowly survived a motion of no confidence against him in parliament, the most serious attempt yet to unseat him after months of growing anger over allegations of corruption and a sinking economy.

Nigeria foils suicide attacks

7 November 2016 Army spokesman Sani Usman said in a statement late Friday that troops killed a suspected female suicide bomber a day earlier when she attempted to enter a military site in Yamtake in Borno state.

84 killed by lorry in France

15 July 2016 At least 84 people have been killed, including more than 10 children, after a lorry slammed through a crowd celebrating Bastille Day in the southern French city of Nice.

Judge in Mexico seeks 'El Chapo' extraditon to US

9 May 2016 Hours before Mexican authorities transferred drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to a prison in Ciudad Juarez, a federal judge ruled he should be extradited to the United States, Guzman's lawyer said Sunday.

Alleged Mugabe cronies kept offshore firms years after UN alert raised

8 April 2016 After sanctions were imposed, it took four years for all companies linked to John Bredenkamp to be shut down, Panama Papers show.

EgyptAir passengers freed, hijacker identified

29 March 2016 A hijacker who diverted an EgyptAir flight to Cyprus on Tuesday has released everyone on board except four foreign passengers and the crew, the airline said on Twitter.

Mozambique debris 'almost certainly from MH370': Australia

24 March 2016 Two pieces of debris found in Mozambique are "almost certainly from MH370", Australia said Thursday, after technical analysis provided the latest clue to the fate of the missing Malaysia Airlines aircraft.

11 people dead and several injured after two explosions at 'American Airlines' check-in desk at Brussels Airport

22 March 2016 At least eleven people have died and several injured after two explosions rocked Brussels Airport in a suspected terror attack.

Barack Obama in Cuba at start of historic visit

21 March 2016 President Barack Obama has arrived in Cuba for a historic visit to the island and talks with its communist leader.

We have confidence in Zuma - ANC

21 March 2016 The ANC national executive committee on Sunday reaffirmed that it had confidence in President Jacob Zuma, despite allegations that the politically connected Gupta family were influencing Cabinet appointments.

Saudi Arabia's women vote in election for first time

12 December 2015 Women in Saudi Arabia have cast their first votes in the country's history, in municipal elections.

Nigeria's Buhari set to meet Obama

17 July 2015 Nigeria's new president Muhammadu Buhari is due to meet Barack Obama on Monday in Washington, where they are set to discuss the fight against terrorism and boost damaged bilateral relations.

Blatter, Mbeki 'discussed' $10 mln World Cup deal: report

8 June 2015 FIFA president Sepp Blatter and the then South African president Thabo Mbeki discussed the $10-million that ended up in the hands of FIFA corrupt officials, according to a 2007 email published on Sunday by a South African paper.

US 'deeply concerned' by Egypt's death penalty decision for Mohamed Morsi

18 May 2015 US joins Amnesty International and Turkey's president in criticising mass death sentence handed to more than 100 Muslim Brotherhood supporters.

Burundi putsch has failed, says coup leader's deputy

15 May 2015 The attempt to overthrow Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza has failed, a deputy coup leader said Thursday, after a day of fierce fighting between rival army factions.

German Airbus crashes in French Alps with 150 dead, black box found

25 March 2015 AN Airbus operated by Lufthansa's Germanwings budget airline crashed into a mountainside in the French Alps on Tuesday, killing all 150 people on board including 16 schoolchildren.

21 dead as Indian train derails

20 March 2015 At least 21 people, including children, were killed and dozens more injured when an express train derailed in northern India on Friday, authorities said.

Jonathan: Boko Haram getting weaker

20 March 2015 Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan said in an interview broadcast on Friday that he hoped that Boko Haram militants would be pushed out of captured towns and villages within a month.

Rhodes statue should be moved: UCT Vice Chancellor

20 March 2015 The Cecil John Rhodes statue on the University of Cape Town's campus should not be destroyed, just moved, the institution's Vice Chancellor Max Price said on Thursday.

Oil price falls to new six-year low

12 January 2015 THE price of Brent crude oil has fallen, further taking it to a new six-year low.

AirAsia 'black box' found

12 January 2015 INDONESIAAN divers have retrieved the flight data recorder of crashed AirAsia Flight QZ8501, say officials.

Jackie Chan's son Jaycee jailed for drug offence in China

9 January 2015 JAYCEE Chan, the son of action film star Jackie Chan, has been jailed for six months for a drug offence.

Massacre at French magazine office

7 January 2015 PARIS - Gunmen have attacked the Paris office of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, killing 11 people and injuring 10, French officials say.

Forty bodies found in AirAsia plane search

30 December 2014 AT least 40 bodies have been recovered from the sea in the search for missing AirAsia Flight QZ8501, the Indonesian navy says.

Hong Kong authorities clear protest site

11 December 2014 HONG KONG authorities have begun clearing barricades at the main protest camp, after more than two months of pro-democracy demonstrations.

TB Joshua sends money, anointed water to SA families

6 October 2014 Evangelist TB Joshua has sent a team to South Africa to deliver money, anointed water, and maize meal to the families of those killed at his guesthouse, which collapsed In Nigeria last month, the Sunday Times reported.

Dewani denies plot to murder wife

6 October 2014 BRITISH businessman Shrien Dewani has formally pleaded not guilty to murdering his wife on their honeymoon in South Africa in 2010.

Dilma Rousseff faces Brazil run-off

6 October 2014 BRAZIL'S presidential race will go to a second round after incumbent Dilma Rousseff fell short of an outright victory in Sunday's election.

Scottish independence: Mass rallies mark referendum climax

17 September 2014 BOTH sides in the Scottish referendum campaign have held rallies as they make their final efforts to win over undecided voters.

Ukraine troops abandon key airport

1 September 2014 UKRANIAN forces have withdrawn from the airport of the eastern city of Luhansk following clashes with pro-Russian rebels, military officials say.

Gaza conflict: Israeli declares partial ceasefire

4 August 2014 A SEVEN-HOUR "humanitarian window" announced by Israel has come into effect in parts of Gaza.

World leaders at WW1 centenary events

4 August 2014 ROYALS and world leaders have gathered for ceremonies marking 100 years since Britain joined World War One.

Gaza conflict deaths pass 800

25 July 2014 EFFORTS to secure a ceasefire between Israel and the militant Hamas movement are intensifying as the death toll in the 18-day conflict continues to climb.

Indonesia presidential candidate rejects election process

22 July 2014 INDONESIAN presidential election candidate Prabowo Subianto has said he is withdrawing from the election process, alleging massive fraud.

Six killed in US house shooting

10 July 2014 A GUNMAN has surrendered to police in the United States after allegedly shooting dead six people, including four of his own children, near Houston.

Ebola outbreak: African states agree strategy

4 July 2014 HEALTH ministers from 11 West African countries have adopted a common strategy to fight a deadly Ebola outbreak in the region.

Luis Suarez banned for nine matches

26 June 2014 ZURICH - World governing body Fifa have imposed a record nine-match ban on Uruguay striker Luis Suarez for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini.

Iraq rejects calls for unity govt

25 June 2014 IRAQ'S Prime Minister Nouri Maliki has rejected calls for a national salvation government to help counter the offensive by jihadist-led Sunni rebels.

Kerry in north Iraq as crisis rages

24 June 2014 WASHINGTON - The US secretary of state has arrived in the northern Iraqi city of Irbil to hold talks with Kurdish leaders as Sunni rebels continue their offensive.

Al-Jazeera trio get seven years jail

23 June 2014 CAIRO - Three al-Jazeera journalists accused of supporting the Muslim Brotherhood have been jailed for seven years in Egypt.

Egypt sentences 683 to death

28 April 2014 CAIRO - A judge in Egypt has sentenced 683 people - including Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Badie - to death in a mass trial, lawyers say.

South Korea ferry: 108 bodies retrieved

22 April 2014 THE confirmed death toll from the South Korean ferry that capsized last week has reached 108, as divers recovered more bodies from the sunken hull.

Man. United sack David Moyes

22 April 2014 LONDON - Manchester United manager David Moyes has been sacked, only 10 months after succeeding Sir Alex Ferguson.

Ukraine arrest warrant for ex-President

24 February 2014 KIEV - Ukraine has issued a warrant for the arrest of ousted President Viktor Yanukovych, the interim interior minister has announced.

'Zuma's son investigated for culpable homicide'

10 February 2014 JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng police are keeping a lid on the details of an accident in Sandton last week, reportedly involving President Jacob Zuma's son, Duduzane Zuma.

South Africa charges Czech 'mafia boss'

3 December 2013 A Czech businessman who has been linked to organised crime in South Africa has been charged with attempted murder, kidnapping and assault in a South Africa court.

North Korea powerbroker 'dismissed'

3 December 2013 A powerful uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been removed from his post, South Korean media reports say.

Guinea's Supreme Court upholds election result

18 November 2013 GUINEA'S Supreme Court has upheld September's election results which saw President Alpha Conde's RPG party win the most seats.

Libya robbery: Sirte gunmen snatch $54m from bank van

29 October 2013 Libya's state news agency says gunmen have stolen $54m (£33.5m) in an attack on a van carrying foreign and local currency for the Libyan central bank.

SA to address outdated travel ban list after Sexwale US detention

28 October 2013 The department of international relations would continue in its attempts to rectify the travel restrictions of former ANC freedom fighters in some international countries, it said on Monday.