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USA announces 'historic' opening with Cuba
The Unites States is about to re-establish diplomatic ties within months. The last three of the Cuban Five are to be released in a prisoner swap.
(Wed, 17 Dec 2014 19:53:00 +0200)

Under pressure, Malawi President suspends pay hikes
After failing to justify the salary hikes of top officials President Peter Mutharika imposes suspensions on increases due to outcry of ailing economy.
(Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:39:00 +0200)

Sars deputy commissioner's suspension 'unlawful'
Suspended deputy commissioner Ivan Pillay takes legal action against Sars on the grounds that proper procedures had not been followed.
(Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:50:00 +0200)

AfriForum lays charges against Malema for land grab comments
Comments by EFF members concerning invading unoccupied land has garnered criticism, as well as a criminal charge.
(Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:33:00 +0200)

Church of England appoints first woman bishop amid debate
Even though the Church of England has been deeply divided on the issue of women bishops, the Church has appointed Libby Lane as its first.
(Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:11:00 +0200)

Tshabalala resigns as SABC chairperson
After refusing to resign earlier this month, saying she had done nothing wrong, SABC chairperson Ellen Tshabalala has handed in her resignation.
(Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:15:00 +0200)

Sars suspensions could hamper investigations
While President Jacob Zuma denies any links to the recent resignations and suspensions at Sars, the exodus might damage existing tax investigations.
(Wed, 17 Dec 2014 11:47:00 +0200)

#IllRideWithYou campaign aims to overcome Islamophobia after Sydney attack
Muslims who fear public retribution after an extremist attack in Sydney are being supported by ordinary people in solidarity against Islamophobia.
(Wed, 17 Dec 2014 11:24:00 +0200)

Dalai Lama: Hardliners influencing Xi on Tibet autonomy
The Tibetan spiritual leader says Chinese President Xi Jinping was ready to discuss autonomy, but hardliners in the government were preventing this.
(Wed, 17 Dec 2014 10:45:00 +0200)

Do crime levels spike in SA over the festive season?
Cases of armed robberies, burglaries, murder, attempted murder and serious assault tend to increase over the festive season, according to research.
(Wed, 17 Dec 2014 09:53:00 +0200)

Parents in Pakistan prepare for mass burial of children
The burial of those killed in a Taliban attack is under way and a former ambassador to the US says Pakistan has been too apologetic about the Taliban.
(Wed, 17 Dec 2014 08:27:00 +0200)

Rwanda genocide court closes after 20 years and $2bn
The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda closes up shop amid criticism, but at least with some justice served.
(Wed, 17 Dec 2014 06:55:00 +0200)

Former Arsenal great announces retirement
Former France striker Thierry Henry has announced his retirement, ending a 20-year career in which he earned a place in the pantheon of modern greats.
(Tue, 16 Dec 2014 14:00:00 +0200)

Van Gaal: Changes taking effect as Man United trounces Liverpool
The win, secured by goals from Rooney, Mata and van Persie, was United's sixth in a row and galvanised their grip on third place in the table.
(Mon, 15 Dec 2014 12:07:00 +0200)

Ugandan maid jailed four years for torturing toddler
A Ugandan maid, who made headlines after a video showing her torturing a toddler was released, has been given four years in jail for abuse.
(Mon, 15 Dec 2014 11:34:00 +0200)

Rugby world sevens: SA fights to victory on home soil
South Africa beat New Zealand 26-17 in the the final round of the world sevens circuit on Sunday.
(Mon, 15 Dec 2014 08:26:00 +0200)

Broad online content regulation makes ICT experts uneasy
The Film and Publication Board says no one is being sidelined and there will be ample opportunity to discuss and change the policy document.
(Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +0200)

Chiefs coach upset over supporters berating Zimbabwean player
Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter unimpressed with the way supporters continue to belittle Zimbabwean striker Kingston Nkhatha, considers resigning.
(Sun, 14 Dec 2014 14:35:00 +0200)

ICC stops investigation into Darfur war crimes
ICC Prosecutor says the UN Security Council made no effort to end the conflict in Sudan, making it difficult to investigate.
(Sat, 13 Dec 2014 10:57:00 +0200)

Credit ratings and outlook for SA unchanged
Two rating agencies delivered some good news on Friday evening when both kept their credit ratings and outlook for South Africa unchanged.
(Sat, 13 Dec 2014 09:34:00 +0200)

IAAF Anti-Doping Director resigns due to doping scandal
IAAF Anti-Doping Director Gabriel Dolle, leaves his position under suspicions of colluding in a case of doping.
(Fri, 12 Dec 2014 18:32:00 +0200)

Investors saddled with reform risk
New regulations will require investors to bear the risk of South African bank failures.
(Fri, 12 Dec 2014 17:38:00 +0200)

Nigeria: Abubakar, Buhari possible candidates against Jonathan
President Goodluck Jonathan bids for a second term as Muhammadu Buhari and Atiku Abubakar lead race for the opposition ticket.
(Fri, 12 Dec 2014 16:43:00 +0200)

Africa's diamantaires in the rough
Low productivity and the concomitant costs are harming the local beneficiation industry.
(Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +0200)

Ellerine jobs saved as regulator recommends Shoprite offer
The Competition Commission has recommended an offer by the retail giant to acquire the stores and staff of the failed furnisher.
(Thu, 11 Dec 2014 13:13:00 +0200)