International

Brokering peace for Syria

3 days ago - 11 December 2018 | International

Following eight years of civil war with more than 400 000 dead in Syria, the ninth round of Astana talks between Turkey, Russia, Iran and the Syrian government and opposition members have yielded tangible results...

Voluntary colonialism anyone?

2 weeks ago - 26 November 2018 | International

Vountary colonialism: That's the solution a German minister has offered to end migration from Africa to Europe. The proposal calls for foreign powers to acquire land in Africa.The European Union, or a body like the...

Weather conundrum in Oz

2 weeks ago - 26 November 2018 | International

Dust storms, raging bushfires, gale-force winds, heat waves, thunder and snow, flash flooding and driving rain - Australia is enduring a bout of wild weather that's hit all parts of the vast continent last week.Varied...

'There is no Chinese debt trap'

3 weeks ago - 19 November 2018 | International

The Chinese embassy in Windhoek has responded to allegations that a Namibian delegation, led by President Hage Geingob in March this year, had travelled to China to seek funding for various projects, including the upgrades...

At least 61 killed in clashes in Yemen's Hodeida

1 month - 12 November 2018 | International

At least 61 combatants have been killed in clashes in Yemen's flashpoint Hodeida, medics and a military source said Sunday, and dozens of wounded taken to hospitals outside the city.Medics in the Red Sea city...

Ebola kills 200

1 month - 12 November 2018 | International

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is facing its worst Ebola outbreak in the country's recorded history, health officials have said.The announcement late on Friday...

Indonesian Lion Air plane crashes into sea with 189...

1 month - 29 October 2018 | International

A brand new Indonesian Lion Air plane carrying 189 passengers and crew crashed into the sea today, officials said, moments after it had asked to...

Bolsonaro widens lead

1 month - 22 October 2018 | International

Barring any last-minute upset, Brazil appears poised to elect Jair Bolsonaro, a populist far-right veteran politician, as its next president in a week's time.His lead...

Two Chilean priests defrocked

1 month - 15 October 2018 | International

Pope Francis on Saturday defrocked two more Chilean prelates accused of sexually abusing minors, and to show greater transparency about how he's responding to the...

Ramaphosa wants swift VBS action

1 month - 15 October 2018 | International

President Cyril Ramaphosa wants developments around the VBS scandal to be dealt with swiftly, adding that all the individuals implicated should face the music.The president...

Germans march against racism

1 month - 15 October 2018 | International

Tens of thousands of people marched in Berlin on Saturday in a protest against racism after growing concern over a series of xenophobic incidents in...

Goodbye Ghandi

1 month - 15 October 2018 | International

Over 3 000 people have signed a petition opposing a planned statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Malawi's commercial capital Blantyre, saying the Indian independence hero...

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Prince excited about first visit...

2 months ago - 25 September 2018 | International

ELLANIE SMIT Prince William, who is on his maiden visit to Namibia, says he is excited to be in the Land of the Brave and...

Syrian local elections held

2 months ago - 17 September 2018 | International

Voting began across government-controlled parts of Syria on Sunday for the war-ravaged country's first local elections since 2011, state news agency SANA said. Polling...

Strawberries laced with needles

2 months ago - 17 September 2018 | International

An Australian state has offered a large reward for information after sewing needles were found in strawberries sold in supermarkets, in what the federal health...

Ramaphosa's bizarre power plan

3 months ago - 10 September 2018 | International

The list of investment deals and agreements punted by President Cyril Ramaphosa after his state visit to China this week includes a hugely improbable plan...

Far-right tipped to win big...

3 months ago - 10 September 2018 | International

The polls opened for Swedish legislative elections yesterday with the far-right expected to notch up a record score as voters unhappy about immigration punish one...

The writing is on the...

3 months ago - 07 September 2018 | International

JEMIMA BEUKES Pressure is mounting from German civil society on their government to apologise for the 1904-08 Nama and...

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