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SA 'diamond rush' unearths only quartz crystals

2 days ago - 22 June 2021 | International

REUTERSJOHANNESBURGUnidentified stones that lured thousands of fortune seekers to a rural South African village to mine the land with picks and shovels were not diamonds as hoped, officials said on Sunday, but quartz stones with...

Ethiopians to vote in ‘first free election’

2 days ago - 22 June 2021 | International

ReutersADDIS ABABAEthiopians voted on Monday in national and regional elections that the prime minister has billed as proof of his commitment to democracy after decades of repressive rule in Africa’s second-most populous nation.Prime Minister Abiy...

Why China is getting tough on crypto

2 days ago - 22 June 2021 | International

AFPBeijingCryptocurrency prices have fluctuated wildly in recent weeks as China intensifies a crackdown on trading and mining operations.On Monday bitcoin slumped more than 10 percent after Beijing pulled the plug on the massive mines of...

Policeman killed, more than 80 learners abducted in attack...

3 days ago - 21 June 2021 | International

NAMPA-REUTERSLAGOS Gunmen killed a police officer and kidnapped at least 80 learners and five teachers from a school in the Nigerian state of Kebbi, police, residents and a teacher said.The attack...

Zambia’s founding president dies

3 days ago - 21 June 2021 | International

NAMPA-REUTERS LUSAKAKenneth Kaunda, Zambia's founding president who led his country for 27 years and championed Africa's struggles against apartheid and HIV/AIDS, has died at...

700 million Africans without sanitation

1 week ago - 15 June 2021 | International

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKMore than 700 million people in Africa do not have access to sanitation, resulting in many preventable diseases. This was said by agriculture minister...

To counter China, G7 leaders agree increased climate finance

1 week ago - 14 June 2021 | International

ELIZABETH PIPERCARBIS BAYG7 leaders were expected on Sunday to commit to increasing their climate finance contributions to meet an overdue spending pledge of $100 billion...

Fugitive Chilean colonel arrested in Argentina on human rights...

1 week ago - 14 June 2021 | International

REUTERSBUENOS AIRESPolice in Argentina arrested a retired Chilean army colonel in Buenos Aires on Saturday after he fled neighbouring Chile, where he was convicted of...

Attack on home of senior Niger politician kills guard

1 week ago - 14 June 2021 | International

AFPNiameyA machine-gun attack on the home of Seini Oumarou, president of the National Assembly in Niger, killed one of his guards and seriously wounded a...

PM defends ‘give and take’ reparation deal

2 weeks ago - 09 June 2021 | International

STAFF REPORTERWINDHOEKPrime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila says the government has achieved ‘significant milestones’ by getting Germany to concede that it committed genocide on Namibian soil, as...

Myanmar's Suu Kyi to go on trial next week

2 weeks ago - 08 June 2021 | International

AFP MyanmarOusted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi will go on trial next week, her lawyer said Monday, with the Nobel laureate facing an...

Delhi, Mumbai loosen lockdowns as India virus crisis eases...

2 weeks ago - 08 June 2021 | International

AFP INDIA India's capital New Delhi and financial hub Mumbai began a gradual easing of restrictions on Monday as coronavirus infections in the country fell...

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Biden orders more intel investigation...

3 weeks ago - 28 May 2021 | International

APWASHINGTON President Joe Biden ordered US intelligence officials to “redouble” their efforts to investigate the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic, including any possibility the trail...

Africa’s Covid-19 corruption outweighs pandemic

3 weeks ago - 28 May 2021 | International

Rampant corruption and theft of Covid funds.A number of countries have reported rampant corruption and theft of money meant for the Covid-19 response.AFRICA NEWSNAIROBIEven as...

Namibians safe after DRC volcano

4 weeks ago - 27 May 2021 | International

JEMIMA BEUKESWINDHOEKThe Namibian ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) says Namibians living in that country were not affected by the Nyiragongo volcano that...

Netumbo ‘in the dark’ about...

4 weeks ago - 26 May 2021 | International

JEMIMA BEUKESWINDHOEKNamibia’s international relations minister Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah says she is not privy to the details of genocide settlement agreement allegedly reached between Namibia and Germany.International...

Germany rules out financial reparations...

1 month - 24 May 2021 | International

PHILIP OLTERMANNBERLINGermany has categorically ruled out financial reparations forming part of a planned formal apology to Namibia for colonial atrocities at the start of the...

Zim foreign affairs minister pays...

1 month - 24 May 2021 | International

NAMPAWINDHOEKThe newly appointed minister of foreign affairs and international trade of Zimbabwe, Dr Frederick Shava, called President Hage Geingob on Thursday to discuss matters relating...

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