International

'There is no Chinese debt trap'

1 day - 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 week ago - 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 week ago - 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 came amid increasing warnings that the situation could deteriorate because...

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

3 weeks ago - 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 be allowed to return to Jakarta.The Boeing-737 MAX, which went...

Bolsonaro widens lead

4 weeks ago - 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 seems insurmountable over his leftist rival Fernando Haddad ahead of...

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...

Light for Palu

1 month - 08 October 2018 | International

Aid poured into disaster-ravaged Palu on Sunday after days of delays, as efforts ramped up to reach 200 000 people in desperate need following a...

Prince excited about first visit to Namibia

1 month - 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...

International

Ramaphosa's bizarre power plan

2 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...

2 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...

2 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...

Calls to criminalise German skull...

2 months ago - 06 September 2018 | International

Local historian Festus Muundjua has urged the German government to criminalise the private possession of human remains by that country's citizens.This follows the third repatriation...

Choosing the lesser evil

2 months ago - 06 September 2018 | International

The tug-of-war between east and west for Africa's resources appears to have swung China's way after its president, Xi Jinping, put US$60 billion on the...

Müntefering’s apology torn apart

2 months ago - 03 September 2018 | International

JEMIMA BEUKES The Nama and Ovaherero people have taken Michelle-Jasmin Müntefering’s apology and admission of the 1904-08 Nama and Ovaherero genocide with a pinch of...

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