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September 16, 2017 11:05 AM Who loves animals more, a big-game hunter or a big-city dog lover? Inside ‘Trophy’ and its complex ideas

Philip Glass is walking through the African Mammal Hall at the Natural History Museum, pointing out which of the species on display he’s shot and killed in his life. There’s the giraffe and greater kudu, the cape buffalo and the hippopotamus. But the animal he’s most proud of hunting is the lion. Last year, Glass — not the composer, but a rancher who breeds 115

September 15, 2017 4:45 PM Lesotho can’t be on SADC agenda forever: Zuma

He said the recent SADC Summit had urged the country to develop and submit a roadmap on the implementation of SADC decisions. President Jacob Zuma, in his capacity as chairperson of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) on Friday appealed to the authorities and the populace of the Kingdom of Lesotho to collectively work tirelessly to bring 121

September 14, 2017 4:25 AM Taking the gloves off in war against HIV/Aids

Botswana President Festus Mogae has personally taken charge of the campaign to combat Aids in his country, which has the world's highest rate of HIV infection - 35 percent, according to UN estimates. He has had an HIV test and publicly announced the - negative - results. He has launched a huge anti-retroviral drugs rollout programme and heads the country's 145

September 14, 2017 3:23 AM No talks to end Angolan war

Windhoek - Namibian Prime Minister Hage Geingob's rejection of calls by the church for dialogue to end the Angolan war, which has spilled over into Namibia, has angered Catholics in Windhoek. At a meeting with President Sam Nujoma the Council of Churches in Namibia (CCN) had suggested dialogue as the only solution to end the long-standing conflict in Angola 126

September 14, 2017 2:20 AM Emigration of nurses cripples Aids fight

Lusaka - As a senior paediatric nurse at Zambia's top hospital, Mutinta Mwale is at the forefront of her country's desperate battle against the Aids epidemic. Like thousands of other African health professionals, she is preparing to move to Britain - part of a migration of doctors and nurses analysts say is crippling Africa's response to its biggest 113

September 13, 2017 10:00 PM Namibian Human Remains Discovered at the American Museum of Natural History Related to the German Genocide of 1904-1908

​The Association of the Ovaherrero Genocide In the USA Inc. ("the Association"), in conjunction with the Ovaherero Paramount Chief Adv. Vekuii Rukoro and Chief David Frederick, Chairman of the Nama Traditional Authorities Association, confirmed today that the American Museum of Natural History ("AMNH") is in possession of Namibian human remains, some of which 78

September 13, 2017 3:15 AM Alleged mercenaries appeal for aid from SA

Johannesburg - Lawyers representing 70 accused mercenaries held in Zimbabwe appealed to South Africa on Tuesday to intervene to prevent their extradition to Equatorial Guinea where they could face the death penalty. The group has been held at the Chikurubi high security prison complex in Zimbabwe's capital Harare since being arrested in March on suspicion 102

September 13, 2017 12:07 AM News Wrap: North Korea warns U.S. over UN sanctions

JOHN YANG: In the day’s other news: North Korea rejected a new set of U.N. sanctions over its nuclear and missile programs. The Security Council banned the North’s exports of textiles and capped its imports of crude oil. In response, Pyongyang warned today that, “The United States will suffer the greatest pain in its history.” At a White House meeting 111

September 11, 2017 10:00 AM Fears of poll violence abound in Congo

Kinshasa - The race to lead sub-Saharan Africa's largest country kicks off this week with presidential candidates registering for the November election, a vote that threatens to spark even more violence in this nation already wracked by back-to-back civil wars, and still haunted by a myriad of armed groups. Incumbent Joseph Kabila, who first took power 96

September 11, 2017 6:27 AM New Unita boss wants to end war

Luanda, Angola - The army intelligence service has intercepted a radio message from the Unita rebel group's new leader in which he urges his military commanders to end the civil war, the defence minister said on Tuesday. "In this message, (General Antonio) Dembo told his commanders that if they perservered with the war it would be disastrous," Defence 74