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  • Sleeping Mugabe now a huge liability

    September 24, 2017 11:04 AM 7

    President Robert Mugabe was a spectacle once again on the world stage after cameras of leading television networks were trained on him as he caught up on his sleep during United States President Donald Trump’s first address at the just-ended United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). Mugabe has become notorious for attending all events he is invited to, only to sleep

  • Violent Grace surprises South African police

    September 23, 2017 7:03 PM 6

    "Caesar's wife must not be above suspicion ", so goes the saying. But this is not the case with Zimbabwe's first family. A few weeks back it was the president' sons, Chatunga and Robert Jnr making headlines for wrong reasons. The juveniles were sent packing from their place of accommodation in Sandton for drug abuse, and violent behaviour. Now, in a move that will leave

  • Grace Mugabe Surprises South African Police

    September 23, 2017 1:53 PM 3

    What we certainly know is that in 1985 the ZANU pf Woman’s League which was headed by Sally Mugabe went on a witch hunt and attacked Matabeles living in Mashonaland. All President Robert Mugabe s wives are violent. WHY ? People like Grace Mugabe think that the first family can abuse the people of Matabeleland in Zimbabwe and even export their culture

  • Africa: North Korea's Loyal Partners in Africa

    September 23, 2017 8:05 AM 1

    Despite UN sanctions against North Korea, a number of African countries share a cosy trade relationship with the pariah state. Old alliances dating back to Cold War times have persisted - and remain important even today. Pyongyang's presence in Africa is impossible to ignore. In many countries, bronze statues in the monumental style are reminiscent of the bonds

  • VIDEO: OLLI celebrates homecoming of 2000km rhino expedition on World Rhino Day

    September 23, 2017 6:22 AM 5

    Fittingly on World Rhino Day (22 September), the One Land Love It (OLLI) team, designated by Port Elizabeth businessman and rhino activist, Wayne Bolton; concluded their OLLI Frontier Rhino Ride Expedition at the Donkin Reserve on Friday afternoon. Bolton wheeled off on a 2000km mountain bicycle ride from Port Elizabeth, through Eastern Cape, to KwaZulu-Natal

  • Dotard? How about crapulous, gormless or snoutband? Our guide to underused insults

    September 23, 2017 5:14 AM 1

    Thanks to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who used the word to describe President Donald Trump as “a mentally deranged U.S. dotard” this week, Americans rediscovered an arcane English insult long forgotten. It’s a fun word to say, kind-of naughty, rhyming with the schoolyard word we all know not to use, but perfect as a way to describe someone as weak and senile

  • The Trump Dictionary: Silver-tongued wordsmith or 'mentally deranged dotard'?

    September 23, 2017 5:14 AM 8

    Although labelled with a peculiar 14th century insult, the President is more than capable of wielding his own baffling vocabulary After Donald Trump's fiery and “weird” address to the UN on Tuesday in which he threatened to “totally destroy” the North Korean regime, Kim Jong-un has hit back with a rather stark rebuttal, promosing to “surely and definitely

  • Cleaning up from the quake, Mexico continues search for survivors and answers

    September 23, 2017 12:12 AM 3

    JUDY WOODRUFF: As we reported earlier, the death toll in Tuesday’s earthquake in Mexico neared 300 today, as rain hampered rescue efforts in the capital, Mexico City. In a moment, William Brangham will have a look at how the city has sought to harden itself since the last big quake in 1985. So, William, what can you tell me about the rescue efforts of people

  • “Africa’s Best Kept Secret is Namibia. I Personally Welcome You” – Dr. Hage Geingob, President of Namibia

    September 22, 2017 7:05 AM 8

    Following that speech, the president of Namibia, Dr. Hage Geingob has responded with a gracious welcome to foreigners to come visit his beautiful country. Many African nations aspire to attract foreign investment and hope to create environments to facilitate the flow of people and capital. Namibia has the great advantage of being one of the most attractive

  • HOEDSPRUIT: Celebrate World Rhino Day with HESC

    September 22, 2017 3:00 AM 9

    Poaching statistics released by the Department for Environmental Affairs in February 2017 show 1 054 rhinos were killed in South Africa alone during 2016, a figure that equates to almost three rhinos being killed every day. In just a decade, more than 7 137 African rhinos have been lost to poaching. HESC’s Adine Roode says while Rhino Art involves local