Africa 11.12.2017 03:30 pm

UN seeks urgent resettlement of 1,300 refugees stranded in Libya

The UN urgently appealed Monday for countries to take in 1,300 “extremely vulnerable” refugees stranded in Libya, following revelations of horrific abuse of migrants in the country.

The UN refugee agency said there was a dire need for 1,300 resettlement places by the end of March 2018.

UN seeks urgent resettlement of 1,300 refugees stranded in Libya
UN seeks urgent resettlement of 1,300 refugees stranded in Libya

UN seeks urgent resettlement of 1,300 refugees stranded in Libya

The UN urgently appealed Monday for countries to take in 1,300 “extremely vulnerable” refugees stranded in Libya, following revelations of horrific abuse of migrants in the country.

Burnt bridges: five politicians who shockingly fell out of favour with Zuma
54th ANC National Conference

Burnt bridges: five politicians who shockingly fell out of favour with Zuma

The African National Congress’ (ANC) annual National Conference is just around the corner.
WATCH: Bottles pop at Gabola tavern church
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WATCH: Bottles pop at Gabola tavern church

According to Bishop Tsietsi Makiti, his congregation consists of more than 500 members who are heavy drinkers and have been shunned by traditional churches because of their drinking habits.
Get all the exciting coverage of the ANC Conference here
54th ANC National Conference

Get all the exciting coverage of the ANC Conference here

We’ve devoted a page to bringing our readers the latest news pertaining to the ANC Conference taking place at Nasrec on 16 December.
WATCH: ANC media briefing on upcoming conference
54th ANC National Conference

WATCH: ANC media briefing on upcoming conference

The governing party is currently briefing the media on preparations for its upcoming 54th national conference this weekend.
These are the three ANC leaders who appear on both Ramaphosa and NDZ’s NEC slates
54th ANC National Conference

These are the three ANC leaders who appear on both Ramaphosa and NDZ’s NEC slates

There are only three ANC leaders who have been featured on the national executive committee lists of the two ANC presidential candidates.
Cape Town trio arrested for alleged human trafficking
South Africa

Cape Town trio arrested for alleged human trafficking

The victim’s ID book and cellphone were reportedly confiscated by the suspects.                                                                
Gauteng education dept denies suggestions teachers will lose jobs
South Africa

Gauteng education dept denies suggestions teachers will lose jobs

A claim by labour union Solidarity that about 1 800 posts in total could be lost is false, the department says.
Eskom treats pensioners to early Christmas present
South Africa

Eskom treats pensioners to early Christmas present

The event coincided with Eskom’s participation in a 16 day national campaign to fight violence against women and children.
NPA gives Zuma until end of January next year to file fresh representations
South Africa

NPA gives Zuma until end of January next year to file fresh representations

The president’s legal team apparently wanted until 19 February to make the representations to the NPA.
Pit bulls attack cow on Richards Bay street
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Pit bulls attack cow on Richards Bay street

The cow sustained multiple wounds from the dog bites.
Tree planting brings hunger relief to local school
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Tree planting brings hunger relief to local school

The partnership assists a local school and the community at large.
Details: A look at seven previous groundbreaking and historic ANC conferences
54th ANC National Conference

Details: A look at seven previous groundbreaking and historic ANC conferences

The governing party is expected to hold its much-anticipated national conference in Gauteng, where it is expected to elect its new leadership from December 16 to 20 at Nasrec in Johannesburg.
15 years for woman who burned niece
South Africa

15 years for woman who burned niece

The judge refused Mahlangu leave to appeal against her sentence.
Cyril Ramaphosa: the ‘charismatic and capable’ man behind the politics
54th ANC National Conference

Cyril Ramaphosa: the ‘charismatic and capable’ man behind the politics

It has been said that he is more charismatic and capable than any other party contender, but who exactly is Cyril Ramaphosa?
Pretoria woman dies of listeriosis
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Pretoria woman dies of listeriosis

She is survived by two children and a husband, who she married in August this year.
Enviro Monday: Some good news from Mother Earth in 2017
World

Enviro Monday: Some good news from Mother Earth in 2017

From a promised ban on ivory exports and imports to a possible solution to plastic in our oceans – here’s some good news to brighten up your day.
Five elephants killed by train
World

Five elephants killed by train

A train has struck and killed five elephants as they crossed over tracks at a tea plantation in northeast India, an official said Monday.
Six tips to keep your children busy when travelling
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Six tips to keep your children busy when travelling

A few tips to help make holiday travelling as painless as possible.
Delays after pileup on N4 between Middelburg and eMalahleni
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Delays after pileup on N4 between Middelburg and eMalahleni

Motorists travelling between Middelburg and eMalahleni on the N4 should drive with caution after an accident at the Olifants River.
Criminals target stokvel members in Limpopo
South Africa

Criminals target stokvel members in Limpopo

On Sunday, two armed suspects pounced on a group of 45 women got robbed of a large amount of money.
135 suspects arrested in Bosveld region during Friday’s festive season operations
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135 suspects arrested in Bosveld region during Friday’s festive season operations

Since the official launch of the Safer Festive Season Operations in Limpopo by the police minister in October, 6 709 suspects have been arrested in the province for various crimes.
Growing concerns over monkey attacks
South Africa

Growing concerns over monkey attacks

Vervets are becoming increasingly brazen around humans, especially in KwaZulu-Natal.
Calls for army patrols as S.Africa gangland violence spirals
Africa

Calls for army patrols as S.Africa gangland violence spirals

With rifles raised, South African police speed through the streets of Manenberg, responding to yet another call to quell violence in one of the country’s most murderous ganglands.
ANC proposes two deputy presidents
54th ANC National Conference

ANC proposes two deputy presidents

There could also be two deputy secretaries-general, expanding the top brass.
Revellers warned to behave during holidays
South Africa

Revellers warned to behave during holidays

Police will be on the lookout for incidents of public drinking and driving during the festive season.

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