Ethiopia says some 1,000 Oromo rebels give up arms

Ethiopia has said some 1,000 fighters with the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) rebel group have given up arms and entered rehabilitation camps, according to state media.

Popular among the largest ethnic group, the Oromo, the OLF fell out with the ruling Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) in 1992 and soon began launching armed attacks.

Ethiopia says some 1,000 Oromo rebels give up arms
Ethiopia says some 1,000 Oromo rebels give up arms

Ethiopia says some 1,000 Oromo rebels give up arms

Ethiopia has said some 1,000 fighters with the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) rebel group have given up arms and entered rehabilitation camps, according to state media.

KZN factory worker’s hand crushed in conveyor belt

KZN factory worker’s hand crushed in conveyor belt

The patient sustained traumatic injuries of the hand and, once stabilised, was transported to hospital for further treatment.
ANC slogan says ‘the power is in your hands’ amid load shedding

ANC slogan says ‘the power is in your hands’ amid load shedding

The timing of the new slogan is not ideal, a marketing expert pointed out.
Regulations requiring secret ballots for strikes imminent

Regulations requiring secret ballots for strikes imminent

Once the transitional provision comes to an end, the might of the law will take its course.
Zambian plans to slaughter thousands of hippopotami slammed by conservationists

Zambian plans to slaughter thousands of hippopotami slammed by conservationists

Hippos are classified as ‘vulnerable’ in the Red List compiled by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
Somali Muslim clerics condemn Valentine’s Day

Somali Muslim clerics condemn Valentine’s Day

The clerics still condemn the event as it derives its name from a Christian priest in Rome who lived millennia ago.
Wesgro says R98m invested into Sturrock Dry Dock in the Port of Cape Town

Wesgro says R98m invested into Sturrock Dry Dock in the Port of Cape Town

The planned caisson is expected to double the productivity of the dock and will also contribute to job creation.
DA urges harsher action against eThekwini official implicated in tender scandal

DA urges harsher action against eThekwini official implicated in tender scandal

The official apparently tried to absolve himself of responsibility after he allegedly signed off on a R36 million tender for toilets.
Mpofu picks holes in Ramaphosa’s story, but Mbalula claps back

Mpofu picks holes in Ramaphosa’s story, but Mbalula claps back

The EFF chairperson’s questioning of the president’s account was met with a backlash.
KZN man attacked by pit bull while walking his poodle

KZN man attacked by pit bull while walking his poodle

The man and his dog were both treated for their injuries.
The joke that is the bolt in the works at Eskom

The joke that is the bolt in the works at Eskom

Again, the ANC blames saboteurs to minimise damage at the polls three months away.
Creating employable young people is parents’ responsibility

Creating employable young people is parents’ responsibility

South African parents have an unhealthy obsession with private schools and university … I am as guilty as anyone.
Joburg City’s condom roll-out programme progressing well

Joburg City’s condom roll-out programme progressing well

Phalatse encouraged all sexually active residents to visit their nearest clinic to pick up free condoms and to learn more about STIs.
Death penalty for Kenyan policeman who tortured inmate to death

Death penalty for Kenyan policeman who tortured inmate to death

According to the evidence before the court, the inmate was assaulted with a metal pipe before his head was immersed in a drum of water.
City wants your comment on new R5.4bn strategy to drought-proof Cape Town

City wants your comment on new R5.4bn strategy to drought-proof Cape Town

The aim is to eventually be a ‘water-sensitive’ city by 2040 and to provide a range of different water sources, for a variety of uses.
Six people killed after ship catches fire at Durban Harbour

Six people killed after ship catches fire at Durban Harbour

Six people are unaccounted for currently and once safe all necessary authorities will board the vessel and search for them.
Gold Fields headline earnings sharply lower in 2018

Gold Fields headline earnings sharply lower in 2018

The mining company is reportedly expecting to increase production by 4% – 7% in 2019.
Men accused of murder of advocate Pete Mihalik back in court for bail application

Men accused of murder of advocate Pete Mihalik back in court for bail application

During their previous appearance, suspect Maliti wanted the state to hand over its video evidence.
Ajay Gupta no longer a fugitive from justice

Ajay Gupta no longer a fugitive from justice

The Hawks have cancelled an arrest warrant for the Gupta brother in relation to state capture allegations.
Life sentence of Glebelands hostel murderer welcomed

Life sentence of Glebelands hostel murderer welcomed

The MEC says these arrests and convictions shows police are winning the battle against the murders that have plagued the hostel.
Mantashe to visit Gloria coal mine where 22 men are still trapped underground

Mantashe to visit Gloria coal mine where 22 men are still trapped underground

Thirteen people are known to be dead so far after the group, believed to be cable thieves, were trapped underground last week.
Mantashe to visit Gloria coal mine where 22 men are still trapped underground

Mantashe to visit Gloria coal mine where 22 men are still trapped underground

Mantashe will receive a progress report on rescue efforts, the ministry said in a statement on Friday.
Men accused of murder of advocate Pete Mihalik back in court for bail application

Men accused of murder of advocate Pete Mihalik back in court for bail application

The bail application of three men accused of the ‘premeditated’ murder of Cape Town lawyer Pete Mihalik  is expected to resume in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court on Friday.
South Africans must take climate change seriously – Ramaphosa

South Africans must take climate change seriously – Ramaphosa

It is time for South Africans to take climate change seriously, said President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday in his response to the debate on his State of the Nation Address.
Sans Souci disciplinary hearing: Pupil’s suspension upheld

Sans Souci disciplinary hearing: Pupil’s suspension upheld

The pupil was suspended after a video of the slapping incident circulated on social media.
Hong Kong seizes $1m of rhino horn in record airport haul

Hong Kong seizes $1m of rhino horn in record airport haul

Two men carrying at least 24 severed rhino horns were arrested in Hong Kong airport by customs officers who said it was their largest ever seizure of rhino contraband smuggled by air passengers.

 

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