Baby panda BaoBao maker her public debut
World 19 January 2014

Washington, January 19 - Excitement at the Washington National Zoo as panda cub BaoBao makes her first public appearance. Pandas have been in the news all weekend – from the relatively small, to the fully-grown.

Mothotlung in mourning
South Africa 19 January 2014

Mothotlung, North West, January 19 - The third victim of the violent service delivery protests last week was laid to rest yesterday. But residents and family of the deceased say there are still no answers about who ordered police to open fire.

New political realities in the US
World 19 January 2014

Washington, January 19 - As we mark two decades of democracy in South Africa, eNCA takes a look at the state of democracy around the world.

DA questions R1bn ‘Project Flute’ satellite
South Africa 19 January 2014

January 19 – DA spokesman on defence David Maynier raises questions about a satellite reportedly commissioned eight years ago – "Project Flute". R1-billion later, there are still no straight answers from government about the purpose of the satellite.

Cape Town celebrates special Muslim day
South Africa 19 January 2014

Green Point, Cape Town, January 19 - Today marks a special day for Muslims across the world – the birth of the Prophet Muhammad. Thousands took to the Green Point athletics track to celebrate.

EFF and ANC battle it out in the Western Cape
South Africa 19 January 2014

Cape Town, January 19 – The ruling party pitted itself against newcomers the EFF this weekend. For the ANC, it is about regaining control of the only province it does not rule – while the EFF is trying to get a foothold the province.

Heatwave to continue
South Africa 19 January 2014

Johannesburg – Weather officials say the heatwave in many parts of the country is expected to persist a little longer. Sweltering conditions over the past three days have seen the mercury rising with little or no rain to offset the heat.

Clashes continue in Malakal
Africa 19 January 2014

Sudan – Fresh battles are raging in the South Sudanese town of Malakal. Troops and rebels have been clashing for days in the key oil town. It appears the army is having trouble communicating with soldiers and commanders on the ground.

Nigerian radio works on breaking language barrier
Africa 19 January 2014

Nigeria – Nigeria's Wazobia FM radio station is fast gaining popularity. But it's not because of its music or personalities. It's because of a decision to broadcast in Pidgin English.

Ugandan president does not sign anti-gay bill
Africa 19 January 2014

Kampala – Activists say Uganda’s stance on gay rights is at a turning point but that the fight is not yet over. President Yoweri Museveni's decision not to sign a controversial anti-gay bill into law shocked many.