Over 700 SANDF soldiers to be stationed in the DRC

Members of the 5 South African Infantry battalion head to the restive eastern Democratic Republic of Congo in a month's time.

Amnesty International calls for end to ‘execution’ of children in Puntland

Amnesty says Somali boys aged 17 and 15 could be put to death at any moment after five other boys, all aged between 14 and 17, were executed for allegedly killing three officials.

Pope to celebrate Mass in Cairo military stadium

The campaign of violence has undermined Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who appealed for more international cooperation when he met Francis on Friday.

Libya captures two oil-smuggling tankers after firefight

The incident occurred in the Sidi Said area west of Tripoli. Qassem did not report any casualties or give details on what happened to the crew of the vessels or their nationalities

Swiss court tells Egyptian energy companies to compensate Israel

In 2015, an international arbitrator said Egypt should pay nearly $2 billion in compensation because of the halt in the gas supply, leading to tensions between the two neighbours.

Tanzania fires 10,000 civil servants

Most had faked their school certification, while some had used family's qualifications, the government said.

Ethiopia drought has left 7.7 million hungry

More than 2 million people more than estimated are in need of emergency food aid after the crops that did grow are ruined by weather.

Suicide bomber kills five troops in north east Nigeria

The bomber targeted the convoy, which was conducting "clearance operations" between Yobe and Borno states, two military officers said.


SAB's 'Beers for Africa' to feed 1m African students

As part of this initiative, SAB has partnered with Stop Hunger Now SA (SHNSA) – an international NGO which packs and distributes meals to people living in poverty.


500kg Egyptian drops by half after India surgery

Egyptian national Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty, dubbed the "world's heaviest woman", has shed half her weight in two months.


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