Monthly Archives: February 2013

‘France will not propose setting up UN peacekeeping force to take over until at least April’

UNITED NATIONS: France, which is battling Islamist militants in Mali, will not formally propose setting up a UN peacekeeping force to take over until at least April, the French UN ambassador said yesterday.

France sent …

President to inaugurate a multi-million-dollar fresh produce hub

RUNDU: President Hifikepunye Pohamba will officially inaugurate a multi-million-dollar fresh produce hub here today.

The Head of State arrived here yesterday afternoon, and was met at the Rundu Airport by Minister of Agriculture, Water and …

High price of oil and weaker rand contributes to higher cost of fuel: Minister

SOUTH AFRICA: The high price of oil and the weaker rand have contributed to the higher cost of fuel, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said today.

He said at a televised New Age breakfast briefing oil …

Video of taxi driver dragged behind police van is horrific, says President

South Africa: The video of a Daveyton taxi driver being dragged behind a police van is horrific, President Jacob Zuma said yesterday.

Zuma said in a statement the visuals of the incident are horrific, disturbing …

Violence broke out during a Guinean opposition demonstration leaving 130 people wounded including 68 police: minister

CONAKRY: Violence broke out during a Guinean opposition demonstration in Conakry yesterday, leaving some 130 people wounded including 68 police, Guinea’s security minister said.

A statement earlier from the offices of government spokesman Albert Damantang …

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