Daily Archives: December 20, 2018

US Self-Defense Airstrikes in Somalia Kill 11 Al-Shabab

JOHANNESBURG The U.S. military says it has killed 11 al-Shabab extremists with a pair of airstrikes outside Somalia’s capital.

The U.S. Africa Command statement says Wednesday’s airstrikes were in self-defense after al-Shabab fighters attacked forces …

UN Reports ‘Alarming’ Trends in Drug Trafficking in Africa

UNITED NATIONS The U.N. drugs and crime chief said Wednesday that his office is registering new, alarming trends in drug trafficking in western and central Africa that are destabilizing the ability of country’s to govern …

Red Cross: Nigeria Flood Victims a ‘Major Emergency’

LAGOS Nigeria is facing a “major emergency,” with tens of thousands of people displaced by recent flooding at risk of hunger and disease if help cannot be got to them, the Nigerian Red Cross said …

Zimbabwe Says ‘No Need’ to Extradite Former First Lady

HARARE The Zimbabwean government says there is “no need” to extradite Grace Mugabe, the wife of the country’s former leader, to neighboring South Africa after police there issued a warrant for her arrest.

Energy Mutodi, …

Minister Zweli Mkhize welcomes court intervention to recover funds erroneously transferred

COGTA Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize welcomes court intervention as the department seeks to recover funds

The Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Dr Zwelini Mkhize, has welcomed the court decision granted in favour of …