Tanzanian President John Magufuli has sacked nearly 10,000 civil servants for having fake education certificat...
By Staff Writer Johannesburg – Four men who posed as precious metals dealers to allegedly defraud a busi...
Tanzanian President John Magufuli has sacked nearly 10,000 civil servants for having fake education certificates. He was responding to the release of a government report into fraudulent qualifications in the public sector. The education minister said that some had been using their relatives’ school certificates, while others did not appear on official records at all. […] Read more
By Staff Writer Johannesburg – Four men who posed as precious metals dealers to allegedly defraud a businessman of nearly R10m have been denied bail by the Johannesburg Specialised Commercial Crime Court, the Hawks said on Tuesday. Zambian nationals Alex Kapasa, 29, Andrew Nawa, 33, Ephraim Musukwu, 28, and Daniel Phiri, 37, appeared in court […] Read more
The US says it plans to activate a missile defence system in South Korea “within days” and tighten economic sanctions against North Korea. The announcements from the Trump administration come amid rising fears about the North’s military advances. The Thaad system was originally not expected to be in use until late 2017. Many South Koreans […] Read more
UK Prime Minister Theresa May has announced plans to call a snap general election on 8 June. She said Britain needed certainty, stability and strong leadership following the EU referendum. Explaining the decision, Mrs May said: “The country is coming together but Westminster is not.” There will be a Commons vote on the proposed election […] Read more
Efe has emerged the winner of Big Brother Nigeria House, #BBNaija, which ended at 9.30 p.m. on Sunday. Efe a graduate of Economic beat the multi-talented Bisola to win the N25 million star prize, a brand new Kia Sorento SUV amongst other mouth-watering prizes. Efe, an upcoming rap artiste, appeared to be the `favourite’ of […] Read more
Of the many things that testicles are designed for, dragging around heavy weights is certainly not one of them. However, that hasn’t stopped martial arts expert Ye Wei trying to achieve the impossible by channeling the strength of his nut sack. To prove how strong it really is the Thai Chi master pulled seven cars with […] Read more
Demonstrators in Paraguay have set fire to the country’s congress amid violent protests against a bill that would let the president seek re-election. The head of the main opposition party said an activist had been shot dead. The country’s 1992 constitution, introduced after 35 years of dictatorship, limits the president to a single five-year term. […] Read more
South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma is not attending the funeral of veteran anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada at the request of his family. Mr Kathrada called on Mr Zuma to resign last year after he became mired in a series of corruption scandals. Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is representing the government at the funeral. Mr Kathrada, […] Read more
A powerful cyclone has pummelled the north-east Australian coast, causing major damage, torrential rain and power cuts to tens of thousands of homes. Cyclone Debbie made landfall between Bowen and Airlie Beach in Queensland as a category four storm, whipping gusts of up to 263km/h (163 mph). It is moving inland as a category two […] Read more
Uganda Assistant Inspector General of Police Felix Kaweesi and his two bodyguards have been shot dead. Kaweesi, the police spokesman, was shot dead on Friday morning alongside his driver Godfrey Wambewo and his bodyguard Kenneth Erau. According to New Vision media, gunmen shot the trio as they left his his Kulambiro home in Kampala suburb […] Read more
A federal judge in Hawaii has blocked President Donald Trump’s new travel ban, hours before it was due to begin after midnight on Thursday. US District Judge Derrick Watson cited “questionable evidence” in the government’s argument that the ban was a matter of national security. President Trump described the ruling as “unprecedented judicial overreach”. The […] Read more
Dutch people rejected “the wrong kind of populism”, Prime Minister Mark Rutte has said, as he celebrated victory in Wednesday’s election. “The Netherlands said ‘Whoa!'” he declared after his centre-right VVD party’s lead positioned him for a third successive term as prime minister. With nearly all votes counted, his party easily beat the anti-immigration Freedom […] Read more
The world is facing its largest humanitarian crisis since 1945, the United Nations says, issuing a plea for help to avoid “a catastrophe”. UN humanitarian chief Stephen O’Brien said that more than 20 million people faced the threat of starvation and famine in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and Nigeria. Unicef has already warned 1.4m children […] Read more
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