Fri, 25 Jun 2021

Gaza: Lack of resolution discourages international donors

Moscow [Russia], June 25 (ANI/Sputnik): International donors are becoming more reluctant to allocate funds for humanitarian needs in the Gaza ...

SARS to close branches in early July as Covid-19 cases surge

The South African Revenue Service said it needed to respond appropriately to the rise in Covid-19 cases to prevent any ...

Nigerian artists and entrepreneurs bank on crypto-art

The crypto-art market is a growing business in Nigeria.Pop-artist Osinachi sells paintings on Microsoft Word for several thousand euros.Between January ...

Cricket SA appoints Lawson Naidoo as its ICC delegate

The board of directors of Cricket South Africa (CSA) has appointed its newly-elected chairperson, Lawson Naidoo, to represent the governing ...

Dean Elgar hails Proteas' much-needed win: 'I am a we guy'

Proteas Test skipper Dean Elgar says he is a "we guy" and takes his new role as captain to heart.In ...

Eskom to implement 1.5% wage hike, wants to cut staff benefits

Eskom has decided to implement its final offer to unions of a 1.5% wage increase from 1 July.The power utility ...

Habana tells Lions to beware emotionally-driven Springboks

South Africa great Bryan Habana has warned the British and Irish Lions they will be up against a side bound ...

Gugulethu mass shooting: 'We are sick and tired of living in fear'

Gugulethu residents are concerned about a lack of safety in the area.Eight people were shot during a thanksgiving ritual held ...

How Karpowership was torpedoed by substandard environmental studies

The R225 billion powerships deal may have been wrecked this week when the environment department refused to authorise the Turkish-led ...

MLB roundup: 4 Cubs pitchers combine to no-hit Dodgers

Chicago's Zach Davies, Ryan Tepera, Andrew Chafin and Craig Kimbrel combined on the seventh no-hitter of the major league season, ...

MLB roundup: Kyle Schwarber HRs twice to power Nats over Marlins

Kyle Schwarber clubbed two homers and drove in four runs, leading the blazing-hot Washington Nationals to a 7-3 win over ...

Pirates hit three homers to tromp Cardinals

Bryan Reynolds drove in four runs as the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the slumping St. Louis Cardinals 8-2 on Thursday. ...

Jed Lowrie powers Athletics past Rangers

Jed Lowrie homered and drove in two runs to lift the Oakland Athletics to a 5-1 victory over the Texas ...

Africa struggling with 3rd wave of COVID-19 pandemic: WHO

Geneva [Switzerland], June 25 (ANI/Sputnik): Africa is in the midst of a third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, as cases ...

Secretary of State Blinken to Meet with French President Macron

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has arrived in France, his latest stop in a multination tour, where he will ...

Russia's Buryatia Orders COVID-19 Restrictions

Buryatia in eastern Siberia has ordered a lockdown to help slow the spread of coronavirus, and France is adding Russia ...

SA's Ritchie in contention at BMW Open

South Africa's JC Ritchie was a shot off the pace after the first round of the European Tour's BMW International ...

Blitzboks Geduld, Sage in line to return to Olympic arena

Olympic bronze medallists Justin Geduld and Dylan Sage have been included in the 17-man preliminary Rugby Sevens squad announced by ...

Judge Threatens to Toss DEA Agent's Plea in Corruption Case

TAMPA, FLORIDA - A federal judge Wednesday threatened to throw out the guilty plea of a veteran U.S. narcotics agent ...

SA hits 100 000 Covid-19 jabs in one day, with 16 078 new cases

The number of new Covid-19 cases is 16 078.Another 148 people are reported to have died.Total vaccinations per day finally ...

Nigeria's decision to ban Twitter has no legal basis. Here's why

In early June, the Nigerian government announced that it had banned the use of Twitter in the country. This followed ...

Kumba appoints Terence Goodlace as board chair

Veteran mining executive Terence Goodlace has been appointed chairperson of the Kumba Iron Ore board, replacing Mandla Gantsho who retired ...

91 countries now offer COVID-19 vaccinations to refugees, says UNHCR

UN refugee agency UNHCR, on Thursday welcomed the growing number of countries that have offered COVID-19 vaccines to refugees before ...

Japan rely on World Cup heroes to face Lions

Japan rugby boss Jamie Joseph placed his faith in his 2019 World Cup heroes as he named an experienced team ...

Former Bok mentor Allister Coetzee appointed head coach of Namibia

Former Springbok coach Allister Coetzee is back in international rugby limelight after he was announced as the senior national head ...

Tanzanian billionaire sees business booming under new president

Private business in Tanzania is set to expand rapidly as President Samia Hassan moves to reassure investors and improve the ...

Zanzibar aims to vaccinate 87% of population as denialism eases

Tanzania's semi-autonomous archipelago of Zanzibar aims to inoculate about 1.4 million people against Covid-19, pulling ahead of the mainland as ...

East London PA gets 15 years for stealing R11.5m from employer

Magistrate Twanett Olivier said Margaretha Voogt had ample time to reflect and reconsider the crime but chose greed. Despite having ...

Teacher vaccinations: Unions satisfied, continue to monitor process

Sadtu and PEU are satisfied with the vaccination of teachers across the country, but will continue to monitor the process.EUSA, ...

Prayer meeting to remember King Dinuzulu postponed due to Covid-19

King Misuzulu has postponed the annual prayer meeting for King Dinuzulu due to Covid-19 concerns.He urged the Zulu nation to ...

UN chief urges EU solidarity in managing migration

© Provided by Xinhua In 2015, the EU faced an unprecedented migration crisis resulting from conflicts in northern Africa and ...

Mulder replaces COVID-positive Pretorius in SA squad

Grenada [St George's], June 24 (ANI): South Africa all-rounder Dwaine Pretorius has not traveled with the T20I squad for the ...

How palm oil became the world's most hated, most used fat source

Palm oil is everywhere today: in food, soap, lipstick, even newspaper ink. It's been called the world's most hated crop ...

'Wrong number? Let's chat'

Sometimes wrong numbers work. On the East African savanna, Maasai herders can form important new social connections when they misdial ...

Govt rejects Karpowership bid for environmental permits

South Africa's environmental authorities rejected an application by Karpowership to generate electricity at three of the nation's ports.The Department of ...

US, Germany Launch Effort to Counter Holocaust Denial

The United States and Germany are partnering to counter Holocaust denial and antisemitism, an effort U.S. Secretary of State Antony ...

Irish prop Furlong replaces Fagerson for Lions' Japan clash

Irish prop Tadhg Furlong has replaced Zander Fagerson in the starting line-up for the British & Irish Lions' match with ...

Boks' nirvana at Ellis Park ... it's been 26 years

Francois Pienaar and Joel Stransky must run each other close as routine, prime recipients of the inevitable "what was it ...

Eight killed in shooting in South Africa's Cape Town

Cape Town [South Africa], June 24 (ANI/Xinhua): The death toll from a shooting incident on Wednesday afternoon in Cape Town, ...

Star Sports' jury name Steve Waugh as GOAT captain

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], June 24 (ANI): Former Australia captain Steve Waugh was chosen as the Greatest Of All Time (G.O.A.T) ...

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Unknown future for 171-year-old Mayo school as enrollment plunges

CO MAYO, Ireland: A number of rural schools are working to enroll new students as they face drastic declines in ...

Fearing Chinese spying, Pacific island turns to Australia for cable

SYDNEY, Australia: After rejecting a low bid from China due to security concerns, the Pacific island of Nauru is in ...

EU citizens missing deadline to receive 28-day notice for UK residency

LONDON, England: Those European Union citizens living in Britain will be issued a 28-day notice in which they can apply ...

Two men in Western Australia alleged to have imported $1.6m in cocaine

PERTH, Western Australia - A man appeared in a Perth court on Thursday charged with smuggling nearly four kilograms of ...

US, Afghan Officials to Meet at White House Friday

U.S. President Joe Biden will meet with Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani and chief peacemaker Abdullah Abdullah at the White House ...

India promotes equality, social justice, through education

Geneva [Switzerland], June 25 (ANI): India on Friday said that it promotes values of equality, social justice, and democracy through ...

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