South Africa has been roiled in a political crisis for months amid Pretoria's plans to force white farmers to give up their homes and farms as soon as next year, in accordance with government efforts to amend the constitution to allow for land expropriation without compensation.
In early August, South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa said that the ruling African National Congress (ANC) is pushing ahead with plans to legalize land expropriation without compensation in the country.
The suspected spy was arrested for taking a photograph at Alexandria Airport upon arriving in Egypt, according to his family.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The two-day Intergovernmental Conference to Adopt the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration will open in the Moroccan city of Marrakesh on Monday.
According to state news agency SUNA, a helicopter crashed in al-Qadarif, a state in eastern Sudan. Social media users claim that at least 11 were killed in the helicopter crash.
The Ark was allegedly spirited away from Israel to Ethiopia via Egypt by a sect of Jews driven away by King Manasseh, and may now be resting at the Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion in Axum.
Although science is generally considered to be far off from creating perfect human clones, some Nigerians believe that their 75-year-old president was in reality cloned in the UK, or at least replaced by a doppelganger.
Saturday, December 1, is World HIV Day and US Vice President Mike Pence has said the White House will soon extend a programme to help millions of people in Africa who have HIV or full-blown AIDS. Sputnik spoke to Nelson Onyimbi, a youth advocate and blogger, about HIV in Kenya.
The victim was reportedly blamed by his killers for murdering a person after turning into a crocodile, with people from three villages mobilising in order to carry out the grisly deed.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The risk of Ebola spreading in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and neighbouring countries remains high, with 36 new cases of the deadly virus reported in near the DRC border in the week ending November 29, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported in a press release on Thursday.
US President Donald Trump is known to reference policies and actions of his predecessor Barack Obama’s administration while patting himself on the back, but there is one particular topic 45 may not want to make into a numbers game during his rallies: drone strikes in undeclared war zones.
ROME (Sputnik) - Italian officials stated they would not take part in next month’s conference in Morocco where the United Nations to make a case for the first-ever global deal on migration.
A committee of South African lawmakers responsible for overseeing environmental affairs has recommended Cape Town end the breeding of lions for trophy hunting and trading of their bones.
Despite numerous difficulties, the video game sector continues to grow in Africa, especially as smartphones are becoming more widespread on the continent. At the same time, domestic game development is stagnating in Africa, as companies lack both funding and skilled workers.
A car bomb exploded near a religious centre in central Somalia on Monday and armed gunmen stormed inside to assault a local cleric, Reuters reported.
As miners frequently blast rock mere centimeters away from fuel and gas pipelines, experts warn that if one of these pipes encounters is set off and explodes, everything within a 300-meter radius would be incinerated.
Former stripper and reality TV star Blac Chyna has been under fire for promoting a $250 per jar skin whitener she allegedly doesn’t even use, ahead of her trip to the struggling African country, where she was to market the product. Shortly after she landed in Nigeria, her journey was marred by an altercation.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – French servicemen, engaged in the Operation Barkhane in Africa's Sahel region, have neutralized around 30 terrorists in Mali, the French Armed Forces Ministry said.
The outcry from South Africa's white Boer and Afrikaner minorities over government land expropriation and farm murders has met with silence in the mainstream media; however, an activist from Southern Russia had set up a full-scale rescue operation to support these people.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The South African government will make sure that the land redistribution policy is "legitimate and constitutional," the South African foreign minister said on Thursday.
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