In March, South Africa's parliament passed a motion initiated by the left-wing party Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) that may finally lead to the seizure of land from white farmers without any financial recompense.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - At least 40 people have died and several others have been injured after an explosion hit a bus in the southwestern Zimbabwean province of Matabeleland South on Friday morning, setting the vehicle on fire, The New Zimbabwe reported, citing a correspondent at the scene.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Seven United Nations peacekeepers were killed during an operation in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Wednesday along with an unknown number of Congolese military forces in North Kivu province, where health workers are battling an Ebola epidemic, the UN spokesman told reporters on Thursday.
BRUSSELS (Sputnik) - The European Union recalled its ambassador from Tanzania for consultations, accusing the authorities of this country of putting pressure on the diplomat, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said on Thursday.
Russia's undefeated UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has turned out to have a big heart - he posted a photo with Nigerian children, winning the admiration of netizens accustomed to watching him and other MMA fighters exchange barbs on social media.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution on November 14 that lifts the long-standing sanctions that have been previously imposed on Eritrea.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - South African Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has resigned amid a sex scandal with his participation, the country's presidential office said on Tuesday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The number of confirmed Ebola cases in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) increased up to 291 with 201 people having died of the disease, the country’s Ministry of Public Health said in a statement.
The fighting between EFF member Nazier Paulsen and Agang MP Andries Tlouamma broke out after a commentary about the alleged theft of money from a bank led to a series of more personal insults being exchanged between the antagonists.
Ten men have been arrested on the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar under suspicion of being gay. Their detainment is part of a new crackdown on LGBTQ people at the behest of some of the country’s most influential politicians.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – At least 47 people were killed as a result of a two-bus collision in northeastern Zimbabwe, local media reported Wednesday citing the police.
Those who do not meet the racial criteria apparently set by the job-creation organization in adherence with the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment strategy championed by South African government, are directed to seek employment at other platforms instead.
People in New Caledonia voted against the Pacific territory being granted independence from France. Sputnik looks at the few remaining colonies France has abroad and asks why they still want to hold on to them.
The debate over a full-face veil ban has ongoing in Egypt for some time already, ever since the Egyptian government took strong, decisive action against political Islam in the wake of the ouster of Islamist President Muhammad Morsi back in 2013.
The man is suspected of receiving stolen goods from Anna Britta Troelsgaard Nielsen, a former employee of the Danish National Board of Social Services (Socialstryelsen), who had allegedly transferred 111 mln kroner ($17.2 mln) in public funds to her accounts.
The governor of Tanzania’s largest city has announced the formation of an “ad hoc team” to track down LGBTQ people on social media and called on the public to report suspected homosexuals. He has reportedly already been given a list of thousands of names.
The suspect had reportedly committed similar acts in the past, engaging in sexual activities with at least one dog and several cats, though the authorities apparently weren’t notified about any of these cases until now.
No terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the incident yet.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Algeria’s sitting Abdelaziz Bouteflika will be the ruling party’s candidate at next year’s presidential election, the National Liberation Front (FLN) secretary general announced Sunday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Russian Foreign Ministry's spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, said Sunday that reports suggesting that Muslim armed group Seleka, which is fighting against the government of the Central African Republic (CAR) had allegedly demanded the withdrawal of the Russian military advisers from the areas it controls, were not true.