Serial rapist sentenced to 1,088 years in prison

A Pretoria high court on Thursday May 27, sentenced a convicted serial rapist who raped and robbed 56 women across Pretoria suburbs for five years, to 1,088 years in prison. 33-year-old Sello Abram Mapunya was convicted on Wednesday May 26, for 41 rapes and 40 separate house breakings and house robberies, as well as assault with the intent […]

Amazon To Set Up African Headquarters In South Africa

Amazon has announced plans to set up its African headquarters in South Africa. Authorities in Cape Town who confirmed the news said the City of Cape Town has greenlit and R4 billion River Club mixed-use development, which will be the new home of the retail giant in Africa. The news is coming a week after Twitter picked Ghana […]

Finalists For 2021 International News Media Awards Announced

International News Media Association, on Wednesday, announced 290 finalists for the 2021 Global Media Awards competition. INMA is a global community of market-leading news media with more than 16,000 members at 850 media companies in over 70 countries. The finalists were shortlisted with themes such as “pandemic community outreach, brand-building, subscriptions, and data innovation”. The […]

South Africa: 51-Year Old Drug Dealer Sentenced To 12 Years Imprisonment

51-year-old Nigerian drug kingpin, Frank Onyeka Nwaru has been sentenced to 12 years imprisonment in South Africa.   Nwaru was convicted for dealing in drugs on Wednesday, February 2021, at the Stilfontein Regional Court following his arrest on 21 May 2018.       The accused was arrested by the Hawks’ South African Narcotics Enforcement […]

See Why WHO Rejected Nigeria’s Bid For Covid19 Vaccines

Nigeria and eight other African countries have been excluded from the global vaccine offer by the World Health Organization-led COVAX global initiative because they are unable to meet the minimum condition of being able to store the vaccines at the required -70 degrees Celsius. Through the COVAX program, which was set up to ensure rapid […]

UK Imposes Travel Ban On 30 Countries Over COVID-19 Surge

The United Kingdom has on Friday imposed a travel ban on 30 countries over the surge in COVID-19 cases. The UK’s imposed ban stops these countries from gain entry into the UK. This information is gathered from a statement on the government website, gov.UK. The countries, including Angola, Argentina, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Cape Verde, Chile, […]

UK Coronavirus Variant Detected In 60 Countries – WHO

The UK coronavirus strain has been detected in at least 60 countries, the World Health Organization said Wednesday, 10 more than a week ago. With the global death toll now well past two million, and new variants of the virus causing deep concern, countries across the world are grappling with how to slow infections until […]

South Africa Closes Land Boarders Due To Covid 19

South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa extended coronavirus restrictions in the country Monday, citing a “massive increase” in COVID-19 cases driven by a variant discovered there last year. The current measures were were due to expire on January 15 and include closing beaches and public parks, and banning the sale of alcohol. “The pandemic in our […]

UK Bans Travel From South Africa Over New Coronavirus Strain

Britain on Wednesday introduced restrictions on travel from South Africa over the spread of another new variant of coronavirus, UK Health Minister Matt Hancock said. The restrictions, which applied with immediate effect, were introduced following the discovery of two cases of the virus strain in Britain. “This new variant is highly concerning, because it is […]