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Ivory Coast's Soro says he remains presidential candidate despite warrant

Ivory Coast’s public prosecutor issued the warrant for Soro on 23 December as part of an investigation into an alleged coup plot. He denies any wrongdoing. Elections are due in October.

Eskom says it needs tariff hike to avert complete financial meltdown

The power utility has approached the courts to review the National Energy Regulator of South Africa's decision to deduct a R69 billion bailout from Eskom's approved revenue for the current tariff period.

Oscars go green with plant-based menus, no plastic bottles

Menus for the annual luncheon for Oscar nominees on Monday, as well as finger food served before the Academy Awards ceremony in Hollywood on Feb. 9, will be 100% plant-based, the academy said.

Timothy Omotoso's human trafficking trial postponed to February

Omotoso and his co-accused face a string of charges, including human trafficking and rape.

England's Broad fined after 'audible obscenity' in South Africa Test

Broad was cited by the match officials after Monday's incident in Johannesburg, when he approached South Africa captain Faf du Plessis and used 'inappropriate language'.

FACTBOX: The new coronavirus - What is it and how does it behave?

Coronavirus infections have a wide range of symptoms, including fever, coughing, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties.

'Everyone is crazy' - president among well-wishers as Tunisia's Jabeur exits

Tunisia's Ons Jabeur, the first Arab woman to reach the last eight of a Grand Slam, went down 6-4, 6-4 to the American Sofia Kenin.

Mkhwebane: Parliamentary process to remove me is illegal, unconstitutional

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane said that she had written to Speaker Thandi Modise to reconsider her decision and suspend the process.

Family, friends pay tribute to Enock Mpianzi at memorial service

The grade 8 pupil was last seen in the Crocodile River when a raft made by children capsized during an activity organised by the Nyati Bush and Riverbreak Lodge two weeks ago.

Patrice Motsepe says sorry for saying Africa loves Trump

Patrice Motsepe released an apology statement through his Motsepe Foundation on Tuesday, saying he had no right to speak on behalf of anyone but himself.

McEnroe, Navratilova 'breached protocols' with Margaret Court protest

The two legends had rounded on Court's "homophobic" opinions on Monday when the 77-year-old Australian was honoured on the 50th anniversary of her 1970 calendar-year Grand Slam.

Djokovic keeps focus to set up Federer semifinal

The Serbian world number two, despite trouble with his contact lenses, tamed the big-serving Milos Raonic 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (7/1) as he targets an eighth Melbourne Park crown and 17th Grand Slam title.

China virus death toll tops 100 as contagion spreads abroad

While a host of nations prepared to airlift their citizens from the epicentre of the epidemic, Japan and Germany reported the first cases that were not directly imported from China.

Wine regions face dramatic shrink with climate change: study

According to a new study by US-based experts, global warming of just 2°C (3.6 Fahrenheit) could see the world's wine-producing regions shrink by more than half.

ANALYSIS: New China virus is bigger threat to world economy than SARS

The world’s second-largest economy, already weak, now accounts for a much larger share of global growth. No wonder investors are jittery.

Coronavirus outbreak: Countries where virus has been detected

A map showing countries and territories where cases of the China virus have been confirmed as of 28 January, 2020.

Eskom could need 20 years to meet new emissions rules

State-owned Eskom, mired in financial crisis and struggling to meet demand, is the top polluter in Africa’s most industrialised economy.

Man fatally shot at Paarl train station in Cape Town

Police say the 34-year-old was a taxi driver from Bellville.

TMZ: the 'merciless' news outlet slammed for scooping Kobe death

Law enforcement officials have lashed out at the website for publishing details of the loss of life before victims' next of kin could be notified.

Fire destroys 4 classrooms at Franschhoek school

No injuries were reported.

Burkina Faso rocked by new jihadist massacre

The attack was launched on Saturday and jihadists were still in the area on Monday, a resident in nearby Bourzanga town told AFP by phone, citing accounts from those who had fled.

Meet 'Buthie' (87), the only person to have officially swum every Midmar Mile

While much has changed over 47 years of the Midmar Mile, there has been one constant throughout, and that’s the presence of Mike 'Buthie' Arbuthnot.

US bombing of Afghanistan hits 10-year high

In 2019 alone, the US dropped 7,423 separate munitions on targets in Afghanistan, where the US has been enmeshed in fighting several militant groups since it invaded the country following the 11 September 2001 attacks.

Steve Barker pleased by Karuru and Scott's run so far

Last month, Stellies completed the signing of a former Kaizer Chiefs attacker Karuru following his recent release from AmaZulu while Scott arrived on a free transfer from Bidvest Wits.

Netanyahu says drops request for immunity from graft charges

The announcement came hours before he was to meet in the White House with President Donald Trump for the unveiling of a long-awaited US peace plan.

WATCH LIVE: Mkhwebane releases reports her office investigated

Public Protector Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane is holding a media briefing, where she is releasing a number of investigation reports.

Paul Burrell: Princess Diana would have supported Duchess Meghan

Princess Diana's former butler Paul Burrell - who wrote a memoir of his career titled 'A Royal Duty' - has also claimed Harry, 35, picked the former 'Suits' actress as she has similar values to his late mother.

UK's Prince Andrew urged to cooperate with US over Epstein

US lawyer Gloria Allred, who represents five women allegedly assaulted by Epstein, said the Duke of York has 'a moral obligation' to meet with the FBI and that his failure to do so was 'a disservice to the victims'.

China says WHO against virus-related evacuations, as countries plan pull-outs

The King also ordered measures to prevent the spread of the disease to be taken at airports and ports and hospitals.

Nigeria had no warning on potential US travel ban - minister

While he gave no details, a source familiar with the proposal said the tentative list included seven nations - Nigeria, Belarus, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Sudan and Tanzania.

WATCH LIVE: Enock Mpianzi's memorial service

His body was found in the Crocodile River nearly two days after he went missing, prompting anger against the school.

DA says dealing with mayors Melvin Naik, Stevens Mokgalapa

George Mayor Melvin Naik is facing the axe after being implicated in corruption while DA federal council chair Helen Zille said the party would try to conclude Tshwane Mayor Stevens Mokgalapa’s disciplinary hearing following a leaked audio.

Protests against Gambia president bring 137 arrests, multiple injuries

President Adama Barrow has reneged on his campaign promise to step down by this month, saying the constitution requires him to serve out a full five-year term.

Dudu Myeni loses court appeal over Outa delinquency case

The case to have Dudu Myeni declared a delinquent director was beset by delays, mainly on her part.

Eskom may have to take 10,000 megawatts offline over new rules

Eskom estimates it would cost R300 billion to install this technology at power stations that will still be operational after 2030.

Sandra Munsamy’s alleged kidnappers due in court

The Durban businesswoman was kidnapped in May last year and found six months later chained to a bed in a luxury house in Emalahleni.

Angola's dos Santos to sue reporters' consortium behind 'Luanda Leaks'

Isabel dos Santos said the documents released last week by the ICIJ and its media partners were part of a 'concerted and intense campaign' against her.

Ahead of Olympics, Tokyo prepares foreigners for potential disasters

With thousands of foreigners expected to descend on Tokyo for the 24 July to 9 August event, organisers are acutely aware of the need to provide clear instructions in English and raise awareness of what to do in case of an earthquake or tsunami.

EXPLAINER: What's with the white butterflies flying across SA?

These white butterflies have been spotted in provinces such as KwaZulu-Natal, Gauteng, Free State and Northern Cape, leaving many wondering what they are and where they come from.

Federer saves 7 matchpoints against Sandgren to reach semis

Roger Federer won the first set but Tennys Sandgren rallied to bag the next two against the error-prone Swiss, who received a code violation warning for obscene language and took a lengthy medical timeout during the third set.

Questions over Tom Thabane’s citizenship amount to 'incitement'

Eyewitness News established that Tom Thabane was head of elections in Bloemfontein during the first democratic elections in 1994.

DA ready to hear Lebogang Maile’s reasons for reinstating its councillors

Maile has rescinded the suspensions of Tshwane speaker Katleho Mathebe and former Johannesburg speaker Vasco Da Gama.

Kobe Bryant to be inducted into Basketball Hall of Fame

The NBA legend tragically passed away on Sunday at the age of 41 when his private helicopter crashed in Calabasas, California, killing him and eight other people, including his 13-year-old daughter Gianna.

Stormers 'ready' for the tough Hurricanes

Coach Rito Hlungwani believes the Stormers are capable of doing a good job; insisting the team have a good pack and good exciting backline players.

Watch as China races to build 2 virus hospitals within days

The 25,000-square-metre hospital will have between 700 and 1,000 beds to treat patients of a pneumonia-like virus that has killed 81 people and infected more than 2,700 across the country. The second facility will have 1,300 beds.

100 foreign nationals arrested in Diepsloot

Residents went on the rampage last week, barricading roads and burning objects.

DA finalises names of candidates to serve on panel to probe PP

But, the party would only be submitting the names to Speaker Thandi Modise next week after she approved a motion by the DA to consider advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s removal.

Gloves are off in race for Western Cape top judge post

The gloves are off: the Western Cape's top judges are fighting each other, and they've decided to do it publicly.

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