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Nigeria's ex-oil minister battles slew of graft cases

Jul 23, 2017 - 12:38 PM

Diezani Alison-Madueke is the first female minister of petroleum resources whose term was marred by corruption allegations

Nigeria's ex-oil minister battles slew of graft cases

The week in photos: July 15-21, 2017

Jul 22, 2017 - 1:25 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

The week in photos: July 15-21, 2017

ICC to rule if South Africa broke rules by not arresting Sudan's Bashir

Jul 04, 2017 - 10:49 AM

The landmark decision will serve as a blueprint for future cooperation between countries and the International Criminal Court, experts say

ICC to rule if South Africa broke rules by not arresting Sudan's Bashir

Calida, Duterte, NBA Finals | Evening wRap

Jun 13, 2017 - 9:02 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Mara Cepeda

Calida, Duterte, NBA Finals | Evening wRap

New DOT ad criticized for being 'unoriginal'

Jun 13, 2017 - 1:00 PM

Netizens on social media point out that the theme, complete with the revelation at the end, is similar to a South African tourism ad

New DOT ad criticized for being 'unoriginal'

'Harry Potter' star Daniel Radcliffe in apartheid jail break film

May 19, 2017 - 11:50 PM

Daniel is set to star in 'Escape From Pretoria,' a film based on Tim Jenkin's account of his escape from the notorious Pretoria Maximum Security Prison

'Harry Potter' star Daniel Radcliffe in apartheid jail break film

EU sets June deadline for Poland, Hungary to take migrant share

May 16, 2017 - 11:46 PM

If the 2 countries fail to act on it, the EU 'will not hesitate' to impose sanctions, says EU Migration Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos

EU sets June deadline for Poland, Hungary to take migrant share

Pope urges end to Syria 'horror' in Easter address

Apr 16, 2017 - 10:00 PM

The pontiff also speaks out against the hostilities and famine in South Sudan, Sudan, Somalia, and the Democratic Republic of Congo

Pope urges end to Syria 'horror' in Easter address

Rival South African parties unite at anti-Zuma protest

Apr 12, 2017 - 5:24 PM

(UPDATED) Zuma's recent sacking of respected finance minister Pravin Gordhan unleashes public anger over government corruption scandals, record unemployment and slowing economic growth

Rival South African parties unite at anti-Zuma protest

South African finance minister sacked in shock reshuffle

Mar 31, 2017 - 10:02 AM

(UPDATED) The late-night move has caused the rand to drop as low as 13.5 to the dollar, down from 12.8, as investors reacted to concerns that Zuma has secured a free hand over government finances

South African finance minister sacked in shock reshuffle

Alejano, PH & China, Brexit | Evening wRap

Mar 30, 2017 - 8:40 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Chay Hofileña

Alejano, PH & China, Brexit | Evening wRap

Robredo headed to South Africa for women's conference

Mar 30, 2017 - 4:37 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo, together with other Liberal Party lawmakers, will meet with the South African parliament in a roundtable discussion on corruption

Robredo headed to South Africa for women's conference

Zuma attacked at South Africa freedom icon's funeral

Mar 29, 2017 - 8:30 PM

In a fiery eulogy, former president Kgalema Motlanthe says Kathrada was 'deeply disturbed by the current post-apartheid failure of politics'

Zuma attacked at South Africa freedom icon's funeral

Zuma skips funeral of South Africa anti-apartheid icon

Mar 29, 2017 - 3:52 PM

Zuma will not attend the funeral of celebrated South African anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada, who in recent years had become fiercely critical of the government

Zuma skips funeral of South Africa anti-apartheid icon

South Sudan buys weapons during famine – UN report

Mar 18, 2017 - 11:34 AM

The report obtained by Agence France-Presse calls for an arms embargo on South Sudan – a measure that has been backed by the United States but was rejected by the Security Council during a vote in December

South Sudan buys weapons during famine – UN report

South Africa revokes decision to leave ICC – UN

Mar 08, 2017 - 6:56 PM

Notice of Pretoria's decision to end the withdrawal process was posted on the UN's treaty website this week, although it does not necessarily spell the end of its bid to leave the Hague-based court

South Africa revokes decision to leave ICC – UN

South Africa weighs social media measures to fight fake news

Mar 06, 2017 - 1:10 AM

State security minister David Mahlobo says the planned measures would also go after misleading photoshopped images

South Africa weighs social media measures to fight fake news

South African court rules against gov't plan to pull out of ICC

Feb 22, 2017 - 6:39 PM

Court: 'The cabinet decision to deliver the notice of withdrawal... without prior parliamentary approval is unconstitutional and invalid'

South African court rules against gov't plan to pull out of ICC

Fistfight in South African parliament as guards eject lawmakers

Feb 10, 2017 - 9:30 AM

The brawl erupts during the State of the Nation Address of South African President Jacob Zuma

Fistfight in South African parliament as guards eject lawmakers

Nearly 100 mentally ill patients died in South Africa fiasco

Feb 02, 2017 - 3:35 AM

'One person has died from a mental health-related illness. None of the 93 (others) have died from a mental illness,' health ombudsman Malegapuru Makgoba tells local media as the report was released.

Nearly 100 mentally ill patients died in South Africa fiasco

Mali arrests two suspects in planned terror attack

Jan 28, 2017 - 12:16 PM

The attack was planned for the France-Africa summit on January 13 and 14, but stringent security measures forced the suspects to delay their plans

Mali arrests two suspects in planned terror attack

Africa, France battling same threat, Hollande says in Mali

Jan 14, 2017 - 9:02 AM

'The terrorists who attack our land, who commit acts on our soil, are allied with those who are in the Levant, in Iraq and Syria, but here as well, in the Sahel,' says French President Francois Hollande

Africa, France battling same threat, Hollande says in Mali

South Africa's Zuma survives attempted ousting from within party

Nov 29, 2016 - 9:32 PM

Zuma has been weakened by corruption scandals, but his supporters were taken by surprise at an attempt to oust him at a weekend meeting of the African National Congress's executive committee

South Africa's Zuma survives attempted ousting from within party

South Africa Zuma probe finds alleged criminal activity

Nov 03, 2016 - 8:17 AM

The investigation probed accusations that President Jacob Zuma allowed the Guptas, a wealthy Indian business family, to have undue influence over government, including letting them choose some cabinet ministers

South Africa Zuma probe finds alleged criminal activity

Gambia becomes latest African nation to quit ICC

Oct 26, 2016 - 7:35 PM

(UPDATED) Gambian Information Minister Sheriff Bojang says the International Criminal Court 'is in fact an International Caucasian Court for the persecution and humiliation of people of color'

Gambia becomes latest African nation to quit ICC

UN chief hopes South Africa will reconsider ICC withdrawal

Oct 25, 2016 - 8:19 AM

The UN recalls that South Africa was among the first signatories of the treaty and stresses that the ICC is 'central to global efforts to end impunity and prevent conflict'

UN chief hopes South Africa will reconsider ICC withdrawal

South Africa's withdrawal rocks International Criminal Court

Oct 22, 2016 - 11:35 AM

The ICC, set up in 2002, is often accused of bias against Africa

South Africa's withdrawal rocks International Criminal Court

Splits plunge South Africa's liberation party into turmoil

Oct 18, 2016 - 12:37 PM

The ruling African National Congress (ANC) party looks set for worsening strife as its divided leadership struggles with falling popular support, a weakening economy and violent student protests

Splits plunge South Africa's liberation party into turmoil

Xi warns of globalization backlash at BRICS summit

Oct 17, 2016 - 12:20 AM

Chinese President Xi Jinping says 'deep-seated imbalances that triggered the [2008] financial crisis' are far from being resolved

Xi warns of globalization backlash at BRICS summit

Modi hosts BRICS leaders amid bloc's economic woes

Oct 16, 2016 - 4:00 PM

Commentators have raised doubts about the bloc's clout given its economic problems

Modi hosts BRICS leaders amid bloc's economic woes

C. Africa on a razor's edge as fresh violence flares

Oct 15, 2016 - 12:07 AM

Despite 12,000 UN peacekeepers and a few hundred remaining French troops, tensions are high and tens of thousands of people are still displaced and in need of aid in the Central African Republic

C. Africa on a razor's edge as fresh violence flares

South African student protesters disrupt lectures

Oct 10, 2016 - 6:25 PM

Violent clashes with police have erupted regularly on campuses across the country in recent months, and several universities have been closed to avoid further unrest

South African student protesters disrupt lectures

World wildlife talks end with tighter conservation rules

Oct 05, 2016 - 7:26 PM

While the negotiations at times exposed bitter divisions, campaigners hail increased protection for hundreds of plant and animal species

World wildlife talks end with tighter conservation rules

Global trade in African grey parrots banned

Oct 03, 2016 - 12:55 AM

Delegates at the CITES meeting in Johannesburg vote 95 to 35 to enforce the ban and protect the prized parrots

Global trade in African grey parrots banned

Student protests spread in South Africa

Sep 29, 2016 - 8:26 AM

Student protests in South Africa spread, with police firing rubber bullets at demonstrators on campuses in Johannesburg and Grahamstown as unrest over tuition fees roils universities across the country

Student protests spread in South Africa

African elephants 'suffer worst decline in 25 years'

Sep 25, 2016 - 8:20 PM

Poaching takes a dramatic toll on the elephant population in Africa, with just around 415,000 elephants left

African elephants 'suffer worst decline in 25 years'

Embattled Boko Haram leader Shekau resurfaces in video

Sep 25, 2016 - 4:30 PM

(4th UPDATE) 'Oh tyrants, I'm in a happy state, in good health and in safety,' says Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau in a YouTube video

Embattled Boko Haram leader Shekau resurfaces in video

Wildlife meet to save species opens in S.Africa

Sep 25, 2016 - 1:10 AM

Over the next 12 days thousands of conservationists and top government officials are due to thrash out international trade regulations aimed at protecting different species

Wildlife meet to save species opens in S.Africa

Heavy security in tense Gabon after Bongo re-election validated

Sep 24, 2016 - 9:15 AM

(3rd UPDATE) The court, while partially changing the results of the close August 27 vote, says President Ali Bongo maintained a lead over his former ally-turned-opponent Jean Ping

Heavy security in tense Gabon after Bongo re-election validated

Jury out on 'Out of Africa' migrations

Sep 22, 2016 - 11:51 AM

3 studies present data from more than 280 diverse populations around the world, but did not quite agree on what it all means

Jury out on 'Out of Africa' migrations

LOOK: PH model Geena Rocero shines on the cover of 'Harper's Bazaar' India

Sep 21, 2016 - 11:37 AM

Geena and Tracey Africa Norman, who share the cover with 7 other faces, are the first transgender models on the over of 'Harper's Bazaar'

LOOK: PH model Geena Rocero shines on the cover of 'Harper's Bazaar' India

Iloilo woman tests positive for Zika virus

Sep 05, 2016 - 4:47 PM

(UPDATED) The case of this married woman, who is in her 40s, is the first confirmed local transmission in the Philippines this year. Doctors have been dispatched to Iloilo to look for other cases.

Iloilo woman tests positive for Zika virus

Electoral fraud in Africa getting trickier – experts

Sep 04, 2016 - 11:57 AM

Experts say electoral fraud in Africa is becoming harder, thanks to civil society vigilance and spread of mobile technology

Electoral fraud in Africa getting trickier – experts

2.6 billion people in Zika risk areas in Africa, Asia – study

Sep 02, 2016 - 9:15 AM

Sporadic cases of Zika have previously been reported in Africa and Asia, but nobody knows whether they were widespread enough for populations to acquire resistance to the virus

2.6 billion people in Zika risk areas in Africa, Asia – study

Gender inequality costs Africa $95B a year – UN

Aug 28, 2016 - 9:55 PM

UN Development Fund director Helen Clark says African countries are 'not harnessing the full potential of women'

Gender inequality costs Africa $95B a year – UN

Japan takes aid show to Africa, in China's shadow

Aug 27, 2016 - 12:24 PM

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will use the opportunity to meet with dozens of leaders from across Africa, among them Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta and South Africa's Jacob Zuma

Japan takes aid show to Africa, in China's shadow

Court rejects state appeal over 'lenient' Pistorius sentence

Aug 26, 2016 - 5:50 PM

(UPDATED) Judge Thokozile Masipa says in the High Court in Johannesburg that she was not persuaded there was a 'reasonable prospect of success on appeal'

Court rejects state appeal over 'lenient' Pistorius sentence

South Africa opposition coalition talks fail after vote

Aug 18, 2016 - 9:21 AM

Liberal center-right Democratic Alliance (DA) and the radical leftist Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) vow to prevent the ruling ANC from taking control of the capital Pretoria and business hub Johannesburg

South Africa opposition coalition talks fail after vote

South Africa's ANC under fire 4 years after Marikana massacre

Aug 17, 2016 - 7:11 AM

'There has been no justice that has taken place for those who died in Marikana'

South Africa's ANC under fire 4 years after Marikana massacre

New Boko Haram video 'shows Chibok girls'

Aug 14, 2016 - 6:24 PM

(UPDATED) The 11-minute video shows girls with veils sitting on the ground and standing in the background

New Boko Haram video 'shows Chibok girls'