Daily Archives: December 10, 2015

Statistician General to receive honorary doctorate

Pretoria: Statistician General Pali Lehohla will today receive an honorary Doctorate from the University of Stellenbosch in recognition of his role in the development of statistics in the country and beyond."The university will honour Lehohla for his t...

Marginal decline in road fatalities

Pretoria: South African road fatalities have slightly declined for the period 2010 - 2014, according to the country's mid-term report to the United Nations 2nd Global High Level Dialogue on Road Safety.The report details the progress South Africa has m...

Blocs slam weekend Boko Haram terror

LAGOS: THE African Union (AU) and United Nations (UN) have condemned the triple suicide attack the Nigerian terror group, Boko Haram, carried out on the island of Koulfoua in Lake Chad. The attack killed at least 30 people and injured scores others. Secretary General of the UN, Ban Ki-moon, said the acts demonstrated yet again the brutality of the Boko Haram.

“The Secretary-General extends his condolences to the families of the deceased and wishes a speedy recovery to the injured. He reiterates his call for the countries affected by Boko Haram to address the root causes of this scourge in a holistic and integrated manner,” said a spokesperson. Ki-moon reaffirmed his solidarity with the people of Chad and reiterated UN’s support for the Government in its fight against terrorism, which must be conducted in full respect of international human rights, humanitarian and refugee law.

Meanwhile, Chairperson of the Commission of the AU, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, was appalled by the terrorist attacks. She condemned these attacks, and reiterates the AU’s total rejection of terrorism and violent extremism, which she said could not be justified under any circumstances. “The Chairperson of the Commission expresses the AU’s solidarity with the Government and people of Chad. She offers the AU's heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families and wishes speedy recovery to the wounded,” AU stated. The Boko Haram sect has killed more than 20 000 people in series of suicide bomb attacks and onslaught on the militaries in the region.


Premier Ace Magashule meets Madeira President Miguel Albuquerue, 08 Dec

The President of the Autonomous Regional Government of Madeira Miguel Albuquerue will meet with Free State Premier Ace Magashule and his Executive Council on his official visit to the Free State Province on Tuesday, 8 December 2015. The meeting will de...

Okonjo-Iweala rebuffs latest links to arms deal

ABUJA: FORMER Nigeria Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has dismissed new accusations of corruption leveled against her. According to her, Edo Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, and other powerful and corrupt interests, have initiated a baseless st...