Daily Archives: May 28, 2017

Water department intensifies focus on unserved communities

Pretoria - Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane says government will go all out to ensure that previously unserved communities get access to water and decent sanitation, whilst ensuring water security for all South Africans.The Minister said...


PRETORIA, May 28 (NNN-SABC)--The African National Congress (ANC) has officially opened its succession debate, but says nominations will only be accepted in September. This comes amid concerns from some structures, that lobbyists are defying an NEC reso...

Congo Militiamen Free One French, 3 Congolese Mine Workers

PARIS/KINSHASA � Militiamen have a freed French national and three Congolese who were kidnapped in March during an attack on Banro Corp's Namoya gold mine in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the Interior Ministry said on Sunday.

"The president of the republic welcomes the news of the liberation of our compatriot kidnapped on March 1 in the east of Democratic Republic of Congo," said a statement from the office of French President Emmanuel Macron.

The militiamen had kidnapped five workers, including the French national, a Tanzanian and three Congolese.

The Tanzanian had already been freed. The remaining four hostages were all freed on Saturday, the Congolese Interior Ministry said in a statement.

New York and Toronto-listed Banro's four gold mines in eastern Congo have faced hazards both from illegal miners squatting on site and by armed groups that are a legacy of a regional conflict which officially ended in 2003.

Armed robbers attacked Banro's Twangiza gold mine in neighboring South Kivu province in February, killing three police officers.

Source: Voice of America