Judgement has been handed down in the trial of 18 men charged with raping children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, with 11 receiving life sentences for the crime.
Today in history: happy birthday Walter Sisulu, Metrorail arrests, rebels take Kinshasa, Anglo-Boer war negotiations and Rhodes donates a statue to Cape Town.
Today in history: the pope visits Africa, SA bans Another Brick in the Wall, and the first flight from London to Johannesburg is successfully completed, amongst others.
South Africa has given asylum to Congolese pastor Joseph Mukungubila Mutombo, who is wanted in his home country for his alleged involvement in violence almost four years ago.
Today in history: SA withdraws from the Commonwealth, Collins Chabane dies, rebels take Kisangani, a rugby hero is born and a school is founded.
This day in history marks the birth of a popular footballer, a bombing, Koeberg coming online, a leader deposed and a murder.
Big Concerts has announced that singer-songwriter Tresor will be supporting Seal on his upcoming South African tour.
Sundowns beat AS Vita 2-1 at the Lucas Moripe Stadium, but the club from the Democratic Republic of Congo eliminated the Brazilians thanks to the away goals rule, with the tie ending 2-2 on aggregate.
The Catholic Church in the Democratic Republic of Congo has backed protests against President Joseph Kabila extending his rule, calling for peaceful demonstrations until a census is held. Catholic Church head Cardinal Monsengwo Pasinya in a statement said “certain political men, with the security forces” were in “desolation” and causing insecurity. “Stop killing your people,”…
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has expressed grave concern for the safety of civilians in North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. According to the group fourteen people suffered casualties after two deadly attacks in the cities of Béni and Eringeti. “We are extremely worried by the nature and extent…