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African hospitals adopt SOPHiA artificial intelligence to trigger continent-wide healthcare leapfrogging movement

African hospitals adopt SOPHiA artificial intelligence to trigger continent-wide healthcare leapfrogging movement

African hospitals are adopting SOPHiA to – no matter their experience in genomic testing – get up to speed and analyze genomic data to identify disease-causing mutations in patients’ genomic profiles, and decide on the most effective care. As new users of SOPHiA, they become part of a larger network of 260 hospitals in 46 […]

Deadly Shootings, Violence May Close Taxi Rank in South Africa

Deadly Shootings, Violence May Close Taxi Rank in South Africa

Western Cape transport MEC Donald Grant intends declaring Delft in Cape Town a high-risk area for public transport following recent minibus taxi violence. He said in a statement on Thursday that he would place a notice of intention in the Government Gazette. The declaration would allow the provincial regulatory entity to suspend operating licences, close […]

Zimbabwe Govt, Millers Strike Grain Deal

Zimbabwe Govt, Millers Strike Grain Deal

GOVERNMENT has already secured funds to buy grain from farmers while millers have availed $8 million for the repair of damaged Grain Marketing Board silos. This was revealed by Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Friday last week at a dinner in Geneva held in his honour by Zimbabwe’s ambassador to the United Nations and World […]

South Africa police warn of taxi rape gang in Johannesburg

South Africa police warn of taxi rape gang in Johannesburg

A boy of 10 was forced to lie face down while his mother was subjected to a four-hour rape ordeal in a Johannesburg taxi, reports from South Africa say. He and his mother were allegedly tricked into boarding the minibus taxi before she was assaulted and ordered to hand over her bank card and PIN […]

Embattled South African Police Unit Chief Fights for His Job

Embattled South African Police Unit Chief Fights for His Job

Evidence presented in court did not conclusively prove that disgraced Hawks head Berning Ntlemeza was not fit to hold office, he argues in court papers. Both Ntlemeza and Police Minister Nathi Nhleko on Monday filed applications for leave to appeal against Friday’s ruling by the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria that his appointment as […]

The ICC Can’t Live With Africa, but It Can’t Live Without It Either

The ICC Can’t Live With Africa, but It Can’t Live Without It Either

On the first of February, 2017, the African Union issued a resolution encouraging member states to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC). Whatever comes of it, the reported plan is the culmination of a highly publicised pushback by African states, which have accused the court of political bias, interference in African affairs and even […]

I’m tired says 93-year-old Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe

I’m tired says 93-year-old Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe yesterday admitted that his busy travelling schedule was now taking its toll on him because he only slept for two hours after arriving from Namibia before heading for Kutama Mission’s centenary celebrations. Mugabe, who has been globe-trotting almost weekly since December last year, is reportedly set to leave for Algeria on a […]

Greenpeace takes part in peaceful protest outside the Department of Energy in Pretoria to highlight the impacts of fossil fuels

Greenpeace takes part in peaceful protest outside the Department of Energy in Pretoria to highlight the impacts of fossil fuels

Today, activists of the BREAKFREE coalition have taken part in a funeral procession outside the Department of Energy (DoE) in Pretoria to highlight the impacts that coal-fired power stations are having on South African communities. The solemn procession depicted tombstones to which activists were chained with the message “The IRP is our chance to Break […]

The Internet of Oil & Gas Set to Shake up Africa

The Internet of Oil & Gas Set to Shake up Africa

The global oil and gas industry is undergoing a period of unprecedented change and disruption. Falling crude oil prices have put immense strain on the entire oil value chain, while the increasing availability and affordability of renewable energy sources means oil & gas is no longer the de facto choice for energy generation. An African […]

South Africa’s ANC declares 2017 year of support to Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic

South Africa’s ANC declares 2017 year of support to Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic

South Africa’s ruling party African National Congress (ANC) pledges Sunday to make of 2017 a year of support to the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) at the African Union (AU) and to intensify efforts in this respect at both continental and international levels, media reported. In a document about the party’s foreign policy for 2017, […]

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