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Hillbrow theatre horror: ‘There were screams and then silence’

Linda Mkhwanazi’s decision to have a quick rest during a weekend band session saved his life at Johannesburg’s Hillbrow Theatre. Never, he said, in 15 years of working at the

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Johnson Chrome : The Playboy of Yorkville

Johnson Chrome was a notorious big spender with a taste for bottle service, bespoke suits and $10,000 shoes. The source of his wealth? A sophisticated identity theft scheme that may

Three Die in Owerri Market’s Protest

Three people were killed on Saturday in a protest by Owerri natives following the demolition of the Eke Onunwa market by the state government. But the Police Public Relations Officer,

Two miners trapped at South Africa’s Harmony Gold mine die, three missing

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Two miners at a South African gold mine owned by Harmony Gold have died after they were trapped underground following an earth tremor, the company said on

Gabriella Engels challenges Grace Mugabe’s immunity over assault claim

A South African woman who has said she was whipped with an electrical cord by Grace Mugabe has filed court papers challenging her government’s decision to grant Zimbabwe’s first lady

Civil servant kept woman from Nigeria in ‘domestic servitude’

A civil servant and her husband kept an African woman in servitude at their home, a judge has concluded. Rashida Ajayi said she had been a domestic worker at the

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Nigeria seizes properties linked to ex-oil minister

A Nigerian court confiscated four large housing complexes worth $7 million from a former oil minister accused of corruption on Tuesday as fraud investigators continue to claw back her fortune.

No Nigerian was killed in Ghana riot‎ – Official

The Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has refuted the report that five Nigerians were recently killed in Ghana. The ministry, in a statement on Tuesday, narrated the details of some

Nigeria’s first ever corruption survey is as bad as most people imagined

Corruption is bad in Nigeria—but just how bad? Thanks to the first ever large-scale household survey on corruption released last week by the country’s National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), Nigerians

Why allowing the sale of horn stockpiles is a setback for rhinos in the wild

A South African court has ordered the government to release a permit to the world’s largest rhino breeder, John Hume. The permit will allow him to host a 3-day auction