AFRICAN

  • US photojournalist, South African teacher held hostage by al-Qaeda killed December 6, 2014

    Sanna: An American photojournalist and a South African teacher held by al-Qaeda militants in Yemen have been killed in a failed US rescue attempt, authorities said on Saturday. US President Barack Obama said in a statement he ordered the raid that saw Luke Somers and Pierre Korkie killed after al-Qaeda in...
  • Race colours Ferguson verdict November 25, 2014

    In the US, the city of Ferguson is burning after a 12 member jury decided not to indict the white police officer who shot dead an unarmed African Amercian teenager in August. ...
  • Defending champions Nigeria miss out on African Cup November 20, 2014

    Nigeria won't get the chance to defend their title at the African Cup of Nations next year after drawing 2-2 at home to South Africa on Wednesday to miss out on the finals on the last day of qualifying. Ivory Coast, Ghana and Mali left it late, but managed to qualify...
  • Anger in Hong Kong as protesters compared to slaves November 1, 2014

    Hong Kong: A prominent businesswoman has sparked outrage in Hong Kong by comparing the city's pro-democracy protesters to African-American slaves, suggesting they might need to "wait for a while" to win the freedoms they are seeking. "American slaves were liberated in 1861 but did not get voting rights until 107...
  • NHRC directs Delhi government to pay Rs 25,000 each to African women victims of racial prejudice by Somnath Bharti October 31, 2014

    New Delhi: National Human Rights Commission on Friday directed Delhi Government to pay Rs 25,000 each to 12 African women who were "victims of racial prejudice and unlawful acts" by the then Law Minister Somnath Bharti during his controversial midnight raid in South Delhi's Khirki Extension area in January this...
  • Delhi: South African convicted for trying to export contraband October 5, 2014

    New Delhi: A South African national, arrested at the Indira Gandhi International Airport last year while trying to export over 17 kg of contraband substance, has been convicted by a Delhi court. Michael Shibambo was held guilty under provisions of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act after 17.5...
  • Oscar Pistorious girlfriend's murder trail verdict to be delivered today September 11, 2014

    South African athlete Oscar Pistorious girlfriend's murder trail will come to an end on Thursday. The judge is expected to deliver her verdict on the case. If Oscar is found guilty of the charge of premeditated murder, he could be jailed for 25 years. ...
  • Africans held in nearly 30 per cent of drug busts in Goa September 9, 2014

    Panaji: Nearly 30 per cent of the narcoticsrelated raids conducted by police agencies in the last three years (201113) has netted an African allegedly possessing drugs or peddling it, reveal official statistics of the Goa Police. Out of 158 offences registered under the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) act during...
  • Goa government in racism row again, refers to African national as 'negro' August 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The Goa government is in the news once again for using a racial offensive term while referring to Africans. In an annexure submitted to the state assembly, the term 'unknown African Negro' was was used while referring to an African national who was arrested from the beach village...
  • Kolkata: Sex workers asked not to entertain Africans due to Ebola threat August 17, 2014

    Kolkata: Sex workers in the city's largest red light area Sonagachi have been asked by an NGO, working for their welfare, not to entertain Africans who are regular visitors to the place in the wake of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee (DMSC), a forum of...
  • Kenya bans flights to Ebola hit West African nations August 17, 2014

    Nairobi: Kenyan government on Saturday temporarily suspended entry of passengers from and through Ebola affected West African countries into Kenya. The ban, which affects passengers from Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia, will be effective from Tuesday midnight, Xinhua quoted health cabinet secretary James Macharia as saying in a conference in Nairobi. "This...
  • Kenya coach suspended for spitting at match official July 22, 2014

    Nairobi: Confederation of African Football (CAF) has slapped a oneyear suspension on Kenya's head coach Adel Amrouche for his undisciplined behaviour against a match official. In a letter to the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Monday, the continental football governing body Secretary General Hicham El Amrani said Amrouche was suspended after being...
  • World Cup 2014: African hopes slowly growing in the tournament June 24, 2014

    It looked like the same sad old story at the World Cup for Africa, the continent which still hasn't quite done it on the big stage. Africa has never had a semifinalist never mind a real contender for the title and initially appeared out of its depth again at...
  • AB de Villiers, Hashim Amla vie for South Africa Test captaincy June 2, 2014

    Star batsmen AB de Villiers and Hashim Amla are the leading candidates to succeed Graeme Smith as South Africa's Test captain. Cricket South Africa's board meets in Johannesburg on Tuesday to make what is seen as a crucial decision after a decade of Smith at the helm. Smith captained South Africa in...
  • Midnight raid on African women: Court seeks final status report May 26, 2014

    New Delhi: A court on Monday issued notice to an Investigating Officer of Delhi Police, probing the former Delhi minister Somnath Bharti's purported raid on some African residents last year, to remain present "in person" with final status report after he failed to turn up. Metropolitan Magistrate Chetna Singh on January...
  • South Africa court sends Pistorius for 30 days of mental tests May 20, 2014

    South African Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius was ordered on Tuesday to undergo a month of psychiatric tests to find out whether he was criminally responsible when he shot dead his girlfriend on Valentine's Day last year. Judge Thokozile Masipa told Pistorius he must report to Pretoria's Weskoppies hospital,...
  • South Africans vote in first 'Born Free' election May 7, 2014

    Johannesburg: South Africans voted in the first "Born Free" election on Wednesday, with the image of the ruling African National Congress as conqueror of apartheid likely to appeal even to those with no memory of whiteminority rule. Voters young and old wrapped up against the early winter chill to stand in...
  • Man who harassed disabled kids for more than a decade ordered by judge to wear 'I am a bully!' sign on a busy street April 11, 2014

    An Ohio man who called his neighbor 'Monkey Mama' as she held her adopted, disabled African-American children, and has smeared dog feces on their wheelchair ramp, was ordered by a judge to carry an 'I AM A BULLY!' sign on a busy street this weekend. Edmond Aviv, 62, who was accused...
  • Pistorius due to give evidence as murder trial resumes April 7, 2014

    South African Paralympic and Olympic track star Oscar Pistorius is expected to take the stand for the first time on Monday in a bid to prove his innocence against charges he murdered his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Pistorius, nicknamed the "Blade Runner" due to the carbon-fibre prosthetic limbs he uses in...
  • Pistorius murder trial adjourned until April 7 March 28, 2014

    The murder trail of Oscar Pistorius was adjourned on Friday until April 7, when the South African Paralympic and Olympic track star is expected to take the stand in his own defence in a high-stakes bid to prove his innocence and avoid life in prison. Judge Thokozile Masipa postponed proceedings for...
  • 'How to Poo on a Date', a book on awkward dating problem gets odd book award March 21, 2014

    A tongue-in-cheek book that purports to deal with an awkward but critical issue, 'How to Poo on a Date', scooped an award for the Oddest Book Title of the Year on Friday. The winner of the Diagram Prize, awarded annually since 1978 and based on a public vote since 2000, beat...
  • Unwanted fame for Herschelle Gibbs in Oscar Pistorius trial March 20, 2014

    Johannesburg: Former South African cricketer Herschelle Gibbs found himself under unexpected spotlight during the trial of Paralympic star Oscar Pistorius for the alleged murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. The trial is being broadcast live on television and radio, generating unprecedented public interest. Gibbs started receiving messages from fans and friends...
  • Celluloid Chapter organises African Film Festival in Jamshedpur March 15, 2014

    One of the oldest Film Society of the Eastern India "Celluloid Chapter" organized an African Film Festival in the steel city of Jamshedpur from Saturday. The film festival was kicked off with the screening of Oumarou Ganda directed Nigerian movie "Le Wazzou Polygame" and Fadika Kramo-Lancine-directed film "Djeli" of Cote d'...
  • Khurshid comes under fire over comments on SC, EC March 13, 2014

    External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid's comments in London in which he is said to have questioned the role of Supreme Court and Election Commission have drawn flak in various quarters. Reacting to the issue, BJP leader Prakash Javadekar said that the comments had been made out of desperation. "Khurshid's diatribe against Election...
  • Pistorius asked friend to 'take blame' for restaurant gunshot: Witness March 5, 2014

    Pretoria: 'Blade Runner' Oscar Pistorius asked a friend to take the blame for him accidentally discharging a pistol under the table of a posh Johannesburg restaurant in January 2013, a month before he killed his girlfriend, his murder trial heard on Wednesday. Testifying for the prosecution against the South African Olympic...
  • Judge in Pistorius case warns media over leaked photo March 4, 2014

    Pretoria: The judge in the murder trial of South African track star Oscar Pistorius sharply warned the media to behave on Tuesday after a local television station leaked a photo of the state's first witness who had asked that her image not be broadcast. Judge Thokozile Masipa ordered an investigation into...
  • CJ show: How I was racially abused in Bangalore February 2, 2014

    Wandoh Timothy,an African national who has been working in India for over 10 years now, was brutally beaten and subjected to a racist slur last year in Bangalore, all because he asked two men on a motorbike to drive properly. He has turned a CJ to speak about his ordeal. ...
  • AAP releases video to prove Somnath Bharti's innocence January 24, 2014

    The Aam Aadami Party on Friday released a video which ostensibly shows the African women targeted by Somnath Bharti during the midnight raid were involved in drug trade. The video shows them sitting in a car and exchanging a packet of what the AAP is calling drugs. ...
  • Delhi Commission for Women summons Somnath Bharti January 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi law minister Somnath Bharti is in for more trouble. The Ugandan woman, who was targeted in a midnight raid, has identified Bharti and his supporters as the men who manhandled her along with her friend. The Delhi commission for Women has also issued summons to the Delhi...
  • Cannibalism in Central African Republic, 'Mad Dog' eats a human leg January 14, 2014

    Bangui (Central African Republic): The Central African Republic (CAR) which is witnessing the bloodiest sectarian violence has also seen cannibalism. According to some reports from the capital of the war torn country Bangui, there have been several instances of human flesh eating. But, an incident which has been captured live...