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Lungu has slim lead in Zambia presidential poll

Edgar Lungu. Picture: AFP PHOTO / CHIBALA ZULU
17 hour(s) ago

Zambia’s ruling party candidate Edgar Lungu holds slim lead after most votes counted

Asia-Pacific

Indian police re-arrest hunger strike activist Iron Lady of Manipur

Irom Sharmila. Picture: AFP FILE PHOTO
17 hour(s) ago

India police re-arrest human rights campaigner staging 14-year hunger strike hours after release on court orders

Middle East

Thousands of Yemenis stage biggest anti-Houthi protest in Sana’a

Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi.  Picture: REUTERS
16 hour(s) ago

Witnesses say up to 10,000 people began marching to president’s home repeating chants denouncing Houthi group and al-Qaeda.

BusinessDay

More than 30 die in Bangladesh vote protest violence

Bangladeshi police stand guard during a nationwide strike called by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party-led alliance in Dhaka on January 21 2015. AFP PHOTO / MUNIR UZ ZAMAN
16 hour(s) ago

Scored injured, most in firebomb attacks, amid rising political unrest fuelled by stand-off between prime minister and main opposition leader

Law & Constitution

High Court declares suspension of Hawks head Dramat unlawful

Lt-Gen Anwar Dramat. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 day(s) ago

Suspension of Hawks head Anwa Dramat is declared unlawful and set aside by High Court in Pretoria

National

All welcome in Gauteng — as long as they obey the law, says Makhura

David Makhura. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
1 day(s) ago

Premier David Makhura says local business owners have expressed concern that their foreign counterparts don’t have to follow laws that apply to them

Telecoms & Technology

Cell C in court over termination rates

Cell C CEO Jose dos Santos. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
1 day(s) ago

Cellphone company wants access to documents showing how regulator Icasa reached its decision to cut what Vodacom and MTN pay it to carry their clients’ calls

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi, right, and vice president Vitor Constancio leave after addressing a news conference in Frankfurt, Germany, on Thursday.   Picture: REUTERS

How ECB’s bond-buying could lift eurozone economy

European Central Bank hopes plan to buy bonds, using freshly created money, will help revive eurozone’s stagnant economy and push inflation back toward target

Columnists

Mzukisi Qobo promo

Russian prime minister approaches economic challenges with a mixture of realism and populism, writes Mzukisi Qobo

Medvedev has plan but odds against it

Columnists

Had autonomy of prosecutors and investigators been protected in late 1990s, we would be living in different SA, writes Jonny Steinberg

Warnings come back to bite us

Markets

Rand holds up at 2013 highs to euro

Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
1 day(s) ago

Local currency holds onto best level to euro in one-and-a-half years in late trade on Friday due to euro weakness after ECB stimulus announcement

National

Zuma instructs security cluster to restore order amid store looting

President Jacob Zuma. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
1 day(s) ago

President directs cluster to restore normality in township areas, urging local government leaders in Gauteng and Limpopo to ‘work together to bring situation under control’

African News

Robert Mugabe takes dig at former ally

NEW SEAT: Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, Sadc's new chairman, speaks at the Sadc summit in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, on Sunday. Picture: EPA/SIYABULELA DUDA
1 day(s) ago

Robert Mugabe returns home and fires salvo at former governing Zanu (PF) administration chief for seeking external intervention to resolve party’s internal problems

Mining

Amplats records drop in profit ‘primarily due to five-month strike action’

Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
1 day(s) ago

Platinum miner sees headline earnings per share for year ended December 2014 to decrease to between 250c and 335c from 556c in year-earlier period

A taxi driver is seen during a Europe-wide protest of licensed taxi drivers against taxi hailing apps that are feared to flush unregulated private drivers into the market, in front of the Olympic stadium in Berlin, Germany. Picture: REUTERS

Uber’s study stirs debate: just how good are these jobs?

Uber is fast becoming one of the largest employers of part-time drivers in the dozens of cities it operates, but just how good are those jobs?

Markets

Oil likely to rebound regardless of policy shift

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

Analysts say fundamentals of supply and demand suggest oil is due for recovery no mater how Saudi policy is conducted

Economy

Chance of a rate hike falls after inflation data and ECB stimulus

The Reserve Bank in Pretoria. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
1 day(s) ago

Economists unanimous that Reserve Bank will keep repo at 5.75%, as rand stabilises after European Central Bank and inflation proves tamer than expected

Middle East

Yemen in turmoil as president resigns

Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi.  Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

Yemeni leader Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi offers to resign following standoff with powerful Shiite militia in control of capital, throwing country deeper into turmoil

Europe

Hutchison to buy Telefonica UK unit for £10.25bn

An O2 shop in Loughborough, central England. Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

Li Ka-shing’s Hutchison agrees to buy Telefonica’s British mobile unit O2, as Asia’s richest man makes boldest bet yet to revamp European telecoms business

African News

Threat of cholera stalks Malawians fleeing worst floods on record

Malawi flood. Picture: AFP PHOTO/AMOS GUMULIRA
1 day(s) ago

As flood waters submerge much of southern Malawi, villagers fleeing to makeshift displacement camps face thirst, hunger, threat of disease

Asia-Pacific

Ousted Thai PM banned from politics

Ousted former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra prepares to deliver her statement at the National Legislative Assembly meeting in Bangkok, Thailand, on Thursday.  Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

Thai authorities go ahead with criminal charges against ousted prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra for negligence, ban her from politics for five years

African News

Congo extends internet blackout

Protesters flee after soldiers open  fire to disperse a crowd of demonstrators in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, on January 20. Picture: AFP PHOTO / PAPY MULONGO
1 day(s) ago

Government of Democratic Republic of Congo imposes internet blackout on country for third straight day as protesters keep up pressure on president

National

Communities in Soweto ‘relatively calm’

Residents run amok, looting shops owned by foreign nationals in Soweto on Thursday. Picture: SOWETAN
1 day(s) ago

Gauteng provincial police commissioner Lt-Gen Lesetja Mothiba says police are responding promptly to ‘sporadic incidents’ of looting in Soweto

Management

Four levels of workplace politics

Picture: THE NEW YORK TIMES/TONY CENICOLA
1 day(s) ago

You can’t avoid workplace politics entirely but you can find ways to develop your political competence

Land & Agriculture

Wine industry could create 100,000 jobs in a decade, says VinPro

Wine glass
1 day(s) ago

There have been setbacks such as a wave of labour unrest in recent years and uncertainty over land reform

National

Minister withdraws court bid to keep national key points secret

Nathi Nhleko. Picture: EUGENE COETZEE
1 day(s) ago

List of national key points may soon be made public after police minister abandoned his court bid to stop it

Middle East

Saudis swarm Twitter to mourn king

King Abdullah. Picture: AFP / HASSAN AMMAR
1 day(s) ago

Many Saudis take to internet to praise King Abdullah, but some, including campaigners for free speech, women’s right to drive, are less flattering

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Cartoons

Cory Barker makes repairs to the neon sign at the Egyptian Theatre before the opening day of the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, on Wednesday.  Picture: REUTERS

Nina Simone in spotlight at Sundance premiere

Moving documentary about jazz icon, model for new generation of civil rights activists receives standing ovation at gala screening at Sundance Film Festival

Opinion

WINE: History repeats itself

The statistics tell their own tale of the transformation of the South African industry

Travel & Food

TRAVEL: Calm clarity under the Andes

In the Elqui valley sweet grapes are grown to make pisco. Pictures: STEPHEN TIMM
1 day(s) ago

Stephen Timm sips pisco on high, under the clear skies of northern Chile’s Elqui valley

Travel & Food

Rediscovering Cape Town’s beauty

Picture: GALLO IMAGES
1 day(s) ago

Years living away from the Mother City have given me a new appreciation for Cape Town — a truly beautiful city I don’t have to call home, writes Sue Blaine

Motoring

NEW MODELS: Tasty treat on budget menu

The Suzuki Celerio is the company’s new entry-level model.
3 day(s) ago

Suzuki is bolstering its low-cost model line-up with the arrival of the Celerio

Evans Kangwa. Picture:  AFP PHOTO / KHALED DESOUKI

Tunisia strike late for full points

Chikhaoui heads late winner to complete comeback in game that looked like Zambia’s to win

Soccer

Bafana get intensive coaching ahead of do-or-die match

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

Clash against the Lions of Teranga, who conceded a single goal in six qualifying matches, offers SA a chance of redemption

Cricket

De Kock likely to face West Indies

Quinton de Kock. Picture:  GALLO IMAGES / LEE WARREN
1 day(s) ago

Such was the gravity of his ankle injury that there were fears he could miss some World Cup matches

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The Third Umpire

Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi, for suggesting that SA’s oil and gas laws be separated from mining legislation to allow amendments to proceed. What a good idea — why didn’t we think of that?

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European Central Bank president Mario Draghi. Say what you like about quantitative easing, it has worked for the US, and the eurozone is clearly sick and badly in need of some sort of strong medicine.

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Architect Peter Rich, who is set to become the first African fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects, one of the highest accolades in the profession, for his work in researching and preserving African design.

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