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Zuma 'outraged' at S.Africa football captain's death JOHANNESBURG: South African President Jacob Zuma on Monday said he was saddened, shocked and outraged at the shooting death of the national football team's talismanic captain Senzo Meyiwa.Zuma voiced his "shock, sadness and outrage" at the death of 27-year-old Meyiwa, who was gunned down at a house near Johannesburg.Meyiwa was the goalkeeper and captain of national side Bafana Bafana and the Orlando Pirates, one of the country's biggest clubs."We mourn the death of this young footballer and team leader whose life has been taken away at the prime of his career," Zuma said in a statement.The president said that law enforcement authorities "must leave no stone unturned in finding his killers and bring them to justice.""Words cannot express the nation's shock at this loss."Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014 ...
US envoy visiting Ebola-hit Africa condemns world response CONAKRY: The US ambassador to the United Nations criticised the level of international support for nations hit by Ebola as she began a tour Sunday of west African nations at the epicentre of the deadly outbreak.Samantha Power said before arriving in Guinea that too many leaders were praising the efforts of countries like the United States and Britain to accelerate aid to the worst-affected nations, while doing little themselves."The international response to Ebola needs to ...
Egypt imposes state of emergency in Sinai after bomb kills 30 soldiers CAIRO: Egypt declared a three-month state of emergency would begin Saturday in the north and centre of the Sinai Peninsula after a suicide car bombing killed 30 soldiers.The bombing on Friday was carried out by a suspected militant who rammed a checkpoint with his explosives-packed vehicle, security officials said.The emergency measures will begin Saturday at 0300 GMT "for a duration of three months", the presidency said in a statement in the wake of the deadliest ...
Vazquez, Lacalle Pou head into Uruguay presidential runoff MONTEVIDEO: Former leftist president Tabare Vazquez and his center-right rival Luis Lacalle Pou likely will head into a runoff vote after Sunday's presidential election, exit polls showed.President Jose Mujica will be succeeded either by his Broad Front ally Vazquez, who earned 44-46 percent of votes, or the center-right National Party's Lacalle Pou, who netted 31-34 percent, according to pollsters Equipos Mori, Factum and Cifra.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014 ...
Mali becomes sixth West African nation hit by Ebola BAMAKO: Mali confirmed its first case of Ebola on Thursday, becoming the sixth West African country to be touched by the worst outbreak on record of the haemorrhagic fever, which has killed nearly 4,900 people.Mali's Health Minister Ousmane Kone told state television that the patient in the western town of Kayes was a two-year-old girl who had recently arrived from neighbouring Guinea, where the outbreak began."The condition of the girl, according to our services, is ...