Foreign assets belonging to Gaddafi – who was ousted and killed during a revolt in 2011 – or his family are regarded by many Libyan citizens as state-owned property that should be repatriated. It is thought the South African haul could be the biggest to date, though still only a fraction of the estimated total of $80bn. … [Read more...] about ‘Gaddafi’s banker’ Bashir Saleh seen in South Africa
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More on South Sudan: Salva Kiir: The president in a cowboy hat 'Soldiers will kill you for no reason' 'I spent days hiding in a swamp' Although the peace initiative failed, Mr Machar - now married to South Sudanese politician Angelina Teny - was impressive as a mediator. … [Read more...] about Riek Machar: South Sudan warlord turned peacemaker?
In August, the UN Security Council passed a resolution creating a regional Regional Protection Force (RPF) whose mandate would include securing Juba as a neutral ground in the power struggle between President Salva Kiir and his sacked Vice-President Riek Machar. … [Read more...] about South Sudan boy who spent days hiding in a swamp
Africa Live: More on this and other stories EXPLORE: How a single locust becomes a plague Efforts to control the locust infestation have so far not been effective. Aerial spraying of pesticides is the most effective way of fighting the swarms but countries in the region do not have the right resources. … [Read more...] about Locust swarms: South Sudan latest to be hit by invasion
Called the Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle, it will weigh around 290 tons and is more than six times heavier than the second biggest electric vehicle in the world, a 45-ton ‘eDumper’ used to move lime and marlstone around an unrelated mining facility in Switzerland. … [Read more...] about World’s largest electric vehicle is a 290-ton dump truck with a hybrid hydrogen fuel cell engine which is set to roll out at a South African platinum mine