Bashir Saleh, on Interpol's wanted list for his former role as a aide to Muammar Gaddafi, is travelling freely in South Africa, according to a report in the local press. He even allegedly attended the governing African National Congress's centenary celebrations and a recent summit of the Brics emerging economies. … [Read more...] about ‘Gaddafi’s banker’ Bashir Saleh seen in South Africa
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'Prophet of doom'But critics say he also showed his ruthless side when he backed government forces in their fight against prominent South Sudan rebel leader George Athor, who was accused of waging a new "proxy war" on behalf of the Khartoum government, which it denied. … [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