[SA Info]The KwaZulu-Natal capital of Pietermaritzburg is the centre of the world's mountain biking community as the sport's leading cross country and downhill competitors prepare to do battle in the opening round of the 2014 UCI MTB World Cup, which takes place from 11 to 13 April.
[SA Info]With only two tournaments, in Glasgow and London, left on the HSBC World Series schedule, the Springbok Sevens team is in the running to lift the overall title. However, they are going to have to do it without star forward Chris Dry, who has been ruled out of the two events with a back injury.
[SA Info]Proteas' fast bowler Dale Steyn was on Wednesday named the Leading Cricketer in the World for 2013 in the Wisden Cricketers Almanack. Founded in 1864 and published annually ever since, the Almanack is known as "The Bible of Cricket".
[Vanguard]Members of the Nigerian U17 team, the Golden Eaglets, have been warned that only merit would guarantee them a place in the national team.
[UN News]The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) said today that since the hostilities that erupted between the Government and opposition forces last December, an average of 75,000 civilians have found refuge from violence in UN bases across the country.
[Vanguard]Academica de Coimbra ace John Ogu has said he could still make the cut to the World Cup even though he has spent most of the season on the bench at his Portuguese club.
Nigeria: Senate Passes N4.7 Trillion Appropriation Bill - Approves N7 Billion Confab Vote, As Education Gets Lion Share
[Vanguard]Abuja -THE Senate, yesterday, passed the 2014 Appropriation Bill of N4,695,190,000,000 into law and advised the executive to implement the budget as passed.
[Leadership]The Senate yesterday passed the 2014 budget totalling N4.695 trillion, an amount which is N52.2bn higher than the N4.642trn submitted by President Goodluck Jonathan.
[Namibian]THE severe threat faced by vultures in Namibia and elsewhere on the continent was put under the spotlight last weekend at the 'Flight for the Plight of Vultures Air show'.
[Vanguard]Mr Carlos Lopez , the Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa, said on Wednesday in Addis Ababa that over over one trillion dollars was illegally siphoned out of Africa in the last 40 years.
[SW Radio]The unlawful allocation of hunting licenses in Zimbabwe in recent years has been pegged as a major factor in the decision by the United States to ban hunted elephant trophies.
[Namibian]AT LEAST nine rhinos were killed by poachers in Namibia in the last four years.
[VOA]The World Health Organization (WHO) calls the Ebola outbreak in West Africa among the most challenging ever. The organization reports the virus has killed 101 people in Guinea and 10 in Liberia.
[Premium Times]The Super Eagles Coach, Stephen Keshi, will receive a three-month salary advance ahead of the 2014 world cup in Brazil, the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, has said.
[UN News]The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) has issued its first guidelines for the treatment of hepatitis C, a chronic infection that affects an estimated 130 million to 150 million people, in a bid to help improve access to more effective and safer medicines to those who need them.
[SAnews.gov.za]Pretoria -South African and Mozambique will next week sign a Memorandum of Understanding in the field of Biodiversity, Conservation and Management, which will help in the fight against rhino poaching.
[VOA]Rwanda today is a remarkable story of renewal and rapid economic development.
[Vanguard]Emeka Inyama says that there is no tension between the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi as all previous disagreements have been amicably resolved.
[Africa Top Sports]Blow to Gaël Monfils. While the French tennis star is located in Casablanca in Morocco for the ATP tournament, he had a fall in training on Wednesday.
[VOA]Sanctions authorized last week by President Barack Obama against anyone found to be fomenting violence in South Sudan or blocking the peace process were a hot topic at a New York conference held at the weekend on the crisis in the young country.