Sinelisiwe Masemola

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First African military aircraft takes to the skies, making aviation history

Billed as Africa’s first home-grown military aircraft, the Advanced High-Performance Reconnaissance Light Aircraft (AHRLAC) made its first test flight in South Africa this week, marking a milestone in the continent’s aviation history.<p>On Wednesday, August, 13, as the AHRLAC descended from the …

Associated Press News

South African economy avoids recession

<b>South Africa has avoided falling into recession after second-quarter GDP figures showed the economy grew by 0.6% during the April-to-June period.</b><p>The economy had contracted by 0.6% in the first quarter. A platinum strike in the country was blamed for the poor performance in the first three …

Laura Mvula On World Cafe

U.K. singer Laura Mvula has been well-served by her conservatory training, which helped her uncover her own unique sound: Mvula's first full-length album, <i>Sing to the Moon</i>, blends classic pop, jazz and soul.<p>With help from producer Steve Brown, Mvula's choral-like arrangements are wonderfully layered …

UN outraged by abduction of Nigerian schoolgirls

Almost 750 million denied safer drinking water

Magda Mis<p>London - Nearly 750 million people, mostly poor and living in rural areas, still do not have access to safer drinking water, despite huge …

Sub-Saharan Africa

SA signs adoption agreement with Australia