Daily Archives: March 25, 2020

The Other Pandemic: World Urged to Learn TB Lessons

PARIS – With the death toll soaring past 300,000 this year and a quarter of humanity now infected, the pandemic shows no signs of abating as it spreads invisibly throughout vulnerable communities.    Yet unlike the novel coronavirus, this disease is preventable, curable and centuries-old: tuberculosis.    On the occasion of World TB Day, experts warned Tuesday that

At Least 60 Ethiopian Migrants Found Dead in Cargo Truck in Mozambique

At least 60 people, believed to be undocumented migrants from Ethiopia, were found dead in a cargo truck in Mozambique this week.  Authorities heard banging noises from inside the truck’s container at a checkpoint in northwestern Tete province, where it was stopped after crossing the border from neighboring Malawi.  They discovered 14 survivors along with

Former Free State Attorney appears in court for fraud

FREE STATE – On Wednesday the Bethlehem Magistrates Court Bethlehem granted former Attorney Corne Ackerman (45) bail for allegedly defrauding a law firm of more than R16 Million Rand Ackerman who is facing 40 counts, allegedly transferred money out of the firm’s trust and investment account to several unknown beneficiaries between January and June last

Police investigate murder of three people following alleged shootout incident

POLOKWANE – The Police in Giyani have launched a manhunt for unknown suspects who allegedly shot and killed three men, during an apparent shootout incident that erupted at a mine in Hlaneki Village outside Giyani, between last night and this morning. Following this incident, Police were activated to the scene and on arrival together with