International & Local News summed up in 10 snappy points so that you can keep your finger on the pulse!
10 Things to Know for Monday:
1. Mali security forces have succeeded in securing the base where one of the worst attacks on their soldiers by Islamic militants in more than a year over the weekend killed 14 soldiers.
2. Troubled state power utility Eskom is due to release its delayed 2017 interim results on Tuesday.
3. The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) said on Monday it would meet with management of the University of Witwatersrand (Wits) to discuss a new wage offer for striking workers.
4. The UN has said it is “appalled” at apparent revenge killings that are taking place in Libya following the report of eight bodies found in the eastern cities of Benghazi and Derna, Reuters reported.
5. United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has praised Africa as one of the “greatest forces for good in our world” and stated that he wants to mobilise greater support for UN peacekeeping forces on the continent.
6. South African group Ladysmith Black Mambazo won their fifth Grammy award on Sunday in New York.
Halala Ladysmith Black Mambazo!!! Congratulations on winning the Grammy Award for the Best World Music Album 2017. Continue flying our South African flag high. Re motlotlo ka lona. #GRAMMYs pic.twitter.com/5AYBwHVwrt
— South African Government (@GovernmentZA) January 29, 2018
7. The African Union (AU) will on Monday host a breakfast launch for its African leaders for nutrition initiative in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where the continental body is holding its 30th Ordinary Session.
8. Six people arrested for illegal possession of firearms and ammunition are due to appear in the Klerksdorp Magistrate’s Court on Monday, North West province police said.
9. Six people were injured Monday morning when their minibus taxi overturned in Diepkloof, ER24 reports.
10. A man has died after falling into the sea while boarding a ship from a pilot boat in Algoa Bay near Port Elizabeth, the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) said on Sunday.
– African News Agency (ANA)