PHOTO OF THE DAY Team Canada celebrates winning a gold medal for figure skating at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games, in Gangneung Ice Arena, South Korea, on Feb. 12, 2018. (Xinhua/Han Yan)

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. Sixteen militants have been killed and four arrested as the Egyptian military’s extensive Sinai campaign which was launched on Friday continues, Reuters reported.

2. Another five civilians have lost their lives, and another 18 were injured, after their passenger vehicle struck a landmine – similar to an incident two weeks ago when 26 travellers died in a similar incident in central Mali.

3. Kenya’s fiery opposition leader Raila Odinga has told Western envoys in the country to leave the opposition alone following their push for him to recognise President Uhuru Kenyatta as the duly elected leader of the nation, Kenya’s Daily Nation reported.

Raila Odinga
Source: ANA


4. Final arguments are expected to be heard in the trial of triple murder accused Henri van Breda in the Western Cape High Court on Monday.

Source: ANA


5. Thirteen hostages have been freed by Boko Haram after the Nigerian presidency negotiated their release with the Islamist militants, Reuters reported.

6. An eight-year-old child drowned while a six-year-old boy who was part of the same church group outing was rescued at the Kleinmond lagoon on Sunday, the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) reported.

7. South Africa’s Minister for Public Service and Administration, Faith Muthambi, will from Sunday participate in the 6th edition of the World Government Summit taking place in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.

8. PSG Konsult, the JSE-listed financial services provider, announced on Monday that it has concluded an agreement to acquire the remaining short-term face-to-face advisory insurance brokerage business from Absa Insurance and Financial Advisers (AIFA).

9. The SA Reserve Bank will issue new commemorative notes to mark former president Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela’s centenary, it said on Monday.

10. Embattled South African power utility Eskom on Sunday advertised the top positions of the group chief executive officer (CEO) and that of the group chief financial officer (CFO), and interested parties have two weeks left to apply.

Today’s Highlight in History:

1935: First secret demonstration of radio signals detecting aircraft by Robert Watson-Watt at Daventry, England.

– African News Agency (ANA)