International & Local News summed up in 10 snappy points so that you can keep your finger on the pulse!
10 Things to Know for Tuesday:
1. The Libyan coastguard picked up over 324 migrants as they attempted to leave the North African country aboard two rubber boats, Reuters reported.
2. More than 200 suspects have been convicted in Nigeria on charges related to their involvement with militant Islamist group Boko Haram.
3. Two Kenyan pilots, who were kidnapped by South Sudanese rebels, have been released after the rebels received compensation for the family of a civilian killed when their plane crashed last month, Reuters reported.
4. Eight people accused of the murder of Mooinooi couple, 32-year-old Joey van Niekerk and 30-year-old Anisha van Niekerk, will on Tuesday continue their bail applications in the Brits Magistrate’s Court.
5. South Africa’s government remains committed to boosting intra-African investment which is essential to addressing energy deficiencies on the continent, a senior official has said.
6. The trial against 14 Marikana men accused of the gruesome murder of Sabata Petros Chale continues on Tuesday in the North West High Court in Mogwase, outside Rustenburg.
7. President Cyril Ramaphosa has extended “his sincere condolences” to the family, friends and colleagues of the late Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Tourism Beatrice Thembekile Ngcobo, who passed away on Sunday.
8. UNICEF has warned that global deaths of newborn babies remain alarmingly high, particularly in poor countries, with the Central African Republic (CAR), Somalia, Lesotho, Guinea-Bissau, South Sudan, Côte d’Ivoire, Mali and Chad among the worst places to give birth.
9. Terror-accused twins Brandon-lee and Tony-lee Thulsie are expected to appear in the Johannesburg High Court on Tuesday, facing charges related to plotting terrorist attacks.
10. A group of armed men attacked and blew up a cash-in-transit vehicle on Monday, making off with some of the money and injuring a security guard along near Hendrick Verwoord tunnel outside of Louis Trichardt, Limpopo police said.
Today’s Highlight in History:
1940- Abdullah Abdurahman, medical doctor and Cape community leader, dies in Cape Town.
– African News Agency (ANA)