A prominent Nigerian asylum seeker and activist is being held in solitary at a Tokyo detention centre, a case that has highlighted a growing crackdown on foreigners living in Japan without visas and prompted demands for her release.
Exiled Turkish journalist Can Dundar, Crimean Tatar activist Mustafa Dzhemilev and two Yazidi victims of the Islamic State group have been shortlisted for the European Parliament's prestigious Sakharov human rights prize to be announced Thursday.
As Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan delivered a sober message in Parliament on Wednesday during SA’s 20th medium-term budget policy statement‚ Parliament cameras caught the president of the republic sleeping.
Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Eric Dier does not see any side running away with the Premier League title this season and says the genuine contenders will only be known after the packed year-end schedule.
The national coaching indaba in Cape Town last week was a resounding success, with the appointment of assistant coaches JP Ferreira and Franco Smith confirmed at the two-day conference ahead of the Springboks' impending end-of-year tour.
Svetlana Kuznetsova hacked off her own hair with a pair of scissors and burst into tears before saving a match point and eventually beating defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska 7-5 1-6 7-5 at the WTA Finals in Singapore yesterday.
Durban domestic worker Avontalent Tanhera’s spicy, two-coloured plaited bread was undoubtedly the show-stopper of the second episode of 'The Great South African Bake Off' 2016. She served it up with a cooling cucumber dip