Fitch Downgrades SA to Junk Status

[Daily Maverick] As thousands of South Africans protest around the country calling for President Jacob Zuma to step down or be recalled, the country’s economic prospects have been downgraded to junk by Fitch, becoming the second ratings agency to do so…

[Daily Maverick] As thousands of South Africans protest around the country calling for President Jacob Zuma to step down or be recalled, the country's economic prospects have been downgraded to junk by Fitch, becoming the second ratings agency to do so in four days. Moody's is yet to announce its decision. By JILLIAN GREEN.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Barrett Sees Red, Faces Disciplinary Hearing

[News24Wire] Star Hurricanes flyhalf Beauden Barrett faces a disciplinary hearing after receiving a red card in their 38-28 Vodacom Super Rugby victory over the Waratahs in Wellington on Friday.

[News24Wire] Star Hurricanes flyhalf Beauden Barrett faces a disciplinary hearing after receiving a red card in their 38-28 Vodacom Super Rugby victory over the Waratahs in Wellington on Friday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Police Raid Mandrax Factory

[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican police have announced that on Thursday morning they dismantled a clandestine factory making the illegal drug mandrax in a house in the Mussumbuluco neighborhood in the southern city of Matola, according to a report in Frida…

[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican police have announced that on Thursday morning they dismantled a clandestine factory making the illegal drug mandrax in a house in the Mussumbuluco neighborhood in the southern city of Matola, according to a report in Friday's issue of the Maputo daily "Noticias".

source: AllAfrica News: Mozambique

Ethekwini Municipal Buses Blocking Major Roads

[News24Wire] Several eThekwini municipal buses were left unmanned on some of Durban’s busy streets on Friday morning, but it was not immediately clear if this formed part of any anti- or pro-President Jacob Zuma marches taking place around the country.

[News24Wire] Several eThekwini municipal buses were left unmanned on some of Durban's busy streets on Friday morning, but it was not immediately clear if this formed part of any anti- or pro-President Jacob Zuma marches taking place around the country.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Hundreds Protest Outside Gupta’s Saxonwold Mansion

[News24Wire] What started as a tiny band of protesters outside the Gupta family’s estate in Johannesburg on Friday morning has grown into large, lively crowd of picketers.

[News24Wire] What started as a tiny band of protesters outside the Gupta family's estate in Johannesburg on Friday morning has grown into large, lively crowd of picketers.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Army Denies Blocking UN Convoy in Troubled Town

[East African] South Sudan’s army, the Sudan People Liberation Army (SPLA) has dismissed claims that it blocked a United Nation’s mission convoy from entering Pajok town in Imatong State where rebels and government forces clashed on April 3.

[East African] South Sudan's army, the Sudan People Liberation Army (SPLA) has dismissed claims that it blocked a United Nation's mission convoy from entering Pajok town in Imatong State where rebels and government forces clashed on April 3.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan