South America

Resurrected man ‘arrested’, exposed by former employer

Speaking during a press briefing on Tuesday, Thoko Xaluva-Mkhwanazi, the chairperson of the cultural and religious watchdog CRL Commission, briefly addressed the resurrection scandal. silindelo masikane@Slindelo_M #CRLcommission Mkhwanazi-Xaluva “we think it’s problematic that people are said to be dead or half dead and then brought back to life”#AlleluiaMinistries #AlphLukau 3 […]

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US intensifies anti-Maduro push as Russia backs Venezuelan ally

The United States on Friday intensified its push to drive Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro from power, as US diplomats left the embassy in Caracas and Russia vowed to back its South American ally. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday will urge the members of the United Nations Security Council to recognise opposition leader Juan Guaido as Venezuela‘s […]



Venezuela backs national cryptocurrency with 5,000,000,000 barrels of crude

The President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro has promised to back the national cryptocurrency Petro with the country’s vast natural resource reserves. “Here’s the document formalizing the provision of the certified Ayacucho oil field No.1 in the Orinoco Petroleum Belt for the support of El Petro cryptocurrency,” Maduro said on national TV. Maduro […]

Cuba’s small Muslim community to mark end of Ramadan

There are 10,000 Muslims in Cuba, making up less than 0.1 percent of the island nation’s population There are 10,000 Muslims in Cuba, making up less than 0.1 percent of the island nation’s population (AFP Photo/Adaberto Roque) Havana (AFP) – They speak little Arabic and don’t have a real mosque, […]



Rio 2016: Jaguar in Amazon torch relay shot dead

A jaguar has been shot dead shortly after it was used in an Olympic torch relay at a zoo in the Brazilian city of Manaus, the army said. The female jaguar escaped its handlers after the ceremony on Monday and attacked a soldier, a spokesman said. Four tranquiliser darts failed […]

Lionel Messi breaks record as Argentina reach Copa America final

Lionel Messi became his country’s leading scorer with a superb free-kick as Argentina beat hosts the USA 4-0 reach Sunday’s Copa America final. The Barcelona forward, 28, passed Gabriel Batistuta’s 54-goal tally with a 25-yard strike. Messi provided the assist for Ezequiel Lavezzi’s opener, then scored his stunner before Napoli’s […]


US pressure : Don’t yield to US pressure, Maduro tells Caribbean leaders

US pressure : Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro on Saturday accused the United States of exerting “brutal pressure” on nations in the region to isolate his country, already battered by an economic crisis and domestic political upheaval. At a regional summit of Caribbean countries gathered in Havana, Maduro urged his counterparts “not […]

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