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World 26 Feb 2006 | 12:00 AM

FEATURE - Ahead of poll, South Africans plead for toilets

EZENZELENI, South Africa (Reuters) - Aaron Lephotho tries to ignore the taunts hurled at him by residents as he lumbers towards a tanker truck shouldering a bucket brimming with human waste.

World 03 Feb 2006 | 12:00 AM

Too busy exercising, Mandela skips parliament party

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Nelson Mandela was too busy with his new exercise regime to attend Friday's parliamentary opening ceremonies, at which he is usually a regular fixture, his office said.

Nation 11 Jan 2006 | 12:00 AM

Do not give bribes, Christians urged

Christians have been asked to refrain from giving bribes when dealing with local authorities, a Christian group said.

World 11 Jan 2006 | 12:00 AM

NEWSMAKER - Bachelet aims to be Chile's first woman president

SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - A torture victim in the Augusto Pinochet dictatorship, a former defense minister and a medical doctor, Michelle Bachelet has parlayed her ability to connect with voters into becoming the favorite to lead Chile as its next president.

Community 07 Jan 2006 | 12:00 AM

Conference on corruption

A day-long conference on 'Christian Citizenship and the Local Government'' will be held in conjunction with the electronic '1 million signature campaign against corruption'' to be launched on Jan 14 at the Prime College Auditorium, Summit Complex.

Nation 25 Dec 2005 | 12:00 AM

PKR to discuss seats with PAS

Parti Keadilan Rakyat will start negotiations on seat allocations for the next general election with PAS in March.

Nation 24 Dec 2005 | 12:00 AM

Foreign observers for 2008 polls proposed

Parti Keadilan Rakyat plans to bring in international observers when the general election is held in 2008.

World 14 Dec 2005 | 12:00 AM

NEWSMAKER - Crafty Chalabi still player in Iraq politics

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Ahmad Chalabi has been called many things, few of them flattering: a crook, a Pentagon stooge and a trickster who fooled Americans into invading Iraq with false intelligence and then sold U.S. secrets to Iran.

World 14 Dec 2005 | 12:00 AM

NEWSMAKER - Crafty Chalabi still player in Iraq politics

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Ahmad Chalabi has been called many things, few of them flattering: a crook, a Pentagon stooge and a trickster who fooled Americans into invading Iraq with false intelligence and then sold U.S. secrets to Iran.

World 06 Dec 2005 | 12:00 AM

S.African ex-vice president Zuma charged with rape

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's former deputy president Jacob Zuma was charged in court with rape on Tuesday in a case that analysts say has practically dashed any hope of his becoming the country's next president.