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Renamo elects Dhlakama’s interim successor

May 07 2018 — Mozambique’s Renamo opposition party on Saturday named Ossufo Momade as its interim leader after leader Afonso Dhlakama, who had headed the party for 39 years, died unexpectedly last Thursday. Momade, a former secretary-general of the party, will take over until Renamo’s next congress, which has not yet been scheduled. Dhlakama’s death on Thursday pitched the country’s ... Read More »

Group threatens mass protests against murders of Nigerians in SA

May 07 2018 -THE Ijaw Youth Council has threatened to mobilise Nigerian youths for a nationwide protest if there is no end to the killing of Nigerians in South Africa. IYC President, Eric Omare, described as unfortunate and condemnable the continued murder of Nigerians doing business in South Africa. He added that the Federal Government should go beyond condemning the ... Read More »

When Harry took Meghan to Botswana

May 1 2018 – IN an exclusive Botswana safari camp where Prince Harry took Meghan Markle on a romantic getaway last year, guests wake to the sound of doves cooing the trees and hippos splashing in the serene waters of the Okavango Delta. Harry whisked the American actress away last year for a surprise holiday to celebrate her 36th birthday, ... Read More »

Exiled ex Malawian president Joyce Banda returns

April 29 2018 – Hundreds of people welcomed the former President of Malawi Joyce Banda on her return home after four years of self-imposed exileyesterday. Banda fled the country in 2014 when she lost power after being embroiled in the so-called “Cash gate” scandal, in which government officials siphoned off millions of dollars of public money. The scandal led to ... Read More »

Africa demands Trump apology over racist remarks

January 13 2018 -THE organisation representing African countries has demanded that US President Donald Trump apologise after he reportedly called nations on the continent “shitholes”. The group’s mission in Washington DC expressed its “shock, dismay and outrage” and said the Trump administration misunderstood Africans. The US leader made the alleged remark in a Thursday meeting on immigration. But Mr Trump ... Read More »

Ex footballer George Weah now Liberian president

December 27 2017 – Retired footballer George Weah has won the elections in Liberia to become that country’s 25th president. The senator of Montserrado County – once named Fifa World Player and winner of the much coveted Ballon d’or – defeated his 73-year-old opponent Vice President Joseph Boakai in a landslide victory in results announced in Liberia on Wednesday morning. ... Read More »

Kabila’s house burn’t down

December 27 2017 – DRC President Joseph Kabila’s country house was burned to the ground and a police officer was killed in the attack carried out overnight Sunday into Monday morning. “We firmly condemn this barbarous act and call on the population … to disassociate from any actions likely to compromise peace and development in this part of the country,” ... Read More »

SA to upgrade ports of entry to boost regional trade – Gigaba

October 25 2017– South African Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba on Wednesday said government was planning to upgrade the country’s key ports of entry in a bid to improve regional trade and curb slow economic growth. Gigaba said that there were many opportunities across the Sub-Saharan African region that South African companies could capitalise on as the region’s growth outlook had ... Read More »

Togan president urged to step down

October 25 2017 – The United States State Department has expressed deep concern over rising levels of violence and restrictions on freedom of expression and assembly in Togo, related to protests over proposed constitutional reforms. “We are particularly troubled by reports of excessive use of force by security forces and reports that government-sponsored vigilantes are using force and the threat ... Read More »

Kenya government bans protests ahead of election rerun

October 13 2017 – KENYA’s government, yesterday, Thursday banned demonstrations in three key cities, as tension was building ahead of a disputed rerun of the presidential election. Protests were banned in the capital city of Nairobi, coastal port city Mombasa and the western city of Kisumu, Interior Minister Fred Matiang’i said in a statement. The ban comes a day after ... Read More »

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