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  • South Africa lifts 10-year ban on Kenya’s avocado

    South Africa lifts 10-year ban on Kenya's avocado

    South Africa has re-opened its market to Kenya’s avocado exports, ending more than 10 years of standoff that began over quality concerns. Kenya lost the market in 2007 after South Africa claimed its key producing areas had experienced fruit fly infestation.

  • BRICS summit: more African countries seek partnership

    BRICS summit: more African countries seek partnership

    The alliance of Brazil, Russia, India, China and later South Africa into BRICS was unthinkable over a decade ago and there was cynicism and skepticism on whether it would reach this far. In this week’s business segment, Amelia Martha Nakitimbo reviews the BRICS2018 summit that was hosted by South Africa.

  • MTN Is Said to Mull West African Unit Sale in Markets Cull

    MTN Is Said to Mull West African Unit Sale in Markets Cull

    MTN Group Ltd.’s sale of its Cyprus unit is just the start of a broader exit from small or problematic markets, with the Liberian unit leading a number of West African divisions being considered for disposal, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • South Africa: Julius Malema under fire for alleged racist comments

    South Africa: Julius Malema under fire for alleged racist comments
    done.The South Africa Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) say they are set to investigate leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters EFF Julius Malema over what has been termed by some to be openly racists comments against Indian South Africans. The former ANC youth league leader is under fire after remarks he made at the weekend claiming [...]
  • Bus Strike Threatens to Bring South Africa to Standstill

    Bus Strike Threatens to Bring South Africa to Standstill
    A nationwide bus strike is set to start on Wednesday, the South African Road Passenger Bargaining Council (SARPBC) said on Monday. The strike will put at least 80% of the country's passenger buses on lock-down over a pay dispute. "The impact is going to be felt right across the republic," Gary Wilson, secretary general of [...]
  • Zuma addresses his supporters after court date

    Former South African president Jacob Zuma told thousands of supporters outside court in Durban on Friday that his opponents were telling lies and he would be proven innocent in a corruption case against him.

    Former South African president Jacob Zuma told thousands of supporters outside court in Durban on Friday that his opponents were telling lies and he would be proven innocent in a corruption case against him.

  • Changing presidents without elections: Zimbabwe, South Africa, Botswana

    Changing presidents without elections: Zimbabwe, South Africa, Botswana
    The convention across most of Africa is that a new president is usually sworn in after elections. Some countries allow vice presidents to complete the terms of their bosses in case of death or resignation. Elsewhere, there is the need for a by-election for the next president to be chosen. The southern Africa region has [...]