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South Africa Ex-Ambassador Seized Over MTN Iran License Win

South African police arrested a former ambassador to Iran on corruption charges related to the award…

President vows to probe Zimbabwe forces over crackdown

Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa vowed Tuesday to investigate security forces over their brutal crackdown on protesters,…

South Africa Rejects Zimbabwe $1.2bn Loan Request

South Africa turned down a request from its southern African neighbour Zimbabwe for a $1.2 billion…

Death Toll From Zimbabwe Protests Rises to 12, Rights Body Says

The death toll in Zimbabwe from a week of violence that erupted during a nationwide strike over fuel…

Zambia: Country Profile and Facts 2019

Zambia Fact File Independence: 24 October 1964 GDP: $25.5 billion (2017) Population: 15,972,001 Zambia, officially known as the Republic…

Zimbabwe: Country Profile and Facts 2019

Zimbabwe Fact File: Independence: 18 April, 1980 GDP: $17.85 billion Population: 16.53 million Zimbabwe is a…

BP green-lights Africa’s deepest offshore LNG project

BP and its partners have given the green light for the development of a large gas…

Zambia pricing itself out of global mining with tax hikes -industry body

Zambia is pricing itself out of the global mining market with proposed tax increases, the head…

South Africa Appoints New CEO to Lead its Scandal-Wrecked Denel Weapons Manufacturer

South Africa on Thursday appointed a new chief executive officer to state-run arms firm Denel as…

IMF’s Lagarde says South Africa has not requested for financial support

The International Monetary Fund has not received any request from South Africa for a financial aid…

South Africa issues arrest warrant for Zimbabwe’s Grace Mugabe – police

South Africa has issued an arrest warrant for Zimbabwe’s former first lady Grace Mugabe over an…

Zambia Hit by $2 Million Cryptocurrency Scam

Three directors from the Zambian firm Heritage Coin Resources Limited have been arrested by the country’s…

South Africa’s Minister, Malusi Gigaba Resigns After Perjury Allegations and Leaked Sex Tape

Embattled South African minister for Home Affairs, Malusi Gigaba has resigned his cabinet position, according to…

South Africa’s army chief says budget cuts hampering peacekeeping missions

The South African army on Tuesday said budget cuts are hampering national defense operations and its…

Zambia central bank warns against use of cryptocurrencies

Bank of Zambia (BoZ), the country’s central bank has cautioned members of the public against cryptocurrencies.…

Train collision in South Africa injures 320 people

About 320 people were injured when a packed train travelling from South Africa’s business hub Johannesburg…

Zambians protest introduction of tax on internet calls

Zambians are protesting the implementation of a 30 Ngwe ($0.1) levy on internet calls over platforms…

Africa: Isabel Dos Santos – the Fall of Africa’s Richest Woman

Just think for a minute. In a two-year span, a father gave his daughter, among several…