The African Jotter

South African women protest against gender based violence

Thousands of women in South Africa took to the streets of Pretoria on Wednesday to protest…

Madagascar’s former leader Andry Rajoelina to seek presidency in Nov. polls

The electoral battle seems to have already been launched in Madagascar on the side of the…

Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa in talks with opposition’s Chamisa to defuse tension

Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa says he is talking to the leader of the main opposition party,…

Zimbabwe govt warns opposition; US, UK bemoan post-poll violence

The United States and Britain have expressed concern over post-election violence in Zimbabwe. They urged leaders…

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…

No presidential results today: Zimbabwe electoral body says

Zimbabwe’s electoral commission chairperson has said the first presidential results could be announced on Thursday, even…

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…

Breaking: At least one person is shot dead as army clashes with opposition supporters in Zimbabwe

One person was shot dead by Zimbabwean soldiers in the capital city Harare on Wednesday after…

Zimbabwe’s ruling party wins absolute majority in National Assembly (72% official results)

*Zimbabwe’s ruling party since 1980, Zanu-PF, won an absolute majority of seats in the National Assembly…

Zimbabwe tobacco output at all-time high, defying years of economic gloom

Zimbabwe’s tobacco sales have reached a record high of 237.1 million kilos just as the selling…

Restructuring Eskom top of South Africa agenda – Nhlanhla Nene

Restructuring state-run power firm Eskom is “on top of the agenda” for South Africa, the country’s…

Scientists are exploring a lost rainforest hidden in a Mozambique volcano for the first time

It’s hard to miss Mount Lico, a relatively isolated cliff jutting out 700 meters (nearly 2,300…

Regulator cuts Zimbabwe’s mobile data tariffs by 60 percent

Zimbabwe telecommunications regulator has cut the price of mobile data by 60 per cent. The rate…

South Africa’s current account deficit widens in Q1 as exports slump

South Africa’s current account deficit widened more than expected in the first quarter to register its…

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…

Zimbabwe: UK Extends $100m to Zim As Ties Improve

The United Kingdom and the Standard Chartered Bank have partnered to lend Zimbabwean companies in the…

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…

South Africa: Zuma arrives in court, case postponed to June

Former South African president Jacob Zuma arrived in a Durban High Court on Friday morning where…