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  • 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 [...]
  • Zimbabwe: UK Extends $100m to Zim As Ties Improve

    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 private sector US$100 million in a move described by the Zimbabwe Government as a sign of confidence in its policies aimed at transforming the economy into a middle income by 2030.

  • 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.

  • Tanzania opposition leaders granted bail

    Tanzania opposition leaders granted bail

    Seven opposition leaders in Tanzania were freed on bail on Thursday following their arrest last week. The Chadema party politicians are facing charges of sedition and incitement to violence and will reappear in court on 16 April.

  • Zimbabwe President Mnangagwa travels to China for state visit

    Mnangagwa travels to China for state visit
    Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa is embarking on a state visit to China at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping. The two leaders are expected to hold bilateral talks and sign a raft of cooperation agreements. The trip is just the second that Mnangagwa’s is taking outside Africa since he took office in November 2017. [...]
  • New Botswana president seeks to wean country off dependence on diamonds

    Botswana’s new leader seeks to wean country off dependence on diamonds
    Botswana’s new president, sworn in on Sunday as the country’s leader, said he would give priority to tackling youth unemployment and diversifying its economy. Retired teacher Mokgweetsi Masisi, who takes over from former army general Ian Khama, inherits a state with a reputation as one of Africa’s rare political and economic success stories. But he [...]
  • Accusations against China-Africa cooperation doomed to fail: Namibia President

    Accusations against China-Africa cooperation doomed to fail: Namibian President
    Elevated ties between China and Namibia prove that China-Africa cooperation is win-win and comments smearing bilateral cooperation are doomed to fail, Namibian President Hage Geingob said on Friday. “I didn’t come to beg. I’m talking to friends, and to make a win-win situation created,” Geingob said during an exclusive interview with Xinhua, rebutting some media reports [...]