Africa

Sudanese soldiers kill protestors

Sudan media has reported that the Sudanese security forces stormed a protest sit-in camp in the capital Monday setting fire to tents and spraying bullets with machine guns. About 8 people are ported to have been killed so far. The military crackdown comes  after a weeks-long standoff with protesters seeking a speedy transition to civilian rule following the removal of ...

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‘You have blood on your hands,’ Botswana President told

Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi was at the weekend interjected by an animal rights activist as he addressed a diamond conference in Las Vegas, United States for lifting the ban on the hunt of elephants in his country. The angry protestor sprang from her chair as the Botswana president was addressing and accused him of having blood on his hands. “How ...

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South Africa’s credit ratings remains at ‘junk status’

Standard and Poor’s Global Ratings kept South Africa’s foreign- and local-currency credit ratings in “junk” territory with a stable outlook late on Friday, saying the new government was expected to focus on reforms to revive the economy. Newly elected President Cyril Ramaphosa has pledged to rekindle growth by fixing state firms, easing policy uncertainty and luring back foreign investment that ...

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SA police launch manhunt for Zimbabwean armed robber

Police in Apel near Lebowakgomo outside Polokwane have launched a massive manhunt for a group of armed suspects, among them a Zimbabwean man, in connection with a case of robbery at guest houses in the Mohlaletse area. Limpopo police spokesperson Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe identified the Zimbabwean as Bothwell Mlagisi. “It is alleged that a group of suspects attacked the employees ...

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Five Zimbabweans escape from SA prison

Police in South Africa have launched a manhunt for five Zimbabweans and two South Africans, who escaped from remand prison in Modimolle, Limpopo province on Saturday evening. Limpopo police spokesperson Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe confirmed the developments yesterday. He said the seven broke out of their holding cells at around 8pm during a routine service by the police. Col Ngoepe said ...

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African Union Elections Observer Team impressed on South Africa elections

The African Union Observer Team which recently visited the Pan African Parliament (PAP) on the eve of South Africa’s General Elections 2019 expressed satisfaction on the progress of the elections describing it as “best democracy pioneered by a young country”. South Africa is the second youngest country after attaining it’s independence in 1994, while South Sudan became independent in 1994. ...

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Zanu-PF congratulates ANC

Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu-PF party has congratulated its sister liberation movement, the African National Congress (ANC) of South Africa for winning the 2019 elections. The ANC won the national majority vote with 57.51 percent. Although the party’s win is significantly lower than the 62.15 percent they won in the 2014 election, it is still a solid majority and a strong mandate ...

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A number of Zimbabweans who had been living and working in Tshino village, Thohoyandou, Vuwani, have moved to other areas of Limpopo or returned to Zimbabwe after xenophobic violence erupted last month. Police spokesperson in Limpopo Col Moatshe Ngoepe said about eight houses belonging to immigrants had been torched on the night of March 17. Two suspects were arrested and ...

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Gugu Ncube drama: Unisa employee cleared of sexual assault

The University of South Africa (Unisa) says one of its employees has been cleared of wrongdoing following a woman’s claims that he asked her to perform sexual favours so she could keep her job at the Unisa Centre for Early Childhood Education (UCECE). The investigation into the claims by Gugu Ncube was conducted by Unisa’s internal employee relations directorate. “It ...

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SADC a toothless bulldog

Sadc as a regional body presiding  over issues of the member countries must up their game if they want to remain relevant in this new political era. It’s high time African youths come together and confront the elephant in the room. They must take charge of this organisation  and make it a modern one This cannot continue forever. What caused ...

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