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South Africa’s sports minister, Tokozile Xasa arrived in Switzerland to support Caster Semenya, saying her trip to the Alpine nation was aimed at offering support to her compatriot Semenya as the week-long hearing draws to a close. Xasa reiterated her government’s position, saying the IAAF seeks to violate women’s bodies. “We are talking (about) violations of women’s […]

Reports indicate that employees of MTN have staged a sit-in protest at one of their offices in the country. The action is allied with ongoing protests that have rocked the government with calls for president Al-Bashir to quit after three decades in charge of the country. MTN is one of three telecom outfits operating in the country. Government […]

Nigerian fuel suppliers, bus operators and some airlines are offering incentives for people to travel to vote in presidential elections this Saturday, including cutting petrol prices and discounts. The electoral commission announced the delay early last Saturday just Nigeria’s 84 million registered voters were preparing to head to the polls. The election is now scheduled […]

In yet another indication that his political story is not over, Joseph Kabila, the ex-president of Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday made the the leaders of his FCC coalition sign a loyalty pledge. Kabila’s Common Front For Congo remains the strongest force in parliament, garnering an overwhelming majority of seats in the December 30 vote which […]

Opposition parties in Zambia are accusing president Edgar Lungu of presiding over political violence against his rivals, and intend to report him to the International Criminal Court. Ten opposition figures told journalists in Lusaka on Wednesday that Lungu was to blame for an increase in violent crackdowns on opponents, including main opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema. […]

There has been a mixed reaction from politicians and other commentators to finance minister Tito Mboweni’s maiden budget speech. DA leader Mmusi Maimane said Mboweni “minced his words” on what to do with cash-strapped state-owned companies such as SAA, Denel and the SABC. He said it was worrying that the national budget deficit was continuing […]

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni will be making his maiden Budget Speech this afternoon, with South Africa’s hopes of economic prosperity pinned to his parliamentary address. To say that Mboweni is in a tough position would be an understatement. According to analysts and politicians alike, the National Budget Speech presented to parliament on Wednesday afternoon is […]

Ethiopia’s Minister of Culture has disclosed that the country grossed $1.4 billion US dollars from tourism revenue, state-affiliated FBC reported on Wednesday. The report said the figure was in respect of the second half of 2018 (July – December, 2018). The figure, however, fell short of the government’s projected target. The plan was to secure 2.7 billion US […]

Senegal has limited the salt content of all cubes to 55 percent in 2017, the first country in West Africa to regulate their components. The stock cube market is a multi-million dollar industry in the region. The consumption of stock cubes are an essential ingredients in many everyday dish including Ivory Coast’s “poulet braise” and […]

Rwandan president Paul Kagame says the African Union could become a strong body as the European Union despite well documented hurdles. Kagame, who is the immediate past president of the AU (for the year 2018) stressed that a united AU will be well served if regional political, economic blocs unite at their respective levels. He […]


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