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South Africa’s Cape Town International Airport has been named the continent’s leading airport at the recent edition of the World Travel Awards. The airport, located in the port city in the country’s southwest and also seat of the legislature, wins the gong for a third consecutive year. The win only enforces a dominance of South […]

The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) has found against an insurer which distributed funds to a woman after she had died. The SCA dismissed an appeal from the FundsAtWork Umbrella Pension Fund, which had allocated 42% of the death benefit of one of its members to his dead mother. FundsAtWork appealed against having to pay […]

Businesses in Zambia have warned that a move to ration electricity to non-mining businesses could hurt industrial production and commercial services. The country began rationing power on Saturday to address a daily electricity deficit of 273 Megawatts (MW), said Henry Kapata, spokesman for state power utility Zesco. “If generation is maintained at the current level, […]

South Africa is becoming an attractive destination for international travellers. Stats SA’s Tourism Satellite Account for South Africa report released in 2018 revealed that in 2016 the sector directly contributed 2.9% to South Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP). In terms of job creation, it outperformed other key local industries, adding just over 40 000 net new […]

Sudan’s military on Tuesday announced that elections will be held within nine months, adding that it had decided to cancel all that had been previously agreed with protesters about the country’s transition. General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan’s announcement came the after Sudan’s military forcefully broke up a weeks-long sit-in outside Khartoum’s army headquarters calling on the […]

The African Union (AU) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Huawei to strengthen their cooperation in information and communication technologies, the Chinese telecom giant announced on Friday. “The main objective of the MOU is to strengthen their partnership in the following 5 areas: broadband, Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing, 5G and artificial intelligence,” Huawei said […]

Botswanan former president Ian Khama has accused his chosen successor of becoming an autocrat and threatening the country’s reputation as a beacon of stability in Africa. Khama, last week quit the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) in a culmination of a dramatic fall-out with President Mokgweetsi Masisi, who took office last year. This decision was […]

Today marks the final day of a two-day national strike called by protest leaders in Sudan. They are pushing for a handover of power from the military junta that has been in charge since April 11, 2019. The junta ousted Omar al-Bashir and have since been under pressure from protesters and the international community to […]

Eritrea says the May 29 lifting of security related blacklisting by the United States government was welcome despite being an erroneous move in the first place. The BBC quoted Information Minister Yemane Gebremeskel as saying the “categorisation was erroneous” in the first place, before adding that Asmara viewed today’s move as a case of being “better late than never.” […]

President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria takes his oath of office for a second and final term in charge of Africa’s most populous nation. Today’s event is on the back of his re-election in polls held on February 23. The event is slated for the Eagles Square in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Buhari was announced […]


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