Diaspora Matters

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UK Prime minister Theresa May has announced her resignation, finally bowing to intense political pressure over the failure to deliver Brexit. She paves the way for a contest to decide a new premier. Meanwhile, citizens from 28 countries are casting their votes in European parliamentary elections. Many politicians say the polls could be one of […]

President John Pombe Magufuli is in South Africa for the swearing in ceremony of President Cyril Ramaphosa which takes place today at teh Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Tshwane, Pretoria. Ramaphosa led the ruling African National Congress to victory in the May 8 national and provincial polls. Despite losing ground, the party maintained its majority in […]

A Maltese armed forces patrol boat picked up more than 200 migrants from two dinghies in the Mediterranean and fetched them to Malta on Saturday, a spokesman said. At least one pregnant woman and a number of children were believed to be among the 216 rescued migrants. Their nationalities are yet to be known. An AFM spokesman […]

Sudanese protest leaders on Tuesday called on their supporters Tuesday to prepare for a general strike after talks with the country’s military rulers stalled on who will lead an agreed three-year transition. Protest leaders had reached agreement with the ruling military council on the other main aspects of the transition. But early on Tuesday, the […]

Literary fans all over the world are paying tribute to Binyavanga Wainaina, the award-winning Kenyan writer who died on Tuesday night, aged 48. Wainaina challenged stereotypes of Africa with biting satire and took on prejudice by documenting his life as an openly gay man. The author, essayist and campaigner, who also championed African literature through […]

Malawi’s electoral commission (MEC) chief, Dr. Jane Ansah has called upon stakeholders including political parties to refrain from announcing premature results, pledging that the commission will start official declaration of results as soon as 20% of votes cast have been tallied. Citizens went to the polls on Tuesday, casting their votes to elect a president, […]

The Somali government has officially responded to the latest installment of Kenyan pressure in the midst of a rolling diplomatic row over maritime boundaries. Earlier this week Somali government officials – a minister and two Senators were denied entry into Kenya despite presenting diplomatic passports at the airport. They were traveling to Nairobi for official duty. […]

Ramaphosa elected president South Africa’s parliament on Wednesday confirmed the ANC’s Cyril Ramaphosa as the duly elected president of the country, after his nomination was uncontested by other political parties. Ramaphosa, who is also the leader of the ANC, was expected to be retained as president by the 400 lawmakers in parliament’s National Assembly lower house, where […]

Labour Court Judge Anton Steenkamp, who died from a snake bite while in Zambia, was a man of integrity who contributed significantly to labour matters, the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union said on Tuesday. Steenkamp, 57, was in Zambia on leave with his wife Catherine when he was bitten by a black mamba. He […]

ANC Deputy Secretary-General Jessie Duarte has called on all 230 party MPs in the national legislature to leave factions behind and work to build the country. Duarte, who was speaking before the start of the ANC Caucus in Parliament on Tuesday, said new party MPs will have to roll up their sleeves and get down […]


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