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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 […]

Angola on Saturday prepared to bury rebel leader Jonas Savimbi, in his home village at a public funeral, an important sign for national reconciliation seventeen years after the end of a bloody civil war. As early as Friday evening, hundreds of people accompanied his remains to the village of Lopitanga in the centre of 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 […]

France’s Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Tuesday warned West African states against relying on French military presence to tackle Islamist militancy in the region. The Sahel region is suffering from a spike of violence from militant groups linked to al Qaeda and Islamic State, highlighting the difficulty international partners face in restoring regional stability. […]

A leading Sudanese army general has criticised the two-day strike called by protest leaders. General Mohammed Hamdan Dagalo, better known as Hemedti, said the strike “should not harm the people”. “I don’t want to speak on the strike, but they should not harm the people, cut the electricity, there are hospitals, surgeries, people giving birth, […]

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 […]

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