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East London – East London’s International Convention Centre was a scene of jubilation on Friday evening as the Eastern Cape education department honoured its 2018 matric top achievers. Among the proud parents at the ceremony was 57-year-old widow Margaret Nkayi from Polar Park in Elliot, whose son Avukile Nkayi is one of the top four […]

Cape Town – Fraudsters seem to be targeting elderly people who may not be tech-savvy and people who go overseas. These are the sentiments of Professor Darlene Lubbe, the daughter of one of the latest victims of SIM card swopping or porting. Speaking to the Weekend Argus on behalf of her 78-year-old father, Lubbe said […]

Over 3000 workers in Zimbabwe’s youth ministry have been laid off, as president Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government tries to make good on its promise to cut the bloated civil service and sort out the country’s finances. Public sector salaries account for more than 90 percent of Zimbabwe’s $4 billion national budget — a situation seen as […]

Cameroon president on Friday evening issued a decree naming a new Prime Minister to replace long serving Philemon Yang who was inching towards a decade in the role. The decree of January 4, 2018 replaced Yang with Joseph Dion Ngute, a former Minister at the presidency and Minister Delegate to the Minister of External Relations. […]

Zimbabwe’s Industry and Commerce Minister Nqobizitha Mangaliso Ndlovu, has warned the business community in the country to stop the practice of ‘dollarising the economy’ in the wake of foreign currency shortages. Ndlovu was reacting to a decision by Zimbabwe’s largest brewing company Delta Corporation which on Wednesday said that its beverages subsidiary will accept hard […]

Sudan’s government has blocked access to popular social media sites, in a bid to prevent mobilisation for nationwide anti-government protests triggered by an economic crisis. Sudan has been rocked by near-daily demonstrations over the past two weeks. Protesters have set alight ruling party buildings and have called on President Omar al-Bashir, who took power in […]

Opposition parties in Tanzania have called upon legislators not to pass proposed amendments to a law governing political parties, saying it would criminalise their activities. At a news conference in the capital Dar es Salaam on Sunday, Hashim Rungwe, chairman of one of 10 opposition parties, said the proposed amendments would curtail constitutional freedoms. “The […]

Miss Uganda, Quiin Abenakyo was crowned Miss World Africa at the Miss World 2018 finals in Sanya city, China. The world’s oldest running international beauty pageant, Miss World brings together beauty queens from all over the world. Miss World | 2018 2018 Miss World Continental | WINNERS Belarus | Europe Mexico | Americas Uganda | Africa […]

Crude oil production will be cut by 1.2 million barrels per day from January 2019 for an initial period of six months. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and non-OPEC oil producers made the agreement in Austria’s Vienna on Friday. According to the agreement, OPEC member states contribute 0.8 million bpd output cut and non-OPEC oil pumpers […]

The Congolese gynecologist Denis Mukwege who won the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize in October has dedicated his award to women all over the world harmed by conflicts. Mukwege is being celebrated for his work with survivors of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo alongside a Yazidi human rights activist, Nadia Murad. “I dedicate […]

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