Compensation payments have been made to white farmers in Zimbabwe who lost their farms in a controversial land reform policy under the erstwhile Robert Mugabe – led government. Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube is quoted by the state-owned Herald newspaper as saying 93 farmers had so far benefited to the tune of $64 million over the […]

Egypt on Wednesday opened the world’s widest suspension bridge, across the Nile, in what is one of a series of military-led, mega-projects designed to improve infrastructure and provide jobs. The bridge, which crosses the Nile just north of central Cairo, is a key link in a highway stretching from the Red Sea in the east […]

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir on Wednesday warned against planned protestts, saying any forceful attempts to seize power in the country would be met with “violent resistance”. In the past two weeks, a new group calling itself the Red Card Movement has been circulating calls online for a protest on Thursday with the hashtags #KiirMustGo […]

Police captain Siphiwe Xulu on Wednesday insisted in court that he did not go to the Midrand home of Mamelodi’s notorious taxi boss Vusi “Khekhe” Mathibela, despite video footage and records placing him at the property of the murder accused. Xulu was testifying in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria where he was subpoenaed […]

The military junta that deposed Omar al-Bashir have agreed a deal transition deal with the opposition alliance. This follows weeks of back and forth over post-Bashir Sudan. How long: The two parties have agreed for a three-year transition period to a civilian administration. Legislative make up: The Transitional Military Council (TMC) disclosed that the alliance […]

The second Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF2020) scheduled to take place in Kigali, Rwanda from Septem1 to 7th 2020 will target the execution of Intra-African trade deals worth more than $40 billion, President of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), Prof. Benedict Oramah announced on Wednesday. Prof. Oramah was speaking in Kigali at the signing of the […]

From a busy business area to a quiet neighborhood in ruins,” the view of Samuel Getachew, an Ethiopian journalist describing the border town of Zalambessa in the northern Tigray region. The town was one of the main areas (in September 2018) that benefited from the reopening of border crossings between Ethiopia and Eritrea following the […]

After 50 years out of the limelight, one of the bands who pioneered mixing Cuban and West African beats is finally back on stage. Las Maravillas de Mali came together in the 1960s during the height of the Cold War, when seven young musicians from Mali were sent to Havana by their government to study […]

Defiant protesters in Sudan are bent on sticking to their initial plan for a civilian government. Despite a deal between the Transitional Military Council and the opposition on Wednesday, these protesters staged a sit-in camp sticking to their demands. “This sit-in camp is related to a number of demands, not just one. One of our […]

Grace Mugabe, the wife of former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, who has already been sued in South Africa for assault, is facing a new complaint in her country filed by a former employee who accuses her of having beaten her. The case dates back to March 2017, a few months before the end of the […]

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