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South African Unions Protest Over Minimum Wage

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Several thousand South African union members marched in Johannesburg on Wednesday to protest a proposed national minimum wage they called inadequate, presenting a test for President Cyril Ramaphosa. Ramaphosa sees the minimum pay as an important step to tackle labour instability and wage inequality. He has staked his reputation on revamping a […]

Ex-Malawi Female President, Joyce Banda to Return From Exile

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former Malawi President Joyce Banda will return home on Saturday after spending more than three years in self-imposed exile because of graft allegations, a spokesman for her political party said. Cashgate, a corruption scandal in which senior government officials siphoned millions of dollars from state coffers, was uncovered in 2013, while she was president. Donor […]

Nigerian Mission Protests Killing Of Nigerian In South Africa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigerian Mission in South Africa on Monday said it had written a letter of protest to South African Authority over the killing of another Nigerian, Clement Nwaogu, in Rustenburg, South Africa. The Nigeria Consul General in Johannesburg, South Africa, Mr Godwin Adama, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on telephone […]

Zimbabwe Parliament Summons Mugabe Over $15Bn Diamond Remarks

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Zimbabwean Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Mines and Energy has summoned former president Robert Mugabe to appear before it on May 9, to explain his claim that more than 15 billion U.S. dollars worth of diamonds had been siphoned out of the country. On the eve of his 92nd birthday in 2016, Mugabe […]

Swaziland King Renames Country As ‘The Kingdom of eSwatini’

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – In a rare feat, King Mswati III of Swaziland has announced the renaming of the country as “the Kingdom of eSwatini”. The King made the official announcement in a stadium during the celebrations for the 50th anniversary of Swazi independence which also marked his 50th birthday. The new name, eSwatini, means “land […]

South Africa’s CPI Falls to 7-year Low As Drought Eases

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Statistics South Africa says the country’s consumer price inflation slowed to its lowest rate in seven years as the end of the worst drought in decades helped push down food prices. Statistics South Africa’s data released on Wednesday in Johannesburg showed that headline annual consumer inflation slowed to 3.8 per cent in […]

Winnie Mandela Dies At 81

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The wife of a foremost South African Nationalist and former President, Nelson Mandela, Winnie is dead. Winnie Mandela, according to her Spokesperson, Victor Dlamini in a statement, died Monday in a Johannesburg hospital after a long illness, at the age of 81. The marriage between the late anti-apartheid activist and Winnie lasted […]

Zuma’s Son Defends Father over Corruption Charges

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The son of South Africa’s former President Jacob Zuma has slammed the prosecutors and the judiciary for facilitating what he calls a “witch hunt” against his father, TimesLive reports. Edward Zuma said the reinstatement of corruption charges last week against his father were part of a battle to tarnish his father’s name. […]

6 People Killed in Attack on South African Police Station

Five South African police officers and an off-duty soldier were killed Wednesday during an attack on a rural police station. A police spokesman says an armed gang stormed the outpost in the southern village of Engcobo shortly after midnight local time and killed three of the officers. They stole a cache of weapons and abducted […]

Cyril Ramaphosa Emerges New South Africa President

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – At last, Cyril Ramaphosa has emerged the new South Africa’s President. This followed the resignation later Wednesday after mounted pressure on the former SA leader Mr. Jacob Zuma. The new President was the only candidate nominated in Parliament Thursday and the announcement was welcomed by singing in the National Assembly. It would […]

BREAKING: Embattled South Africa’s President, Jacob Zuma Resigns

South Africa’s embattled President Jacob Zuma has resigned his office with immediate effect. He made the announcement in a televised address to the nation on Wednesday evening. Earlier, Mr Zuma’s governing ANC party told him to resign or face a vote of no confidence in parliament on Thursday.  The 75-year-old has been under increasing pressure […]

UPDATED: Zuma Recalled by South Africa’s Ruling Party, ANC

South Africa’s ruling African National Congress has announced a “recall” of the country’s leader, Jacob Zuma, demanding that he resign in the face of a corruption scandal that has sapped support for the party once led by Nelson Mandela. The recall, a powerful statement that the ANC no longer backs the President, was the culmination […]

South Africa’s Jacob Zuma May Quit Within Days -ANC

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – South Africa’s Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says he is holding direct talks with embattled President Jacob Zuma over a transfer of power. Mr Ramaphosa, who heads South Africa’s governing party, said both he and Mr Zuma understood the need for a speedy resolution. He said the pair aim to conclude talks on […]

Shithole Comment: Uganda President Backs Trump

Photo: Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni By Our Reporter (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s comments may have angered many African leaders, but not Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni, who says he loves Trump’s blunt honesty and comments on Issues. President Museveni got legislators from Uganda laughing out very loud when he said “ I love Trump”. Earlier […]

Angry Attackers Burn Down Farmhouse Belonging to President Kabila

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) Attackers in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo burned down a farmhouse belonging to President Joseph Kabila Monday, killing a policeman. Kabila was not at the house near the village of Musienene. It is unclear how the officer was killed. “We firmly condemn this barbarous act and call on the population…to disassociate from […]

Emmerson Mnangagwa Sworn-in As New Zimbabwe’s President

Photo: Zimbabwe’s new leader,  Emmerson Mnangagwa (AFRICAN EXAMINER) -The new Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been sworn-in with the pledge to serve all citizens. Mnangagwa made the vow Friday at a fully packed stadium. He said he felt “deeply humbled” to take the role. He also indicated he was “not oblivious to the many Zimbabweans […]

Mugabe’s Deputy, Mnangagwa to take Oath of Office as New Zimbabwe’s President

Photo: Mr. Emmerson Mnangagwa (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former President Robert Mugabe’s Vice who has allegedly been on self-exile Mr. Emmerson Mnangagwa is to be sworn in as the new Zimbabwean President this Friday.  This followed Mugabe’s resignation Tuesday after being overthrown by the Military and pressured to step down. Mnangagwa who reportedly fled to South […]

BREAKING NEWS: At Last, Defiant Mugabe Resigns as Zimbabwe’s President

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has resigned, parliament speaker Jacob Mudenda has said. A letter from Mr Mugabe said that the decision was voluntary and that he had made it to allow a smooth transfer of power, the Reuters news agency reports. The surprise announcement halted an impeachment hearing that had begun against […]

Zimbabwe Parliament Begins Impeachment Proceedings Against Stubborn Mugabe

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Finally, the Zimbabwean Parliament recommended by the Zanu-PF party Monday has started impeachment proceedings against the embattled President Robert Mugabe. The motion for Mugabe’s impeachment was moved and seconded at parliament but the lawmakers have adjourned and moved to a hotel conference centre to debate the motion in a joint […]

Zimbabwe: Zanu-PF Moves to Impeach ‘Stubborn’ Mugabe

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – After failing to comply with the Monday resignation deadline, members of Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu-PF party are preparing to meet to discuss the possible impeachment of the embattled President Robert Mugabe, who has refused to resign from office. The deadline was set by Mr Mugabe’s own party, Zanu-PF. The embattled leader shocked Zimbabweans […]

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