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South Africa Supreme Court Orders President Zuma to Face Corruption Charges

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Supreme Court of Appeal has ruled that embattled South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma must face charges of corruption, fraud, racketeering and money laundering. The court agreed with a lower court ruling last year that prosecutors could bring back 783 counts of corruption relating to a 1999 arms deal. The charges had […]

South African Chair-throwing Politicians Shameful, Says SA Deputy President

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – South Africa’s Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has hit out at brawling, chair-throwing ANC politicians, describing their behaviour as shameful. He made the remarks at the close of an African National Congress meeting in Eastern Cape province that descended into chaos. “I saw chairs flying – a festival of chairs… It’s something we […]

Zimbabwe Businesses Defy Mugabe’s Order to Slash Prices

Photo: Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe AFRICAN EXAMINER — Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe is lashing out against businesses that he believes are defying his orders to reverse price hikes for basic commodities. Mugabe is accusing those who defy his order of being “saboteurs” against his government, some of whom he said were from within his own ruling […]

Corruption: South Africa Lawmakers Vote to Determine President Zuma’s Fate

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The South African MPs will Tuesday vote in secret, following a motion of no-confidence on the embattled President Jacob Zuma. Parliament’s Speaker Baleka Mbete who announced this made the ruling after opposition parties took the case to the Constitutional Court. The calculation is that the ruling African National Congress (ANC) […]

MTN Reacts to $8.5 Million Fine Received from Rwanda Regulatory Agency

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) has slammed a fine of US$ 8.5 million on the Telecommunication Giant, MTN over non-compliance with its directives. African Examiner gathered that  RURA directed MTN not to include MTN Rwanda in the MTN South and East Africa (SEA) IT hub based in Uganda but the company […]

Mogadishu Restaurant Blast Kills 6 Including General

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – At least six people have been killed in a car bombing outside a Mogadishu restaurant, including a senior Somali military general. Government officials have told VOA’s Somali Service that General Abdi Bashir Aden was among those killed in the Monday bombing. Ten others were injured when the bomb went off shortly before […]

South Africa’s President Zuma Sacks Finance Minister

South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma has sacked Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan after days of speculation that rocked the country’s markets and currency. Mr Gordhan will be replaced by Malusi Gigaba, said a statement issued late on Thursday by the president’s office. Earlier this week, President Zuma recalled Mr Gordhan from planned events in the UK. […]

The Age Of Mugabe And The Age Of Ideas, By Owei Lakemfa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Robert  Gabriel Mugabe, the Pan Africanist and internationalist who was elected Zimbabwean Head of State thirty seven years ago, was 93 this  Tuesday February 21. He had for decades championed the slogan “Zimbabwe for Zimbabweans” Under this, he got the economic control of his country transferred from the minority White racists, to the majority […]

Conversations with African Liberation Fighters, by Owei Lakemfa

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – When I boarded the protocol bus at Algiers Airport on November 28, 2016, a lady politely greeted me in faulty Yoruba. Given my dressing, she guessed correctly that I am Nigerian. She then added “Iyawo Naija la wa” meaning, I am married to a Nigerian. Her name is  Boshigo Ntsi Rosinah […]

AU Backs Call for Robust African Force in South Sudan

The African Union has backed a request for African troops with a robust mandate to reinforce U.N. peacekeepers in South Sudan. The AU summit meeting in Rwanda’s capital approved the request, which will go the U.N. Security Council. The African heads of state were responding to a communiqué on South Sudan put out after a […]

Pistorius Gets 6-Years Jail term for Murder of his Girl Friend

South African Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to six years in prison for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013. He was initially given a five-year term for manslaughter, but was found guilty of murder on appeal last December. He was taken immediately to jail. Both the prosecution and defence can […]

Swaziland King Mswati Set to Become SADC Chairman as Pro-democracy groups Kick

Swaziland’s King Mswati III is set to become the next chairman of the Southern African Development Community at the regional heads of state and government summit to be held in Swaziland’s capital, Mbabane, in August. But the kingdom’s pro-democracy groups say the country’s absolute monarch should not be allowed to lead the regional body. They […]

Zimbabwe Grants Amnesty to Thousands of Prisoners over Food Shortages

Zimbabwe has freed 2,000 inmates as the country’s prison system struggles with massive overcrowding and food shortages. The notice of the pardon was announced earlier this week by President Robert Mugabe. It was extended to all male prisoners under the age of 18 and all female inmates, with the exception of two serving life sentences. […]

Uganda to Jail Parents Who Fail to Vaccinate their Children

Parents who fail to vaccinate their children in Uganda will face six months in jail, according to a new law signed by President Yoweri Museveni. It also requires children to have an immunisation card to allow them to go to school. The law will help the government reach its vaccination target, Health Minister Sarah Achieng […]

Anti-Corruption Group Wants to Accelerate President Zuma Probe

South Africa’s anti-corruption watchdog may seek state funding to speed up its investigation into a growing scandal over President Jacob Zuma’s relationship with a wealthy family of businessmen, its spokesman said Tuesday. In an affair that has caused wild swings in the rand since erupting last week, Zuma has faced calls to resign since a […]

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