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Zambian Leader Laments  Deteriorating Of Discipline In Army

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Wednesday expressed concern over the slackening of discipline in the army. In remarks delivered when he inaugurated a new deputy army commander Dennis Alibuzwi, Lungu said discipline was cardinal in the army and that no rank was above discipline. Lungu, who fired former army commander Paul Mihova […]

14 Ethiopian Migrants Found Dead, Others Injured in Tanzania

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – No fewer than 14 migrants, identified as Ethiopians, had been found dead in Eastern Tanzania’s region of Morogoro, Police said on Monday. Morogoro Regional Police Commander Wilbroad Mutafungwa said that the aliens were found dead in Mindu area, near Morogoro municipality, on the Tanzania-Zambia highway. He said that there were 26 illegal […]

Illegal Mining Puts Johannesburg At Risk Of Explosions

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Illegal underground mining in Johannesburg is putting the City at risk of gas pipe explosions and mine collapses that could result in disaster, Mayor Herman Mashaba warned on Tuesday. An investigation by local newspaper The Sunday Times, published recently, indicated that areas of South Africa’s biggest city could collapse or be incinerated […]

Zimbabwe Orders Tough Measures as Another 42 Die In Bus Accident

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Friday sent a condolence message after yet another 42 people died on Thursday night when a bus they were traveling in caught fire along the Bulawayo-Beitbridge road in southern Zimbabwe. At least another 20 people were also injured in the accident. The accident is the second major […]

Zimbabwe, Guinea Seek to Deepen Economic Cooperation

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Visiting Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Wednesday expressed confidence in Conakry that blossoming relations between Zimbabwe and Guinea would translate into greater economic cooperation. “I am confident that the friendship and fraternal relations will translate into strong economic ties through our bilateral relations. “As well as the various frameworks within the African […]

UN Chief Outraged by Killing of Civilians By Armed Groups In DRC

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, is outraged by the continued killing and abduction of civilians by armed groups in North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), his spokesman said on Monday. Guterres condemned Saturday’s killing of at least 11 civilians, including one boy, as well as the injury and abduction […]

KFC Runs Out of Chicken Amid Zimbabwe’s Economic Crisis

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Zimbabwe’s KFC fast food outlets on Wednesday were shuttered after running out of foreign currency with which to buy chicken, just one sign of a growing new economic crisis in the southern African country. Zimbabwe, which has long battled economic woes, is experiencing a dire shortage of foreign currency which has forced […]

South African President Appoints Ex-Central Bank Governor As Finance Minister

Photo: SA President Cyril Ramaphosa (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed a former Central Bank Governor, Tito Mboweni, as his Finance Minister. The announcement was made Tuesday, after the President had accepted resignation of Mboweni’s predecessor, Nhlanhla Nene. Ramaphosa disclosed he had received a resignation letter from Nene and had decided to accept […]

Zambia Refunds UK Money After Allegations Of Misapplication

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Zambian government said on Wednesday that it had refunded the United Kingdom (UK) money it released for a social cash transfer scheme following allegations of fraud and corruption. Chief Zambian Government Spokesperson, Dora Siliya, disclosed this at the weekly news conference. Siliya said that the money, amounting to about 2.7 million […]

Donors Stop Aid to Zambia Social-Welfare Scheme Over Alleged Misuse

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Britain and Finland have frozen funding to Zambia on suspicion that four million dollars they channelled into a social welfare scheme may have been misused, the Zambian presidency said on Tuesday. The social cash transfer scheme is a donor-supported programme under which the government relays money to vulnerable households in rural areas […]

Zimbabwe Declares State of Emergency On Cholera

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The World Health Organisation (WHO) has reported that the Government of Zimbabwe has declared a state of emergency following a cholera outbreak in the capital, Harare. As of Friday morning, there have been more than 4,000 suspected cases, including 58 confirmed cases and 25 cholera-related deaths, WHO said. The UN health agency […]

SA Trade Union to Protest Discrimination Against White, Foreign Workers

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The South African trade union Solidarity has said that it will stage Monday a strike at the Sandton-based Sasol energy and chemical company because of the latter’s staff share scheme, which excludes white employees. Sasol has recently adopted a new 10-year staff share scheme, which excludes both white workers and foreign citizens. […]

Court Confirms Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa Presidential Election Victory

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Zimbabwe’s Constitutional Court confirmed President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s disputed July 30 election victory on Friday, dismissing an opposition challenge that had held up his inauguration. Mnangagwa is due to inaugurated on Sunday. In a unanimous ruling of the nine judges of the country’s top court, Chief Justice Luke Malaba said Nelson Chamisa, who leads […]

South African Govt Embarks on Comprehensive Land Reform

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The South African government has embarked on a range of measures to accelerate comprehensive land reform and expand agricultural production, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Thursday. “These measures, in addition to correcting a historical injustice, aim to unlock the economic potential of our land and our people,” Ramaphosa said at an event […]

Zimbabwe’s Poll: Soldiers Open Fire On Rampaging Opposition

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ahead of the announcement of the result, one person has been feared dead as troops Wednesday opened fire in Zimbabwe’s capital Harare, after opposition supporters went on the rampage. The opposition MDC Alliance alleges that the ruling Zanu-PF party has rigged Monday’s presidential and parliamentary votes. Parliamentary results show Zanu-PF heading for […]

“Uganda’s Social Media Tax Will Harm Business, Deter Investment”

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Uganda’s new social media tax will damage business and the economy and cool investor interest in its new IT sector that has wooed global giants Facebook and Google, industry executives said on Monday. Long-ruling President Yoweri Museveni, 73, has touted the levy as necessary to deter Ugandans from using social media for […]

UN Envoy Demands Transparency in DRC Elections

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Ms Leila Zerrougui, the UN Special Representative and head of the Stabilisation Mission (MONUSCO) to Democratic Republic of  Congo (DRC), says conditions for a level playing field are not yet in place for the upcoming elections in that country. Zerrougui told the UN Security Council that major progress had been made on […]

Another Nigerian Shot Dead in South Africa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigerian community in South Africa has expressed shock over the killing of another Nigerian, Mr Martin Ebuzoeme by unknown assailants. The President of Nigerian Union in South Africa, Mr Adetola Olubola, confirmed to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Sunday, that the victim was killed in Yeoville, Johannesburg […]

Ethiopia Needs $7.5bn to Finish Mega Projects

(AFRICAN EXAMINER)- Ethiopia needs 7.5 billion dollars to finish infrastructure projects such as a massive dam and roads that the government hopes will drive industrialisation, the new prime minister said on Friday. Speaking to parliament before its vote on the 2018/19 budget, Abiy Ahmed said the government needed to be more efficient and prudent in […]

Zimbabwe’s President Escapes Unhurt After ‘Cowardly’ Blast At Rally

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Emmerson Mnangagwa escaped injury in an explosion at a political rally on Saturday, and vowed the “cowardly act” would not derail Zimbabwe’s first election since the ouster of former strongman Robert Mugabe. Mnangagwa, a former Mugabe loyalist installed after the army ousted his erstwhile patron, said the object had “exploded a […]

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