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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 […]

Uganda Police Nab 15 Refugees After 4 Killed in Fight During World Cup Game

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Fight erupted in a refugee camp in Uganda during a World Cup soccer match and four people were killed, Police said on Friday. Police added that they arrested 15 refugees from South Sudan in connection with the bloodshed. Uganda is host to an estimated 1.4 million refugees, including more than a million […]

Police Say Seven People Die in Machete Attack In Mozambique

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Seven people were killed in a machete attack on a village in Northern Mozambique, Police said on Tuesday. The incident happened over a week ago when 10 persons were killed in a similar attack by suspected jihadists. The attack occurred in Macomia district in Cabo Delgado, the same area where violence occured […]

South Africa: Zuma Loyalists May Block President Ramaphosa’s Reforms

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former South African president Jacob Zuma is impeding a crackdown on corruption by the ruling African National Congress (ANC) under President Cyril Ramaphosa, the head of the communist party said. The ANC has become increasingly divided since Zuma was ousted by Ramaphosa’s faction in February. Many of Zuma’s allies remain in top […]

South Africa: Jacob Zuma’s Son Fined For Hate Speech

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former South African President Jacob Zuma’s son Edward on Tuesday agreed to pay 5,000 U.S. dollars and apologised for his insulting letter.  In 2017 Edward wrote an open letter, in which he labeled the then finance minister Pravin Gordhan and tourism minister Derek Hanekom, two critics of Zuma, as “sell outs.’’  On […]

Despite ICC Warrant, Sudan’s Al-Bashir in Turkey For Jerusalem Meets

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Sudanese President, Omar al-Bashir, was in Turkey on Friday for a meeting of Muslim nations on Jerusalem and Palestine, defying an international arrest warrant against him. Al-Bashir, 74, is wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) on allegations of genocide and other war crimes in Sudan. Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has […]

Sudan, Lesotho Agree To Combat Terrorism, Illegal Immigration

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Sudan and the Kingdom of Lesotho on Tuesday agreed on cooperation to combat terrorism, illegal immigration and cross-border crime. The two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding at the conclusion of the visit of the Prime Minister of Lesotho Thomas Motsoahae Thabane, to Sudan, and issued a joined communiqué. “The two sides […]

13 Trapped Underground At South African Gold Mine

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) Thirteen miners were trapped underground at a South African gold mine on Thursday after an earthquake that measured 2.2 caused a cave-in, mine operator Sibanye-Stillwater said. The firm said it had made contact with three of the workers trapped in the Masakhane mine west of Johannesburg and had mobilised rescue teams. “All efforts […]

UgandaN Police Free 100 Hostages Held in Mosque

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Police in Uganda have rescued more than 100 hostages, including more than 90 children, from a mosque in the capital Kampala, said local police spokesman Emilio Kayima on Saturday. “Last night we rescued 94 children and 18 women who had been held captive in the Usafi mosque,” said Kayim. “We have arrested […]

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 […]

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