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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 […]

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 […]

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