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South Africa Court Says Zuma’s no-confidence vote Can be Done in Secret

South Africa’s highest court has ruled that a vote of no-confidence against President Jacob Zuma can be held in secret. The constitutional court said that the Speaker of parliament had the right to order such a move. She had previously stated she did not have the power. Opposition parties believe that under a secret ballot, […]

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 […]

Gunmen Kill 2 Nigerians in South Africa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria Union in South Africa has said that two Nigerians  were  shot dead in Western Cape Province by unidentified assailants. Mr Mike Ibitoye, the Chairman of the Union`s chapter in the province, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that “Mr Ernest Ughakwesili, 42, native of Nkpor,  Idemili North Local Government […]

Opponents Boo Jacob Zuma; Walks out of Workers Day Rally

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma has abandoned the year’s May Day rally after he was booed by workers demanding his resignation. Embattled Zuma who has been enmeshed in scandal broke between his supporters and opponents, resulting in all speeches being cancelled. It would be recalled that the main labour Federation, […]

Court Says South Africa’s Nuclear Plant Deals with Russia Unlawful

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A South African court has annulled initial agreements the government reached with three countries to help it build nuclear power stations. The deals with Russia, the US and South Korea were unlawful, the court ruled. The government failed to hold public hearings and a parliamentary debate over its plans, it added. Environmental […]

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. […]

Mauritian Prime Minister Anerood Jugnauth to Hand Over to Son

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Mauritian Prime Minister Anerood Jugnauth says he is stepping down to hand power to his son, Pravind The 86-year-old first became prime minister in 1982, beginning a third spell as leader in 2014. In a televised address Mr Jugnauth said he was resigning in favour of a “younger and more dynamic leader”. […]

Nigeria’s Super Falcons Beat Cameroon to Win 8th African Title

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigerian Super Falcons have again emerged champions of Africa after beating Cameroon 1-0 in the finals of the 2016 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations. Desire Oparanozie scored the only goal of the match played on Saturday at the Ahmadou Ahidjo Omnisports Stadium in Yaoundé. It was the third time […]

Mandela’s Foundation Calls For Zuma’s Sack Over Corruption Allegation

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former South African President – The Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF) has demanded for the sack of the incumbent President Jacob Zuma. In a statement, NMF declared Mr. Zuma has “failed the test” of leadership and South Africa needed to hold him to account those who were “looting” state resources. Entitled […]

Buhari Advocates For Peace Among South Sudan Warring Leaders

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has called on leaders of parties to the lingering conflict in South Sudan to honour the terms of the August 2015 Peace Agreement signed by them. While speaking at the meeting of the African Union Peace and Security Council on the Situation in South Sudan held on […]

South Africa’s Tutu to Undergo Surgery as Infection Persists

CAPE TOWN — South African anti-apartheid hero Desmond Tutu will have surgery on Wednesday to relieve an infection that has confined him to hospital since last month, his family said. Relatives did not give any more detail on his ailment, but said it was not related to the prostate cancer he has had for nearly 20 […]

Abysmal Performance: Let’s Go Back to Grass Root Sports, Enugu Soccer Enthusiast Advises Handlers

 …Floats Community Soccer Tourney By IGNATIUS OKPARA, Enugu ENUGU NIGERIA, 4-9-2016, (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – An Enugu based soccer enthusiast, Chief Anene Aniwene, has stressed the need for Nigeria’s sports handlers, especially the round leader game, football, to go back to the basis, (school sports),as it remains the only panacea for the nation’s continued abysmal performance […]

BREAKING: Zambia’s President Edgar Lungu Wins Re-Election

Zambia’s President Edgar Lungu has been re-elected, according to official results. The electoral commission said Mr Lungu had secured 50.35% in Thursday’s vote, just past the the 50% threshold needed to avoid a second round under a new electoral system. Hs main rival, Hakainde Hichilema, won 47.67%. Earlier, his UPND party withdrew from the ballot […]

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 […]

Indian Prime Minister Visits 4 African Countries

MAPUTO, MOZAMBIQUE — India’s prime minister has kicked off a four-nation African tour on a continent where China’s presence has been strong, including countries that haven’t been visited by an Indian leader in more than three decades. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s trip is meant to raise India’s profile in energy, trade and investment. He started […]

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. […]

South Africa Set to Okay Permanent Residence Permit for International Students

By Eric Ojo The South African Government is poised to implement its proposed policies that enable foreign students to apply for permanent residence seamlessly once they have graduated from a South African university. The government is set to launch such initiatives in the next few weeks and it is basically an exemption to allow graduate […]

South Africa: Opponents Turn the Heat on President Zuma

JOHANNESBURG— It has been a tumultuous week for politics in South Africa as challenges to President Jacob Zuma and the ruling African National Congress party continue. Political chaos, violence and destruction – this is how many have described this past week in South Africa. In parliament, opposition parties kept their promise to defy President Jacob […]

Zimbabwe to print own version of US dollar

Zimbabwe is set to print its own version of the US dollar in order to ease a cash shortage in the country. Central bank governor John Mangudya said the cash, known as bond notes, will be backed by $200m (£140m) support from the Africa Export-Import Bank. The two, five, 10 and 20 dollar notes will […]

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