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As ANC Delegation Fails To Broker Peace in Zimbabwe

(AFRICAN EXAMINER)-South Africa’s African National Congress (ANC) delegation that visited Zimbabwe recently to meet Zanu-PF leadership has torched a storm on either side of the Limpopo River for failing to broker “peace” in Zimbabwe and violating Covid-19 protocols. ANC secretary-general Elias Sekgobelo (Ace) Magashula led a six-member delegation comprising the party’s National Executive members Gwede […]

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Zimbabwe Govt Forced To Cancel Mining Concessions Issued To Chinese Companies

Photo: Zimbabwe’s Minister for Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Monica Mutsvangwa (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Under fire Zimbabwean government was forced to make a U-turn and to annul special mining grants it had issued to some Chinese companies within the country’s biggest national park. Shocked citizens mostly comprising hoteliers, wildlife activists, environmentalists and traditional leaders immediately […]

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Political Crisis: ANC Expected To Arrive Zimbabwe Tuesday

(AFRICAN EXAMINER)-South Africa’s ruling ANC Secretary General Ace Magashule is expected to lead a 10-member delegation to meet Zimbabwe’s Zanu-PF counterparts on Tuesday. The meeting is expected to discuss among other issues, the crisis in Zimbabwe although President Mnangagwa and his government have remained in denial saying there is no crisis in the country. However, […]

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Political Crisis: President Ramaphosa to Send Delegation to Zimbabwe

(AFRICAN EXAMINER)-South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa has given in to pressure from his country and “suffering” Zimbabweans to intervene in the neighbouring nation’s simmering human rights crisis as he is expected to send a delegation to engage both Zanu-PF and other stakeholders. This comes as the country is facing a possible new wave of demonstrations […]

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Authorities Express Worry Over Mysterious Elephants Death in Zimbabwe

By Daniel Jones, Harare (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Zimbabwe’s wildlife authorities have been forced to dig deeper into science after 11 elephants were found dead under mysterious circumstances near the border with Botswana, with cyanide poisoning and poaching being ruled out. The carcasses were discovered last Friday in Pandamasue Forest, one of the wildlife havens between […]

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Car Rental Company Linked To Zimbabwe’s Abductions

By Daniel Jones, Harare (AFRICAN EXAMINER)-A car rental company in Zimbabwe has been dragged into the messy abductions after one of its vehicles was caught on Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) kidnapping one of the victims. A video showing a white Ford Ranger that was used to carry one of the victims of the abductions Tawanda […]

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Opposition Clampdown: Another Top Politician Arrested in Zimbabwe

By Daniel Jones, Harare (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As Zimbabwe crisis continues, police on Friday arrested main opposition MDC Alliance party vice chairman Job Sikhala with security forces reportedly targeting about 14 other opposition and civic activists. This comes as another MDC member Lavender Chiwaya, who was a councillor in Hurungwe, a town north of Zimbabwe, […]

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Zimbabwe’s Court Removes Lawyer of Jailed Journalist Over Social Media Posts

By Daniel Jones, Harare (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Jailed Zimbabwean investigative journalist Hopewell Chin’ono who was arrested a month ago for allegedly inciting public violence, was on Tuesday dealt a blow after a court ordered that his defence lawyer permanently recuses herself from the case. Harare magistrate Ngoni Nduna disqualified Beatrice Mtetwa from representing Chin’ono, accusing […]

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Mozambique Assumes Rotating Presidency Of SADC

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Mozambique officially assumed the rotating presidency of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) on Monday. In the speech of taking office at the opening ceremony of SADC’s 40th summit virtually held in Maputo, Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi, thanked the member countries for the honour and trust given to his country to assume […]

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President Mnangagwa Sacks Minister Over Misconduct

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Friday fired a minister over alleged misconduct. This was contained in a statement issued by the Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet, Misheck Sibanda. Sibanda said that Fortune Chasi had been fired as Minister of Energy and Power Development and replaced by Soda Zhemu, Member of […]

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Exiled Former Zanu-PF Top Brass Urge ANC to Intervene in Zimbabwe Crisis

By Daniel Jones, Harare (AFRICAN EXAMINER) -Two exiled former Zanu-PF bigwigs who fled the country after the ouster of former President Robert Mugabe have written to South Africa’s African National Congress (ANC) requesting the liberation party to save Zimbabwe’s ruling party from military capture. Adding their voices on the growing call for the region to […]

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COVID-19: Zimbabwe Launches Tourism Recovery Strategy to Boost Economic Growth

By Daniel Jones, Harare (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Zimbabwe has launched a National Tourism Recovery and Growth Strategy whose objective is to ‘restart’ tourism and boost arrivals in the wake of the global pandemic, Covid-19. President Mnangagwa launched the strategy in Victoria Falls, the country’s tourism capital where he said hopes are high to achieve a […]

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Zambia Launches Emergency COVID-19 Social Cash Transfer Scheme

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Zambia on Tuesday launched an emergency COVID-19 social cash transfer scheme to help vulnerable communities affected by the pandemic. Kampamba Mulenga, Minister of Community Development, said this during a news briefing in Lusaka. The minister said that the emergency social cash transfer would help mitigate the impact of the pandemic in vulnerable […]

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COVID-19: South Africa Minister Tests Positive, Hospitalised

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – South Africa’s minister of mineral resources and energy Gwede Mantashe has been admitted to hospital days after testing positive for Covid-19, the government has announced. His wife, Nolwandle Mantashe, will continue to self-quarantine at home. The couple tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday last week. In a statement, the government said the […]

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More Than 7,000 South African Police Test Positive for COVID-19

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A total of 7,021 South African police officers have tested positive to COVID-19 while 53 have passed away, the Police Minister, Bheki Cele, said on Wednesday. Cele said at a news conference, on plans to combat COVID-19 and compliance, in Pretoria that 4,949 police officers have been quarantined while 150 have been […]

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BREAKING: Nelson Mandela’s Daughter Is Dead

By Nwa Diokpa (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The youngest daughter of Winnie and Nelson Mandela, Zindzi, is dead. She was aged 59. According to reports, she died in a hospital in Johannesburg in the early hours of Monday. South Africa’s Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Naledi Pandor, who expressed his condolence to the family, said […]

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Zimbabwe Arrests Nurses Striking Over Poor Pay

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Zimbabwe’s largest nursing union says police have arrested more than a dozen nurses and union representatives protesting against poor pay. The nurses are demanding to be paid in US dollars, saying that inflation, which is running at nearly 800%, is eroding their salaries. “At least 13 of our members and union leaders […]

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South Africa Announces Further Reopening Of Schools Amid COVID-19

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – South Africa will further reopen its schools in line with its phased-in reopening strategy amid an upsurge in confirmed COVID-19 cases, the government announced on Sunday. Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga, who made this known in a statement, said that from July 6, schools would reopen for Grades R, 6 and […]

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COVID-19: 40 South African Soldiers Test Positive

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The South Africa Defence Force (SANDF) has confirmed that at least 40 of its officers have tested positive for coronavirus. “Like all other front-line workers, SANDF soldiers are exposed to the scourge of Covid-19, more than the average citizen,” the defence forces said. The troops are from an infantry battalion based in […]

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COVID-19: 80 Stranded Rwandans in India Evacuated

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nearly 80 Rwandans who had been stuck in India for three months due to restriction of movement and suspension of international travel have been finally repatriated, according to Rwanda’s embassy in New Delhi. A special flight operated by RwandAir flew a group of 79 Rwandan nationals and a few Indians who operate […]

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