AfricaMetro Girl: Adama Indimi

AfricaMetro Girl: Adama Indimi

Africa is a blessed continent full of various different cultures, Languages and people, Moreover among the citizens of the African continent they are for sure those who are more beautiful than the other. One might Argue with the famous saying that beauty dwells in the eyes of the beholder, as much as this is true, […]

Rearrested Former Yahya Jammeh Captains Released On Bail

Rearrested Former Yahya Jammeh Captains Released On Bail

Rearrested former members of the Gambia Armed Forces, GAF, Captains Swandi Camara and Baboucarr Jarju, have been released on bail yesterday, 22 June 2017, around 2pm, at the police headquarters in Banjul. According to sources at Police headquarters, the duo was granted bail and asked to report to Police headquarters from today. Sources said that […]

DRC-South Africa Talks – Zuma Unlikely to Pressure Kabila to Go to the Polls

DRC-South Africa Talks – Zuma Unlikely to Pressure Kabila to Go to the Polls

Observers and many of the Congolese diaspora in South Africa are hoping that President Jacob Zuma will tell DRC President Joseph Kabila it is time to go when they meet in Pretoria on Sunday. But this is unlikely. Kabila’s constitutionally-mandated second term expired last December but he remained in office, insisting that the DRC couldn’t […]

Dema road accident claims 9 while Marondera accident kills 9

Dema road accident claims 9 while Marondera accident kills 9

Nine people died when a Harare-bound commuter omnibus hit a stationery haulage truck at the 41km peg along the Harare-Wedza road near Dema Police Station this morning. Six people died on the spot while three died at Chitungwiza Central Hospital where they had been admitted. Two passengers are reportedly in a critical condition at the […]

Why Summit On River Nile Ended With No Deal

Why Summit On River Nile Ended With No Deal

Photographs of dignitaries and presidents taken from last week’s Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) heads of state summit at State House, Entebbe suggest the meeting was a tremendous success. But behind-the-scenes accounts of the June 20 to 22 event offer a contrasting narrative. The summit was convened largely to provide an opportunity for all 10 countries […]

Zimbabwe National Road Administration splashes $3 000 clothing allowances on managers

Zimbabwe National Road Administration splashes $3 000 clothing allowances on managers

Auditor-General Mildred Chiri’s reports on government finances always read like a roll call of the most corrupt, extravagant and poorly managed entities. The rogues include parastatals, ministries and local authorities that flout tender procedures and are a playground for looters. Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa last week tabled three reports produced by Chiri’s office before Parliament. […]

I won’t quit, says former Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai

I won’t quit, says former Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai

Former Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai (MT) is preparing for yet another duel with President Robert Mugabe in the 2018 elections, which could be the last time the 93-year-old ruler runs for the top office. According to the Constitution, Mugabe cannot run for another term if he wins next year. Zimbabwe’s only ruler since independence 37 […]

FIFA Bringing Video Evidence to Football – A Blessing or Curse?

FIFA Bringing Video Evidence to Football – A Blessing or Curse?

June 8 must have been marked as the anti-Byron Moreno day in Italy. On that exact date back in 2002, South Korea knocked out Italy from the World Cup. But this followed a number of poor refereeing deci- sions by one official from Ecuador called Byron Moreno. First, he denied Italy a would-be winner by […]

Zimbabwe parastatals rot exposed

Zimbabwe parastatals rot exposed

Four state enterprises and parastatals (SEPs) flouted tender procedures when procuring millions worth of goods and services, according to the Auditor-General, Mildred Chiri. The report sheds light on a culture of impunity and lack of accountability that prevails among parastatals and state institutions, providing fertile grounds for corruption. Chiri mentioned CMED ($1 million), Tobacco Industry […]

Details of the new Kenya’s Jubilee manifesto

Details of the new Kenya’s Jubilee manifesto

The Jubilee manifesto has avoided giving an economic growth target this time round but promised to establish a ‘broad based inclusive and modern economy.’ In a colourful manifesto that promises to transform the country into a middle income nation, the jubilee administration says it will reduce and eliminate wastage in the utilisation of public resources […]

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