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Tanzania’s Reasons For Deporting UNDP Boss Awa Dabo Leaves More Questions

Tanzania’s Reasons For Deporting UNDP Boss Awa Dabo Leaves More Questions

The government’s explanation on the decision to expel a top UN diplomat from the country has left unanswered questions and opened a barrage of criticism from socio-political commentators. The ministry of foreign affairs said yesterday Ms Awa Dabo was deported over what it said were sour relations with members of staff at the United Nations […]

Rwanda, Ethiopia Expand Bilateral Ties

Rwanda, Ethiopia Expand Bilateral Ties

Rwanda and Ethiopia agreed on new areas of cooperation at a meeting which concluded in Kigali on Tuesday, an official who attended the two-day session said. The new areas of partnerships are in the fields of education, tourism and mutual legal assistance, according to Claude Nikobisanzwe, the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs […]

Zanzibar Town Transformation Almost Starting

Zanzibar Town Transformation Almost Starting

President Ali Mohamed Shein yesterday met Engineering Consultants Group (ECG) officials from Egypt, a crucial step towards the commencement of works to develop Zanzibar town into a modern city. Reconstruction and building of the new structures under the new master plan are expected to dramatically change the Zanzibar historical town, developing a Smart City on […]

Remembering Congolese Rumba Maestro Papa Wemba

Remembering Congolese Rumba Maestro Papa Wemba

It is one year since Congolese crooner Papa Wemba collapsed and and died while performing in Abidjan Cote d’Ivoire. Several events are planned in Kinshasa, Congo DR to mark the occasion. Papa Wemba’s real name was Jules Shungu Wembadio. His untimely death has spawned a number of conspiracy theories. Like many other accomplished artistes from […]

Police On High Alert For Damage of Public Property Threat

Police On High Alert For Damage of Public Property Threat

Police say they are on high alert for the threat on damage of public property by suspected political forces. Lusaka Province Police Commissioner Nelson Phiri said that they were patrolling around strategic government institutions that may be targets for damage by alleged political agents. The country has seen the burning down of some markets and […]

Zambian Policeman Shoots Bus Driver Dead

Zambian Policeman Shoots Bus Driver Dead

Another police officer has landed himself in trouble after allegedly shooting a bus driver in the stomach for a traffic offence. The incident this afternoon after a driver who was evading heavy traffic in Kamwala area came face to face with traffic police who stopped him. After being cornered, the driver and the police officers […]

Zimbabwe cabinet approves NRZ recapitalisation programme

Zimbabwe cabinet approves NRZ recapitalisation programme

CABINET has approved the National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ)’s recapitalisation programme which will see the ailing parastatal going into the market to source funding through technical partners and institutional investors. Addressing journalists in Bulawayo on Saturday, NRZ board chairperson Larry Mavhima said the framework for the recapitalisation of the company was made by cabinet on […]

A Boy in Malaysia Has Died Following a Horrific School Beating

A Boy in Malaysia Has Died Following a Horrific School Beating

A schoolboy in Malaysia has died after a horrific beating at a religious school. Eleven-year-old Mohamad Thaqif Amin Mohd. Gaddafi was due to his arm amputated on Wednesday in a desperate bid to save his life after both of his legs were earlier removed to stop the spread of bacterial infections resulting from the beating, […]

Kenyan Governor Ranguma’s Daughter Hits Back at Lupita

Kenyan Governor Ranguma’s Daughter Hits Back at Lupita

Kisumu gubernatorial aspirants, Jack Ranguma and Prof Anyang’ Nyong’o have had a bitter row in recent days; now their daughters have been sucked into it. Just days after Prof Nyongo’s, daughter, Lupita, publicly rooted for her father in an open letter posted as a video on Facebook, Governor Ranguma ‘ s daughter, Tanya, has responded […]

U.S. President Donald Trump Told Africa ‘I’m Not Your Uncle’

U.S. President Donald Trump Told Africa ‘I’m Not Your Uncle’

President Yoweri Museveni has urged African leaders to stop what he described as ideological meandering. Leaders, he said, should thoroughly discuss and distill positions which can help their people transform and develop using their natural resources. Museveni added that focus should be on home-based solutions and self reliance. He said new US President Donald Trump’s […]

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