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No Overtime, No Work on Saturdays – South Africa’s Home Affairs Told

No Overtime, No Work on Saturdays – South Africa’s Home Affairs Told

While the Department of Home Affairs is committed to resolving an impasse over officials’ working times on Saturdays, one of the unions it is negotiating with has a simple message: “Call us only when you are ready to pay overtime. Until then, there will be no work on Saturdays!” This is the message of the […]

The End? Zari Drops Diamond’s Name from Daughter

The End? Zari Drops Diamond’s Name from Daughter

Tanzanian bongo star Diamond Platinumz and his wife Zari Hassan have once again given a clear indication that their marriage is on the rocks. This came after Zari commented that their daughter was no longer Latiffa Dangote but Latiffa Hassan. Diamond’s surname is Dangote. The socialite’s comment came amid speculations among fans that the two […]

Somali Traders Turn to Ethiopian Currency

Somali Traders Turn to Ethiopian Currency

Traders and consumers in Galmudug have introduced transaction using the Ethiopian Birr. Residents of Dhusamareb confirmed to Radio Dalsan that following the flooding of fake Somali Shillin in the market traders have opted to instead use the Ethiopian currency. Most of the areas where the Birr is used as the mode of exchange are under […]

Sudan Reacts to U.S. Sanctions Decision

Sudan Reacts to U.S. Sanctions Decision

Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir is freezing all negotiations with the United States following President Donald Trump’s postponing of a final decision on whether to permanently lift economic sanctions against Sudan for another three months, state media reported. “President of the republic Omar al-Bashir issued a presidential decree ordering the suspension of the committee that was […]

Whose Gain Is Morocco’s Accession to Ecowas?

Whose Gain Is Morocco’s Accession to Ecowas?

After the Monrovia’s summit of ECOWAS leaders, which gave its agreement in principle to Morocco’s request to join the sub-regional grouping, West African diplomatic veterans have continued to vent their disapproval to the Kingdom’s membership bid. Although the West African leaders, at the June 4, 2017 meeting, said the implications of Morocco’s membership still needed […]

Zambia passes state of threatened public emergency motion for 90 days

Zambia passes state of threatened public emergency motion for 90 days

PARLIAMENT has adopted a motion tabled by Vice President Inonge Wina motion to confirm and extend the declaration of a state of threatened public emergency by President Edgar Lungu, in terms of Article 31(2) and (5) of the Constitution of Zambia. Parliament has passed to support declaration of a state of threatened public emergency declared […]

‘We Are (Not) the ANC of Mandela’

‘We Are (Not) the ANC of Mandela’

At the ANC’s policy conference last week, Secretary=General Gwede Mantashe stated that: “The mistake we are committing as South Africans is this thing of thinking we are the ANC of (Nelson) Mandela … Therefore we are darling of everybody in the world. It’s a big mistake. There is no such, a country which is a […]

Mixed Reaction to Marijuana Legalization Proposal in Zimbabwe

Mixed Reaction to Marijuana Legalization Proposal in Zimbabwe

Zimbabweans on Monday expressed both shock and surprise over government revelations it could soon partner a group of Canadian firms to produce marijuana or mbanje ostensibly for medical purposes. The revelations were reportedly made by Investment Promotion Minister Obert Mpofu at a recent Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce annual general meeting in Victoria Falls. Mpofu […]

French President Macron Under Fire Over Africa ‘Civilization’ Comments

French President Macron Under Fire Over Africa ‘Civilization’ Comments

France’s President Emmanuel Macron is taking flak after calling problems in Africa “civilizational” at the G20 Summit in Germany. Macron was answering a question from a Cote d’Ivoire journalist, who asked why there was no Marshall Plan for Africa (a huge block of U.S. economic aid for European countries after World War II). He said: […]

The Trial Of One Of Africa’s Most Corrupt Politicians Shows That Fighting Graft Is Global

The Trial Of One Of Africa’s Most Corrupt Politicians Shows That Fighting Graft Is Global

For the past three weeks, in a crowded and sweltering Paris courtroom, the vice president of Equatorial Guinea has been on trial over allegations that he laundered tens of millions of dollars in France. Prosecutors allege that Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, known by the nickname “Teodorin,” earned around $80,000 per year as agriculture minister during the period […]

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