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Tanzania Collected Three Years’ Worth of Tanzanite Royalties in Three Months

Tanzania Collected Three Years’ Worth of Tanzanite Royalties in Three Months

The government said on Thursday that it has collected Sh614.67 million as royalty from tanzanite artisanal miners in three months, from January to March this year. This is more than what it collected in the last three years. The Minister for Minerals Ms Angellah Kairuki said the increase followed the controlling of the tanzanite mining. […]

End the ‘Harmful Narrative’ – Migration Is a Net-Gain for Africa, Finds UN Report

End the ‘Harmful Narrative’ – Migration Is a Net-Gain for Africa, Finds UN Report

The large-scale migration of people within Africa tends to boost growth and lifts the continent’s whole economy, a new United Nations report has said, urging the world to dispel misconceptions and “harmful narratives” targeting migration. Cross-border movement offers “a chance for a better life, with the social and economic benefits extending to both source and […]

Uganda imposes WhatsApp and Facebook tax ‘to stop gossip’

Uganda imposes WhatsApp and Facebook tax ‘to stop gossip’

Uganda’s parliament has passed a law to impose a controversial tax on people using social media platforms. It imposes a 200 shilling [$0.05, £0.04, R0.63] daily levy on people using internet messaging platforms like Facebook, WhatsApp, Viber and Twitter. President Yoweri Museveni had pushed for the changes, arguing that social media encouraged gossip. The law […]

Ellen DeGeneres – Spending Time With Gorillas Changed My Life

Ellen DeGeneres – Spending Time With Gorillas Changed My Life

Popular American TV talk show host, Ellen DeGeneres, described her experience trekking the gorillas as life changing. “Spending time with these gorillas changed my life. Thank you to everyone who is helping Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund,” Ellen wrote on Twitter. Spending time with these gorillas changed my life. Thank you to everyone who is helping […]

15 ministers only for Zimbabwe’s young opposition leader Nelson Chamisa

15 ministers only for Zimbabwe’s young opposition leader Nelson Chamisa

MDC Alliance presidential candidate, Nelson Chamisa has pledged to appoint a lean 15-member Cabinet to avoid overburdening the taxpayers, adding he would not hesitate to expel incompetent ministers and public officials if he wins next month’s presidential election. Addressing a campaign rally in Mutoko yesterday, Chamisa said his administration would not tolerate corrupt and incompetent […]

Ethiopia’s Astounding Achievement in Attracting Foreign Direct Investment

Ethiopia’s Astounding Achievement in Attracting Foreign Direct Investment

Various sources indicate that the rapid inflow of Foreign Direct Investment to Ethiopia has continued over the past years. But the question here is that even when the country has passed through various political ups and downs, why is this tremendous FDI upward trajectory continued? What is the reason behind? Zemedeneh Nigatu, economist by profession […]

Back From Exile – Saviour Kasukuwere in court over border jumping

Back From Exile – Saviour Kasukuwere in court over border jumping

FORMER Local government minister Saviour Kasukuwere has been arrested on charges of border jumping after he escaped the country following the military operation that ousted Robert Mugabe. Kasukuwere appeared at the Harare Magistrates’ Court yesterday for contravening sections of the Immigration Act after he left Zimbabwe at an undesignated point of exit during Operation Restore […]

Six Zimbabwe National Army soldiers rob mine of 700 kg gold ore

Six Zimbabwe National Army soldiers rob mine of 700 kg gold ore

SIX members of the Zimbabwe National Army from Kwekwe have been arrested for allegedly robbing a Shurugwi mine of 700kg of gold ore worth more than $13 000 at gun point. Reality Mazanga (21), Gilmore Mudzimurenga (29), Kholwani Ndlovu (26), Alois Chiwodza (25), Tedman Muzararikwa (26) and Munashe Chidyafodya (22) have since appeared before Shurugwi […]

President Uhuru Kenyatta Warns Anti-Handshake Allies

President Uhuru Kenyatta Warns Anti-Handshake Allies

President Uhuru Kenyatta has told off leaders who are against his bid to unite with opposition leader Raila Odinga. Without naming them, President Kenyatta warned that any attempt to intimidate him over his March 9 handshake deal with Mr Odinga will not succeed. “Some people have been asking, oh, why did you go to speak […]

Paris ‘Spiderman’ lands fire brigade job after citizenship fast-tracked

Paris ‘Spiderman’ lands fire brigade job after citizenship fast-tracked

Video footage of Mamoudou Gassama scaling four floors of a the building with his bare hands has catapulted the young refugee to global fame and earned him the promise of citizenship from President Emmanuel Macron. Wearing white tracksuit pants and a black cap, the hero of a rescue video viewed by millions of people appeared […]

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