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Transnet tests the world’s longest train to help miners of manganese

Transnet tests the world’s longest train to help miners of manganese

Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) successfully tested the world’s longest train with the intention of serving growing demand from SA’s manganese miners for access to export markets for the key steel ingredient. SA has the world’s largest manganese deposits and is a leading player in supplying the mineral to steel mills, but mining companies have long […]

‘Selfless’ South Sudanese surgeon, who’s saved thousands of lives over 20 years, ‘humbled’ to receive top UN award

‘Selfless’ South Sudanese surgeon, who’s saved thousands of lives over 20 years, ‘humbled’ to receive top UN award

For 20 years, Doctor Evan Atar Adaha has been providing medical services to the conflict-affected people of Sudan and South Sudan and, on Monday, he received the 2018 Nansen Refugee Award, a prestigious prize given annually by the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) to honour the women and men who work tirelessly to provide life-saving help […]

WHO supports Zimbabwe with 1.4 million vaccinations to beat cholera outbreak

WHO supports Zimbabwe with 1.4 million vaccinations to beat cholera outbreak

The World Health Organization (WHO) is supporting Zimbabwe’s efforts to begin vaccinating 1.4 million people against a new deadly outbreak of cholera, beginning on Wednesday, after the water-borne disease first surfaced in a suburb of the capital Harare early last month. Glen View, a dense suburb vulnerable to cholera because of a lack of clean […]

Zambia Deported Renowned Pan-African, Prof. PLO Lumumba, for Speaking Up Against China

Zambia Deported Renowned Pan-African, Prof. PLO Lumumba, for Speaking Up Against China

Why would Zambia deport an African who is legally eligible to enter into the country, just because he has spoken against China’s pernicious dealings in Zambia? Is Zambia a slave to China? It is surprising but it is true, and sadly so. Prof. Lumumba was sent back by Immigration officials shortly after he landed at […]

#NigeriaAt58 – No More Shady Oil Deals, Theft of Billions – Buhari

#NigeriaAt58 – No More Shady Oil Deals, Theft of Billions – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration is making progress in the fight against corruption as shady oil deals and the brazen theft of billions of Naira are no more. The president stated this in his address to the nation as part of activities to mark Nigeria’s 58th Independence Anniversary in Abuja on Monday. Buhari also […]

Donald Trump Govt issues travel warning…. SA now murder capital of the world

Donald Trump Govt issues travel warning…. SA now murder capital of the world

The US state department warned its citizens to “exercise increased caution” in South Africa due to crime‚ civil unrest and drought – a day after police revealed the latest crime statistics. “Violent crime‚ such as armed robbery‚ rape‚ carjacking‚ mugging‚ and ‘smash-and-grab’ attacks on vehicles‚ is common‚” a travel advisory warned on September 12. “There […]

UK suspends funding for Zambia over corruption fears

UK suspends funding for Zambia over corruption fears

The UK has frozen aid funding to Zambia, after its government admitted that $4.3m (£3.3m) meant for poor families had gone missing. The move follows allegations of corruption within President Edgar Lungu’s administration. The UK takes a “zero-tolerance approach to fraud and corruption”, the UK’s Department for International Development (DfID) said in a statement. Ireland, […]

‘Don’t use birth control,’ Tanzania’s President tells women in the country

‘Don’t use birth control,’ Tanzania’s President tells women in the country

Tanzania’s President John Magufuli has told women in the East African nation to stop taking birth control pills because the country needs more people, according to local media reports. “Women can now give up contraceptive methods,” Magufuli said. “Those going for family planning are lazy … they are afraid they will not be able to […]

Final Farewell to UN’s Kofi Annan at Ghana State Funeral

Final Farewell to UN’s Kofi Annan at Ghana State Funeral

ACCRA — World dignitaries laid to rest former UN secretary general Kofi Annan in his native Ghana on Thursday, with calls to keep alive the legacy of a “stubborn optimist” to create a better, more peaceful world. His widow Nane Maria led hundreds of mourners, including world leaders past and present, traditional rulers and global […]

Omar al-Bashir sacks his entire Cabinet, appoints new PM

Omar al-Bashir sacks his entire Cabinet, appoints new PM

Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir Sunday sacked the country’s 31-member cabinet and appointed a new prime minister who will form a smaller government to tackle a growing economic crisis in the African country. Bashir’s decision to fire the entire government was approved by the top leaders of his ruling National Congress Party (NCP) at a late […]

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