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Chiwenga spills beans: How army saved ED from Grace Mugabe

Chiwenga spills beans: How army saved ED from Grace Mugabe

Zimbabwe Defence Forces Commander General Phillip Valerio Sibanda helped in the safe escape of President Mnangagwa when he was fired as Vice President last year, Vice President Dr Constantino Chiwenga disclosed yesterday. Addressing mourners at the burial of Gogo Yowana Kubvoruno(98), mother to General Sibanda, in Gokwe’s Dera area yesterday, VP Chiwenga said he first […]

Net Closes In on ‘Corrupt’ Kenya Power Bosses

Net Closes In on ‘Corrupt’ Kenya Power Bosses

Fourteen top officials of the Kenya Power will be charged Monday morning over corruption, in a scandal involving the purchase of faulty transformers worth Sh4.5 billion. Those expected in court include current Managing Director Ken Tarus and his predecessor Ben Chumo, and twelve other top officials arrested over the weekend. “They will be in court, […]

Will UN Programme Help Uproot Gender Based Violence in Botswana?

Will UN Programme Help Uproot Gender Based Violence in Botswana?

Reports of women being raped, violated, disempowered and killed are a cause for concern, the Minister Minister of Nationality, Immigration and Gender Affairs, Ms Dorcas Makgato has said. Speaking at the signing ceremony of the United Nations Joint Gender Programme (UNJGP) 2018-2020 on Tuesday, Ms Makgato said studies had revealed that only 1.2 per cent […]

Namibia Mourns Former Prime Minister Gurirab

Namibia Mourns Former Prime Minister Gurirab

Six months after celebrating his 80th birthday, one of Namibia’s longest-serving politicians Theo-Ben Gurirab died at a Windhoek hospital on Saturday. President Hage Geingob on Saturday said without Gurirab as one of the leading architects of Namibia’s diplomacy, a more prosperous chapter is closing. “The exceptional work of comrade Gurirab in service of the liberation […]

Behold Kenyans, Your ‘Son’ Barack Obama Has Arrived

Behold Kenyans, Your ‘Son’ Barack Obama Has Arrived

Excitement has gripped Kogelo village in Siaya County as its ‘son’ Barack Obama visits after more than a decade. The former US president has already left Kisumu airport from Nairobi and is on his way to Kogelo by road. An earlier plan to travel by helicopter has been abandoned and he should be arriving in […]

Poisonous Haze – Why the Air We Breathe Could Kill Us

Poisonous Haze – Why the Air We Breathe Could Kill Us

Climate change and air pollution could be conspiring against the continent, and fuelling new levels of death and disease. The dark-grey clouds slunk low over the city, like streaks of charcoal smeared across the sky. For more than two years, residents of Port Harcourt, in Nigeria’s south, have woken up nearly every day to this […]

Exposé on Diepsloot Rape Culture Makes Waves

Exposé on Diepsloot Rape Culture Makes Waves

A 43-minute documentary by BBC Africa crime reporter Golden Mtika on the prevalence of rape in Diepsloot has shocked social media users. “This is one of the most dangerous places in Johannesburg,” Mtika says during the film. “If you are found to be walking at night, you risk your life 100%. Rape is something that […]

DR Congo President Kabila is sending signals that he is not willing to relinquish power

DR Congo President Kabila is sending signals that he is not willing to relinquish power

FOR nearly two years now, the people of the Democratic Republic of Congo have waited with bated breath to elect a new leader after President Joseph Kabila served his two-term constitutional mandate. National elections have been postponed twice and there is doubt that December 23 2018 will pass with a new president in office, even […]

Post-Mugabe Zimbabwe set to frustrate eager investors

Post-Mugabe Zimbabwe set to frustrate eager investors

A European investor’s phone rings in a Harare restaurant and it’s good news: an $80 million construction deal has been agreed with the Zimbabwean government. All that’s needed now is a central bank guarantee letter. It never arrives. President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who took power when Robert Mugabe was removed in a de facto coup last […]

President Mnangagwa’s bodyguards airlifted to SA… said to be in ‘critical’ condition after bomb blast

President Mnangagwa’s bodyguards airlifted to SA… said to be in ‘critical’ condition after bomb blast

Two of Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa bodyguards were this week reportedly airlifted to South Africa for “further medical treatment” following a bombing incident last month in Bulawayo. The incident, which occurred after Mnangagwa addressed a ruling Zanu-PF party rally in the second largest city, claimed two lives and left over 40 people injured. Mnangagwa himself […]

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