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Stealing With Presidential Decrees

Stealing With Presidential Decrees

When Angola’s President decreed in 2012 that the north-western enclave of Cabinda should have a deep-water port, it was heralded as a private sector deal that wouldn’t cost the Angolan state a single cent. The estimated US $540 million construction costs would be funded by private investors and banks. For once, there was no Angolan […]

The impact of corruption and lost $15 billion on Zimbabwe’s economy

The impact of corruption and lost $15 billion on Zimbabwe’s economy

Mugabe touring Marange diamond mine with the Chinese who are said to be having access to the resource in exchange for arms of war. Transparency International Zimbabwe (TIZ) reported in October 2016 that Zimbabwe is losing at least $1 billion annually to corruption, with police and local government officials being among the worst offenders. Despite the […]

Five terrorist bunkers discovered, destroyed in Algiers centre

Five terrorist bunkers discovered, destroyed in Algiers centre

Five terrorist bunkers were destroyed and three members of terrorist supporting groups arrested on Friday by Army detachments and National Gendarmerie units, the ministry of National Defence said Saturday in a statement. In counterterrorism operations, “detachments of the People’s National Army destroyed five terrorist bunkers on 17 March 2017 in Ain Defla, Tizi Ouzou (1st […]

Zimbabwean News Editor Mazara Sues Businessman Chivayo for U.S.$500 000

Zimbabwean News Editor Mazara Sues Businessman Chivayo for U.S.$500 000

Sunday Mail Features and Opinions Editor Garikai Mazara has filed a $500 000 lawsuit against businessman Wicknell Chivayo over alleged defamatory WhatsApp massages. In a claim filed in the High Court yesterday, Mazara is demanding $500 000 damages for injuria and interests. The respondent has 10 days to respond to the summons. Chivayo allegedly hurled […]

Sonangol’s Slush-Fund Salary Payments

Sonangol’s Slush-Fund Salary Payments

Concerns over the mal-administration of the Angolan oil giant, Sonangol, continue to multiply, as the country’s prime source of foreign income haemorrhages millions of dollars on foreign (mainly Portuguese) ‘consultants’ close to the President’s daughter while defaulting on essential payments. Isabel dos Santos, appointed by her father to run Sonangol last June, maintains the PR […]

How a New Party in Zimbabwe Wants to Mobilize the Diaspora to Get Robert Mugabe Out

How a New Party in Zimbabwe Wants to Mobilize the Diaspora to Get Robert Mugabe Out

Members of the Build Zimbabwe Alliance national executive, including Noah Manyika (front row, second right), pose after a press conference, Harare, Zimbabwe, March 14. Manyika says he wants to mobilize Zimbabweans at home and abroad to oust President Robert Mugabe in the country’s 2018 elections The leader of one of Zimbabwe’s newest political parties, Noah […]

Egypt Renews Its Commitment to Africa

Egypt Renews Its Commitment to Africa

Speaking at Cairo University last month, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres described Egypt as a pillar of ‘multilateralism in today’s world.’ Guterres praised Egypt’s contribution to UN peacekeeping operations, noting the courage of its soldiers and police who often find themselves ‘in a peacekeeping operation where there is no peace to keep, and where their […]

French Prosecutors Want CAR Child-Rape Case Dropped

French Prosecutors Want CAR Child-Rape Case Dropped

Prosecutors in Paris have called for the case to be dropped against French soldiers facing allegations they raped children in the Central African Republic while on a peacekeeping mission. What happens next is up to investigating judges in France, but as no one has been charged a trial appears unlikely. France opened a first probe […]

Chinese Men Paying U.S.$2 for Sex With Little Girls in Zimbabwe – Report

Chinese Men Paying U.S.$2 for Sex With Little Girls in Zimbabwe – Report

CHINESE nationals in Victoria Falls are taking advantage of poverty stricken underage girls whom they are offering $2 for sex, an investigation by a local child rights lobby organization has found. The investigation by the Zimbabwe Council for the Welfare of Children, (ZNCWC) sought to establish the number of young girls aged 18 years and […]

South Sudan, Equatorial Guinea Begin ‘Deep and Lasting Collaboration’ on Oil and Gas

South Sudan, Equatorial Guinea Begin ‘Deep and Lasting Collaboration’ on Oil and Gas

South Sudan and Equatorial Guinea announced an historic partnership today in Juba, setting out the terms for a strong bilateral relationship between the African oil and gas producers. The Memorandum of Cooperation was signed by Equatorial Guinea’s Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons H.E. Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima and South Sudan’s Minister of Petroleum H.E. Ezekiel […]

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