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Smoking And Sustainable Development – Potentially Reduced Risk Products, A Viable Solution?

Smoking And Sustainable Development – Potentially Reduced Risk Products, A Viable Solution?

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that six million people die prematurely every year because of the consumption of tobacco products. The organization estimates that if nothing changes, there will be more than one billion smokers worldwide by 2025. In recent years, various products considered less harmful alternatives to the conventional cigarette have been designed, […]

Herald reporters on trips with President Mugabe receive $1,000 per day allowance

Herald reporters on trips with President Mugabe receive $1,000 per day allowance

Despite his advancing years and increasing frailty, 93-year-old Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe shows few signs of losing his love for foreign travel, a predilection that is costing his cash-strapped country dear. Having racked up 200,000 air miles since the start of 2016 and outspent the parliamentary budget on trips abroad, Mugabe jetted off to the […]

U.S. TV Personality Greta Van Susteren Helps Transform Liberian Boy

U.S. TV Personality Greta Van Susteren Helps Transform Liberian Boy

For years, Greta Van Susteren has been a familiar face on US cable news network CNN and Fox. But it is what she recently accomplished in Liberia that has many singing her praise. The legal analyst who was a regular feature during the OJ Simpson trial first came in interest in the case of a […]

What You Need to Know Before Reporting on Mugabe

What You Need to Know Before Reporting on Mugabe

Robert Mugabe is still one of the hottest news stories on the African continent – and as he gets older that’s unlikely to change. His health (or lack of it), his glamorous wife Grace and his pronouncements on sanctions and elections: if you’re looking for clicks, Mugabe is your man. But the Zimbabwe and Mugabe […]

Botswana Blacklists Divisive Malawian ‘Prophet’ Shepherd Bushiri

Botswana Blacklists Divisive Malawian ‘Prophet’ Shepherd Bushiri

Controversial South African-based Malawi prophet, Shepherd Bushiri, has been prohibited from entering Botswana without a visa in a development that has left his much-awaited business conference in doubt. Government confirmed the rich self-styled prophet had been listed, meaning he would need to obtain the document ahead of his crusade scheduled for the end of the […]

Something Big Is Going On in Sudan, But Media Is Sound Asleep

Something Big Is Going On in Sudan, But Media Is Sound Asleep

For reasons that I may not know, recent and current trends in Sudan are going without any serious media attention. There is scant reporting on the dialogue process that began in 2013 and which is now resulting in a transition, starting with a transitory era that saw the recent appointment of a prime minister of […]

Journalists in Hot Water for Snooping at President Khama’s Holiday Home

Journalists in Hot Water for Snooping at President Khama’s Holiday Home

Three journalists who tried to get a closer look at Botswana President Ian Khama’s holiday home last week were allegedly detained and threatened by plain clothes security agents, according to a local NGO. The Ink Centre for Investigative Journalism, which is based in Gaborone, says the three were briefly held on Wednesday after they travelled […]

Malawi Newspaper Giant Assesses President, Cabinet – Avarage Mark, ‘More Needs to Be Done’

Malawi Newspaper Giant Assesses President, Cabinet – Avarage Mark, ‘More Needs to Be Done’

One of the titles for Malawi newspaper giant, Times Media, the Sunday Times has made a comprehensive assessment of President Peter Mutharika and his cabinet with most of the public officers getting below average marks. Mutharika scored an average mark of five, so too the vice president Saulos Chilima. The average five mark score, the […]

Wicknell Chivayo hands himself over to the police in Harare

Wicknell Chivayo hands himself over to the police in Harare

Harare businessman Wicknell Chivayo accused of insulting Sunday Mail Features and Opinions Editor Garikai Mazara, yesterday handed himself to Harare Central Police Station on his return from London. Chivayo who was accompanied by his lawyers Advocate Thabani Mpofu and Advocate Sylvester Hashiti, denied the charges levelled against him and signed a warned and cautioned statement […]

Libyan Authorities in Tobruk Knock Radio Station Off the Air

Libyan Authorities in Tobruk Knock Radio Station Off the Air

Libyan authorities in Tobruk should immediately allow privately-owned Al-Wasat radio to resume broadcasting and should allow all news media to operate freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Security forces on February 27 seized the radio station’s transmitter and sealed its office, Mahmud Shammam, chairman of Al-Wasat’s board, wrote in a statement published to […]

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