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The Panama Papers Scandal’s Growing Impact On South Africa, Botswana and Nigeria

The Panama Papers Scandal’s Growing Impact On South Africa, Botswana and Nigeria

While no African official has yet resigned as a result of the Panama Papers, African journalists involved in the investigation say they have given Africans a wake up call and could even lead to government action. The twin sister of DRC’s leader Joseph Kabila twin sister, the nephew of South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma and […]

Robert Mugabe Is a Living Spirit Says Ex-Vice President Joice Mujuru

Robert Mugabe Is a Living Spirit Says Ex-Vice President Joice Mujuru

Ex-vice president Joice Mujuru says Zimbabwe is lucky to have Mugabe. Yet in an exclusive interview with DW’s Privilege Musvanhiri, she said that she thinks Mugabe should have groomed a successor. DW: What inspired the formation of your political party Zimbabwe People First? Joice Mujuru: People First felt that people’s aspirations were not being realized […]

Nigerian Minister James Ocholi, Wife, Son Die in Car Accident

Nigerian Minister James Ocholi, Wife, Son Die in Car Accident

James Enojo Ocholi, Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN),was born on 26th November 1960. He hails from Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi state. James Ocholi studied law at the University of Jos and was called to the Bar in 1986. James Ocholi was a Public Counsel from 1987-1988 in the firm of D.D Peter Achimusi […]

Egyptian Author Ahmed Naji Jailed Over Novel

Egyptian Author Ahmed Naji Jailed Over Novel

Egyptian writers, artists and filmmakers have launched a public campaign for greater freedom of creativity and expression following the jailing of a novelist on charges of violating “public modesty” through his writing. Author Ahmed Naji, accused of publishing a book with references to sex and drugs, was sentenced to two years in prison on Saturday. […]

Africa Mining Vision Compact between business and host governments launched

Africa Mining Vision Compact between business and host governments launched

At Cape Town’s annual Mining Indaba, the launch of an Africa Mining Vision (AMV) Compact between African governments and mining companies has been announced. Frank Dixon Mugyenyi, Senior Trade Advisor of the Department of Trade and Industry in the Africa Union Commission (AUC) delivered the keynote speech on behalf of H.E. Mrs Fatima Acyl at […]

Thabo Mbeki to meet US Officials on Illicit Financial Outflows

Thabo Mbeki to meet US Officials on Illicit Financial Outflows

Following the request by African Union (AU) Assembly of Heads of States and Governments for the Chair of the High Level Panel on Illicit Financial Flows (IFF) from Africa to continue to lead advocacy efforts both regionally and globally on the issue, the Chair of the Panel, Mr. Thabo Mbeki, Former President of the Republic […]

Police Hunt Journalist Over Mugabe Offensive Story

Police Hunt Journalist Over Mugabe Offensive Story

The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has launched a “witch-hunt” for a local journalist who allegedly worked with Jeffrey Gettleman, the Kenya Bureau Chief for New York Times, who reportedly confirmed the publication of a false story and offered a public apology to President Robert Mugabe. According to the State media, Gettleman published an article in […]

Spate of Attacks, Arrests, Creates Climate of Fear for Journalists in DRC

Spate of Attacks, Arrests, Creates Climate of Fear for Journalists in DRC

Barely a week after having published its annual report calling for the Congolese authorities to put an end to impunity for attacks on the press, Journaliste en danger (JED) has registered four cases of flagrant attacks against journalists. JED holds the government of Prime Minister Matata Ponyo responsible for the insecurity in which journalists live, […]

The Namibia Economist on Sale for N$14 Million

The Namibia Economist on Sale for N$14 Million

Business newspaper The Namibia Economist is up for sale for N$14 million, majority owner and editor Daniel Steinmann confirmed yesterday. “As of yesterday (Monday), the Economist is officially on the market. I am looking for a buyer,” he said. According to its website, the paper has been published as The Namibia Economist since 1991 by […]

Zimbabwe journalists arrested for linking police with elephant poisonings

Zimbabwe journalists arrested for linking police with elephant poisonings

Three journalists from a state-run weekly newspaper in Zimbabwe will be charged with slander for a front-page story that implicated an unnamed top police officer and other officials in fatal cyanide poisonings of more than 60 elephants for tusks. Sunday Mail editor Mabasa Sasa, investigations editor Brian Chitemba and reporter Tinashe Farawo were arrested on […]

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