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Africa’s Last Absolute Monarchy eSwatini Launches First Pride Event

Africa’s Last Absolute Monarchy eSwatini Launches First Pride Event

Africa’s last monarchy, eSwatini – formerly known as Swaziland – will celebrate gay pride in the nation’s first LGBT event on Saturday, despite open criticism from the public and the risk of arrest. In a country where homosexuality is prohibited, the LGBTI rights group Rock of Hope took a courageous step organizing the event in […]

Chinese Yuan to Become Reserve Currency of Lesotho?

Chinese Yuan to Become Reserve Currency of Lesotho?

LESOTHO is among 14 eastern and southern African countries that are considering the adoption of the Chinese yuan as a reserve currency to facilitate the repayment of loans being advanced by the Asian economic giant for infrastructural developments. A team of Central Bank of Lesotho (CBL) officials recently joined their eastern and southern African counterparts […]

Swaziland Rail Link Project Railing Ahead

Swaziland Rail Link Project Railing Ahead

The preparations of the Swaziland Rail Link (SRL) are now at an advanced stage with the realisation of the 150km long railway line being more realistic on a daily basis. The SRL is the development of a line linking South Africa and Swaziland thereby decongesting the Coal line and unlocking capacity on the eastern mainline and […]

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 […]

GE Africa President/CEO, Jay Ireland Appointed as Chair of President Obama’s Advisory Council on Business Priorities for Africa

GE Africa President/CEO, Jay Ireland Appointed as Chair of President Obama’s Advisory Council on Business Priorities for Africa

Jay Ireland, President & CEO of GE Africa was named as chair of the second President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa (PAC-DBIA) by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker. PAC-DBIA members – representing small, medium, and large companies from a variety of industry sectors – advise the President, through the Secretary of Commerce, […]

Stigma ‘Killing’ South Africans Living With HIV: They don’t feel welcome in government clinics

Stigma ‘Killing’ South Africans Living With HIV: They don’t feel welcome in government clinics

In South Africa, sex workers speak of nurses that laughed at them, dismissed or shamed them for coming to a health clinic Tania has to shout to be heard over music blasting out of a brothel in downtown Durban, South Africa, where dozens of sex workers slouch in chairs under the red glow of the […]

Visa-free African Union Diplomatic Passport Launched: Everything you need to know about it and how to get it

Visa-free African Union Diplomatic Passport Launched: Everything you need to know about it and how to get it

It’s official—the African Union has launched its continental e-passport program Sunday as part of the opening ceremony of the 27th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union in Kigali, Rwanda. But unless you’re Rwandan President Paul Kagame or Chadian President Idriss Eby, who are already carrying their fancy-looking red and gold document, an […]

SAP: Africa Code Week 2016 – S’attaquer à la fracture numérique sur le continent Africain

SAP: Africa Code Week 2016 – S’attaquer à la fracture numérique sur le continent Africain

SAP s’engage à former cette année plus de 150 000 jeunes dans 30 pays africains pour favoriser l’alphabétisation numérique et ainsi offrir aux jeunes générations du continent des compétences numériques pour améliorer leur employabilité. Africa Code Week 2016 se déroulera du 15 au 23 octobre 2016, avec des milliers d’ateliers de programmation gratuits et des […]

Mombasa hosts Stakeholders for the Launch of the regional leather design studio

Mombasa hosts Stakeholders for the Launch of the regional leather design studio

To address long standing design weaknesses and improve market entry of the region’s leather and leather products in a sustainable manner, the Commonwealth Secretariat’s Trade Competitiveness Section in partnership with COMESA-Leather and Leather Products Institute (COMESA/LLPI) have embarked on an ambitious project to establish a Regional Design Studio (RDS). The launch of the project and […]

Swaziland House Of Assembly Speaker Themba Msibi Told To Resign

Swaziland House Of Assembly Speaker Themba Msibi Told To Resign

The Swaziland House of Assembly Speaker Themba Msibi has been told to resign by a Parliamentary Select Committee. The five-member committee found him guilty of a series of offences, including nepotism and favouritism in the hiring of parliamentary staff; -plotting the ousting/removal of the Prime Minister Barnabas Dlamini from the Premiership position; -abusing the name […]

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