Monday, December 5, 2022

Southern Africa

South Africa’s President faces calls to resign over charges of cash stuffed in couches

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa faced calls Thursday to step down after a parliamentary panel's probe found he may have breached anti-corruption laws in connection with the alleged theft of a large amount of money from his Phala Phala...

South Africa’s Ramaphosa leads ANC presidency race ahead of conference

South African president Cyril Ramaphosa received the most votes from branches of the ruling African National Congress heading into the party’s December elective conference. The ANC on Tuesday released the final list of nominees for its top six positions, among...

Ramaphosa commends Xi for assisting African countries ease debt crisis

South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday applauded Chinese President Xi Jinping taking the lead to help African countries ease their debt crisis. Ramaphosa thanked China for providing valuable assistance for South Africa and other African countries in fighting against...

Zimbabwe launches first satellite into space — Report

Zimbabwe state-run Herald newspaper on Tuesday reported that Zimbabwe first satellite, ZimSat-1, has been successfully launched into space. ZimSat-1, a nanosatellite, was launched to the International Space Station (ISS) on Monday. It was successfully launched from the United States National Aeronautics...

Sam Matekane takes oath of office as new Lesotho prime minister

Lesotho Prime Minister Sam Matekane took oath of office on Friday at a ceremony at Maseru's Sesoto Stadium. Matekane vowed to introduce a raft of measures to "make Lesotho great again" by attracting investment and replenishing the government's coffers at...

US terror alert in South Africa is ‘unfortunate’, says Ramaphosa

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday regretted as “unfortunate” the US embassy’s issuing of a warning of a possible weekend “terrorist” attack in the country without consulting his government. The US embassy on Wednesday posted the alert on its...

Diamond magnate, Matekane to be sworn in as Lesotho PM

Diamond magnate Sam Matekane is due to be sworn in as Lesotho's new prime minister at Setsoto Stadium in Maseru, following the 7 October parliamentary elections. His Revolution for Prosperity party, formed earlier this year, won the polls but failed...

AU calls for end to anti-Zimbabwe sanctions

The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat has called for an end to sanctions against Zimbabwe. In a statement, Mahamat said he once again renewed the longstanding AU demand for the immediate and unconditional lifting of...

Deeply indebted Zambia gets $275mn from World Bank

The World Bank has approved $275 million in aid to debt-ridden Zambia to help it recover from the Covid-19 pandemic and spillover effects of the Ukraine-Russia war. “Zambia is in debt distress and needs a deep and comprehensive debt treatment...

Zimbabwean youths protest against U.S.-imposed sanctions on Anti-Sanctions Day

Zimbabwe has borne the brunt of economic sanctions imposed by the U.S. and its western allies led by Britain since 2001 following the decision to reclaim land from white farmers and parcel it out to formerly landless blacks. Although the...


Pope Francis €25,000 to assists drought, conflict-stricken populations in East Africa

  Pope Francis has donated €25,000 to the efforts by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) towards supporting people facing food insecurity and famine in...