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Zimbabwe:Mnangagwa Faces Internal Party Rebellion Over Early Election
[Zimbabwe Standard] President Emmerson Mnangagwa faces internal revolt over early elections after it emerged his calls for polls to go ahead as early as August could be resisted by his own Zanu PF MPs.
01/21/2018 07:52 PM
Zimbabwe:Amid Wet Weather, Zimbabwe's Mutare Sees Hike in Malaria Deaths
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Mutare, Zimbabwe -After years in which the disease presented only a limited threat, this city in eastern Zimbabwe is seeing a hike in malaria deaths, with more than 30 recorded in 2017, city officials say.
01/21/2018 09:46 AM
South Africa:Is the Net About to Close On Zuma and His Gupta Patronage Network?
[The Conversation Africa] It all started with a wedding. A 200 plus entourage of friends and family landed their private aircraft at the Waterkloof Air Force Base in April 2013.
01/21/2018 08:37 AM
South Africa:Businessman to Chair Eskom
[News24Wire] Telkom Chairperson Jabu Mabuza will chair Eskom's board as part of a host of measures announced on Saturday by government, to "stabilise management" at the power utility.
01/21/2018 07:27 AM
Zimbabwe:Engagement Might Pay Off for Mnangagwa
[Zimbabwe Standard] MOST opposition parties in Zimbabwe appear to be torn by divisions raising fears that they may not perform well in the forthcoming general elections.
01/21/2018 07:41 PM
South Africa:Business Welcomes Government's 'Commitment' to Restore Confidence With New Eskom Board
[News24Wire] Business leaders have welcomed the appointment of Eskom's new board as a sign that there is political will to restore confidence in state-owned enterprises.
01/21/2018 10:05 AM
South Africa:Ellis Expects Third Time Lucky for Banyana Banyana Against Sweden
[SAFA] Interim coach of the Sasol-sponsored Banyana Banyana, Desiree Ellis, is hoping it will be third time lucky for the South Africans when they face Sweden in an international friendly match on Sunday, 21 January 2018 at the Cape Town Stadium.
01/21/2018 07:20 AM
Africa:Africa Union Wants Reproductive Health Protocol Fully Domesticated
[CSJNews] The African Union has taken several initiatives to demonstrate its commitment to eliminating injustices against women in Africa. The most recent has been a meeting ahead of the African Union (AU) summit scheduled for later this year to highlight the continent's commitment to gender equality.
01/21/2018 07:19 AM
Malawi:Mother-to-Mother Training in Malawi Helps Battle Child Malnutrition
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Rome -Three weeks is all it takes to change the fortunes of a baby's life, simply by training mothers to make small changes to what they are fed and how their food is prepared, according to scientists who studied malnourished infants in rural Malawi.
01/20/2018 05:52 PM
South Africa:Govt Orders Removal of Top Power Utility Executives, Appoints New Board
[South Africa] Government today announces a number of measures to strengthen governance at Eskom, including the appointment of new board members and stabilising management at the energy parastatal.
01/20/2018 05:39 PM
South Africa:Eskom Chair Quits 'In the Interest of the Country'
[News24Wire] Eskom chairperson Zethembe Khoza confirmed to Fin24 on Saturday that he submitted his resignation to Minister of Public Enterprises Lynne Brown on Friday and he's waiting for her to accept it.
01/20/2018 05:34 PM
South Africa:Govt Appoints New Board for Corruption-Riddled Power Utility
[News24Wire] The removal of Eskom executives implicated in corruption is a practical action responding to the ANC's commitment to confront corruption and state capture, the party pronounced on Saturday.
01/20/2018 05:30 PM
South Africa:Cape Town Could Run Out of Water By April
[Deutsche Welle] The South African city of Cape Town could soon dry up after dismal rainfall left city dams almost empty. Residents and visitors are being asked to restrict usage of water even further.
01/20/2018 08:39 AM
Malawi:Anti-Graft Bureau Say 'No Evidence' of Joyce Banda Cashgate Involvement
[Nyasa Times] The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) director Reyneck Matemba has said the graft-busting bureau has no objective evidence on Malawi's former president Joyce Banda linking her to Cashgate, the plunder of public resources at Capital Hill, exposed under her watch in 2013.
01/19/2018 03:33 PM
South Africa:Government Mourns the Loss of ICT Pioneer
[SAnews.gov.za] The Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services has described the death of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) specialist, Libby Lloyd, as a great loss to the ICT sector.
01/20/2018 05:41 PM
Angola:Congolese Refugees Refuse to Return Home
[East African] Congolese refugees in Angola have said they will not return home despite an agreement between the two governments' officials to repatriate them.
01/20/2018 08:35 AM
Zimbabwe:Mnangagwa in Zambia for Bilateral Talks
[East African] Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa met with his Zambian counterpart Edgar Lungu at State House in Lusaka on Friday.
01/20/2018 08:26 AM
Namibia:U.S. Court Rejects Germany's Motion On Nama, Ovaherero Genocide
[New Era] Windhoek -United States District Court Judge Laura Taylor Swain on Tuesday denied Germany's motion to dismiss a class-action lawsuit filed by Ovaherero and Nama people in the United States Federal Court in New York for alleged crimes against humanity.
01/19/2018 02:49 PM
Zimbabwe:Mnangagwa Wants to Exploit Brexit
[New Zimbabwe] PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa is looking to exploit the opportunity presented by Brexit to push for a rapid mending of broken political ties with Zimbabwe's former coloniser Britain.
01/19/2018 07:14 AM
Zimbabwe:Opposition Figure Roy Bennett, Wife Die in Helicopter Crash
[The Herald] Former MDC-T national treasurer Mr Roy Bennett and his wife Heather died in a helicopter crash in Canada yesterday.
01/19/2018 05:00 AM
Lesotho:Free Your Minds, Basotho Urged
[Lesotho Times] THE public have been urged to embrace their African culture and identity in order to liberate themselves from the mental bondage that was brought on western colonisation.
01/19/2018 12:57 PM
Zambia:Count On Zambia, Lungu Assures International Community
[Times of Zambia] PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has assured the international community that Zambia will continue playing its key role of promoting peace, education for girls and trade in Africa and beyond, for the benefit of Zambians and global peace.
01/19/2018 11:45 AM
Botswana:Bushiri's Church Deregistered for Not Showing Financials
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Director of Civil and National Registration Ms Caroline Okello-Wengi says her department has from last year to date de-registered several entities for failing to comply with the laws of the country.
01/19/2018 09:16 AM
Botswana:Police Link Poaching to Elephants Attacking People
[Botswana Daily News] Maun -Elephant attacks on human beings in some villages of the Okavango District are on the rise .
01/19/2018 08:48 AM
South Africa:Governor Lesetja Kganyago - Statement of Monetary Policy Committee On 18 January 2018
[Govt of SA] In recent weeks, some of the risks to the inflation outlook have dissipated somewhat. The rand appreciated following the African National Congress (ANC) elective conference. Also, Eskom was granted a lower-than-expected tariff increase. While S&P Global Ratings downgraded South Africa's long-term local currency sovereign credit rating to sub-investment grade, Moody's Investors Service (Moody's) placed the country ratings on review for a downgrade. A further downgrade therefore remains a risk, and will
01/19/2018 08:39 AM
South Africa:'We Are Going to Burn You,' Angry Commuters Tell Metrorail Train Driver
[News24Wire] "We are going to burn you!" angry commuters shouted as an injured train driver in Cleveland, Johannesburg frantically tried to get permission to keep his train on the move, after a broken signal delayed his train.
01/19/2018 08:30 AM
Zimbabwe:ZBC's 'Iron Lady' Madondo Suspended Over Fraud Allegations
[New Zimbabwe] ZBC acting head and television services Tendai Madondo has been suspended by the public broadcaster and reportedly faces corruption allegations.
01/19/2018 08:27 AM
Zimbabwe:Financial Mess Rocks Zim Police
[Zimbabwe Independent] A financial scandal running into millions of dollars has erupted within the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP), prompting government to carry out nationwide audits into police affairs, after it emerged that some senior commanders of the force had directed unsanctioned salary deductions, among other irregularities.
01/19/2018 07:26 AM
Zimbabwe:'Free Elections a Pipedream'
[Zimbabwe Independent] CONCERNS have been raised about Zimbabwe's capacity to ensure free and fair elections after President Emmerson Mnangagwa announced this week that polls will be held earlier than previously anticipated, in four to five months' time.
01/19/2018 07:20 AM
South Africa:Cities Insist Drinking Water Is Safe After Listeriosis Scare
[News24Wire] The cities of Johannesburg, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth on Thursday insisted that drinking water in the metropolitan areas was safe for consumption, following a surge in Listeriosis outbreaks countrywide.
01/19/2018 06:14 AM