July 17

  • Zimbabwe: Mugabe Will 'Never' Ratify UN Convention Against Torture

    SW Radio

    President Robert Mugabe and his ruling ZANU PF government will never sign the UN Convention on Torture because the practice has kept them in power since independence, a torture... Read more »

  • Nigeria: Boko Haram Destroys 900 Schools in Borno - Shettima


    The Governor of Borno State, Alhaji Kashim Shettima on Thursday revealed that about 900 schools have so far been destroyed by members of Boko Haram within the last three years. Read more »

  • Tunisia: Ambassadors of Belgium and Switzerland Commend Co-Operation Between Their Countries and Tunisia

    Tunis Afrique Presse

    Foreign Minister Mongi Hamdi received, Thursday, ambassador of Belgium to Tunisia Patrick Beyter, coming to take leave at the end of his mission. The Belgian diplomat voiced... Read more »

  • Nigeria: Chibok Schoolgirls - Ezekwesili Blasts Jonathan On #bringbackourgirls

    Premium Times

    A former Minister of Education, Obiageli Ezekwesili, on Thursday, condemned the Goodluck Jonathan administration's attempt to smear the image of the #BringBackOurGirls campaign... Read more »

  • Nigeria: Nigerians Think Outcome of National CONFAB Irrelevant - Daily Trust Poll

    Daily Trust

    As the National Conference concluded plenary sitting on Monday 14th July, not many Nigerians are optimistic about the fate of the outcome of the conference. The conference, which... Read more »

  • Nigeria: Doctors' Strike - Reps Threaten Warrant of Arrest Against Health Minister

    Daily Trust

    The House of Representatives today threatened to issue warrant of arrest against Minister of health Onyebuchi Chukwu for shunning a rescheduled meeting with the lawmakers to end... Read more »

  • Burundi: Burundi's Troubled Peace and Reconciliation Process


    Fifteen years after a peace accord called for its creation, Burundi is finally to set up a Peace and Reconciliation Commission (PRC) to examine crimes committed since 1962. But the... Read more »

  • South Africa: President Still Busy With Report - Presidency


    The Presidency says President Jacob Zuma is still preparing the report to the Speaker of the National Assembly on the upgrades at his Nkandla home. Read more »

  • South Africa: Dedicate 67 Minutes to Clean Gauteng, Premier Says


    Gauteng Premier David Makhura has called on Gauteng residents to devote 67 minutes of their time to honour the legacy of the late former President Nelson Mandela by cleaning up... Read more »

  • South Africa: Minister Zokwana Aims to Create One Million Jobs


    The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries will in the next 16 years aim to create one million jobs, says Minister Senzeni Zokwana. Read more »

  • South Africa: New Housing Scheme for Public Servants


    Government is currently in talks with the private sector to introduce a new housing scheme for public servants who fall under a pay bracket that cannot afford a home loan or... Read more »

  • South Africa: President Zuma to Launch Operation Phakisa


    President Jacob Zuma will on Saturday launch the first phase of Operation Phakisa -- an initiative aimed at fast-tracking the delivery of the priorities outlined in the National... Read more »

  • Namibia: Namibia Appeals for Ceasefire in Gaza

    New Era

    Just days after the United Nations Security Council called for a ceasefire between Israel and Palestinians in Gaza, the Namibian government has joined calls from several countries... Read more »

  • Zimbabwe: Gweru Council Stealing From Ratepayers?

    Financial Gazette

    A SECTION of the 19-member council has teamed up with management to shut out Hamutendi Kombayi in decision-making processes in order to frustrate the mayor. With councillors and... Read more »

  • Zimbabwe: Parly Puts Police Under Spotlight

    Financial Gazette

    PARLIAMENT has put the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) under the spotlight following a public spat between the law enforcers and the head of the tax collection agency, Gershem Pasi.... Read more »

  • Zimbabwe: Zanu-PF Election Guidelines Brew Storm

    Financial Gazette

    DISGRUNTLED ZANU-PF members are planning to submit a petition to the party's elections directorate in protest against stringent rules and regulations approved by the Politburo last... Read more »

  • Zimbabwe: Mzembi's Bhora Mugedhi

    Financial Gazette

    WHILE it is every country's right to bid and host the world cup tournament, Minister Walter Mzembi's proposal for Zimbabwe is full of mischief and arrogance. For a man who comes... Read more »

  • Zambia: Visiting Nigerian Pastor Claims Cabinet Minister Wants Sata Dead

    Zambia Reports

    A Nigerian preacher Apostle Suleiman Johnson last evening claimed a Cabinet minister was plotting the death of President Michael Sata. Read more »

  • Zambia: Opposition MPs Demand Pay Rise

    Times of Zambia

    OPPOSITION members of Parliament are demanding an increase in their emoluments expressing fears of destitution after leaving the National Assembly. Read more »

  • Zimbabwe: Govt to Formalise SMEs

    The Herald

    Government plans to engage big companies on the possibility of opening micro finance institutions to capacitate small to medium enterprise companies for them to start making a... Read more »

  • Nigeria: Okorocha Distances APC From Boko Haram Activities


    Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has washed the hands of his party, All Progressives Congress (APC), off the activities of the Boko Haram insurgents in the country. Read more »

  • Southern Africa: Govt Sets Tone for SADC Summit

    The Herald

    THE 34th Summit of Sadc Heads of State and Government that begins in Victoria Falls next month will be a virtual celebration of the tenets of Government's economic blue-print, the... Read more »

  • Zimbabwe: Provincial Heroes Laid to Rest

    The Herald

    Two provincial heroes, Cde Stanley Tombo (59) who died on Friday last week, and Cde Ishmael Chiruka (60), who died on Monday, were buried at the Harare Provincial Heroes Acre on... Read more »

  • Zimbabwe: NPA Has Potential to Ease Border Challenges

    The Herald

    Most visitors to Zimbabwe are received with the "We are Here to Serve" inscriptions at the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority offices dotted across the country's ports of entry. Read more »

  • Namibia: Deputy PM Withdraws Libel Claim


    DEPUTY Prime Minister Marco Hausiku this week withdrew a defamation case in which he was suing a weekly newspaper and its editor for N$500 000 over two articles that were published... Read more »

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