November 21

  • South Africa: 2020 AD - Who Will Be in Charge? [analysis]

    Daily Maverick

    A hundred years after the beginning of a war that destroyed the fabric of the world, J. BROOKS SPECTOR speculates on who will be in charge for the next decade. Read more »

  • South Africa: Cosatu's Divide and Conquer - Vavi Gets Reprieve, Numsa Gets Dumped [analysis]

    Daily Maverick

    After months of open warfare, Cosatu's leaders have decided to smoke the peace pipe and begin a new, new negotiations process, led by the ANC, to resolve their numerous problems.... Read more »

  • South Africa: Op-Ed - Defending Socioeconomic Rights, the Frontline of Democracy [analysis]

    Daily Maverick

    Below the surface of the Nkandla scandal currently paralysing parliament is the fact that the monies misused were intended to meet basic needs of impoverished citizens. It is,... Read more »

  • South Africa: Shakes' Shake Up Dishes Fresh, Hungry and Motivated Bafana Bafana [analysis]

    Daily Maverick

    Shakes Mashaba, no stranger to magic moments, has had a tremendous run since taking over as South Africa's national football coach. But Bafana Bafana are still far from the... Read more »

  • South Africa: Parliament Diary - a Dishonourable Farce [analysis]

    Daily Maverick

    What blessed relief to hear MPs in the National Assembly on Thursday finally get down to discussing the Medium Term Budget. What a shame that the debate came over six hours after... Read more »

  • Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa to Become Vice-President

    Zimbabwe Independent

    WITH the Zanu PF elective congress slated for December 2-7 just around the corner, confusion reigns in the faction led by Justice minister Emmerson Mnangagwa, which is working with... Read more »

  • Zimbabwe: Banks Demand Zimdollar Losses Compensation

    Zimbabwe Independent

    THE banking sector is demanding for finalisation in the demonetisation and reimbursement of the Zimbabwe dollar balances, the Bankers' Association of Zimbabwe (BAZ) has said Read more »

  • Zimbabwe: Mujuru Crushed Through Hi-Tech

    Zimbabwe Independent

    VICE-PRESIDENT Joice Mujuru's political career was wrecked through a well-coordinated and systematic operation of communication surveillance and recordings, including voice cloning... Read more »

  • Zimbabwe: Mugabe Proves Coup Plot Allegations Threadbare

    Zimbabwe Independent

    FOR a leader supposedly under mortal danger of assassination by a faction allegedly led by his "treasonous" deputy, Vice-President Joice Mujuru, President Robert Mugabe has the... Read more »

  • Zimbabwe: Mujuru's Children Flee Their Homes

    Zimbabwe Independent

    AS VICE-President Joice Mujuru's woes continue to mount amid allegations of corruption and treason, her children -- Nyasha del Campo, Kumbirai, Chipo and their children -- left the... Read more »

  • South Africa: Greenpeace Africa's New Adventure [press release]


    Having a world where people are aware and responsible for their actions is most important not only for us but for the environment as well. Environmental degradation is sometimes... Read more »

  • Zambia: Politics of Benefits 'Godfather' Munkombwe Backs Dr Kaseba

    Zambia Reports

    The 'godfather' of politics of benefits Daniel Munkombwe says it does not matter even if there are 20 candidates vying for the Patriotic Front presidency as the conference will... Read more »

  • Zambia: M'membe's Cartel Flashing Billions to Fight Edgar Lungu Popularity - Kapata

    Zambia Reports

    Tourism Minister Jean Kapata says rumours that she is supporting Edgar Lungu because he has promised her the vice presidency are laughable. Read more »

  • Zimbabwe: Irregularities Mar Congress Accreditation

    The Herald

    Accreditation of provincial delegates for the Zanu-PF 6th National People's Congress has been marred by irregularities in some provinces, with accusations that some who lead the... Read more »

  • Zimbabwe: Chidyausiku Condemns Police Cells

    The Herald

    CHIEF Justice Godfrey Chidyausiku has described conditions in most police cells as "inhuman and degrading" and called for the refurbishment of the cells countrywide to avoid... Read more »

  • Zimbabwe: Four Booted Out of Zanu-PF Youth League

    The Herald

    Four members of the Zanu-PF Youth League were yesterday booted out through a vote of no confidence for fanning factionalism and divisions among the youth ranks and failure to... Read more »

  • Zimbabwe: Mafikizolo Harare Bound

    The Herald

    South African music duo Mafikizolo is set to perform at the Harare International Conference Centre with Oliver Mtukudzi on December 19. The "Khona" hitmakers are expected to bring... Read more »

  • Africa: International Students in the United States and Study Abroad By American Students Are At an All-Time High [press release]

    U.S. Embassy Pretoria

    The 2014 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange, released this week, finds the number of international students at colleges and universities in the United States... Read more »

  • Namibia: Train Resurfaces After 17-Year Absence

    New Era

    There was excitement at Lüderitz on Wednesday when the harbour town witnessed the return of a goods train for the first time in 17 years. Read more »

  • Zimbabwe: Grace All but Now Running the Show

    Zimbabwe Independent

    FIRST lady Grace Mugabe this week gave strong signals that she is now running the show in Zanu PF and government behind the scenes when she virtually gave her husband, President... Read more »

  • Zimbabwe: RBZ Focuses On Rescuing Struggling Banks

    Zimbabwe Independent

    THE Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) is working on modalities to resuscitate insolvent banks within the period of one year , the central bank governor has said. Read more »

  • Zimbabwe: Zim Establishes Tourism Assets Company

    Zimbabwe Independent

    THE Zimbabwean government is close to concluding formation of a wholly owned state company that will take over strategic assets, especially land, in key tourism zones, Tourism... Read more »

  • Zimbabwe: Purges Reign Supreme in Zim Politics

    Zimbabwe Independent

    PURGES reign supreme as Zimbabwe's main political parties' internal processes are characterised by factionalism and power struggles which have triggered a wave of dismissals and... Read more »

  • Zimbabwe: Scandal-Hit Zimsec a Liability

    Zimbabwe Independent

    AS if the deteriorating Zimbabwean education system did not have enough problems, the Zimbabwe Schools Examination Council (Zimsec) is fast becoming a serious liability to the... Read more »

  • Zimbabwe: Biti Warns of 15-Year Recession

    Zimbabwe Independent

    FORMER Finance minister Tendai Biti has warned Zimbabwe's economic recession will last for at least 15 years if urgent remedial steps are not taken. Read more »

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