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Zanu-PF accused of distributing rotten rice

Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF party has reportedly been accused of distributing cups of ‘rotten and bitter rice’ as part of its electioneering programme. According to New Zimbabwe.com,...

EU bans 20 Brazilian meat plants

The European Union  on Thursday suspended imports of Brazilian meat products, mostly poultry, in a move that affected 20 plants in the South American nation that...

Zimbabwe sacks over 10, 000 striking nurses

Zimbabwe's government has sacked more than 10, 000 nurses who went on strike on Monday, in an apparently hardline attempt to quell labour unrest. Vice-President Constantino...

Bush senior’s wife, Barbara dies at 92

Former U S first lady Barbara Bush, the only woman to see her husband and son both sworn in as president, died on Tuesday aged 92,...

Zimbabwe in tight timeline to repay arrears

Zimbabwe stuck on Monday to its plan to clear its debt arrears by September with the aim to tap international capital markets by the end of...

More than 400 newborn babies in SA infected with listeriosis

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) has reported that 412 of the 973 laboratory-confirmed listeriosis cases are babies less than 28 days old. Of...

Lawyers file appeals as pressure mounts to secure Lula’s release

As pro-Lula protesters built a resistance camp outside the Federal Police office in Curitiba, the capital city of Paraná state], where Brazil’s former president...

Mswati’s 8th wife commits suicide

By Web Master Senteni Masango, the eighth wife of Africa’s last absolute monarch, Swaziland’s King Mswati III, has died after committing suicide. She was found dead...

Lula defies prison order

Brazil’s former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva defied a judge’s order to turn himself in to police on Friday and start serving a 12-year prison...

South Africa ex-President Jacob Zuma charged with corruption

By Web Master South Africa's former President Jacob Zuma has been charged with corruption linked to a 1990s arms deal. After the 75-year-old's 15-minute appearance at...

Brazil’s top court rules that Lula can be jailed            


Brazil’s Supreme Court early on Thursday rejected former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s plea to avoid prison while he appeals a corruption conviction, in a...

Chinese mining firm risks lives in Mozambique

By Staff Reporter An irresponsible Chinese mining operation in Mozambique has put an entire coastal village of more than a thousand people at serious risk...

Lula loses procedural appeals

A Brazilian appeals court rejected on Monday final procedural objections raised by lawyers of former leftist President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva against his conviction for...

Malawi’s Supreme Court acquits Cashgate convict

The Supreme Court of Appeal has acquitted Maxwell Namata who was convicted on money laundering charges, related to the Cashgate scandal. Namata and his accomplice...

Brazil top court delays decision on blocking prison for Lula

Brazil’s Supreme Court on Thursday suspended its hearing of a plea from leftist former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva that he not be...

ZIM High Court Orders Grace Mugabe to Vacate Property she Occupied Illegally  

By Web Master Former Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe and her son Russel Goreraza have been ordered by the Zimbabwean High Court to leave three...

SA court grounds Gupta private jet

A High Court in Johannesburg has ordered that a private jet belonging to the controversial Gupta family be grounded. The Gupta family have a lease...

Bullets That Killed Brazil Activist Franco ‘Bought by Police’

The ammunition was apparently stolen and has been used in more than 50 crimes since, a source told Reuters on condition of anonymity. The 9mm...

Tesla boss in line for mega-pay deal

Electric carmaker Tesla, facing pressure on a number of fronts, is asking shareholders for a show of support for chief executive Elon Musk. The firm...

Zuma faces corruption trial

South Africa's former President Jacob Zuma is to face prosecution for 16 charges of corruption relating to a multi-billion-dollar arms deal. The case centres on...

Biggest gender pay gap reported at a UK bank

HSBC, the UK’s largest bank, said on Thursday that it also had the largest gender pay gap among large banks. Women are paid a staggering...

South Sudan runs out of cash

South Sudan has run out of cash and the economy will not be fixed unless the ongoing civil war is brought to a halt. President...

Sexual misconduct allegation cases reduce at UN

By Web Master The United Nations received 138 allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse last year and nearly half were against peacekeeping missions, a report...

US prosecutors seek death penalty for teenager

US prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for the teenager accused of killing 17 people at a Florida high school last month. Nikolas Cruz, 19,...

Zimbabwean doctors strike over pay, drug shortages

Doctors at public hospitals across Zimbabwe have gone on strike and will not return to work until the government meets their demands for better...

Nigerian consumers to pay more for cigarettes, alcohol

The Federal Government has approved an amendment to the excise duty rates for alcoholic beverages and tobacco products. The approval, according to the Minister of...

French automaker to build assembly plant in Namibia

France's leading car manufacturer PSA on Monday announced a joint venture agreement with Namibia Development Corporation to start up an assembly plant in the Southern African...

Lawyer launches lawsuit against Tiger Brands over listeriosis

South African Human rights lawyer Richard Spoor is launching a class action lawsuit against Tiger Brands, Enterprise’s parent company, for the listeriosis outbreak. Speaking on radio...

Zimbabwe gives mines, farmers six months to clear electricity bills

Zimbabwe’s state-owned electricity distributor has given businesses, including mines and large-scale farms, six months to clear their bills or risk being cut off and...

Guptas risk losing private jet

The embattled Gupta family could lose their private jet if a Canadian state-owned  bank is granted authority by the High Court. Export Development Canada has...
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