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EU may hit back at Trump’s trade tariffs

The European Union is considering applying 25 per cent tariffs on around $3.5 billion of imports from the United States if President Donald Trump...

Comcast offers to buy UK’s Sky TV

U S cable giant Comcast offered to buy Sky for $31 billion in an unsolicited approach, taking on Rupert Murdoch’s Fox and Bob Iger’s...

Ecuador-United Kingdom Talks on Julian Assanje Release Fail

Ecuador’s Foreign Minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa says the United Kingdom is unwilling to talk with the Andean country about the release of Julian Assange,...

Brazil prosecutor asks for court intervention in  Temer case

Brazil’s top prosecutor on Monday requested that the Supreme Court issue an order to prevent head of the federal police from interfering in a criminal investigation...

Morocco’s king undergoes successful heart surgery

Morocco’s King Mohammed VI underwent successful heart surgery in France on Monday, state news agency MAP reported. The 54-year old king was treated at a Paris...

StanChart increases CEO’s pay as profits surge

Standard Chartered Chief Executive Bill Winters saw his 2017 pay package bumped up 38 percent to 4.68 million pounds ($6.53 million) on Tuesday, as the...

Tanzanian MP sentenced for defaming Magufuli

A Tanzanian opposition MP has been handed a five-month prison sentence after being found guilty of defaming President John Magufuli, The Citizen news site...

VAT increase in SA irks unions

South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) leadership will meet next month and could recommend strikes to protest against the hike in the rate...

43.5 per cent gender pay disparity at Barclays International shocks UK government’s treasury oversight...

By Staff Reporter Female employees earn up to 43.5 per cent less at Barclays than men, according to gender pay gap figures the bank has...

‘Britain Would Collapse If It Tried to Pay Back the Money it Drained From...

Britain would collapse if it tried to pay back the money it drained from India, eminent economist Utsa Patnaik said at a conference at...

South africa increases VAT, fuel levy

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba announced increases in VAT and other taxes to generate an additional R36-billion this financial year. Delivering his 2018 budget speech in Parliament on Wednesday,...

$1 million dollar gold seized at Nairobi airport

By Staff Reporter Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) officials have intercepted gold worth 100 million Kenyan Shillings (about US$1 million) at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport...

Abolish death penalty, AI asks Botswana

Amnesty International says the death penalty anywhere in the world is an abhorrent act. Recently, 28-year-old Joseph Tselayarona, a Tswana, was hanged to death  for...

Brazil prisoners free hostages

Prisoners who rioted in an overcrowded Rio de Janeiro prison and took 18 hostages have released all the captives and the facility is under...

Zim University Vice-Chancellor Arrested Over Grace Mugabe’s PhD

By Staff Reporter University of Zimbabwe Vice-Chancellor, Levi Nyagura has been arrested over the ‘fake’ Doctorate degree awarded to former first lady of Zimbabwe, Grace...

Tutu cuts ties with Oxfam over sex scandals

The South African Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, has become the latest high-profile personality to end his ties with Oxfam after the...

SA police hunt for eldest of Gupta brothers

South Africa's ports of entry have been put on high alert after Ajay Gupta failed to appear in court in connection with the Estina Dairy Farm...

Weah pledges to change ‘racist’ constitution

Liberia’s President George Weah said he would seek to remove what he termed a racist clause in the country’s constitution that restricts citizenship to...

Odinga ‘inaugurates’ himself as president

Kenya's main opposition leader, Raila Odinga, has declared himself the ‘people's president’ at a controversial ‘swearing-in’ ceremony in the capital Nairobi. Thousands of his supporters...

Registrar of Societies writes SP over Daily Nation story

By Staff Reporter The office of Registrar of Societies has asked Socialist Party General Secretary Dr Cosmas Musumali to explain the authenticity of Monday's Daily...

Brazil’s Lula says ‘persecution’ only making him more popular

Former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said Saturday that efforts to block him from seeking re-election were only making him stronger, in...

Tsvangira’s health deteriorates

Zimbabwea’s Movement for Democratic Change leader Morgan Tsvangirai is reportedly battling for his life in South Africa where he is receiving medical attention. Tsvangirai, a...

Mosho applies to be joined to M’membe’s petition in ConCourt

By Staff Reporter LUSAKA lawyer Lewis Mosho has applied to be joined to a matter where Dr Fred M’membe has petitioned the Constitutional Court, in...

NUMSA members shutdown Wits University, Demand 12 % wage increase

By Staff Reporter Members of South Africa’s National Union of Metalworkers at the Witwatersrand University in Johannesburg have today staged a strike demanding a 12...

Cholera stabilises in Kinshasa

By Staff Reporter The cholera outbreak in the DR Congo capital, Kinshasa has stabilized, according to the charity Medecins Sans Frontieres. The latest outbreak had affected...

Brazil’s neo-liberal capitalists will stop at nothing to downplay Lula’s pro-poor achievements – NUMSA

By Staff Reporter FORMER Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is the victim of a political witch-hunt and the instruments of the state have...

40 per cent Zim girls sexually active before age 18

By Staff Reporter Female adolescents in Zimbabwe are at risk of harmful consequences, including dying in childbirth, warns Amnesty International (AI). According to a report AI...

Brazilian court upholds corruption charges against Lula

Despite the ruling, Lula da Silva does not face immediate arrest or disqualification from the 2018 presidential race. A Brazilian appellate court on Wednesday upheld...

Mnangagwa directs his ministers to declare assets

By Staff Reporter Zimbabwe’s President Emerson Mnangagwa has directed all his ministers and other senior public officers to declare their assets as a way of...

Namibian court convicts Chinese over timber smuggled from Zambia

By Staff Reporter A COURT in Namibia has convicted and fined a Chinese national for smuggling timber from Zambia into that country. According to a statement...
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