African Studies

Nigeria MPC Unlikely to Hold Meeting Next Week

It’s unlikely that the Nigerian central bank’s Monetary Policy Committee will meet as scheduled next week to decide on interest rates because new …

Economy

Somali authorities say troops rescue 32 children from "terrorist schoo

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somali authorities said troops stormed a school run by al Shabaab on Thursday night and rescued 32 children who had been taken as recruits by the Islamist militant group.<p>“The 32 children are safe and the government is looking after them. It is unfortunate that terrorists are …

Al-Shabaab

Kenya Has 'No Problem' With Trump Racist Remarks

United States President Donald Trump<p>Kenya says it has no problem with the obscene word used by US President Donald Trump to describe African …

Donald Trump

Trump's vulgar Africa comment morphs into tourism campaigns

JOHANNESBURG – First, there was outrage in Africa at President Donald Trump's vulgar comment about the continent. Now some tourism operators are humorously exploiting it to promote Africa's many attractions.<p>Trump referred to African nations as "shithole countries" last week during a meeting in …

Africa

Mauritius largest source of FDI in India, says RBI

Mauritius was the largest source of foreign investment in India, followed by the US and the UK, according to a census by the Reserve Bank. Singapore …

India

Zimbabwe ruling party fires 11 Mugabe allies from parliament

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's ruling ZANU-PF party has fired from parliament 11 allies of former leader Robert Mugabe, as President Emmerson Mnangagwa continues a purge of officials that publicly supported his old boss and wife Grace.<p>Mnangagwa came to power in November after 93-year-old Mugabe was …

World News

Operation 'Get Zuma': Could This Weekend Be The End?

<b>ANALYSIS</b>In 21 days, the new ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa and his team want to see the government set a different tone with the annual state of the …

Africa

Republican Ed Royce’s respectful interest in Africa will be missed

A believer in market-based development, he was an original sponsor of the 2000 African Growth and Opportunity Act to encourage investment in African …

Business (South Africa)

News24.com | Zimbabwe mourns Bennett, 'sharpest thorn' in Mugabe's side

Zimbabwe is mourning Roy Bennett, a white founding member of the main opposition party who died in a helicopter crash in the United States.

News (South Africa)

N West government wants dignified funeral for Mangope

Former Bophuthatswana homeland leader Lucas Mangope will be given a dignified funeral, North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo said on Friday.<p>“The Office …

News (South Africa)

Winnie has no claim to Madiba's Qunu home, SCA rules

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has lost her claim to Nelson Mandela’s house in Qunu following a Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) ruling on Friday.

Nelson Mandela

Who was Lucas Mangope? Certainly a figure that continues to divide opinion

Image Credits: Roger Jackson / Central Press / Getty Images<p>On Friday morning South Africa woke up to the news of the passing of former Bophuthatswana …

Africa

"Trump must address alleged racist remarks" - SABC News - Breaking news, special reports, world, business, sport coverage of all South African current events. Africa's news leader.

African Ambassadors to the United Nations have suggested that President Donald Trump directly address concerns regarding his alleged racist remarks …

Donald Trump

South African lenders give support for Steinhoff’s European ops

Steinhoff, the retail conglomerate at the centre of multiple probes into its financing practices, said it had secured support from its lenders to …

Africa

Zimbabwe's Silent Revolution: Public Wi-Fi

Thulani Nenji had stopped his car at a traffic signal in the central business district of Harare on a Tuesday last July, when a Wi-Fi–enabled …

Wi-Fi

Zimbabwean Lawmakers Expelled After Being Axed by Ruling Party

Zimbabwe’s ruling African National Union-Patriotic Front asked parliament to expel 10 of its legislators who’d been ejected from the party’s ranks in …

Business

Zimbabwean Politician Roy Bennett Dies Helicopter Crash in U.S.

Zimbabwean Politician Roy Bennett Dies Helicopter Crash in U.S.Roy Bennett, a prominent opposition figure, has been killed with his wife in a …

Africa

News24.com | ANC's land reform will bring no 'Garden of Eden'

Issues around land reform are often driven by sentiment rather than looking at the hard economic and political realities that would ensue should …

South African Politics

Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa Plans Billions in Compensation, Bond Sale

Zimbabwe’s new president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, said he plans to pay billions of dollars in compensation for land improvements to white farmers who …

Africa

What triggered the oil price plunge of 2014-2016 and why it failed to deliver an economic impetus in eight charts

Download the <i>January 2018 Global Economic Prospects</i> report.<p>The 2014-16 collapse in oil prices was driven by a growing supply glut, but failed to …

Economy

Tunisians are losing faith in the ballot box

DESPITE his best efforts, when President Beji Caid Essebsi visited Ettadhamen (“solidarity”) on January 14th, he did not engender much harmony. …

Africa

Africa: AfDB Must Lead Fight to End Poverty in Africa - Finance Minister

Nigeria has urged the African Development Bank, AfDB, to lead the fight to end extreme poverty ravaging conflict affected states in Africa by …

Africa

Zimbabwe fires more than 30 police commanders: state-owned Herald newspaper

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe has fired more than 30 senior police commanders as part of a process to clean up the image of the force, the state-owned Herald newspaper reported in its online edition on Thursday quoting unnamed police sources.<p>Police in the southern African country had become deeply …

World News

No apology from US ambassador to UN after Trump’s ‘outrageous’ Africa remarks

US ambassador Nikki Haley has told African envoys that “Africa is very important for the United States,” but she did not apologise for President …

World Leaders

Nigerian bishops deplore dehumanizing trends of violence

Abuja, Nigeria, Jan 18, 2018 / 09:08 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Nigeria's bishops challenged government authorities Tuesday to resolve the country’s …

Nigeria

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 …

Africa

JUST IN: Reserve Bank Governor to steer International and Monetary Finance Committee

Cape Town – Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago has been appointed chair of the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC).<p>The Reserve …

Business (South Africa)

Kenya:President Fights to Quell Rebellion in Ruling Party

[Nation] President Uhuru Kenyatta has stepped in to quell nascent rebellion within his Jubilee Party, ordering members of four National Assembly …

Africa

Fin24.com | Top6 on Fin24: SARB keeps repo at 6.75%, Eskom could collapse SA economy, Viceroy unmasked

ICYMI: A roundup of Thursday's must-read financial and economic news.

Business (South Africa)

Nigeria:Buhari, Other African Leaders to Grace Weah's Inauguration

[Vanguard] President Muhammadu Buhari is among African leaders that have indicated interest to attend the inauguration of Liberia's President-elect, …

George Weah