Africa needs solid plans for growth

CAPE TOWN. — Countries in sub-Saharan Africa require strong and sustainable growth plans to ensure periods of sharp growth don’t end in a hard landing, a working paper by the International Monetary F...
Rhino Poaching

Rhino poacher jailed 20 years

JOHANNESBURG. – A Mozambican rhino poacher caught at the Kruger National Park has been jailed for 20 years, police said. Mapoyisa Mahlauli (30), was sentenced on Thursday following his arrest l...
Faure Gnassingbe

Israel-Africa summit in Togo postponed

LOME/JERUSALEM. – The Israeli Foreign Ministry says an Israel-Africa summit scheduled for next month in Togo has been postponed. In a statement yesterday, the ministry said the decision had com...

Ethiopia marks New Year

ADDIS ABABA. — Ethiopia, with its own calendar, will be starting its New Year 2010, today, and citizens were yesterday busy preparing for celebrations.
President Magufuli

Tanzania to nationalise seized Petra gems

DAR ES SALAAM. — Tanzania said on Saturday it planned to nationalise diamonds whose value it put at $29.5 million belonging to a mine majority owned by London-listed Petra Diamonds after it accused t...

TAZARA signs MOU with Bombardier

DAR-ES-SALAAM. – The Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority (TAZARA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bombardier Transportation, the rail equipment division of the Canadian firm B...

Namibia to host digitisation meeting

WINDHOEK/LUSAKA. — Namibia will host the 5th Africa and Digitisation Conference and the 25th Anniversary of the Southern Africa Broadcasting Association (SABA), later this month, a SABA official said...
Lt. Gen Khoantle Motsomotso

Lesotho army commander gunned down

MASERU. – Lesotho’s army commander was shot dead by rival officers at a barracks yesterday – the assassination likely to revive instability in the mountainous kingdom.
Uhuru Kenyatta

Kenyatta, Odinga clash over poll date

NAIROBI. – Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga  said yesterday his coalition would not participate in the re-run of a presidential election proposed for October 17 unless it is given “legal a...