Zuma unfazed by opposition

PRETORIA/CAPE TOWN. – President Zuma has told supporters not to concern themselves with criticism by opposition parties, as that is the job of the opposition.
Adama Barrow

Gambia gets first female parly speaker

BANJUL. – The Gambia’s first female barrister was sworn in on Tuesday as National Assembly speaker, days after the African country’s United Democratic Party (UDP) emerged from decades in opposi...

Madagascar deports Kenyan drug peddler

NAIROBI. – Kenyan police yesterday confirmed receiving a key drug suspect who was deported from Madagascar after being linked to the $220 000 worth of heroin that was destroyed in the Indian Oc...
Joseph Kabila

Kabila names new prime minister

KINSHASA. — Democratic Republic of Congo president Joseph Kabila named a former member of the largest opposition party as prime minister on Friday, a move likely to further divide Kabila’s opponents ...

South Africa nuclear tender set for June

JOHANNESBURG. — South Africa’s tender for the estimated 1 trillion rand ($72 billion) expansion of its nuclear power plants will begin in June when state utility Eskom requests proposals from compani...

43 dead in Egypt Palm Sunday attack

TANTA. — At least 43 people were killed in bomb attacks on two Egyptian Coptic churches on Palm Sunday that included the seat of the Coptic Pope, the latest assault on a religious minority increasing...
President Zuma

Peaceful demos rock SA

Johannesburg. – Tens of thousands of protesters marched through South African cities on Friday in an opposition-organised demonstration, as a second ratings agency downgraded the country’s debt...
Prime Minister Samy Badibanga

Congo PM resigns

Kinshasa. — Congolese Prime Minister Samy Badibanga formally resigned yesterday, two days after President Joseph Kabila pledged to appoint a new prime minister under a stalled power-sharing agreement...