Africa

23 hours ago | August 3, 2020

Confirmed Covid-19 cases in SA surge past 500 000

JOHANNESBURG. — South Africa’s confirmed cases of Covid-19 have crossed half a million, its health ministry has ...

5 days ago | July 30, 2020

Disbelief as 88-year-old dies after explaining how he survived Covid-19

JOHANNESBURG. — Shortly after he inspired thousands of people when he went on video explaining how he had beaten ...

Zambia courts Chinese investment

LUSAKA. — Zambia’s Ambassador to China Winnie Chibesakunda has met with Cheng Qiuyan, director general for Guangdong ...

5 days ago | July 29, 2020

JUST IN: President mourns Minister Shiri

President Mnangagwa has sent a message of condolence following the death of Lands, Agriculture Water and Rural ...

6 days ago | July 28, 2020

JUST IN: VP Mohadi in Tanzania for Mkapa funeral

VP Kembo Mohadi left the country this morning to attend the funeral of former Tanzanian President Benjamin Mkapa who ...

1 week ago | July 27, 2020

Journalists need history to appreciate today’s discourse

Ranga Mataire Writing Black The media in Zimbabwe is a close subject to me. It is sad that 40 years after independence, ...

FIFPro suspend Cote d’Ivoire

ABIDJAN. — The International Federation of Professional Footballers (FIFPro) has suspended the Ivory Coast Footballers ...

1 week ago | July 25, 2020

B.W. Mkapa: “Mwalimu taught me the importance of listening”

by Phyllis Johnson Ben Mkapa was a colossus in Africa, like his mentor Mwalimu Julius Nyerere, but he did not see ...

2 weeks ago | July 24, 2020

JUST IN: Tanzania’s former president Benjamin Mkapa dies, ...

DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Tanzania’s former President Benjamin Mkapa, who served from 1995 to 2005, died in the early ...

3 weeks ago | July 16, 2020

From life without limbs to a life without limits

WINDHOEK. — In 2009, Hilma Jeremia gave birth to a baby girl named Josephina Johannes but she was left in disbelief ...

Zambia denies financing Rwandan rebels

Lusaka. — Zambia on Tuesday rejected claims that President Edgar Lungu had bankrolled a Rwandan rebel leader accused of ...

Alcohol ban lifting spiked Western Cape’s trauma cases — report

CAPE TOWN. — Hard-hitting statistics have been released by health authorities, which reinforces President Cyril ...

Parents oppose resumption of face-to-face classes

MAPUTO. — Parents and entities in the Mozambican province of Gaza have disagreed with the resumption of face-to-face ...

3 weeks ago | July 13, 2020

JUST IN: Mandela’s daughter dies

Nelson Mandela’s daughter – Zindziswa – who was serving as South Africa’s ambassador to Denmark has died.

4 weeks ago | July 6, 2020

JUST IN: First virtual meetings of Standing Committees of SADC PF begin

WINDHOEK- In what is being hailed as a novel initiative in the history of the SADC Parliamentary Forum, Standing ...