Africa

3 weeks ago | January 30, 2020

Rand edges high

The Euro-South African Rand (EUR/ZAR) exchange edged higher today, with the pairing currently trading around R16,087 as ...

3 weeks ago | January 29, 2020

Motsepe apologises

JOHANNESBURG. – I’m aware of the lively, diverse and at times emotional debate in the global media and on social ...

Lagos to ban motorbikes from most of metropolis

LAGOS. – Nigeria’s business capital Lagos will ban commercial motorcycles from many areas of the city, citing ...

3 weeks ago | January 28, 2020

Hot, dry weather worries cocoa farmers

ABIDJAN. – Farmers in Ivory Coast’s cocoa regions said yesterday more rain was needed to boost the ...

We must act immediately: UN

NAIROBI. – Swarms of hungry locusts are devouring crops in Eastern Africa, the worst invasion of the insects in ...

Isabel dos Santos’ Portugal funds embezzled — Angolan prosecutor

LUANDA. – Angola’s chief prosecutor last Friday said funds that Isabel dos Santos, who is accused of ...

SA power cuts hit sales

Woolworths has blamed slower sales on load shedding and unseasonal weather. Yesterday morning Woolworths released a ...

IMF aid to Congo on hold

Talks to salvage a tentative $1,7 billion debt restructuring between Congo Republic and energy traders Glencore and ...

3 weeks ago | January 27, 2020

Naira devaluation

The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Friday foreclosed the possibility of ...

WB tips Kenya

Kenya should consider slowing its borrowing for President Uhuru Kenyatta’s key legacy projects to pave the way for ...

4 weeks ago | January 25, 2020

SHARUKO on Saturday: Yes, I’m back folks, ain’t you got no ...

EVERYTHING eventually comes to an end - be it in life, a summer break to recharge batteries and, if you are a Liverpool ...

4 weeks ago | January 24, 2020

No more new kapenta fishing permits at Kariba – Government

GOVERNMENT has suspended the issuing of new kapenta fishing licences in Lake Kariba saying the number of rigs has now ...

74-year-old Pharaoh tops soccer’s senior citizens log table

“The Egyptian Football Association has announced the registration of what it believes is the oldest professional player ...

Kaitano, Mapeza go head-to-head again

FOR the second time, in as many months, the two high-flying Zimbabwean coaches in the South African Premiership — ...

Locusts approach common border of Uganda, Kenya

KAMPALA. – Ugandan Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda said the country is on high alert as locusts draw close to the ...