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South Africa’s president in self-quarantine after Covid-19 contact

President Cyril Ramaphosa is in self-quarantine after a guest at a dinner the president attended on Saturday tested positive for COVID-19, the presidency said...

Zambian activists seek clarity on prison vote ahead of 2021 elections

The month of October in Zambia, has been characterized by a host of electoral issues, pertaining to the 2021 General elections. The first ever prison...

Is it legal to trade Forex in Zimbabwe?

Overview Apart from being the largest and most active financial market in the world, the Forex market is considered as one of the most valuable...

Namibians demonstrate against gender-based violence

Hundreds of Namibians on Thursday hit the streets of the country's capital Windhoek to demonstrate against recent cases of gender-based violence. They have demanded investigations...

Malawi’s President backtracks on creating one million jobs

Malawi's President Lazarus Chakwera has just spent 100 days in power but appears unwilling to fulfill one of his key promises he made to...

Lesotho: Violence against women costs economy $113 million annually

A Commonwealth report has revealed violence against women and girls costs Lesotho more than $113 million (about 1.9 billion Lesotho loti) a year. The report estimates the...

Angry Malawian lawmakers reject condom donation

Lawmakers in Malawi have rejected more than 200,000 condoms donated to them by the Aids Health Foundation. The Members of Parliament are angry about a...

Anti-foreigner sentiment re-emerges in South Africa

Xenophobic sentiments against foreigners in South Africa have emerged once again among locals. The hashtag #NigeriansMustGo has been trending on social media in South Africa...

Zambia: Young people drop out of school due to Covid-19

Some young people in some underprivileged communities in Zambia may not return to school this year, despite all education institutions having re-opened, because a...

UN sponsored sex education program in Zambia faces rejection

A sex education program being sponsored by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Zambia has been rejected by top government officials. UNFPA on its...

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Nigeria’s Okonjo-Iweala becomes first African to head the WTO

Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been voted as the new head of the World Trade Organization. She secured 104 out of 164 votes to become the...

South Africa’s president in self-quarantine after Covid-19 contact

President Cyril Ramaphosa is in self-quarantine after a guest at a dinner the president attended on Saturday tested positive for COVID-19, the presidency said...

Seychelles: The priest who became president after sixth attempt

In 1998, Wavel Ramkalawan, an Anglican cleric first contested as president of his country Seychelles. That was not going to be his last time but...

Philadelphia rocked by fresh unrest after police shooting

Hundreds of protesters in Philadelphia have marched through the city for a second night, demanding racial justice after police fatally shot a black man. The...

Tanzanians vote in crucial general elections

Tanzanians are voting on Wednesday in general elections as they choose a president and members of parliament. It will be the sixth multi party general...
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