Zimbabwe War Veterans End Backing For Robert Mugabe

Zimbabwe War Veterans End Backing For Robert Mugabe

Zimbabwe’s war veterans’ association, which has played a key and sometimes violent role in supporting President Robert Mugabe, has released a statement withdrawing its backing for him. It accuses Mr Mugabe of dictatorial tendencies, egocentrism and misrule. It was not immediately clear if all of the war veterans agreed with the text. Pressure on Mr […]

Zuma: I Never Went To School And Thats Why i Fail to Count Numbers

Zuma: I Never Went To School And Thats Why i Fail to Count Numbers

Johannesburg- President Jacob Zuma has told a group of Tembisa primary school pupils about the importance of education, and how he had to educate himself. “I never went to school, but I educated myself. I’m proud of that,” he told pupils at Marhulana Primary School, one of the oldest schools in the country. “I took […]

Morocco Seeks To Rejoin African Union After Western Sahara Row

Morocco Seeks To Rejoin African Union After Western Sahara Row

Morocco has sent a special envoy to lobby African leaders to rejoin the African Union 32 years after it left in a row over Western Sahara. Taib Fassi Fihri met Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta in Nairobi and said Morocco wants to re-join the AU without any preconditions. Morocco claims Western Sahara as part of its […]

Grace Mugabe Flees Burning Zimbabwe With Daughter And Grandchild

Grace Mugabe Flees Burning Zimbabwe With Daughter And Grandchild

Harare – First Lady Grace Mugabe yesterday reportedly left the country for Singapore ahead of today’s nationwide stay away against President Robert Mugabe and his government’s failure to turn around the economy and deal with corruption. The country is going through an economic meltdown, which has seen government failing to pay civil servants on time. […]

Zimbabweans Take To The Street To Oust Mugabe

Zimbabweans Take To The Street To Oust Mugabe

News filtering in from neighbouring Zimbabwe indicates that Zimbabweans have chosen to take their country back by force due to Police brutality. Sources reveal that the Police Chief has surrendered to the masses, and today all Civil servants are protesting, and tomorrow they want to win their country back. “I can reliably inform you that […]

Nigerian Anti-Corruption Singer Kidnapped

Nigerian Anti-Corruption Singer Kidnapped

A Nigerian singer known for singing about corrupt politicians has been found five days after he was kidnapped. Police say Ado Halliru Daukaka, who is currently recuperating in a hospital, was found unconscious and emaciated. Daukaka told the BBC’s Isa Sanusi that he was tricked into a car on Friday morning by kidnappers. He had […]

SA President Zuma Told To Repay $500,000

SA President Zuma Told To Repay $500,000

South Africa’s treasury has recommended President Jacob Zuma pay back $509,000 (£385,000) to the government for upgrades made to his private home. This comes after the country’s highest court ruled earlier this year that Mr Zuma repay some of the $23m of public funds spent on his house in 2009. The upgrades included an amphitheatre, […]

Senegal Ex-Leader Son Freed From Jail

Senegal Ex-Leader Son Freed From Jail

The son of Senegal’s ex-President Abdoulaye Wade has been freed from prison after receiving a presidential pardon, the government has said. Karim Wade served three years of a six-year sentence for illegally enriching himself during his father’s rule. He left Senegal immediately after his release for Qatar, a justice ministry spokesman said. Karim Wade was […]

DR Congo Warlord Jailed For War Crimes

DR Congo Warlord Jailed For War Crimes

Congolese ex-rebel leader Jean-Pierre Bemba has been jailed for 18 years following a landmark conviction at the International Criminal Court (ICC) for war crimes and sexual violence. Bemba, a former vice-president of DR Congo, was convicted in March of crimes committed in the neighbouring Central African Republic (CAR) in 2002-2003. He was accused of failing […]

Zimbabwe Bans Weaves!

Zimbabwe Bans Weaves!

“Guys is Nivea banned also?” That was the question from one anxious Twitter user in Zimbabwe after news broke that the authorities were limiting imports of a vast range of goods – including beauty products. Among the things Zimbabwean retailers will no longer be allowed to freely bring into the country are jam, mayonnaise, wardrobes […]

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