East Libya Bans Travel For Those Aged Between 18 and 45

East Libya Bans Travel For Those Aged Between 18 and 45

Eastern Libya has banned men and women between the ages of 18 and 45 from travelling abroad without permission. The region’s military chief of staff, Abdelrazzak Al-Naduri, said the aim of the move was to prevent people from joining terrorist groups abroad. Libya has rival administrations in the east and west, and much of the […]

Ex-spy Chief Arrested In Gambia

Ex-spy Chief Arrested In Gambia

Gambia’s former spymaster and head of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Yankuba Badjie, has been arrested. Rights groups say the NIA was involved in the disappearance and torture of critics of ex-President Yahya Jammeh. Mr Badjie is the first of Mr Jammeh’s security officials to be taken into custody by the new government. Mr Jammeh […]

President Mugabe Rules Out Retirement Hhead Of 93rd Birthday

President Mugabe Rules Out Retirement Hhead Of 93rd Birthday

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe who will be 93 tomorrow, February 21, 2017, has ruled out retirement saying he has no ‘acceptable’ successor in place. ‘The call to step down must come from my party, my party at the congress, my party at central committee. But then what do you see? It’s the opposite. They want […]

Even a Dead Robert Mugabe Could Stand In Zimbabwe Election – Wife

Even a Dead Robert Mugabe Could Stand In Zimbabwe Election – Wife

The wife of Zimbabwe’s 92-year-old President, Robert Mugabe, has said that he is so popular that if he died, he could run as a corpse in next year’s election and still win votes. Grace Mugabe, 51, was addressing a rally of the governing Zanu-PF party. Mr Mugabe has governed Zimbabwe since the end of white-majority […]

DR Congo Vote ‘Too Expensive’ At $1.8Bn

DR Congo Vote ‘Too Expensive’ At $1.8Bn

The Democratic Republic of Congo will not be able to afford an agreed presidential election this year, the government says. Budget Minister Pierre Kangudia said the cost of organising the poll, which was said to be $1.8bn (£1.5bn), was too expensive. Last year the government and the opposition agreed that new elections would be held […]

South Africans To Protest Against Foreigners Next Week

South Africans To Protest Against Foreigners Next Week

There will be a protest match in Pretoria next week against foreign nationals. Our South African brothers and sisters are complaining about foreigners getting their jobs and many illegal foreigners doing underhand businesses. All Zambians living in Pretoria, please make sure you are moving with care and please move only when there is a need […]

Zimbabwean Woman Pledges Daughter As Tithe

Zimbabwean Woman Pledges Daughter As Tithe

A Zimbabwean woman who suffered a number of miscarriages early in her marriage has offered her daughter as tithe to her church leader. The woman identified as Convictions Mapfumo from Sally Mugabe Height gave her child, a grade three student to Bishop Susan Zika Dube, the founder of  Holy Baptist Apostolic Church. Mapfumo is said […]

South African’s Jacob Zuma Deploys Troops To State Address SONA

South African’s Jacob Zuma Deploys Troops To State Address SONA

South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma has ordered the deployment of about 440 troops to maintain law and order in parliament for his annual state of the nation address on Thursday. Opposition parties have condemned the decision as a “declaration of war”. Previous addresses by Mr Zuma have been marred by protests and brawls as opposition […]

Gambian President Adama Barrow Scraps Four-Day Working Week

Gambian President Adama Barrow Scraps Four-Day Working Week

The Gambia’s new president has scrapped the four-day week introduced by his predecessor Yahya Jammeh. In a statement Adama Barrow said that public sector employees would now have to work a half-day on Fridays too. Four years ago, Mr Jammeh had said the country’s mainly Muslim population should use Fridays to pray, socialise and tend […]

Dlamini-Zuma Says Africa Closer To Having All Children Immunized

WE are closer than ever to ensuring that all children in Africa have an equal shot at a healthy and productive life, says outgoing African Union Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. During an African Heads of State meeting to advance immunization in Africa held in Addis Ababa on the sidelines of the 28th African Union (AU) […]

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