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February, 2018

  • 23 February

    Nigerians blast Buhari over what he asked Benue governor – Daily Post Nigeria

    Nigerians blast Buhari over what he asked Benue governor - Daily Post Nigeria

    Some Nigerians have taken to the Instagram accounts to react to a video clip where President Muhammadu Buhari was seen joking with governors before the commencement of the Council of State meeting on Thursday. The President was seen in the footage asking Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom, “How are your …

  • 23 February

    AG opposes making homosexuality legal in Kenya – Citizentv.co.ke

    AG opposes making homosexuality legal in Kenya

    The Attorney General is opposed to legalising homosexuality in Kenya. He has asked the court to dismiss a case seeking to decriminalise a section of the Penal Code that makes it illegal to have consensual same sex. Through lawyer Jeniffer Gitiri, the office strongly opposed the petition saying that declaring …

  • 23 February

    Marvel’s Black Panther is a boon for Nigeria’s homegrown comic superheroes

    Marvel’s Black Panther is a boon for Nigeria’s homegrown comic superheroes

    The euphoria around the Black Panther movie is well and truly alive in Nigeria. Across the country’s cinemas in major cities, screenings have steadily sold out since the movie’s release last week with some movie goers showing up in their best “Wakanda-like” attires. The appeal is clear: it’s a movie …

  • 23 February

    The Story of Elizabeth Tsvangirai – The Zimbabwe Mail

    The Story of Elizabeth Tsvangirai - The Zimbabwe Mail

    By Patience Sibanda (intern at Zimbabwe Democracy Institute) The ill-treatment of widows was more like a norm in traditional Zimbabwean societies as people knew little on human rights; this has however, continued to trend even in our modern Zimbabwe. Human rights are being preached every now and then but to …

  • 23 February

    Welcome, Business Insider South Africa

    Welcome, Business Insider South Africa

    Business Insider’s rapid global expansion continues with the launch of a South African edition. Business Insider South Africa went live on Friday, February 23, in partnership with Media24, the largest media company in Africa. Spread across legislative and commercial capitals, Business Insider South Africa has newsrooms in Cape Town and …

  • 23 February

    DP Ruto defends Kenya’s appetite for borrowing – Citizentv.co.ke

    DP Ruto defends Kenya

    Deputy President William Ruto on Friday defended the Jubilee government’s borrowing spree that has sunk the country into a Ksh.4.8 trillion debt. Speaking in Nyeri County when he commissioned the construction of Kiawara-Ngaringiro road, the Deputy President dispelled rumours that the rising debt is not sustainable. The country’s second in …

  • 23 February

    Nigeria Prisoners to Vote in 2019 Elections

    By Emeka Okonkwo Abuja — NIGERIA is finalising arrangements to enable prison inmates to vote in next year’s general elections. Discussions are at an advanced stage between the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and Nigeria Prisons Service (NPS) in that regard. Alhaji Bello Magaji Isah, the INEC Secretary in the …

  • 23 February

    Zimbabwe to Reclaim Breadbasket Status in Zambia

    By Marcus Mushonga Harare — ZIMBABWE, formerly the breadbasket of Africa and emerging from droughts as well ruinous policies, aims to make the most of the upcoming Agritech Expo Zambia to revive its fortunes. The Southern African country, which is enjoying a new lease of life following a new administration …

  • 23 February

    Zimbabwean parents do have birth certificates of their detained children

    Zimbabwean parents do have birth certificates of their detained children

    The department wants to repatriate the children‚ aged between two to 12‚ who are in South Africa without travel documents. They were travelling on November 11 from Zimbabwe to join their parents in Cape Town for Christmas. There were adults in the truck. The truck was intercepted at a Rustenburg …

  • 23 February

    Pyeongchang 2018: Nigerian athletes performance simply amazing — Elegbeleye – Vanguard News

    Pyeongchang 2018: Nigerian athletes performance simply amazing — Elegbeleye - Vanguard News

    Nigeria’s Chef de Mission to the 2018 Winter Olympics, Gbenga Elegbeleye, says he was impressed with the performance of Team Nigeria that made its debut in the Pyeongchang Games. Nigerian Women’s Bobsled Team Ngozi Onwumere, Akuoma Omeoga and Seun Adigun pose with flowers upon their arrival in Lagos, Nigeria, as …

  • 23 February

    3rd T20I (N), India tour of South Africa at Cape Town, Feb 24 2018

    3rd T20I (N), India tour of South Africa at Cape Town, Feb 24 2018

    Big Picture Here we are. Back where it all began. Exactly seven weeks ago, India’s tour to South Africa began with the (later-than-usual) New Year’s Test. The first day saw South Africa bowled out for 286 and India finish on 28 for 3. If nothing else, it promised a fiery, …

  • 23 February

    India, South Africa come full circle for tour

    India, South Africa come full circle for tour

    Big Picture Here we are. Back where it all began. Exactly seven weeks ago, India’s tour to South Africa began with the (later-than-usual) New Year’s Test. The first day saw South Africa bowled out for 286 and India finish on 28 for 3. If nothing else, it promised a fiery, …

  • 23 February

    Eskom Remains a Key Risk to South Africa

    Eskom Remains a Key Risk to South Africa

    By February 23, 2018, 8:01 AM EST South Africa’s power utility remains a major risk to the nation’s fiscal targets even as this week’s budget reverses some of the deterioration in the country’s finances, Fitch Ratings Ltd. said. Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd.’s “medium-term finances are under pressure from weak demand …

  • 23 February

    Parents fear worst for missing girls after Nigeria attack

    Parents fear worst for missing girls after Nigeria attack

    In this image taken from video, Lai Muhammed, Nigerian Minister of Information, speaks to the media in Dapchi, Yobe State, Nigeria, on Thursday Feb. 22, 2018. Parents in northern Nigeria say more than 100 girls are still missing three days after suspected Boko Haram extremists attacked their school. The announcement …

  • 23 February

    [Statement] End selfishness and start working Raila tells ODM

    [Statement] End selfishness and start working Raila tells ODM

    Ladies and Gentlemen; We have just come out of one of the toughest election battles in our history that tested our capacity beyond limits as a party and a nation. The election produced one of the strangest results; the lowest voter turnout in our history too.We are grateful to you …

  • 23 February

    Zimbabwe: Mugabe Breathes Fire Over Mnangagwa Rule

    Zimbabwe: Mugabe Breathes Fire Over Mnangagwa Rule

    Photo: The Herald Former president Robert and his wife Grace at a rally at the ruling party headquarters after the sacking of then vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa (file photo). Former president Robert Mugabe this week came out guns blazing at his successor President Emmerson Mnangagwa during his first ever briefing …

  • 23 February

    JUST IN: Datsun expands to into Zimbabwe

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    DATSUN has announced that it is launching the Datsun GO, GO+, as well as the Datsun GO+ PV (panel van), into the Zimbabwean market. A key strategic component of Datsun re-establishing itself with a strong independent brand identity is reportedly the expansion on the economically fast-growing continent of Africa. Des …

  • 23 February

    Kalonzo, Mudavadi join Raila in show of unity during ODM fete

    Kalonzo, Mudavadi join Raila in show of unity during ODM fete

    Kalonzo Musyoka and Musalia Mudavadi Raila Odinga in ODM’s delegates meeting. [Courtesy] Wiper’s Kalonzo Musyoka and ANC’s Musalia Mudavadi on Friday joined Opposition leader Raila Odinga during the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) delegates meeting in the wake of disquiet within NASA coalition. Speaking during the governor’s council meeting, Raila described …

  • 23 February

    Boko Haram has just kidnapped dozens more schoolgirls

    Boko Haram has just kidnapped dozens more schoolgirls

    DAPCHI, Nigeria — Dozens of schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram militants in northeast Nigeria are still missing after three days, the local governor said Thursday. Thousands of people have been kidnapped by the Islamist group during its near decade-long insurgency in the West African country. This week’s incident carries particular …

  • 23 February

    Deal Wizard of South African Gold Mining Is Scaring Investors

    Deal Wizard of South African Gold Mining Is Scaring Investors

    By February 23, 2018, 7:07 AM EST Investors might be running out of patience with Sibanye Gold Ltd.’s colorful chief executive, Neal Froneman. The South African miner’s stock plunged by a record 16 percent Thursday after the company warned it may consider selling assets, metals streams and — only as …