Sudan Crisis: Cash Hoard Found at Al-Bashir’s Home

Sudan Crisis: Cash Hoard Found at Al-Bashir’s Home

A large hoard of cash has been found at the home of Sudan’s ousted president Omar al-Bashir and he is now being investigated for money laundering, prosecutors say. Security services found euros, dollars and Sudanese pounds totalling more than $130m (£100m). The ex-leader was placed under house arrest after months of protests led to his […]

From President to Prison: Sudan’s Ex-President Sent To Prison

From President to Prison: Sudan’s Ex-President Sent To Prison

Sudan’s ex-President Omar al-Bashir has been taken into a maximum security jail where until recently he used to lock up political prisoners. Sudan’s former President Omar al-Bashir has been moved to Kobar maximum security prison, days after he was deposed in a military coup. Reports say the ex-leader has until now been detained at the […]

Uganda Would ‘Consider’ Granting Al-Bashir Asylum

Uganda Would ‘Consider’ Granting Al-Bashir Asylum

A Ugandan official said his government would consider granting asylum to al-Bashir because of his role in mediating a peace deal in neighbouring South Sudan. “If Uganda is approached to grant asylum to Bashir it is an issue that can be considered at the highest level of our leadership,” Henry Okello Oryem, state minister for […]

African Union Threatens To Suspend Sudan Over Recent Military Coup

African Union Threatens To Suspend Sudan Over Recent Military Coup

On Monday, the African Union threatened to suspend Sudan following last week’s coup that saw Omar al-Bashir ousted by the military after nearly three decades in power.   If the military led junta fails to hand power to civilians within 15 days, the AU will suspend “the participation of Sudan in all AU’s activities until the restoration of constitutional order,” the […]

Ghana Shifts Attention From Tax Driven Economy To Production Driven Economy

Ghana Shifts Attention From Tax Driven Economy To Production Driven Economy

While some African countries are considering increasing Value Added Tax (VAT) also known as Goods and Services Tax (GST), GHANA is already thinking outside the box. To save us the boredom of reading long stories, let me summarize here: Ghana has abolished VAT/GST on real estate sales. Ghana has abolished VAT on financial services. Ghana […]

Kenyan Pilot Saves 152 Lives From Another Plane Disaster

Kenyan Pilot Saves 152 Lives From Another Plane Disaster

Tuesday April 9, 2019-An internal investigative report by Kenya Airways has revealed how Kenyan pilot maneuvered to save a plane and its 152 passengers after one of its engines caught fire mid-air just after leaving the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA). The plane, Boeing 787 Dreamliner, was destined for OR-Tambo Airport, in Johannesburg, South Africa […]

Zimbabwe Sets Aside $17,5m to Compensate Displaced White Farmers

Zimbabwe Sets Aside $17,5m to Compensate Displaced White Farmers

– Zimbabwe is to start paying compensation this year to thousands of white farmers who lost land under former president Robert Mugabe’s land reform nearly two decades ago, the government said, as it seeks to bring closure to a highly divisive issue. Two decades ago Mugabe’s government carried out at times violent evictions of 4,500 […]

Dangote Withdrew $10M Just To Look at It

Dangote Withdrew $10M Just To Look at It

Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote, known as Africa’s richest man, told a forum in Ivory Coast on Saturday how he once took $10 million in cash out of the bank just to look at it and get it into his head that this was real money, not just figures on paper. “When you’re young your first […]

Zimbabwe Govt Hikes Salaries

Zimbabwe Govt Hikes Salaries

The Zimbabwe Government on Wednesday announced a salary increment for its workers to cushion the effect of rising cost of living. Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare Minister, Sekai Nzenza, said at a news conference that the government had offered a cost of living adjustment of 400 million RTGS dollars. Nzenza said this would be […]

Protests Force Algeria’s President to Resign

Protests Force Algeria’s President to Resign

Algeria’s President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has resigned after weeks of mass protests, the state news agency APS reports. Mr Bouteflika, who had been in power for 20 years, had already dropped plans to seek a fifth term as opposition to his rule grew. The powerful Algerian army had called for the 82-year-old to be declared incapable […]

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