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 […]

Africa Internet: How do Gov’ts Shut It Down?

Africa Internet: How do Gov’ts Shut It Down?

No Facebook, Twitter or WhatsApp. That’s what’s becoming increasingly common in some African countries, where governments have periodically shut down the internet or blocked social media platforms. It’s a year since Chad blocked access to the most popular social media sites. Sudan had limited access during anti-government protests, as did the authorities in Zimbabwe. Digital […]

Zimbabwe Woman To Get A Solar-Powered House And $1,000 Monthly Allowance After She Walked Long Distance To Donate Relief Materials To Cyclone Idai Flooding Victims

Zimbabwe Woman To Get A Solar-Powered House And $1,000 Monthly Allowance After She Walked Long Distance To Donate Relief Materials To Cyclone Idai Flooding Victims

An elderly Zimbabwean woman will be rewarded with a solar-powered house and $1,000 monthly allowance after she walked a long distance to donate relief materials to Cyclone Idai flooding victims. Zimbabwe’s richest man, Strive Masiyiwa promised to build the woman a house and place her on an attractive monthly allowance for her kindness.   The poor woman walked […]

Now Cholera Hits Mozambique After Cyclone Idaa

Now Cholera Hits Mozambique After Cyclone Idaa

A week after the flooded Mozambican port of Beira was hit by Cyclone Idai, cases of cholera have been recorded, a humanitarian aid group said on Friday. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) warned of the risk of other outbreaks, already noting an increase in malaria. The storm has so […]

Algerias Protest ‘Biggest In Memory’

Algerias Protest ‘Biggest In Memory’

Thousands have gathered in Algeria’s capital to demand the immediate resignation of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika despite him dropping his bid for a fifth term. The BBC’s Mohamed Arezki Himeur in Algiers says it is the biggest protest in memory, with people of all ages packing out the capital’s boulevards. Police have fired tear gas at […]

Algerian President Says He will Not Run Again After Weeks of Protests

Algerian President Says He will Not Run Again After Weeks of Protests

The Algerian president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, has withdrawn his bid for a fifth term in office after mass protests against his rule and postponed elections scheduled for April to allow for consultation on reforms “for a new generation”. Bouteflika made the surprise announcement on Monday in a letter to the Algerian people released by his office. […]