Zimbabwe Opposition MDC ‘will Expel Chinese Investors’

Zimbabwe Opposition MDC ‘will Expel Chinese Investors’

A Zimbabwean opposition leader has vowed to expel Chinese investors if he wins elections due in July. “They are busy asset-stripping the resources of the country,” Nelson Chamisa said at a May Day rally in the capital, Harare. The presidential polls will be the first since the resignation of long-serving ruler Robert Mugabe last year. […]

Zimbabwe Becomes Second African Nation To License Marijuana Cultivation

Zimbabwe Becomes Second African Nation To License Marijuana Cultivation

Zimbabweans can now apply for licences to grow cannabis for medical and research purposes, the government has said in a legal notice, making the southern African nation the second country in Africa to legalise cultivation of the plant. Lesotho last year announced the continent’s first licence to grow cannabis legally. Until now, it has been […]

British Man Survives Lion Attack at Wildlife Park in SA

British Man Survives Lion Attack at Wildlife Park in SA

A wildlife park owner was savagely mauled by a lion in front of screaming onlookers after he entered the animal’s enclosure. Mike Hodge, a 67-year-old British expat, was rushed to hospital with injuries to the neck and jaw following the shocking incident caught on film in South Africa. Pictures shows Mr Hodge smiling in his […]

Chad MPs To Vote On Increasing President’s Term

Chad MPs To Vote On Increasing President’s Term

Chad’s National Assembly is about to vote on a controversial change to the constitution. The proposal will increase presidential terms to six years with a limit of two terms. The current mandate is five years with no limits on re-election. The two-term limit would be effective from the next presidential election in 2021. That would […]

Ethiopian PM Wants Reduced Term Limits

Ethiopian PM Wants Reduced Term Limits

The recently appointed Ethiopian prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, says he is taking steps to introduce a two-term limit for the post he occupies. The constitution currently allows for unlimited terms. This is the latest in a number of reforms promised by Mr Abiy, although a state of emergency remains in place. His predecessor, Hailemariam Desalegn, […]

Tanzania Arrests Over Anti-Magfuli Protests

Tanzania Arrests Over Anti-Magfuli Protests

Police in Tanzania have arrested seven people in the south-eastern city of Arusha for their alleged role in planning an anti-government protest tomorrow, BBC Swahili reports. The city’s deputy police boss, Yusuph Ilembo, told reporters that the “government will not allow an illegal protest being planned by a few people to destabilise the country”. Organisers […]

Angolan Leader Sacks Army Chief And Spy Boss

Angolan Leader Sacks Army Chief And Spy Boss

Angolan President Joao Lourenco has sacked his army chief and head of the foreign secret service. This is the president’s latest purge against officials with links to his predecessor or those tainted by corruption allegations. Jose Eduardo dos Santos stepped down as president last September after 37 years. Mr Lourenco, nicknamed “JLo”, was hand-picked by […]

Zuma’s New Fiancee In Sugar Daddy Row

Zuma’s New Fiancee In Sugar Daddy Row

The woman who is set to become the seventh wife of South Africa’s ex-President Jacob Zuma has been forced to resign from her job at She Conquers, a non-governmental organisation, local media reports. Nonkanyiso Conco’s “affiliation” with Mr Zuma – 52 years her senior – was contrary to the organisation’s campaign to “empower young women […]

Mugabe Summoned Over ‘Diamond Theft’

Mugabe Summoned Over ‘Diamond Theft’

Zimbabwe’s parliament has summoned former President Robert Mugabe to give evidence about a claim he made about huge-scale diamond theft. Mr Mugabe accused foreign mining firms of “swindling” and “smuggling” in an interview on state-run TV in 2016. “The companies have virtually robbed us of our wealth,” he said, adding that the treasury had seen […]