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U.S.$400m Deal Divides Ministers In Zimbabwe

U.S.$400m Deal Divides  Ministers In Zimbabwe

Cabinet’s shock decision this week to cancel the US$400 million National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) recapitalisation deal won by the Diaspora Infrastructure Development Group (DIDG) and South African rail, ports and pipeline utility, Transnet, has sharply divided government and sucked in the military, as the battle to control one of Zimbabwe’s largest parastatals intensifies. Informed […]

Mozambique Votes Amid Security, Fraud Concerns

Mozambique Votes Amid Security, Fraud Concerns

Mozambique held general elections Tuesday, with pundits saying it could be the biggest test yet for Frelimo, the party which has been in power since independence.  The president said the elections are being closely observed.  But civil society groups say thousands of would-be election monitors were denied credentials by the authorities. As Mozambique went to […]

Over 130,000 People Displaced By Fighting In NorthEastern Syria

Over 130,000 People Displaced By Fighting In NorthEastern Syria

More than 130,000 people have been displaced from rural areas around the northeast Syrian border towns of Tel Abyad and Ras al-Ain as a result of fighting between Turkish-led forces and Kurdish militia, the United Nations said on Sunday. In a statement, the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said OCHA and other […]

Turkey bombards Syrian Kurdish Militia As Death Toll Mounts

Turkey bombards Syrian Kurdish Militia As Death Toll Mounts

Turkish warplanes and artillery hit Kurdish militia targets in northeast Syria on the third day of an offensive that has killed hundreds of people, forced tens of thousands to flee and turned Washington’s establishment against President Donald Trump. The incursion, launched after Trump withdrew U.S. troops who had been fighting alongside Kurdish forces against Islamic […]

Zimbabwe Electricity Price Shoots Up By 320%

Zimbabwe Electricity Price Shoots Up By 320%

Zimbabwe’s power regulator has increased the average electricity price by 320%. The decision was taken to allow it to ramp up production and improve supplies amid daily power cuts. Essentially, the electricity company needs more money to pay for things like diesel to power the generators. Zimbabwe is grappling with the worst economic crisis since […]

Iranian Hackers Targeted US 2020 Campaign, says Microsoft

Iranian Hackers Targeted US 2020 Campaign, says Microsoft

Hackers that appear to be linked to Iran’s government have targeted the 2020 US presidential election, according to tech company Microsoft. The group attacked more than 200 email accounts, some of which belonged to people associated with “a US presidential campaign”, it said. The target was President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign, sources told Reuters news […]

Presidential Pardons Won’t Stop Crisis – Seperatists

Presidential Pardons Won’t Stop Crisis – Seperatists

Cameroon separatists said the release of more than 300 fighters ordered by President Paul Biya is not enough to stop the war that has killed at least 2,000 people in the central African state. Separatists said calm can only return if leaders sentenced to life in prison are unconditionally freed. The president’s order came during […]

Withdraw Free Condoms And Issue Sanitary Pads

Withdraw Free Condoms And Issue Sanitary Pads

Women’s rights activists who attended the Women’s Indaba have called upon the government to stop the distribution of free condoms and channel the resources to avail free sanitary pads instead. The activists also lashed out at MPs who have been advocating re-usable sanitary pads arguing there is no running water for this in the country’s […]

President Macky Sall Pardons Political Rival Khalifa Sall

President Macky Sall Pardons Political Rival Khalifa Sall

Senegal President Macky Sall has pardoned one of his chief political rivals, the charismatic former mayor of Dakar, Khalifa Sall, who was jailed in 2018 on corruption charges. Khalifa Sall, who is no relation to the president, was arrested in March 2017 on suspicion of embezzling 1.8 billion CFA francs ($3 million) in public funds. […]

Former UK Government Lawyer Daren Timson-Hunt, Sentenced For ‘Upskirting’ Woman On Tube

Former UK Government Lawyer Daren Timson-Hunt, Sentenced For ‘Upskirting’ Woman On Tube

A former British government lawyer was placed on the sex offenders’ register on Thursday after he admitted “upskirting” a woman on a London train in one of the first convictions under a new law to tackle the predatory crime. Daren Timson-Hunt, 54, secretly filmed under the woman’s clothes as he sat next to her and […]

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