Zimbabwe to hold elections in July: President

Zimbabwe’s first presidential and parliamentary elections since the end of former strongman Robert Mugabe’s long rule will take place in July, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on Saturday. The polls will be the first major test of the new leader, who took power in November after a de facto military coup forced the 94-year-old Mugabe to […]


Landslide Victory: Vladimir Putin wins Russian presidential election over 73 percent of the votes

Russian President Vladimir Putin has won a landslide re-election victory for a fourth term of office after securing 73.9 percent of the votes. President Putin had been predicted to win the election, which he contested along with seven other candidates. However, opposition leader Alexei Navalny was barred from running. Reuters reported Russia’s Central Election Commission recognized there were some irregularities, but not […]

Politics & Policy

Robert Mugabe says he never thought President Mnangagwa would turn against him

Zimbabwe’s former president Robert Mugabe, who was ousted last year, said he never thought new President Emmerson Mnangagwa would turn against him. In his first interview since he was ousted, Mugabe denounced Mnangagwa’s move to oust him last year as a coup. He said his departure from office in November is a “coup d’etat” that “we must […]

Business & Economy

Source: Angola prosecutors charge ex-central bank governor in $500 million fraud case

Angolan Prosecutors have charged former Central Bank governor Valter Filipe da Silva in relation to an alleged US$ 500 million fraud attempted against the government in 2017, Reuters reports quoting an anonymous source. The news has been trending in the southern African country, though the prosecutor’s office had not responded to requests for comment by […]


‘Most expensive African Player of all time’ – Cedric Bakambu unveiled by Chinese Super League side Beijing Guoan after ‘£65m’ move (Photos)

Democratic Republic of Congo striker, Cedric Bakambu has been unveiled by Chinese Super League club Beijing Guoan after signing a record-breaking deal of ‘£65million’ from Spanish club, Villarreal. The 26-year-old footballer was unveiled on Thursday alongside other players after he reportedly agreed on a long-term contract worth a reported £307,000 a week. ‘It was not an easy decision for me […]

Success Stories

20-year-old South African student builds robots from scrap to fend for family

20-year-old Mpho Makutu picks scrap metal, wires and card boxes from Johannesburg’s dump sites to build remote-controlled cars and battery-powered robots and cranes. He displays his inventions in the streets of Soweto where tourists pay to see how they work. The second-year mechanical engineering student uses the about $24 he earns during the weekends to […]