Africa

Zimbabwe parliament sets May 9 to quiz Mugabe over $15bn missing diamonds

Zimbabwe’s parliament has ordered former leader Robert Mugabe to answer questions next month about whether the state was deprived of $15 billion in diamond revenue, a legislator said on Friday. It will be Mugabe’s first public appearance since last November when the army deposed him in a de facto coup after nearly four decades in […]

International

Did you know Elizabeth II is also Queen of these eight Caribbean Islands

If you think Queen Elizabeth is only the Queen of England, well here’s a lesson for you. She is the monarch of other 16 countries, including these eight Caribbean Islands. Antigua and Barbuda Located between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, Antigua and Barbuda gained independence on November 1, 1981, ending 350 years of British rule. […]

Politics & Policy

DR Congo sacks more than 250 magistrates

President Joseph Kabila has cracked the whip on unbefitting individuals who work at the judiciary. On Monday, 250 magistrates who did not have a law degree or were accused of corruption were sent packing. Through a televised event Justice Minister Alexis Thambwe said President Joseph Kabila has “sanctioned more than 200 individuals who do not […]

Business & Economy

Sorry Ghana, Ethiopia is Africa’s fastest growing economy in 2018

The International Monetary Fund (IMF), one of the foremost surveyors of economies around the world, has revised its 2018 economic growth forecasts and West African darling, Ghana, has lost Africa’s top spot to East African giant, Ethiopia. Ethiopia has held the title for most of the last decade.  Ghana, West Africa’s second-biggest economy, is now expected […]

Sport

Malawi under-20 player dies in Portugal of suspected malaria

Malawi under-20 striker Abel Mwakilama [Photo -Reuters] Malawi under-20 striker Abel Mwakilama died on Friday of suspected cerebral malaria in Portugal, where he had only recently joined a lower-league team. He was 18. Mwakilama’s manager, Venancio Patrick, said it’s thought that the player contracted cerebral malaria while back in Malawi for an under-20 African Cup […]

Success Stories

Ethiopia’s parliament appoints Muferiat Kamil as new speaker

Muferiat Kamil, a former Minister of Women’s Affairs has been chosen by the Ethiopia’s House of Peoples’ Representatives as its new speaker, state-affiliated FANA Broadcasting Corporate reports. Muferiat replaces Abadula Gemeda resigned from his position last year in October. Gemeda had held the position since 2010. It remains unclear what role Gemeda will be taking […]