SA Taxi secures R1.4 billion African Development Bank loan

BY OWN CORRESPONDENT ABIDJAN — The African Development Bank has approved over US$100 million in loans to SA Taxi Development Finance Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of SA Taxi Finance Holdings Proprietary Limited, a vertically integrated business platform that provides a comprehensive financial and allied services offering to minibus taxi operators. The minibus taxi system […]

The Next Africa

Africa is ‘on the rise’, says UN chief Guterres, urging collaboration for better future

GENEVA- Africa is “on the move and on the rise” with communities coming together to resolve their problems and offer mutual support, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres highlighted on Wednesday. He urged everyone with a stake in Africa’s success to seize the new opportunities and work together with people on the continent for the common […]

Northern Africa

Seychellois Citizen Kidnapped In South Africa Returns Home

BY OWN CORRESPONDENT VICTORIA- A Seychellois citizen has been safely returned to her family on Tuesday after being held captive by kidnappers for three days in South Africa. Her release was secured by the South African Police Services (SAPS) in an operation coordinated by the Gauteng Hostage and Crisis Negotiators centre with assistance from Interpol, the […]

Southern Africa

Zimbabwe Top Court Outlaws Mugabe’s Repressive Security Act

BY SAMUEL MUNGADZE JOHANNESBURG- Zimbabwe Constitutional Court has outlawed section 27 of the Public Order and Security Act (POSA), which prohibits demonstrations without clearance from the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP). The repressive Act was enacted at the peak of former President Robert Mugabe. Constitutional Court Justice Rita Makarau handed down the judgment yesterday saying only […]


Zimbabwe’s Chief Prosecutor Clears Businesman Frank Buyanga

BY DOUGLAS REDFERN JOHANNESBURG- South African based Zimbabwean businessman has been cleared of wrongdoing in a probe by the Attorney General’s  (AG) office after multiple complaints by people who lost properties they surrendered as surety for loans. The AG’s announcement has cleared up a cloud of suspicion that had been hanging over Frank Buyanga who […]

Southern Africa

African Business Lobby AU For Continental Passports

BY SAMUEL MUNGADZE JOHANNESBURG-The African Union (AU) has confirmed that it has no problem considering a request by African business actors for AU passports to be issued to them in order to ease their mobility on the continent. Speaking to media on his recent visit to South Africa, African Union Commission Deputy Chairperson, Ambassador Kwesi […]

Northern Africa

UN Rebukes Algeria Over Mass Deportations Of Africans

BY DOUGLAS REDFERN JOHANNESBURG- The United Nations (UN) on Tuesday ordered Algeria to stop deporting Africans into a desert. Felipe Gonzalez Morales, UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants said ordered the North African nation to “immediately stop the deportation of African migrants” to a desert. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) estimates that […]

Western Africa

Dangote Urges Deepening Of African Economy Through Free Trade

LONDON– Foremost businessman, Aliko Dangote has in London called for conscious efforts at deepening African regional market by African investors and governments to aid rapid growth and development of the Continent’s economy. Speaking during “One to One Conversation” at the on-going 5th annual Financial Times African Summit, the Nigerian entrepreneur said the key to Africa’s […]