Northern Africa

From Boumediene to Bouteflika .. Algerians embraced by Morocco and ruled Algeria

When the Algerians want to talk about the political system in their country and recall its symbols, some of whom continue to hold positions to this day, shorten themselves to enumerate names and titles and say “Oujda Group.” The Oujda group is the name chosen by the Algerians for a number of high-ranking officials who […]

Southern Africa

Ramaphosa and Buyanga Give Zimbabwe Nod Of Confidence

BY DOUGLAS REDFERN JOHANNESBURG- Cyril Ramaphosa President of South Africa has defended Zimbabwe during his talks with European Union (EU) leaders on Thursday. Ramaphosa urged Europeans to give Zimbabwe chance by removing sanctions on the impoverished Southern African nation. Ramaphosa said: “Zimbabwe is on a path of great reforms. This needs to be supported, as […]

Culture & Lifestyle

Buyanga’s Bugatti causes mayhem in Sandton

DOUGLAS  REDFERN JOHANNESBURG – Businessman Frank Buyanga’s multimillion-dollar Bugatti on Wednesday afternoon rolled around Sandton, drawing sizeable crowds and massive reaction on Twitter. The 38-year-old British born businessman was spotted driving his German supercar around South Africa’s most affluent area. His short adventure behind the wheel was enough to cause a mayhem, even if he […]

Northern Africa

Morocco Welcomes Algeria’s Inclusion In Sahara Conflict Roundtable

BY SAMUEL MUNGADZE JOHANNESBURG- Morocco has welcomed the inclusion of Algeria as part of a peace resolution conference to end more than 40 years of conflict between Morocco and the Polisario Front over mineral-rich Western Sahara. The vote on the U.S.-sponsored resolution was 12-0 in favour, with Russia, Ethiopia and Bolivia abstaining. The resolution also […]

Opinions

Angola’s Story of Politically Exposed Persons and Debt Traps

BY FADI  A. HADDADIN LUANDA — In its financing attempts that brought the resource-rich country to become indefinitely indebted (https://bit.ly/2OfGvAF) for a long time, the Government of Angola sought a US$15 billion loan from China (https://reut.rs/2IpTl14) (one of many) last May. Just as this latest round of financing commenced, Standard and Poors downgraded Angola’s sovereign credit rating (https://reut.rs/2zcO3i5) to B- due […]

News

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 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 […]