Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa said that the ruling ZANU-PF party does not intend to invite the opposition to form a Government of National Unity (GNU) following its resounding victory in the July 30 tripartite elections. Mnangagwa narrowly beat Nelson Chamisa of the MDC Alliance while his party won a two-thirds...
South Africa has recalled its envoy to Rwanda ‘for consultations’ over comments directed at its Foreign Affairs minister Lindiwe Sisulu. South African media reports indicated that while President Cyril Ramaphosa’s government was ready to normalise ties with Kigali, but the process had been put on hold over what the former...
Members of cabinet in South Africa will not have annual salary increases according to a statement from the presidency. A statement published over the weekend said President Cyril Ramaphosa had taken the decision in the light of economic hardships the country was facing. “President Ramaphosa has determined that there will be...
South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa said Friday that a landmark minimum wage bill to bridge the country's notorious inequality will become law from January 1 as he eyes elections due in 2019. The bill legislates that the lowest paid workers receive a minimum of 20 rand ($1.42) per hour. "This is...
Zambia's top court ruled Friday that President Edgar Lungu is eligible to run for re-election in 2021 polls after an opposition party argued he would exceed the constitution's two term limit. Lungu completed former president Michael Sata's term after he died in 2015 before winning a full term in his...
A sod-turning ceremony for the Mpiti to Sehlaba-Thebe road project, which is funded by Chinese government concessional loan, was held in Qacha's Nek of Lesotho on Thursday. The 91-km-long road parallels the Drakensburg mountain range. It will be upgraded...
For the first time in history, South Africa has appointed Shamila Batohi as new chief prosecutor, a key figure in the country’s struggle against corruption. President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday announced the appointment of Shamila Batohi as the new National Director of Public Prosecutions, the first ever woman to hold...
Zimbabwean doctors at public hospitals went on strike for the second time this year to demand better pay and conditions, a union official said, as President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government struggles with a deteriorating economy. The southern African nation is short of United States dollars, the currency it adopted in 2009,...
Zambian government has banned the use of packaging materials such as plastic bags and their resultant waste, Ministry of Water Development, Sanitation and Environmental Protection said. Making the announcement in Lusaka today, Ministry’s Permanent Secretary Ed Chomba said this is in accordance with section 58 of the Environmental Management Act No 12...
Scenes of motorists in long queues for fuel continue to prevail in Harare and other areas, while some service stations have formed social media groups where they inform their customers on when they expect deliveries. Service stations continue to ration both petrol and diesel to ensure that as many motorists...