At least 47 people were killed in Zimbabwe after two buses collided on a road between the capital Harare and the eastern town of Rusap. One bus was travelling to the capital, Harare, from the eastern city of Mutare and the other was travelling in the opposite direction when the...
The Kenyan and South African governments have worked out a deal to ease visa requirements for students, businessmen, government officials and short term travelers. The deal that takes effect on December 1 will see Kenyan businessmen and students travelling to South Africa issued with multiple entry visas valid for up...
South Africa's embattled home affairs minister said Sunday he would not resign after the country's public standards watchdog said he lied under oath and following the leaking of a private sex video. "I'm not going to resign," minister Malusi Gigaba told the privately owned eNCA television channel, but added "I...
Men from a small Zimbabwean town have reportedly pleaded with condom manufacturers to supply them with larger condoms, saying those available in local shops were "too small for them". According to New Zimbabwe.com, men from Mpandawana Growth Point said that they were at risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases, as some...
Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa said Thursday that an Australian company had discovered oil deposits on Zimbabwe's border with Mozambique. Economists, however, said It was far too early for the fuel-challenged country to start popping champagne corks. Mnangagwa said at an emergency press briefing that he had "important news for Zimbabwe." "The government...
South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday sacked the head of the country's tax collection agency, an ally of scandal-tainted former leader Jacob Zuma, said the presidency. The president dismissed Tom Moyane after a judiciary inquiry recommended his immediate removal "to forestall any further deterioration of our tax administration system,"...
When President Emmerson Mnangagwa campaigned in July for Zimbabwe’s presidency, he promised to be a business friendly leader, and to return his country’s economy to twentieth century times of plenty and prosperity. But Mnangagwa has already shown himself incapable of jettisoning the state centrist, rent-seeking predilections of his predecessor. A...
The opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) led by Nelson Chamisa on Saturday "installed" the 40-year-old lawyer as president of Zimbabwe, two months after President Emmerson Mnangagwa was declared by the Constitutional Court as winner of the country's July 30 presidential election. MDC vice president Morgen Komichi declared Chamisa "duly...
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa must ensure that the ANC pays back any money it might have received from VBS Mutual Bank and that criminal charges are laid against those implicated‚ said DA leader Mmusi Maimane. Maimane said revelations on Sunday that the ANC allegedly profited to the tune of...
Zimbabwe's main opposition leader Nelson Chamisa on Saturday vowed to continue his push to take power after disputed elections in which he lost to President Emmerson Mnangagwa in July. "We want to claim the victory of the people. We must lead this country. We won the election on 30 July...