South Africa's Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) said on Thursday that it is ready for 2019 national elections. IEC chief electoral officer Sy Mamabolo said in a press briefing that the IEC has made significant progress in updating the voters' roll, which stands at more than 21 million South Africans. As many...
A South African judge on Wednesday ruled in favour of the arrest of Mozambique’s former finance minister Manuel Chang, who was detained at Johannesburg airport over alleged secret loans to Mozambican state companies totalling $2 billion. Chang’s lawyers argued that his detention by South Africa on a US extradition request...
South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) Tuesday celebrates its 107th anniversary with its top brass holding campaign rallies in the coastal province of KwaZulu Natal, where the party was formed, ahead of this year’s General Election. The ANC, one of Africa’s oldest liberation movements, was formed in Bloemfontein on...
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has pledged the ruling African National Congress party’s commitment to improving the lives of the country’s citizens. The president made the remarks on Monday in KwaZulu-Natal ahead of the ANC’s manifesto launch scheduled for January 8. “It may take us some time, but we will be...
Mozambique government plans to enroll 170,000 youths for military service this year, said the country's Defense Minister Atanasio Ntumuke on Monday. Ntumuke was speaking at the official launch of the annual conscription campaign in the central province Manica, where he appealed to the young adults to exercise their duty to...
South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) refused Sunday to rule out corruption-plagued ex-President Jacob Zuma as a candidate in parliamentary elections. Zuma, who led the country from 2009 until he was forced by the party to step down last year, faces 16 charges of fraud, corruption, and racketeering related...
Zimbabwe's First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa today met striking junior doctors at State House where they agreed to call off their month long industrial action while their grievances were looked into. Briefing journalists after a two hour meeting, the First Lady said she had agreed to take up their grievances to...
Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa cut short his annual vacation Wednesday to try to resolve an impasse with doctors who have been on strike for a month, a government spokesman said. Hundreds of junior doctors in public hospitals across Zimbabwe withdrew their services in November demanding salaries in US dollars, an...
The former South African president Jacob Zuma’s plan to record an album of apartheid-era struggle songs has provoked a political row as opposition politicians labelled the project a taxpayer-funded waste of money. Zuma, ousted last year amid multiple fraud scandals, is famed for his baritone singing voice and regularly bursts...
Zimbabwe has risen to the challenges it faced in the past years and 2019 should mark a turning point in the country’s economic fortunes, President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said. President Mnangagwa, who is also the Head of State and Government and Commander-in-Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, said the economy...