from TRACEY IRVING in Washington, USA WASHINGTON – A KEY player from Donald Trump’s 2016 election campaign is set to head the World Bank. Mr Trump has selected US treasury official David Malpass for the role after the surprise resignation last month of bank president Jim Jong Kim. As largest shareholder and the main funder, Washington’s choice for the job gets the nod, though in theory it’s up to the bank’s board. The Korean-born Dr Kim was appointed by Barack Obama in 2012 and quickly imposed a ban on lending for projects using coal.…Read More
JOHANNESBURG, June 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/Asianet-Pakistan — More than 100 young African leaders met in Johannesburg, South Africa from June 7 – 8 to identify solutions to tough challenges in communities throughout the region by tapping youth innovation and leadership. Young African leaders from 14 countries, including Angola, Botswana, Comoros, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe attended the Southern Africa Regional Conference as part of the U.S. government’s Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. Please follow and like us:Read More
The production and consumption of tobacco and tobacco products are firmly in the World Health Organization’s (WHO) regulatory crosshairs and with good reason; however, this is not likely to prevent people from smoking. While the WHO is welcome to put forward arguments and provide evidence on the dangers of exposure to tobacco smoke and use of tobacco products, it remains an individual decision to smoke or not to smoke in a free world. Furthermore, we must concede that tobacco farming is an important industry in many parts of the world,…Read More
BLANTYRE:-The self-acclaimed supreme leader of Peoples Land Organization (PLO) leader Vincent Wandale says will seek International Criminal Court (ICC)s intervention following his conviction on Thursday. Blantyre Senior resident magistrate Thokozani Soko convicted Wandale on three accounts of conspiracy to commit misdemeanor, unauthorized use of land and criminal trespass. Please follow and like us:Read More
Homemade beer is popular in many African countries, as seen here in South Africa The number of people killed after drinking a “poisoned” homemade beer in Mozambique has risen to 69, state radio has reported. The beer, usually made from millet, may have been contaminated with crocodile bile, a health official said. A toddler was among those killed after apparently drinking the beer at a funeral in Tete province on Saturday. An official said it was the worst such tragedy to hit Mozambique, with 39 people still being treated…Read More
The family of a former Rwandan intelligence chief found dead in a Johannesburg hotel held a memorial service for the ex-spymaster turned critic of Rwandan President Paul Kagame.
Patrick Karegeya’s family and colleagues in an opposition coalition accuse Kagame of ordering his assassination. A week ago, Rwanda’s foreign minister said her government had no sympathy for the slain former spy chief. He had a falling out with the country’s president. Rwanda’s prime minister also warned at the time that betraying one’s country brought consequences.Read More
Soon after independence in 1975, the country of Mozambique was plunged into a protracted civil war pitting the ruling FRELIMO party against the RENAMO rebels.
RENAMO fighters will always be remembered as some of the most brutal fighters Africa has ever seen. In the later 1980s a woman refugee crossed into Mulanje district. Her story was particularly distressing.Read More
JOHANNEBSURG, June 4 – In a welcome move, the Anglo-Australian mining giant, Rio Tinto, has responded to a recent report from the Southern Africa Resource Watch (SARW) entitled, which highlighted a number of serious concerns about the resettlement programme and treatment of local communities by Rio Tinto and VALE in relation to their vast new coal mines in Tete province in central Mozambique.Read More
Research by Southern Africa Resource Watch (SARW) – Coal Versus Communities in Mozambique
JOHANNESBURG: On January 10th, the activities of two of the world’s largest mining companies – Brazil’s Vale and Anglo-Australian multinational Rio Tinto – in Mozambique hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons. Enraged at the way they have been resettled, hundreds of protestors blocked the railway line that transports coal from the massive new mines in Tete Province to the coast – demanding that the companies fulfil their obligations to the thousands of people who had been moved from their lands to make way for the mines.Read More