Africa South Africa Southern Africa World 

Trevor Noah to step down as The Daily Show host

– – South African Comedian Trevor Noah has said he is standing down as host of The Daily Show. Noah said he was “filled with gratitude for the journey” but that there was “another part of my life that I want to carry on exploring”. The 38-year-old has been the host of the satirical news and talk show since 2015… Read More
Africa Southern Africa World Zimbabwe 

Zimbabwean author Dangarembga convicted over placard protest

Renowned Zimbabwean author Tsitsi Dangarembga has been convicted of inciting violence after carrying a placard that called for political reform. She paid a fine of about $110 to avoid serving a three-month jail term. She was convicted along with a friend Julie Barnes. The two women had walked along a road in the capital, Harare, two years ago, holding placards… Read More
Africa Southern Africa World Zimbabwe 

AU chairman calls for lifting of sanctions on Zimbabwe

– – The African Union chairman and president of Senegal President Macky Sall has called for the lifting of sanctions placed on Zimbabwe. Mr. Sall told the 77th UN General Assembly in New York that current sanctions against Zimbabwe were destructive and aggravating the suffering of citizens. For over two decades Zimbabwe has struggled to rebuild its economy and sanctions… Read More
Africa Southern Africa World Zambia 

Zambia’s President sacks state prosecutor

– – Zambian President Hakainde Hichilema has suspended the country’s chief state prosecutor with immediate effect. It comes barely two days after she revealed that her life was in danger. Lillian Siyunyi, who was appointed by the previous government, had fallen out with the new administration. She is a subject of complaints against her professional conduct at the Judicial Complaints… Read More
Zimbabwe 

How two Zimbabwean entrepreneurs are transforming learning spaces

South Africa, Johannesburg, 08 September 2022– As 8 September was International Literacy day declared by UNESCO, education must go beyond focusing on the set curriculum as the digital world has become more prominent in the educational sector. The theme this year for international literacy day will be celebrated under the theme Transforming Literacy Learning Spaces. Therefore, this is an opportunity to… Read More
Business Malawi 

Coke bottler commences operations in Malawi

BLANTYRE, MALAWI, 5 September 2022 – Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA), the largest Coca-Cola bottler in Africa, commenced operations in Malawi on 29 August 2022. This follows the closing of the transaction with Castel (Southern Bottlers Limited, or SOBO) to acquire Castel’s soft drinks business through CCBA’s local subsidiary Coca-Cola Beverages Limited (CCBL). Jacques Vermeulen, CCBA CEO said, “We see a… Read More
Africa Southern Africa World Zimbabwe 

Hundreds killed by measles outbreak in Zimbabwe

– – Zimbabwe health ministry has said that a recent measles outbreak has so far killed at least 698 people. 191 new cases and 37 deaths were reported in a single day on September 1, 2022. A nationwide vaccination program is currently ongoing to fight the spread of the disease, according to health officials. “As at 03 September 2022, Zimbabwe… Read More
Africa Namibia Southern Africa World 

Germany rejects renegotiating new reparation for Namibia genocide

The Herero and Nama ethnic groups in Namibia had rebelled against German rule in response to the expropriation of their land and cattle by Germany. The head of the military administration in the region, Lothar von Trotha, ordered the massacre in response to the uprising. The indigenous Herero and Nama people had to flee their lands. Those killed were people… Read More
Africa Southern Africa World 

Angola: Opposition files legal challenge against election results

– – Angola’s main opposition party on Thursday filed a formal legal challenge with the constitutional court against last week’s general election. The opposition party is seeking the annulment of the results of the election in which the ruling MPLA was declared the winner. Last month’s general election was the most closely fought election since independence from Portugal in 1975.… Read More