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Zambians asked to stop spying on phones of their spouses

Zambia’s President Hakainde Hichilema has asked citizens to stop spying on the phones of their spouses. The country recorded over 22,000 divorce cases last year alone, statistics that President Hichilema is unhappy with. Statistics from the last 12 months showed the shortest marriage in the country lasted for 30 days while the longest was 65 years. Leading the reasons for… Read More

Malawi is broken, fighting each other, and not many offering solutions

 19 Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress. 20 He sent out his word and healed them; he rescued them from the grave. 21 Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for mankind. — Ps.107.19-.21 Over the past 29 years, democracy has caused Malawians… Read More
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Malawi: Schools reopen after cholera killed 750 people

Academic work is resuming in primary and secondary schools in Malawi‘s two major cities following a cholera outbreak that killed hundreds of people. The cholera outbreak began in March last year and has so far killed more than 750 people. Schools in the capital, Lilongwe, and the commercial hub, Blantyre, had remained closed for at least two weeks after the… Read More

Policing Witch hunting and Mob Justice in Zambia

By Leo Igwe The Advocacy for Alleged Witches commends the police for arresting suspects linked to the brutal murder of a 70-year-old man, Albert Katoka, on suspicion of witchcraft in Zambia. Unfortunately, the police did not arrive early enough and could not save the life of this innocent man. According to news reports, Katoka’s case is among so many instances… Read More
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Ronaldo makes South Africa gaffe at Al Nassr unveiling

Football star Cristiano Ronaldo had a slip of the tongue at his official unveiling with Al Nassr on Tuesday after he mistook Saudi Arabia for South Africa. He joined Al Nassr as a free agent on Friday after leaving Manchester United. “The football is different, so for me it’s not the end of my career to come to South Africa.… Read More
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South Africa: Ramaphosa wins re-election as ANC leader

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has been re-elected leader of the governing African National Congress (ANC) at a party leadership contest. Mr Ramaphosa was battling allegations of money laundering but defeated his rival Zweli Mkhize by 2,476 votes to 1,897. Mr Mkhize was the health minister in Mr Ramaphosa’s government, until he was forced to resigned last year over allegations… Read More
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Cape Town’s booming tech industry

– – Cape Town, the tech hub of Africa, is full of entrepreneurs, new technologies, and start-ups from many different industries. It is very easy to start up a tech company in this city because of the combination of government and business collaboration, a strong infrastructure, a supportive community and the city’s excellent location. There are currently 22 entrepreneurs incubators… Read More
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South African MPs vote against impeaching Ramaphosa over graft report

– – South Africa’s parliament on Tuesday voted against starting an impeachment process against President Cyril Ramaphosa. Lawmakers voted to reject the report by a panel of experts that found preliminary evidence Ramaphosa may have committed misconduct. The case relates to the Phala Phala farm scandal, in which the president is accused of a cover-up when the theft of foreign… Read More
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South Africa: Ramaphosa faces parliament vote on graft report

– – South Africa’s parliament will hold a special sitting on Tuesday to debate a corruption report that concluded that President Cyril Ramaphosa may have broken his oath of office. The report was put together by a panel of legal experts. The case relates to the Phala Phala farm scandal, in which the president is accused of a cover-up when the… Read More
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South Africa bans religious preaching on trains

– – South Africa’s passenger rail agency (Prasa) has banned religious preaching, gambling and informal trading in its new trains. Local media outlets reported that rail agency said the move will enhance passenger safety and onboard cleanliness. The agency’s spokesperson Lilian Mofokeng is quoted as saying that the move is part of measures to ensure that “one particular behavioural system of… Read More