Sunday, January 23, 2022

South Africa’s parliament building ablaze again after Sunday fire

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The second fire in two days broke out at South Africa's National Assembly building in Cape Town, authorities confirmed on Monday afternoon.

South African President Ramaphosa back at work after ending COVID-19 self-isolation

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has returned to work after finishing a week of self-isolation due to testing positive for COVID-19, his...

Court orders South African ex-President Zuma back to prison

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A court in South Africa ruled Wednesday that former President Jacob Zuma be returned to prison because his medical parole was granted...

Angola elected to the presidency of the Organization of African Petroleum Producers

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With the election of Angola, the presidency of the APPO will be exercised in 2022 by the minister of Petroleum Resources, Diamantino...

South Africa MPs reject plan to allow land seizures

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South Africa’s parliament has failed to secure a two-thirds majority it needed to amend the constitution to pave way for land expropriation...

Lesotho ex-PM Thomas Thabane charged with murdering wife

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Lesotho's former Prime Minister Thomas Thabane has been charged with the 2017 murder of his estranged wife Lipolelo Thabane.

Botswana Court Legalizes Same-Sex Relations in Rare African Move

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Botswana’s highest court ruled to legalize homosexuality, ending a years-long court dispute and making the southern African nation one of the few...

South Africa Tells 200,000 Zimbabweans to Go Home

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South Africa announced it will end a more than decade-old program that allowed about 200,000 Zimbabweans to live and work in the...

ANC loses control of economic hub

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South Africa’s ruling African National Congress lost control of the nation’s richest city as parties backed Mpho Phalatse from the main opposition...

South Africa claim betting spike during Ghana World Cup qualifying game

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There was a clear pattern of match manipulation during South Africa's 2022 World Cup qualifier against Ghana, according to South African Football...

SOUTH AFRICA, BENIN APPEAL TO FIFA AFTER WORLD CUP LOSSES

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JOHANNESBURG - Fifa said on Tuesday it had received complaints from South Africa and Benin after the countries suffered defeats last weekend which eliminated...

Court Orders Ex-Mozambique Minister to Be Extradited to U.S.

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A South African court ordered former Mozambican Finance Minister Manuel Chang be extradited to the U.S. to face charges related to a...

S. Africa’s ruling party suffers big losses in 2021 local elections

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JOHANNESBURG - The Electoral Commission of South Africa announced the 2021 Local Government Elections results on Thursday with the ruling party African...

Millions of South Africans head to polls in heated election

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Millions of South Africans began voting for local government officials in a hotly contested election on Monday with many voters demanding better...

South Africa to Develop $500 Million Green Investment Plan

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South Africa will develop a green investment plan of as much as $500 million, representing a fraction of what’s needed, to fund...

Angola State Oil Firm Posts $3 Billion Loss in ‘Abnormal’ 2020

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The state energy company of Angola, Africa’s second-biggest oil producer, posted a $3 billion loss last year after demand cratered following coronavirus-induced...

Zambia inaugurates new president at colorful ceremony

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LUSAKA -- Hundreds of dignitaries and thousands of ordinary citizens on Tuesday thronged the National Heroes Stadium in Lusaka, the Zambian capital,...

South Africa’s Zuma admitted to hospital from prison

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South Africa’s jailed former president Jacob Zuma was admitted to hospital for medical observation on Friday, the government’s Correctional Services department said.

An Ethanol Plant in Zimbabwe Is Expanding, Despite Its Critics

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Two decades of economic turmoil have starved Zimbabwe of foreign currency, at times creating fuel shortages. A controversial ethanol project, run by...

Former S. African President Zuma taken into custody

JOHANNESBURG - Former South African President Jacob Zuma was taken into custody on Wednesday night, said the police. South...