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South Africa:Striking Gupta Mineworkers Demand Answers About Their Future

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:15:16 GMT

[News24Wire] Striking mineworkers at Gupta-owned Optimum Coal Mine have demanded to know the "truth of the sale" of the mine.

Malawi:Journalists Challenged to Clear Myths On Cholera

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 13:37:00 GMT

[Malawi News Agency] The Blantyre District Health Office has urged journalists to sensitize people and clear myths surrounding cholera.

Malawi:Unicef Strengthens Distribution of Safe Water in Lilongwe

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 13:35:50 GMT

[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -Unicef Malawi has embarked on a campaign of distributing 40 000 liters of safe water on a daily basis to Mitengo community in Lilongwe, after the area recorded 10 cholera cases and ended the life of a 10 year old child.

Namibia:Minister Ngatjizeko Retires 14 Days After Appointment

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 13:33:47 GMT

[Namibian] Former trade and industrialisation minister Immanuel Ngatjizeko has retired, two weeks after he was appointed presidential affairs minister.

Namibia:Minister Explains U.S.$3,8 Million Farm Purchase

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 13:07:56 GMT

[New Era] Windhoek -Defence Minister Penda ya Ndakolo admitted to fellow lawmakers in the National Assembly this week that he did not inform President Hage Geingob, who doubles as commander-in-chief of the country's armed forces, about the military's decision to purchase the N$45 million Oropoko farm.

South Africa:Desiree Ellis Named as Head Coach of Banyana Banyana

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:52:32 GMT

[SAFA] Desiree Ellis has been appointed permanent head coach of the Sasol-sponsored Banyana Banyana with immediate effect.

South Africa:Connor Wilson Crashes Out of Winter Olympics

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 06:42:06 GMT

[News24Wire] There was more frustration for Team South Africa's Connor Wilson at the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea on Thursday morning (SA time).

South Africa:Country Drops Lower on Corruption Index

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 05:26:37 GMT

[News24Wire] Corruption Watch has expressed concern over South Africa dropping down the rankings of the latest Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) released by Transparency International.

South Africa:Opposition Lays Complaint Against Finance Minister for 'Lying'

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 05:24:34 GMT

[News24Wire] The Democratic Alliance on Wednesday laid a formal complaint with Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane, requesting her to probe Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba for allegedly lying under oath during court proceedings and violating the Constitution during his tenure as minister of home affairs.

Zimbabwe:Opposition Spokesperson Gutu Quits After Violence

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 04:59:49 GMT

[New Zimbabwe] Harare -MDC-T spokesperson Obert Gutu says he is quitting the opposition party which has been rocked by violence and a bitter leadership dispute.

Zimbabwe:Anti-Corruption Body Not Targeting Grace Mugabe Over PhD

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 04:57:22 GMT

[New Zimbabwe] THE Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc) has denied its renewed pursuit of University of Zimbabwe (UZ) officials accused of fraudulently awarding former First Lady, Grace a PhD would lead to her eventual arrest.

Zimbabwe:Zanu-PF Youth Plan to Visit Mugabe on Birthday Fizzles Out

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 04:53:03 GMT

[New Zimbabwe] Zanu-PF youths Wednesday hinted at their possible snub by former President Robert Mugabe after earlier plans to visit the now 94-year-old's Harare private home to join him celebrate his birthday failed to materialise.

South Africa:Gupta-Owned Optimum Coal Blames Eskom, Transnet for Cash Crisis

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 15:02:53 GMT

[Daily Maverick] Optimum Coal Mine management has laid the blame for the company's severe financial woes at the door of state-owned companies Eskom and Transnet - this despite lagging far behind on its coal supply obligations to the power utility.

Angola:Over 2,000 People Left Homeless in Moxico Storm Aftermath

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:29:30 GMT

[ANGOP] Luena -At least 2,330 people have been left homeless in eastern Moxico province after heavy torrential rains in the region which destroyed 466 houses.

South Africa:Ngcobo Massacre - No Rest for High-Level Task Team As They Search for the Gunmen

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 13:39:42 GMT

[News24Wire] A high-level task team worked through the night, looking for clues and analysing evidence that could lead them to the gunmen who killed five police officers and a former soldier in Ngcobo in the Eastern Cape.

Zambia:Lungu Takes On New Finance Minister Mwanakatwe's Critics

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:56:14 GMT

[Zambia Reports] President Edgar Lungu has sprung to the defence of newly appointed Finance Minister Margaret Mwanakatwe that her detractors will thank him for that decision later.

Zimbabwe:Harare Partners Oxfam to Refurbish Matapi Flats

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:48:08 GMT

[263Chat] City Of Harare has moved in to address health hazards affecting residence at Matapi Flats in Mbare after partnering Oxfam Zimbabwe in refurbishing the beyond human habitation flats.

Malawi:Chaos in Parliament Over Muluzi's '12 Years Torture'

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:46:05 GMT

[Nyasa Times] Malawi Parliament on Thursday descended into confusion as United Democratic Front (UDF) legislators took turns to stand on a point of order to discuss what they called "12 years torture" of former President Bakili Muluzi, saying his corruption case should be get to logical conclusion.

Southern Africa:Historic Zimbabwe Rail Revival to Boost SADC Growth

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:41:54 GMT

[CAJ News] Harare -The multimillion-dollar recapitalisation of the Zimbabwean railway programme after a historical transaction between a South African-Zimbabwean consortium and the local rail parastatal is poised to strengthen regional integration and trade.

Angola:Luanda Flood Victims Increase

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:19:00 GMT

[ANGOP] Luanda -Three more people died from electric shock drowning, bringing the death toll from the three-day rains in Luanda to eight.

Zimbabwe:Rights Watchdog Condemns Opposition Intra-Party Violence

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:17:27 GMT

[] Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) condemns the harassment of MDC-T Vice-President Thokozani Khupe and Douglas Mwonzora at the burial of MDC-T political party leader Morgan Richard Tsvangirai in Buhera.

Namibia:Rukoro Blasts Mbidi for Assault 'Lies'

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:11:18 GMT

[Namibian] Namibia Football Association secretary general Barry Rukoro on Wednesday accused the football body's head Frans Mbidi of being behind "lies" that he assaulted Cosafa president Phillip Chiyangwa in South Africa last week.

Zimbabwe:Violence At Tsvangirai's Funeral Condemned

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:10:45 GMT

[] The Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) condemns the violence, harassment and hate language against MDC-T Deputy President Dr. Thokozani Khupe and Secretary General, Douglas Mwonzora that occurred at the burial of former Prime Minister, Morgan Tsvangirai.

Namibia:Prosecutor General Fends Off U.S.$1,2 Million Treason Claim

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:01:22 GMT

[Namibian] The prosecutor general has successfully defended one of the lawsuits in which she is being sued for millions of Namibia dollars on allegations that she maliciously prosecuted 79 accused men who ended up being acquitted in the main Caprivi high treason trial.

Malawi:Ruling Party Rejects Chaponda Cash Claims

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:57:32 GMT

[Nyasa Times] A prosecution witness has told the court that the governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) rejected claims made by former Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development George Chaponda that thousands of dollars and millions of Kwachas found by Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) stashed inside suitcases hidden in the bedroom of his house during a search, belongs to the party.

Zimbabwe:Govt Warns Civil Servants Against Mugabe Day Absenteeism

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:52:21 GMT

[New Zimbabwe] President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government has warned civil servants against violating office hours as they join the nation in celebrating the Robert Gabriel Mugabe youth day this week.

Zimbabwe:People With Albinism Get One Tonne Lotion

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:48:21 GMT

[The Herald] An international charity organisation, Promotion of Health Opportunity Equality Benevolence and Empowerment for Black and Ethnic Minority (Phoebe), in partnership with the Zimbabwe Albino Association (ZIMAS) have donated sunscreen lotion to people with albinism.

Nigeria:Chamber of Commerce Begins Trade Mission to South Africa

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:48:14 GMT

[Guardian] Chairman of the Nigeria-South Africa Chamber of Commerce (NSACC), Mr. Foluso Phillips, is leading a trade mission of Nigerian firms to South Africa for the first NSACC trade mission since the inauguration of the new President of South Africa, Mr. Cyril Ramaphosa.

Zimbabwe:Chinamasa Orders Repossession of Chipanga's Farm

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:40:10 GMT

[New Zimbabwe] Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa said he will rise from his grave if the farm which was given to former Zanu PF youths boss Kudzayi Chipanga is not repossessed and used profitably.

Zimbabwe:Govt Takes U.S.$300 Million Command Livestock to Matebeleland

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:32:12 GMT

[New Zimbabwe] Government recently launched the Command Livestock, Fisheries and Wildlife programme which will be funded to the tune of $300 million through public private partnerships.