Southern Africa

Zimbabwe: Khupe Is Being Used By the System to Foment Turmoil

The opposition MDC is in the middle of a political crisis, with rival groups fighting for the heart and soul of a party whose founding leader Morgan Tsvangirai made decisions that are now at the centre of the turmoil. MPs elected on the MDC-Alliance ticket are grappling with a dilemma …

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South Africa: What Ever Happened to State Owned Pharma Company

The rapid spread of COVID-19 has drawn attention to the vulnerabilities of global medicine supply chains, and the heavy worldwide reliance on China for the critical active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) that make medicines effective. Lawmakers in India, the United States and the United Kingdom have announced steps to reduce their …

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Central Africa: Angola Chairs ECCAS Commission

Luanda — The Council of Ministers of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) approved Thursday, by consensus, the candidate of Angola for the position of president of the organ’s Commission, Gilberto Verissimo, as part of the ongoing reform process. The two-day meeting held Wednesday and Thursday in Luanda …

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Angola: Angola’s Vice President to Sue for Libel

Luanda — The authors of information circulating on social media alleging the involvement of the Angola’s Vice President Bornito de Sousa in the country’s massacre of May 27, 1977, should be brought to justice. The is contained in a press released from the Governing Bodies of Support to Vice Presidency, …

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South Africa: Mpumelelo Mhlongo, Star Athlete and Healthcare Hero

The para-athlete who broke his own sprint record in Dubai last year is working to transform South Africa’s healthcare system while targeting a storming performance at the Tokyo Games next year. As a boy, Mpumelelo Mhlongo’s great-grandmother despised his impairment so much she called him “chicken foot” and would deny …

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Zimbabwe: Runaway Inflation Deepens Economic Crisis

The increase in year-on-year inflation to 765,57% for April as well as the 22% increase in the cost of living has brought to the fore the deepening economic crisis in the country amid worsening levels of poverty. This follows a recent projection by financial services company Atlas Mara that inflation …

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Zimbabwe: High Court Blocks Big Eight Fuel Monopoly

The 2020 licensing of fuel-import companies has taken a dramatic twist after the High Court declared null and void the Zimbabwe Energy and Regulatory Authority (Zera)’s decision last month to licence eight big firms. This was after indigenous players filed an urgent application challenging the issuance of the licences.On May …

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South Africa: What Does Home Schooling Actually Mean?

It would seem that many parents are still very reluctant to send their children back to school. Especially those with children in public schools who do not particularly believe that all the necessary precautions will be taken, or that their children (given how young they are) will be able to …

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Zimbabwe: Drax Scam – New Indictment On Mnangagwa’s Regime

The controversy surrounding the recent awarding of a US$1 million procurement contract without going to tender to Drax International, whose beneficial owner has close ties with President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s son Collins, is indicative of rampant corruption which is pervasive in government circles being fuelled by the political elite. Drax, whose …

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