High hopes for Africa as free trade agreement comes into effect
When fully operational, the Africa Free Trade Agreement (AFTA) will boost intra-African trade by 60%.
Ethiopia apologises to Somalia for wiping it off country map
Addis Ababa said it did not know how the offending chart got there and has replaced it with the logo of the Department of Foreign Affairs.
JEAN-JACQUES CORNISH: British control of Chagos Archipelago can't continue
Jean-Jacques Cornish says Britain's behaviour in the Indian Ocean Chagos Archipelago does not wash today.
JEAN-JACQUES CORNISH: The generational battle in African politics
Jean-Jacques Cornish says age has been a determining factor in a number of recent African political contests.
Presidential campaigning in full swing in Malawi
Peter Mutharika faces tough competition from his vice president Saulos Chilima and Lazarus Chakwera, who has been endorsed by former president Joyce Banda.
ANC promises to rebuild economy & eradicate corruption
It’s yet to be officially proclaimed but with all the votes collected at the IEC results centre, the ANC is victorious albeit with a reduced majority.
No independent audit on alleged voting irregularities, says IEC
At least 27 parties are demanding that the independent audit be conducted by another body other than Stats SA.
African observer groups declare elections free, fair & transparent
Former Tanzanian president Jakaya Kikwete said South Africa’s democracy had come of age.
Moz officials face power outages, Islamists, wildlife to register voters
Electoral workers in Mozambique battle epic challenges registering voters for elections in five months’ time.
JJ CORNISH: Claims of electoral cheating make me laugh
Jean-Jacques Cornish say after covering and observing elections all over Africa, Europe and the United States, he has seen election fraud in action.
SA will not see benefit of oil exploration deal with South Sudan anytime soon
If South Sudan’s power-sharing government, delayed by a further six months, does not materialise, the R14.5 billion deal with South Africa could evaporate.
Catholic Archbishop of Abuja says Nigeria uninhabitable for young people
Cardinal John Onaiyekan said that the people are at the mercy of kidnappers and bandits waging war on them.
Sudan military rejects civilian majority on transitional team
The military wants a 10-persons transitional council with seven of its members in uniform.
Uganda orders suspension of 39 journos for reporting on Bobi Wine arrest
This is another illustration of the fear President Yoweri Museveni has of losing the next election to the pop-singer-turned-MP.
Security experts assess situation in Mozambique during Lindiwe Sisulu visit
Mozambique made international news in April as the victim of two killer storms, but earlier in 2019, it got attention as a hotspot for terrorists in the north of the country.
SA hits out at UN Security Council over Western Sahara resolution
Ambassador to the world organisation Jerry Matjila said South Africa had considered voting against the resolution drafted by a handful of European powers and the United States.
SADC election observers shouldn’t fear xenophobic attacks - Sisulu
Foreign Affairs Minister Joseph Malanji heads the 48-member SADC team being deployed throughout all nine provinces to ensure that the general election is free and fair.
The less said the better for abducted Shiraaz Mohamed - Sisulu
Minister Lindiwe Sisulu said she wouldn't discuss South African government policy on negotiating ransoms because that could jeopardise the lives of hostages.