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Thousands of South Africans march to press for Zuma's resignation

Saturday, 16 April 2016 10:40
Johannesburg: Thousands of South Africans marched to the Constitutional Court here on Friday to press their demand for President Jacob Zuma's resignation.The march was organised by the opposition Democratic Alliance after the court ruled on March 31 that Zuma failed…

'South Africa's former president has no links with Gupta family'

Tuesday, 12 April 2016 11:43
Johannesburg: Former South African president Thabo Mbeki has no links with the Gupta family, under fire for allegedly exerting undue influence on the government, and did not at any point introduce the family to his successor, President Jacob Zuma, the…

Car crash kills 18, injures 55 in Burundi

Monday, 11 April 2016 11:46
Bujumbura: A passenger bus crashed on Saturday evening, killing 18 passengers and injuring 55 others at Benga in Bujumbura Rural province, 18 km east of the Burundian capital Bujumbura, local administration officials said Sunday."The passenger bus of the Burundi state-run…

Kenya to develop disease free zones to boost livestock

Monday, 11 April 2016 11:27
Nairobi: Kenya is fast tracking the development of disease free zones in order to boost livestock exports, an official said on Sunday.Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries Principal Secretary Dr Andrew Tuimur told Xinhua in Nairobi that two disease free…

Madagascar presidency names new prime minister

Monday, 11 April 2016 11:23
Antananarivo: Madagascar's Minister of Interior and Decentralisation Mahafaly Solonandrasana Olivier was appointed as Prime Minister to replace Jean Ravelonarivo, secretary general of the presidency General Ralala Roger said on Sunday."Solonandrasana Mahafaly Olivier is appointed prime minister chief of the government.…

Kenya to immunise 9 mn children against polio

Monday, 11 April 2016 11:02
Nairobi: The Kenyan government has started a five-day nationwide polio vaccination campaign, targeting 9 million children under the age of five.Health Cabinet Secretary Cleopa Mailu who launched the exercise on Saturday in Narok town, said the campaign which will run…

South African president's son resigns from Gupta-run company

Saturday, 09 April 2016 16:53
Cape Town: South African President Jacob Zuma's son Duduzane Zuma has resigned as the non-executive director of Oakbay Resources and Energy owned by the Indian Gupta family, a statement said on Saturday.Duduzane said he quit Oakbay in order to "de-politicise"…

Indian film festival held in Ghana

Thursday, 07 April 2016 14:49
Accra (Ghana): A film festival in Accra has made Ghanaian filmmakers optimistic of possible collaborations with their Indian counterparts to learn from their experiences, leading film producer Socrates Safo has said."We are keen and would want to collaborate with our…

Motion to impeach South African President Zuma defeated

Wednesday, 06 April 2016 10:37
Cape Town: A motion to impeach South African President Jacob Zuma, proposed by the opposition, was defeated in parliament on Tuesday.The motion comes after the Constitutional Court, in an unanimous judgment on Thursday, found that Zuma’s failure to comply with…

Seven killed in Zambia bus accident

Tuesday, 05 April 2016 11:19
Lusaka: Seven people died and seven others sustained serious injuries after a bus in which they were travelling overturned in Zambia's Kapiri district, police said.According to Zambia Police assistant public relations officer Esther Katongo, the accident occurred on Monday when…