Who is Moussa Faki Mahamat?
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Who is Moussa Faki Mahamat?

Staff Reporter - Feb 06, 2017

By Lovemore Ranga Mataire Chadian Foreign Minister Moussa Faki Mahamat’s dramatic victory as the new African Union chairperson surprised many neutrals who had put money on Kenya’s Foreign…

SADC shortchanges Venson-Moitoi
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SADC shortchanges Venson-Moitoi

Staff Reporter - Feb 06, 2017

By Bakang Mhaladi Gaborone - After emerging with firm assurances from SADC, Botswana's foreign affairs minister, Dr Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi was left disappointed after only 10 states voted…

How Morocco won its way back to AU
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How Morocco won its way back to AU

Staff Reporter - Feb 06, 2017

By Lovemore Ranga Mataire Harare- After 33 years of self-imposed isolation, Morocco was readmitted into the African Union at the just ended 28th summit held in Addis…

Bots allays fears of refugee camp closure
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Bots allays fears of refugee camp closure

Staff Reporter - Feb 06, 2017

By Mpho Tebele Gaborone-Botswana’s Ministry of Defence, Justice and Security this week allayed fears that the Dukwi Refugee Camp faces closure. This follows unconfirmed reports in the local…

Zimbabwe, SA intensify road safety campaign
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Zimbabwe, SA intensify road safety campaign

Staff Reporter - Feb 06, 2017

By Lazarus Sauti Harare - Road safety remains a major concern for most countries in the Southern African Development Community (SADC). Every day, many people in the…

Rhodes to witness Pres Mugabe’s celebrations
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Rhodes to witness Pres Mugabe’s celebrations

Staff Reporter - Feb 06, 2017

By Lovemore Ranga Mataire A place that bears the name of the infamous British imperial chief, Cecil John Rhodes has been chosen as the venue for this…

Sadc – from El Nino to La Nina?
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Sadc – from El Nino to La Nina?

Staff Reporter - Feb 06, 2017

By Freedom Mupanedemo Harare - While SADC last year raised an SOS for billions of dollars to help citizens affected by an El Nino-induced drought that had…

Zim opposition weakens ahead of next year’s elections
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Zim opposition weakens ahead of next year’s elections

Staff Reporter - Feb 03, 2017

Zimbabwe’s opposition political parties this week got an assessment they would rather it were quickly forgotten. The same evaluation gave the governing Zanu PF party an unexpectedly…

Face to face with Swapo’s women champion
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Face to face with Swapo’s women champion

Staff Reporter - Feb 03, 2017

Eunice Iipinge returns to the helm of the Namibian politics, following her election as Secretary of Swapo Party Women's Council. She was elected during the fourth congress…

2016: Earth’s hottest year on record
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2016: Earth’s hottest year on record

Staff Reporter - Feb 03, 2017

By Dr Moses Amweelo Global warming has had a particular dramatic impact on the Arctic, which has been transformed by significantly warmer temperatures, lower levels of sea…

Can Africa Slay Its Financial Hydra?
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Can Africa Slay Its Financial Hydra?

Staff Reporter - Feb 03, 2017

By Busani Bafana Bulawayo - Thanks to growing investor interest, increasing respect for democratic reforms, and its vast food production potential, the Africa Rising narrative is only…

Trump’s secret Rhodesian connection
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Trump’s secret Rhodesian connection

Staff Reporter - Feb 03, 2017

By Lovemore Ranga Mataire A casual reader of history may find it very remote to connect the historical dots between US President Donald Trump’s “America First” mantra…

African migration: What’s behind it?
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African migration: What’s behind it?

Staff Reporter - Feb 03, 2017

By Darcy Borrero Batista They ask him, “Have you forgotten something?” and the emigrant responds “I wish!” in the shortest tale in the world. This phrase suffices…

It’s okay to fall out of love
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It’s okay to fall out of love

Staff Reporter - Feb 03, 2017

By Thandekile Moyo I have never been dumped. Nobody has ever said to me, ‘I’m sorry I don’t want to be without you anymore’. That said, I…

Zim widows still vulnerable to age-old patriarchal practices
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Zim widows still vulnerable to age-old patriarchal practices

Staff Reporter - Feb 03, 2017

By Lazarus Sauti In Zimbabwe, women and girls make the largest number of people who are abused and the situation becomes a double tragedy for widows, of…

Uganda rebel returns add to growing headache for Kabila and Congo
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Uganda rebel returns add to growing headache for Kabila and Congo

Staff Reporter - Feb 03, 2017

By Samuel Okiror The Democratic Republic of Congo has accused neighbouring Uganda of allowing former M23 rebels to cross the common border, sparking fears of a new…

Is our privacy all but gone?
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Is our privacy all but gone?

Staff Reporter - Feb 03, 2017

We have become the victims of surveillance slavery. We are subject to privacy-stripping global responses to “terrorism”, citizen concerns around individual and residential safety and rising levels…

The first step to Africa’s prosperity: saving children’s lives
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The first step to Africa’s prosperity: saving children’s lives

Staff Reporter - Feb 03, 2017

By Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala For Africa, the road to prosperity must begin with investment in its most precious resource. Not its minerals, oil reserves or plantations, but something…

A woman president in South Africa? Sadly top contender offers more of the same
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A woman president in South Africa? Sadly top contender offers more of the same

Staff Reporter - Feb 03, 2017

By Susan Booysen For South Africa’s beleaguered governing African National Congress the rise of a high-calibre woman leader should signal a turning of the pages, and lead…

Ford South Africa reacted badly in a crisis: it doesn’t have to be that way
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Ford South Africa reacted badly in a crisis: it doesn’t have to be that way

Staff Reporter - Feb 03, 2017

By Owen Skae In December 2015, Reshall Jimmy burnt to death in his 1.6-litre EcoBoost Ford Kuga in South Africa. Since then a recorded 51 Kugas have…