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  1. Zimbabwe: I Don't Want Party With Thieves - Mugabe

    02.22 / 15:07 allafrica.com Allafrica.com - Africa
    [The Herald] President Mugabe says he has the will to tackle corruption by bigwigs, but punishment will only be meted on those found guilty after thorough investigations. He said the relevant Government arms were ready to investigate the so-called "big-fish" if adequate evidence was presented to them.The Head of State and Government said apart from Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development Minister Professor Jonathan Moyo's Zimdef saga, there were no other alleged…
  2. Zimbabwe: Former Ruling Party Youth Leader Locked Up for 'Insulting First Family'

    02.22 / 15:07 allafrica.com Allafrica.com - Africa
    [The Herald] Ousted Zanu-PF Mashonaland Central youth chairman Godfrey Tsenengamu was yesterday arrested for what unconfirmed sources said was allegedly subverting the authority of President Mugabe. Police national chief spokesperson Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba yesterday confirmed Tsenengamu's arrest. As of last night, it was not clear what charges he was facing as he was still assisting police with…
  3. Zimbabwe: What The Stars Hold for Mugabe: Craziness, Thrift, Dates With Grace

    02.22 / 15:07 allafrica.com Allafrica.com - Africa
    [allAfrica] As President Robert Mugabe's birthday draws near, we wanted to share some predictions for this 93-year-old long-time leader's…
  4. South Sudan: President Kiir Vows 'Unimpeded' Aid to Famine Victims

    02.22 / 13:57 allafrica.com Allafrica.com - Africa
    [Deutsche Welle] South Sudan's President Salva Kiir has announced a national dialogue initiative in a move to unite the people of South Sudan and to alleviate famine and hunger due to the ongoing…
  5. Zimbabwe: Diamonds Now in State Hands - President

    02.22 / 13:57 allafrica.com Allafrica.com - Africa
    [The Herald] President Mugabe has said some diamond mining firms that refused to partner the Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company because they wanted to make money for themselves, are free to leave.Speaking in a wide-ranging interview with ZBCTV on Monday night, President Mugabe said the diamond mining industry was now in the hands of the…
  6. Zimbabwe: We're Ever Ready for Polls, Says President Mugabe

    02.22 / 13:57 allafrica.com Allafrica.com - Africa
    [The Herald] Zanu-PF infighting won't stop the revolutionary party from posting a resounding victory, President Mugabe has predicted. In any case, the President and zanu-pf First Secretary said, all differences were being ironed out through the relevant party structures.He made the remarks in a wide-ranging interview with ZBC-TV to mark his 93rd birthday yesterday. Born on February 21, 1924, President Mugabe will have his official celebrations in Matopos on…
  7. Africa: Scientists Warn of Oil Drilling At Lake Tanganyika

    02.22 / 12:47 allafrica.com Allafrica.com - Africa
    [Citizen] Dar es Salaam -As preparations for the exploration of oil and gas in Lake Tanganyika get into top gear, international scientists at the site are warning that if the activities are not pursued carefully, they could cause massive and long-term environmental…
  8. Nigeria: Buhari's Lawyer Speaks - Why I Gave Justice Ademola N500,000

    02.22 / 12:47 allafrica.com Allafrica.com - Africa
    [Premium Times] A counsel to President Muhammadu Buhari has absolved the president of any role in money the lawyer gave to a judge accused of…
  9. South Africa: Steering #Budget2017 Between Excess Patronage and Prudence

    02.22 / 12:47 allafrica.com Allafrica.com - Africa
    [The Conversation Africa] After investigating the "massacre" (as termed by both the opposition Democratic Alliance and African National Congress Youth League) of more than 100 mental health patients under the guise of cutting costs, South Africa's Health Ombudsman Malegapuru Makgoba advised that a "sufficient budget should be allocated for the implementation" of proper…
  10. Africa: Mass Protests and Mobilization Swept Continent - Amnesty Annual Report

    02.22 / 11:38 allafrica.com Allafrica.com - Africa
    [AI London] Mass protests, movements, and mobilization -- often articulated and organized through social media -- swept the continent in 2016. Protesters and human rights defenders repeatedly found inspiring ways to stand up against repression and campaigns such as the #oromoprotests and #amaharaprotests in Ethiopia, #EnforcedDisappearancesKE in Kenya, #ThisFlag in Zimbabwe, and #FeesMustFall in South Africa formed iconic images from the…
  11. South Africa: Court Orders Govt to Withdraw ICC Decision

    02.22 / 11:38 allafrica.com Allafrica.com - Africa
    [News24Wire] The High Court in Pretoria has ruled that government's decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC) was unconstitutional and…
  12. Somalia: Mogadishu On Security Lockdown for President Inauguration

    02.22 / 11:38 allafrica.com Allafrica.com - Africa
    [East African] The Somalia capital Mogadishu is under a security lockdown Wednesday ahead of the president's…
  13. Zimbabwe: Footballer Dies At Training

    02.22 / 11:38 allafrica.com Allafrica.com - Africa
    [The Herald] FORMER Premiership side Buffaloes' right-back Simbarashe "Smallie" Nyauzima collapsed during a pre-season training session at Mutare Showgrounds and died on the way to hospital on Monday afternoon.The Buffaloes utility player, who once turned out for Black Rhinos, was confirmed dead aboard an ambulance. Together with his teammates, Nyauzima had gone through an intense running…
  14. Zimbabwe: Domestic Worker Jailed for Stabbing Would-Be Rapist Dead

    02.22 / 11:38 allafrica.com Allafrica.com - Africa
    [The Herald] A housemaid who stabbed a gardener in the heart after he tried to rape her at a house in Chisipite, Harare, was yesterday sentenced to an effective one-and-a-half years in prison. Benhildah Dandajena (31), who was facing culpable homicide charges, told the court that she acted in self- defence. Harare magistrate Ms Bianca Makwande sentenced Dandajena to three years in prison, but suspended a year-and-a-half for five years on condition of good…
  15. Malawi: Bank Aids Flood Victims, Orphanage

    02.22 / 10:35 allafrica.com Allafrica.com - Africa
    [Nyasa Times] Despite the serious financial challenges being faced by Opportunity International Bank of Malawi (OIBM), the bank last week joined government and other well-wishers in aiding victims of floods that recently terrorised residents of Mtandire Township in…
  16. Ethiopia: UN Boosts Aid for Ethiopia, Somalia to Head Off Famine

    02.22 / 10:35 allafrica.com Allafrica.com - Africa
    [VOA] U.N. aid agencies are appealing to international donors to provide money to scale up lifesaving operations in drought-stricken Ethiopia and Somalia, where millions of hungry people are at risk of death and…
  17. Zimbabwe: Divisions Rock Political Parties As Polls Impend

    02.22 / 10:35 allafrica.com Allafrica.com - Africa
    [CAJ News] Bulawayo -ZIMBABWE'S political landscape is chaotic ahead of polls next year amid the ruling and opposition parties torn by factionalism. Opposition leader, Joice Mujuru, disclosed she had snubbed fellow ex-combatants hopeful of a coalition with her party, dismissing them as agents of the ruling Zanu (PF) to further destabilize the crisis-torn…
  18. Africa: Yes, Health Data Shows That South Africans Drink the Most in Africa

    02.22 / 10:35 allafrica.com Allafrica.com - Africa
    [Africa Check] South Africans drink, get behind the wheel and cause thousands of road deaths per year, the BBC recently highlighted. In fact, the country's people drink on average the most of 53 African countries, data from the World Health Organisation…
  19. South Africa: Inside Former Power Utility Chief's Paradise

    02.22 / 09:24 allafrica.com Allafrica.com - Africa
    [News24Wire] It might not have a shebeen, but the upmarket residential estate former Eskom boss Brian Molefe now calls home boasts plenty of other perks for "discerning…
  20. South Africa: Cyberspying - the Ghost in Your Machine

    02.22 / 09:24 allafrica.com Allafrica.com - Africa
    [Daily Maverick] Whether it's Donald Trump's crackdown on immigrants or French police forcing a Muslim woman to remove her burqa, we live in a time when governments openly terrrorise citizens. Underpinning the violence: the "security state" - a cosy enclave where we can be beaten, searched, and have our privacy violated by government forces so that they can "keep us safe". Technologically, the security state relies on two things - brute force and communications monitoring. Because, before…