Bitcoin scam leaves many South Africans stranded amidst groaning South African authorities are investigating an alleged cryptocurrency scam that defrauded investors of 1 billion rand ($80m) with promises of huge returns that never materialised, police said on Friday. The fraud investigation involves a company named BTC Global, which told clients they would earn 2 percent per day, 14 percent a...... read more
Hate speech: Former South African President's son incures fine Former South African President Jacob Zuma’s son, Edward, on Tuesday agreed to pay $5,000 while he also apologised for an insulting letter. In 2017, Edward wrote an open letter in which he labeled the then finance minister, Pravin Gordhan; and tourism minister, Derek Hanekom, two critics of Zuma, as “sellouts.’’ On...... read more
Zimbabwe's President Mnangagwa sacks Minister as ruling party's crisis persists President Emmerson Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe has fired Minister of State for Mashonaland West Province Webster Shamu, but gave no reasons for the move. Shamu becomes the first minister to be sacked since Mnangagwa took office last November. Shamu, who is the member of Parliament for Chegutu East, was recently caught in...... read more
Fear grows as Ebola spreads in Congo The number of confirmed Ebola cases in Congo has risen from three to 14, according to the Central African country’s Health Ministry. “In total since the start of the epidemic, there have been 45 cases of hemorrhagic fever, including 10 suspected cases, 21 probable cases, and 14 confirmed cases,” the ministry...... read more
Security, development of West Africa, our priority - Buhari President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Abuja said his administration will continue to work with ECOWAS countries to ensure stability in the sub-region as cross-border crimes pose more challenges to people and governments. “ECOWAS is doing its best, and as you know, Nigeria is fully involved in the process of restoring stability...... read more
Gambia sells off Jammeh’s luxury cars, planes amid mounting debt Gambia is selling several planes and a fleet of luxury cars bought by former President Yahya Jammeh as it seeks to reduce a mountain of crippling debt contracted during the authoritarian leader’s decades-long rule. Jammeh, who seized power in a 1994 coup, fled Gambia early last year as West African neighbours...... read more
Sad note for S'Leone's new President, as stampede at inauguration, claims one, injure 20 others Saturday’s inauguration of the new President of Sierra Leone, Julius Maada Bio, took a sour note, when a major stampede at the country’s main stadium, which was filled to capacity with excited citizens and foreigners, led to the death of at least one person and various degree of injuries on others....... read more
President Deby stays put in power as Chadian govt quits The Chadian government has resigned three days after the passing of a new constitution designed to strengthen the rule of long-time President Idriss Déby. Government spokesman Jean-Bernard Padare said Prime Minister Pahimi Albert and his cabinet wouldremain in office until a new government had been named. The constitution, which was approved...... read more
BREAKING: Zuma appears in court for corruption *Supporters mount protest Supporters of former South African President, Jacob Zuma, thronged a Durban High Court, on Friday, demanding that the “old man” should be allowed to go and take his deserved rest after serving the country. They were part of the crowd that gathered in the port city, as the trial of the...... read more
Exit of an Icon: South Africans, World Leaders mourn as Nelson Mandela's wife passes on South African anti-apartheid campaigner and former first lady Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has died aged 81. She and her former husband Nelson Mandela, who were both jailed, were a symbol of the country's anti-apartheid struggle for three decades. However, in later years her reputation became tainted legally and politically. Crowds of mourners and...... read more
South African President boards economy class The President of South Africa, President Cyril Ramaphosa, surprised his country men by shunning his official jet and travelling to Durban in economy class. The President’s co-passenger took time to interact with him and  snapped photos with the president which they shared shared on Twitter. According to News24, The president was travelling to attend the Covenant...... read more
Egypt return President al-Sisi for second term Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has won a second term with 96.9 percent of valid votes, state media reported on Friday, raising a previous tally from the preliminary count, AFP reports. The flagship state-owned newspaper Al-Ahram also raised its estimate of turnout in the March 26-28 election to 42.08 percent, saying...... read more
BREAKING: Minister slaps Lawmaker, earns suspension in Lusaka Zambia’s parliament suspended a cabinet minister on Tuesday from its proceedings for one month. The minister had allegedly slapped a lawmaker within the parliament grounds. Verbal abuse is common among members of parliament in Zambia, but physical assault is rare. Speaker of the National Assembly, Patrick Matibini, said Lusaka Province Minister,...... read more
Zuma's son defend father over corruption charges The former South African President Jacob Zuma’s son, Edward, on Monday defended his father who is facing criminal charges, saying he is being victimised for calling for expropriation of land. He issued a statement on Monday saying his father is being persecuted for fighting the white monopoly capital in the country....... read more
BREAKING: Zuma in fresh trouble, faces prosecution over corruption charges Former South African president Jacob Zuma will face prosecution on corruption charges that haunted much of his term in office, the country’s chief prosecutor said Friday. The ruling is the latest twist in a case that has dogged post-apartheid South Africa’s democratic leadership after the country inked a $5-billion (4.2-billion-euro) arms...... read more
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