Zambia introduces maize price cap to keep it affordable

25 August 2019, 9:16 PM
Zambia has introduced a cap on the price of maize to keep the staple food affordable, sparking protest from commercial farmers who accused the government of bringing back price controls.
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Kenya’s opposition demands removal of electoral commission 26 September 2017, 6:13 AM

Kenya’s opposition coalition, National Super Alliance (NASA), will start demonstrations early Tuesday to demand the removal of electoral commission officials. This is among the conditions set by the opposition for participating in fresh presidential elections on October 26. The Supreme Court of Kenya nullified the August 8 elections following what it termed “illegalities and irregularities” […]

Public broadcasters fail to tell the African story: Dlodlo 25 September 2017, 7:17 PM

Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo says African public broadcasters have dismally failed to tell the story of the continent to the world.

Public broadcasters fail to tell the African story: Dlodlo 25 September 2017, 7:17 PM

Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo says African public broadcasters have dismally failed to tell the story of the continent to the world. Dlodlo says people around the world, including the African diaspora are unaware of African cultures, languages and traditions due to the failure of public broadcasters to educate and inform them. She was giving a […]

Zuma to attend João Manuel Lourenço inauguration 25 September 2017, 12:51 PM

President Jacob Zuma will attend the inauguration of Angolan president-elect, João Manuel Lourenço in Luanda on Tuesday. The Presidency points out that Angola and South Africa have strong commercial and historical ties. Lourenco will take over from President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who’s led Angola since 1979, after their People’s Movement for the Liberation of […]

Zuma to attend João Manuel Lourenço inauguration 25 September 2017, 12:51 PM

President Jacob Zuma will attend the inauguration of Angolan president-elect, João Manuel Lourenço in Luanda on Tuesday.

Zim activist arrested for lamenting country’s economic woes 25 September 2017, 7:56 AM

Zimbabwe anti-government activist pastor Evan Mawarire has been arrested again, this time during a church service after he posted a video bemoaning the country’s worsening economic troubles. Mawarire has been arrested several times for his dissenting views, including during the #This Flag campaign in Zimbawe last year. He is facing charges of inciting violence after […]

Zim activist arrested for lamenting country’s economic woes 25 September 2017, 7:56 AM

Zimbabwe anti-government activist pastor Evan Mawarire has been arrested again, this time during a church service after he posted a video bemoaning the country's worsening economic troubles.

Zimbabwean pastor arrested in church over video post 24 September 2017, 7:24 PM

Zimbabwean activist pastor Evan Mawarire was on Sunday arrested during a church service after he posted a video bemoaning the country’s worsening economic troubles, his lawyer said. The charismatic pastor who has been arrested several times for his dissenting views, informed the congregation about his imminent arrest in a video streamed live on Facebook. The […]

Zimbabwean pastor arrested in church over video post 24 September 2017, 7:24 PM

Zimbabwean activist pastor Evan Mawarire was on Sunday arrested during a church service.

Kenya police ordered to investigate election officials 24 September 2017, 11:40 AM

Kenya's chief prosecutor has ordered the police and anti-corruption agency to investigate the country's election commission.

Kenya police ordered to investigate election officials 24 September 2017, 11:40 AM

Kenya’s chief prosecutor has ordered the police and anti-corruption agency to investigate the country’s election commission for alleged “irregularities and illegalities” in the conduct of August’s annulled presidential poll. Director of public prosecutions Keriako Tobiko said the wide-ranging investigations into the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) must be completed within 21 days. A fresh […]

Kenya loses Chan hosting rights 23 September 2017, 9:22 PM

Kenya were stripped of the right to host the 2018 African Nations Championship, Chan tournament after a Caf Executive Committee meeting in Accra, Ghana.

Kenya loses Chan hosting rights 23 September 2017, 9:22 PM

Kenya were stripped of the right to host the 2018 African Nations Championship, (Chan) tournament after a (Confederation of African Football, (Caf) Executive Committee meeting in Accra, Ghana. The decision was announced at a media conference after a one-day meeting of the African football cabinet headed by President Ahmad Ahmad from Madagascar. Slow preparations for […]

Nigerian journalist detained over report on flood camp protest 23 September 2017, 4:01 PM

A Nigerian journalist was detained for reporting that relief materials were allegedly being diverted from a camp for flood victims, his employers and police said Saturday.

Nigerian journalist detained over report on flood camp protest 23 September 2017, 4:01 PM

A Nigerian journalist was detained for reporting that relief materials were allegedly being diverted from a camp for flood victims, his employers and police said Saturday. More than 100 000 people were forced to flee their homes in early September following floods in central Benue state, prompting authorities to set up makeshift camps to distribute […]

Zambia fears humanitarian crisis as influx of Congo refugees escalates 22 September 2017, 4:28 PM

Zambia fears a looming humanitarian crisis after more than 6,000 refugees fleeing turmoil in neighbouring DRC entered its territory in one month, the presidency said on Friday.

Zambia fears humanitarian crisis as influx of Congo refugees escalates 22 September 2017, 4:28 PM

Zambia fears a looming humanitarian crisis after more than 6 000 refugees fleeing turmoil in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) entered its territory in one month, the presidency said on Friday. Thousands of people have been killed and more than one million forced to flee their homes in the DRC’s eastern Kasai region since […]

Re-election is a judicial coup: Kenyatta 22 September 2017, 6:57 AM

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has described the Supreme Court ruling that annulled his victory as a judicial coup that stole democracy from the people.

Re-election is a judicial coup: Kenyatta 22 September 2017, 6:57 AM

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has described the Supreme Court ruling that annulled his victory as a judicial coup that stole democracy from the people. This after a detailed Supreme Court ruling indicated that the Electoral Commission had committed illegalities and irregularities by running an election that was not transparent and verifiable. Kenyatta faces a rerun […]

Kenyan court finds no evidence of vote rigging 21 September 2017, 10:50 AM

Kenya's Supreme Court says it did not find evidence of vote rigging that led to the nullification of the polls.

Kenyan court finds no evidence of vote rigging 21 September 2017, 10:50 AM

Kenya’s Supreme Court says it did not find evidence of vote rigging and that no official of the electoral commission was criminally culpable for the illegalities and irregularities that led to the nullification of the polls. The court also said it did not find any offence committed by President Uhuru Kenyatta. Opposition leader Raila Odinga […]

Trump deeply disturbed by Congo, South Sudan violence 21 September 2017, 6:06 AM

United States President Donald Trump says he is deeply disturbed by the on-going violence in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Trump deeply disturbed by Congo, South Sudan violence 21 September 2017, 6:06 AM

United States President Donald Trump says he is deeply disturbed by the on-going violence in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). He was speaking at a luncheon hosted for African leaders on the side-lines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. President Trump called on petroleum company Sasol to continue […]

Lesotho govt criticised for shutting down a private station 20 September 2017, 8:30 PM

The government of Lesotho has been under heavy criticism for shutting down a private station that is seen to be anti-government.

Lesotho govt criticised for shutting down a private station 20 September 2017, 8:30 PM

The government of Lesotho has been under heavy criticism for shutting down a private station that is seen to be anti-government. However, the government has defended its decision citing the current security volatility as the sole purpose of its drastic action on Moafrika FM Radio. Pictures of the Chief Editor of Moafrika FM, Candy Ramainoane […]

Kenya’s Supreme Court explains why it nullified elections 20 September 2017, 2:41 PM

The Supreme Court in Kenya is giving a detailed ruling on why it nullified the 8 August presidential elections, which it declared neither transparent nor verifiable. The court has so far said Kenya’s Electoral and Boundaries Commission failed to verify the results of the election before announcing them. The commission was also unable to explain […]

Kenya’s Supreme Court explains why it nullified elections 20 September 2017, 2:41 PM

The Supreme Court in Kenya is giving a detailed ruling on why it nullified the 8 August presidential elections, which it declared neither transparent nor verifiable.

Lesotho govt accused of media censorship 20 September 2017, 12:55 PM

The Government of Lesotho has been under heavy criticism for shutting down a private radio station that is seen to be anti-government. But the government has defended its decision citing the current security volatility as the sole purpose of its drastic action on Moafrika FM. Pictures of the chief editor of Moafrika FM, Candy Ramainoane, […]

Lesotho govt accused of media censorship 20 September 2017, 12:55 PM

The Government of Lesotho has been under heavy criticism for shutting down a private radio station that is seen to be anti-government.

African leaders address UN on several issues 20 September 2017, 9:21 AM

Several African leaders addressed the United Nations Secretary General Assembly on wide range of issues, including the empowerment of women, the human rights situation of the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar, United Nations reform and the tensions on the Korean Peninsular. Africa’s first women President gave her final address to the General Assembly before she […]